who told you that "anything" evolved? especially: from nothing? that is our
human stupidity presuming a world according to our figments. We "think" in
our terms, i.e. if something seems to be, it had to 'evolve'. (I almost
wrote: 'be created'!)
We 'think' there is something. Do we have the capacity of going back *
further* than *we can*? Certainly not, - YET - we draw conclusions fitting
into our today's liking about such.
Thanks for your remarks on my - now obsolete - memory.
On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 5, 2012 John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is it so hard to understand a "word"?
> Yes, the word "nothing" keeps evolving. Until about a hundred years ago
> "nothing" just meant a vacuum, space empty of any matter; then a few years
> later the meaning was expanded to include lacking any energy too, then
> still later it meant also not having space, and then it meant not even
> having time. Something that is lacking matter energy time and space may not
> be the purest form of nothing but it is, you must admit, a pretty pitiful
> "thing", and if science can explain (and someday it very well may be able
> to) how our world with all it's beautiful complexity came to be from such
> modest beginnings then that would not be a bad days work, and to call such
> activities "incredibly shallow" as some on this list have is just idiotic.
>> *>** N O T H I N G - *is not a set of anything, no potential
> Then the question "can something come from nothing?" has a obvious and
> extremely dull answer.
> > I wrote once a little silly 'ode' about ontology. I started:
>> "In the beginning there was Nothingness.
>> And when Nothingness realised it's nothingness
>> It turned into Somethingness
> Then your version of nothing had something, the potential to produce
> something. I also note the use of the word "when", thus time, which is
> something, existed in your "nothing" universe as well as potential.
> John K Clark
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