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

Vitalic's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Vitalic

Not entirely sure if the concept of nothingness is even plausible. Why is there this silly assumption of nothing prior to something?

Because everything that exists must have a cause and therefore if you go back far enough something must have initiated a "first cause". I'm not sure if it's even a logical presupposition but I suspect that is how a creationist would respond to the question. Basically a creationist is saying that nothing can be eternal (apart from God obviously, because God can inexplicably terminate the infinite regress), as Carl Sagan suggested why not just cut out the extra step and say the universe itself is eternal.

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 14:40:06 UTC | #850424