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← 'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009

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Comment 4 by Martin_C

The nothing talked about in the video is nothing as in a vacuum, meaning an area of space-time containing no atoms.

Which most certainly isn't 'nothing'.....as it contains space and time and vacuum fluctuations, and the laws of physics, etc. Sure I realise what the video is talking about, but my point is that for the average person who doesn't.....the language of 'creation from nothing' is misleading. It implies that everything simply pops into existence, uncaused by any mechanism, from absolutely nowhere. It's hardly surprising that people then say 'I don't believe the universe was created from nothing'. In that context....they are totally correct to express such disbelief.

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:35:08 UTC | #850395