Learn a little quantum mechanics. Einstein's talent (or Mozart's) would have been lost had he been born in Africa or in a country with no educational facilities. That tells me what it isn't, it does not tell me what it is. We have never observed "nothing". Actually, we will never and cannot ever be able to observe "nothing", because this would imply that we exist and Nothing

In fact, in many ways, getting something when you have nothing is unavoidable! "Can something come out of nothing or not? Why?" Our "laws of physics" are actually just observations of the world as we currently experience it. O Table of Contents:http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=916E17EE70E98A68Dr. In Stephen Hawkings new book The Grand Design, he says that because of the law of gravity, the universe can and will But potentiality is not an actual thing. There is one area were predication becomes an issue in the theory of Parmenides. Believe it or not there are some atheists who actually think nothing can do something. Matter cannot become nothing, because something cannot become nothing, nor nothing something. If this space has the lowest zero-point energy possible, it wont be possible to Many scientists assume that the universe came from nothing, which is an idea that can only be true in light of quantum theory. Everything Came from Nothing. Louis Koo/Getty Images. Einstein's talent (or Mozart's) would have been lost had he been born in Africa or in a country with no educational facilities. This is a range that we cannot observe, and where we have to combine theories of gravity with quantum mechanics to probe what happens theoretically something that's notoriously difficult to do. 35, italics added) The Creator God, the Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, is, of course, not just another force.. The nothing they refer to is a vacuum, but the vacuum exists in this universe so must contain the Your second premise is that the universe was created. This quantum foam is made of particles and micro-black holes popping in and out of existence, apparently in contravention of the second law of thermodynamics, they appear out of nothing with energy, then disappear again just as quickly.

1. Science tells us that it isnt possible to get something from nothing; which is why some scientists think that the universe could be going through cycles of implosion and explosion. Which comes down to if you add all the mass and energy in the universe, all the gravitational curvature, everything it looks like it all sums up Although that might vary depending on what you mean by "nothing". What exactly does it mean to turn nothing into something, even something small? In modern physics, the saying still seems to be true. In fact, in many ways, getting something when you have nothing is unavoidable! Everything Came from Nothing. New physics at the electroweak scale could greatly enhances the amount of C - and CP -violation in the Universe, leading to an asymmetry between Can anyone DEFINE what "NOTHING" is ? The most we can say with confidence at this stage is that physics has so far found no confirmed instances of something arising from nothing. Something can not be composed of nothing.

It seems to be the case that everywhere in the universe there exists something. Krauss's answer is

E.g. Comments for Something Can't Come from Nothing. And whatever exists right now, it did, at some level, come from nothing, no matter how you define nothing. And therefore had to be itself created. My argument suggests that our way of think may restrict us from ever reaching an out come, that said it should not stop us from trying. NO QUESTION is more sublime than why there is a Universe: why there is anything rather than nothing, philosopher Derek Parfit once wrote. Anyway, well call the universe all there is. Something (ie.

Possibility. Can something come from nothing? Because if it does then why can't a tennis ball or even a grain of dust just pop into existence from absolutely nothing. The Kalam cosmological argument is a modern formulation of the cosmological argument for the existence of God.It is named after the Kalam (medieval Islamic scholasticism) from which its key 2 years ago.

New physics at the electroweak scale could greatly enhances the amount of C - and CP -violation in the Universe, leading to an asymmetry between matter and antimatter. 3. Can anyone DEFINE what "NOTHING" is ? Metaphysically, it is theoretically possible.

As is the case with you and your erstwhile physics professor, this can drive me crazy.

The immediate and the easiest response to such questions is nothing. It was an argument and a critique of the concept of Not Being. Science. Many scientists assume that the universe came from nothing, which is an idea that can only be true in light of quantum theory. 35, italics added) The Creator God, the Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, is, of course, not just another force..

It seems to be the case that everywhere in the universe there exists something. This is part of the "Defending the Cosmological Argument" series. In many ways, yes, you can. In physics creation is often dubbed something out of nothing, meaning that the entire observable cosmos emerged from a pre-created state that is devoid of the familiar In physics as we know it there are conservation laws for specific measurable quantities, as are momentum and energy for example, which have been tested extensively and hold absolutely. Science. 2.7k. A pre-existing state is not nothing. So it is possible that the In the world, things seem to come into being and pass out of being. Physically, something cannot come out of nothing. It certainly isn't the philosophical nothing as SteenJobs pointed out in his excellant answer. In many ways, yes, you can. 35, italics added) The Creator God, the Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, is, of course, not just another force..

Follow-Up #1: being and nothingness. Thirdly, it is the mark of Krauss's answer is When scientists say that the universe can simply come out of nothing without any divine intervention, they think of the universe in terms of Learn a little quantum mechanics. What we can say is that quantum fluctuations arise from a 'place' that has certain rules. You have not demonstrated that this is the case. Christopher Johnson. So he would not become a physicist (but the required talent would be present but not come into reality) Science. Although that might vary depending on what you mean by "nothing". Matter cannot become nothing, because something cannot become nothing, nor nothing something.

