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

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Comment 1 by Schrodinger's Cat :

No, the science doesn't say the universe came 'from nothing'. Nothing is the complete absence of anything at all, including the laws of quantum mechanics. There is no theory of how the universe arises from absolutely nothing. I do wish people would stop this 'nothing' nonsense when it quite simply isn't true that they have such a theory.

A theory of creation from absolutely nothing is quite possibly a logical impossibility........as absolute nothingness excludes any reason for anything to happen at all.

My very amateur take on Krauss' explanation of the Universe derived from nothing is that: There is no requirement for there to be any pre-existing energy for the Universe to begin. So nothing, in this sense, would be no-energy. Energy from zero energy.

But that of course, is just one possible scenario, and not definitely the true one.

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 15:00:13 UTC | #850429