> >Norman:  You say that "Because it is necessarily true" is the answer to
> > does the integer series -100 to +100 exist?"  However, you 
> seem to say 
> > that this is NOT the answer to "Why does anything exist?"  In this 
> > latter case, you seem to say the question is meaningless 
> because "the 
> > sum of everything is equivalent to nothing."
> Quentin: I think it is meaningless because the question is "Why is 
> there something/anything instead of nothing ?". The answer as 
> given by jonathan is that something/anything and nothing are 
> the same... So if there are the same object, the question is 
> meaningless.

Exactly. I should add, I don't agree with Pearce's free lunch theory,
because I don't see that it is particularly important or relevant that the
sum of everything adds to zero (if indeed it does).

Jonathan Colvin

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