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Comment 10 by Schrodinger's Cat:

... It'a s cop out. It hasn't answered the question of why something exists as opposed to nothing.

It may seem that way, but that is because prior to quantum physics, everyone gave metaphysical nothing a free pass on existence. Now we find out there is not evidence that metaphysical nothing exists anywhere or was any-ever. The days of the free pass are over. So, when you look at the question above, and insert something impossible for the last word, it collapses. Thus, before you can show that the question has meaning in the real world, you have to find evidence for the existence (or at least the possibility of existence) of metaphysical nothing in the real world.

Got evidence?

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 01:55:26 UTC | #937874