(Although you can't necessarily get anything you want .) All there is would include that so-called pre-existing state. And if you wish to show that something may in fact come from this nothing, you can simply indicate that if there is nothing, then there is nothing to prevent something from coming into existence, and if you want to talk about the idea of nothing being nonsensical (even though it still is logically possible) you can simply turn to the ancient works of old, where they showed that proposing In modern physics, the saying still

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2.7k. Because if it does then why can't a tennis ball or even a grain of dust just pop into existence from absolutely Just because our logic says you cannot create something from nothing must therefore lead to a paradox because we exist.

Whatever nothingness truly is, we are all something right now. And whatever exists right now, it did, at some level, come from nothing, no matter how you define nothing. And as best as we understand the Universe, it will return to a state approaching an infinite, physical nothingness as well.

Dr. John Lennox ( Professor in Mathematics at Oxford University) responds to this assertion that the universe can and will create itself from nothing with; That sounds to me like something out of Alice in Wonderland its not science! From nothing, nothing comes! or No-thing cannot do anything. The immediate and the easiest response to such questions is nothing. Table of Contents:http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=916E17EE70E98A68Dr. It was an argument and a critique of the concept of Not Being. a particle) comes into existence from an interrelation of this potentiality. There is one area were Something (ie. Image Credit: Chaoss/Shutterstock. Follow-Up #1: being and nothingness. NEW YORK It was all much ado about nothing as physicists and thinkers came together to debate the concept of nothing Wednesday (March 20) here at the American Museum of Natural History. There really is no evidence that something can come from nothing. 2. Physicist Lawrence Krauss peddles this message in his new book A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (Free Press, 2012). Even though the singularity was smaller than an atom, it would still count as "something". Nothingness (from our perspective) is potential existence. Can something be nothing. The assertion is particularly true for most practical applications of the day-to-day life.

This allows a small empty space to come into existence probabilistically due to fluctuations in what physicists call the metastable false vacuum. So he would not become a physicist (but the required talent would be present but not come into reality) The physicists 'nothing' is a special state called the 'vacuum state'.

All there is would include that so-called pre-existing state. This is part of the "Defending the Cosmological Argument" series. And as It can not have come from nothing. A non-something came into something because something else (not nothing) permitted it to become. William Lane Craig was principally responsible for giving new life to the argument, due to his The Kalm Cosmological Argument (1979), among other writings. E.g. If something cannot come from nothing then where did God come from? In the normal usage, the pronoun nothing connotes the inexistence of anything and is associated with nothingness. Physically, something cannot come out of nothing. Whether or not you consider potentiality to be something that exists is a matter of conceptualisation.

A saying attributed to Aristotle common in classical physics is that nature abhors a vacuum that there is no such thing as nothing in nature. Many scientists assume that the universe came from nothing, which is an idea that can only be true in light of quantum theory.

The universe already exists for 14 billion years and during all this time we have seen no shred of proof that something can originate from nothing. If that's the case, there has never been, in the entire history of time, a "nothing" for something to come out of. A non-something came into something because something else (not nothing) permitted it to become. Even though the singularity was smaller than an atom, it would still count as "something". Why do some physicists talk about particles popping into existence from nothing. a particle) comes into existence from an interrelation of this potentiality. Can anyone DEFINE what "NOTHING" is ? It was an argument and a critique of the concept of Not Being. Physicist Lawrence Krauss peddles this message in his new book A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (Free Press, 2012).

Things come from nothing all the time. Although that might vary depending on what you mean by "nothing". Possibility. And therefore had to be itself created. If you ever find yourself wondering how it is that science accepts the Lambda-CDM model of the universe (the formal scientific name of the so-called Big Bang theory) when something cant Which comes down to if you add all the mass and energy in the universe, all the gravitational curvature, everything it looks like it all sums up It is something. To know exactly what these quantum mechanical effects mean for the pre-Planck-time universe would require a theory of quantum gravitya theory which combines general This quantum foam is made of particles and micro-black holes popping in and out of existence, apparently in contravention of the second law of thermodynamics, they appear out of nothing A saying attributed to Aristotle common in classical physics is that nature abhors a vacuum that there is no such thing as nothing in nature. I cannot envision "nothing" without comparing it to "something", or the lack thereof. Dr. John Lennox ( Professor in Mathematics at Oxford University) responds to this assertion that the universe can and will create itself from nothing with; That sounds to me like

Nor is he a capricious Deity playing with the world. And whatever exists right now, it did, at some level, come from nothing, no You have not demonstrated that this is the case. If that's the case, there has never been, in the entire history of time, a "nothing" for something to come out of.

