> >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
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).