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#1 2014-02-12 06:15:18

Agnishom
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Why is there something instead of nothing?

Anyone knows?


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#2 2014-02-12 07:03:21

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Re: Why is there something instead of nothing?

Q: What do you take when you have a headache?

A: Take nothing – because nothing acts faster than Anadin! roflol

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#3 2014-02-12 07:07:55

bob bundy
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Re: Why is there something instead of nothing?

hi Agnishom,

Haven't you got any exams to prepare for?  smile

Ok I'll have a go.

It would appear to be the inevitable consequence of the power of logic.  Truth table below.

As you have asked a question we know the statement "Agnishom asks a question" is TRUE.

And a question is clearly something, so we have "Agnishom asks a question" => "There is something"

"There is something" and "There is nothing" cannot both be TRUE so the correct connective between them is EOR.

The resulting truth table shows TRUE occurs only when "Agnishom asks a question" AND "There is something"

So our existence appears to be the direct result of you asking this question.  Thanks!  smile

Bob

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#4 2014-02-12 07:27:21

anonimnystefy
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Re: Why is there something instead of nothing?

Hi Bob

Correlation does not imply causation.

Hi Agnishom

It is because nothing itself cannot exist.


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#5 2014-02-12 07:37:28

bob bundy
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Re: Why is there something instead of nothing?

Stefy wrote:

Correlation does not imply causation.

I know.  It was a joke!  roflol

nothing itself cannot exist.

So does that mean we must stick to Anadin?  Because that would be an advert and that's against the rules.  shame

B


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#6 2014-02-12 14:37:50

Agnishom
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Re: Why is there something instead of nothing?

Sadly, there exists something, so I'll have to prepare for exams.

So does that mean we must stick to Anadin?

No, I do not have an headache


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#7 2014-02-12 16:20:31

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Re: Why is there something instead of nothing?

Nothing acts faster than Anadin

Sounds like the unconscious need to confess. Disclosure!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#8 2014-02-13 14:57:23

anonimnystefy
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Re: Why is there something instead of nothing?

bob bundy wrote:
Stefy wrote:

Correlation does not imply causation.

I know.  It was a joke!  roflol

nothing itself cannot exist.

So does that mean we must stick to Anadin?  Because that would be an advert and that's against the rules.  shame

B

I know it was a joke, but it still deserves a response. smile


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