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59731Re: [existlist] Re: shaping nothing

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  • Doug Viener
    Apr 30, 2013
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      Doesn't simply talking about nothing make it "something" making true nothing impossible?

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      On Apr 30, 2013, at 7:28 PM, "Mary" <josephson45r@...> wrote:

      > I think zero and an empty set both have limitations as explanations of nothing. There are numbers less than zero and the empty set though empty is still something. Likewise all the stuff before quantum tunneling, the Big Bang and subsequent dark matter/energy and black holes all are shapes of something and therefore not pure nothing. Theoretical physics comes closest to explaining nothing when positing that quantum states seem to appear out of nothing.
      >
      > Mary
      >
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, christopher arthur <chris.arthur1@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > On the subject of nothingness, it occurred to me to think about
      > > mathematics, where zero is equivalent to nothing. Moreover, 1 - 1=0, so
      > > you could say that nothing is the difference between a thing and itself.
      > >
      > > Mary a écrit :
      > > >
      > > > eduard,
      > > >
      > > > Why does it bother you that some are interested in the importance of
      > > > nothing?
      > > >
      > > > Mary
      > > >
      > > > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:existlist%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > eduardathome <yeoman@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > What is "nothing"?? Why is it important??
      > > > >
      > > > > eduard
      > > > >
      > > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > > From: Mary
      > > > > Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:38 PM
      > > > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:existlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Subject: [existlist] Re: shaping nothing
      > > > >
      > > > > Jim,
      > > > >
      > > > > Any estimate on how soon we'll be able to discuss Nothing from various
      > > > > philsophical and scientific perspectives?
      > > > >
      > > > > Mary
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > > > <mailto:existlist%40yahoogroups.com>, eduardathome <yeoman@> wrote:
      > > > > Why is there something rather than nothing?? I have no idea ... but some
      > > > > scientists are bent on acquiring knowledge [the factors] which can allow
      > > > > them to reach an answer.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
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