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February 12-13, 2019

 

Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit

 

“What could cause the spontaneous appearance of a universe?”

 

Professor Stephen Hawking

“Brief Answers to the Big Questions”

 

Answer, Part One

 

“[At] the sub-atomic level, you enter a world where conjuring something out of nothing is possible. At least, for a short while. Thats because, at this scale, particles such as protons behave according to the laws of nature we call quantum mechanics. And they really can appear at random, stick around for a while and then vanish again, to reappear somewhere else.”

 

but

and its a very big

BUT!

 

now that youve said

“… at the sub-atomic level …”

youve also said

nothing wasnt really nothing

 

Answer, Part Two

 

”The laws of nature itself tell us that not only could the universe have popped into existence without any assistance, like a proton, and have required nothing in terms of energy, but also that it is possible that nothing caused the Big Bang. Nothing.”

 

but

and its another very big

BUT!

 

not only have you said

nothing wasnt really nothing

now that youve said

“… the laws of nature itself …”

youve also said

nature existed before it was

 

Answer, Part Three

 

“It is a metaphysical principle that things which begin need a cause; it is also self-evident. All science and history would collapse if this law of cause and effect were denied …. Also, the universe cannot be self-causednothing can create itself, because until it exists, it is not in a position to cause itself.”

 

but

and its yet another very big

BUT!

 

not only have you said

nothing wasnt really nothing

not only have you also said

nature existed before it was

now that youve said

“… nothing can create itself …”

youve also said

nothing comes from nothing

 

after everything youve said

your assumptions of existence

beg the question

 

from where did the stuff come

from which you say came

all the stuff we see

 


 

As confusing as all this may be

it makes sense to some degree

for once is said "There is no God!"

all other words seem rather odd.

 


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