In physics creation is often dubbed something out of nothing, meaning that the entire observable cosmos emerged from a pre-created state that is devoid of the familiar landmarks of reality: time, space, matter and energy. In modern physics, the saying still seems to be true. If a quantum fluctuation necessitates the existence of a wavefunction which describes something, then it cannot provide an instance of something emerging from nothing. To be very clear, I am not arguing that all of those who appeal to quantum fluctuations are engaged in hand-waving. A vacuum might seem like empty space, but scientists have discovered a new way to seemingly get something from that nothingness, 2. All I hear is that nothing is a lack of something. The Universe started as a singularity. Matter cannot become nothing, because something cannot become nothing, nor nothing something. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by Brian Flatt. Since all particles that have been measured are made up of other pieces i think that as we explore even smaller particles this trend would have to continue. A vacuum might seem like empty space, but scientists have discovered a new way to seemingly get something from that nothingness, such as light.

New physics at the electroweak scale could greatly enhances the amount of C - and CP -violation in the Universe, leading to an asymmetry between It certainly isn't the philosophical nothing as SteenJobs pointed out in his excellant answer. The physicists 'nothing' is a special state called the 'vacuum state'. As a provocative thought one could take as two axioms: nothing comes of nothing. Nor is he a capricious Deity playing with the world. If something cannot come from nothing then where did God come from? Scientists often say that quantum fluctuations (our universe could be an exmaple of this) are Nothing And if you wish to show that something may in fact come from this nothing, you can simply indicate that if there is nothing, then there is nothing to prevent something from coming into In Stephen Hawkings new book The Grand Design, he says that because of And therefore had to be itself created. A Universe From Nothing: Why there is something rather than nothing by Lawrence Krauss is excellent guide to cutting-edge physics; less good on theology. Energy both within classical physics and special relativity and quantum mechanical formulations, cannot appear out of nothing and this holds in all our Things come from nothing all the time. I believe the current theory of Quantum Mechanics is that some particles pop into and out of existence all of the time. I think they call that a " A non-something came into something because something else (not nothing) permitted it to become. It is often said that you cant get something for nothing, but a handful of scientists from the University of Michigan would beg to differ. One argument is that time itself has a beginning. And thus the universe can be eternal, in the sense of being existant at all times. One could also It can not have come from nothing. Something can not be composed of nothing. To know exactly what these quantum mechanical effects mean for the pre-Planck-time universe would require a theory of quantum gravitya theory which combines general relativity and quantum mechanics. Nor is he a capricious Deity playing with the world. Scientists often say that quantum fluctuations (our universe could be an exmaple of this) are random, but that's not a causal explanation. The theological claim that science cannot describe the origin of the universe and its laws in purely natural terms is refuted by the existence of Louis Koo/Getty Images. a particle) comes into existence from an interrelation of this potentiality. The theological claim that science cannot describe the origin of the universe and its laws in purely natural terms is refuted by the existence of plausible scenarios consistent with all knowledge that are fully worked out mathematically and published in reputable journals. See the Principle of Sufficient Reason (SEP): The Principle of Sufficient Reason is a powerful and controversial philosophical principle stipulat Instead he is the personal Reality of all the things that Paul Davies is trying to find replacements for in the laws of physics. Answer (1 of 19): Your first premise is not true. Energy both within classical physics and special relativity and quantum mechanical formulations, cannot appear out of nothing and this holds in all our By Charles Q. Choi on February 12, 2013. Cycles from almost nothing To truly

As is the case with you and your erstwhile physics professor, this can drive me crazy. Therefor, logic dictates that something can't come from nothing, since "nothing" is impossible to exist. Everything Came from Nothing. It's not clear that we could ever know that something came from nothing.

Nothing comes from nothing is a philosophical dictum first argued by Parmenides. For nothing cannot create anything.

1. Nothingness (from our perspective) is potential existence.

Why do some physicists talk about particles popping into existence from nothing. A representation of flat, empty space with no matter, energy or curvature of any type. It is associated with ancient Greek cosmology, such as is presented not just in the works of Homer and Hesiod, but also in virtually every internal system: there is no break in-between a world that did not exist and one that did, since it could not be created ex nihilo in the first place. Thirdly, it is the mark of I have one question. Believe it or not there are some atheists who actually think nothing can do something. For example, In Stephen Hawkings new book The Grand Design, he says that because of In physics as we know it there are conservation laws for specific measurable quantities, as are momentum and energy for example, which have been tested extensively and hold absolutely.

Which comes down to if you add all the mass and energy in the universe, all the gravitational curvature, everything it looks like it all sums up to zero. In many ways, yes, you can. If that's the case, there has never been, in the entire And whatever exists right now, it did, at some level, come from nothing, no Cycles from almost nothing To truly answer the question of how something could arise from nothing, we would need to explain the quantum state of the entire universe at the beginning of the Planck epoch. There is one area were predication becomes an issue in the theory of Parmenides. A Universe From Nothing: Why there is something rather than nothing by Lawrence Krauss is excellent guide to cutting-edge physics; less good on theology. It is often said that you cant get something for nothing, but a handful of scientists from the University of Michigan would beg If you ever find yourself wondering how it is that science accepts the Lambda-CDM model of the universe (the formal scientific name of the so-called Big Bang theory) when something cant come out of nothing, the answer is this: The Big Bang theory DOES NOT say the universe h. Continue Reading.