On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:53:17 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
>
> On 31 October 2013 14:46, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com <javascript:>
> > wrote:
>
>> On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:00:58 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
>>>
>>> This is one of the "big questions" along with "something rather than 
>>> nothing" etc.
>>>
>>
>> That one is easy. Nothing cannot exist. Nothing is an idea that something 
>> has about the absence of everything.
>>
>> Buddhists, Bruno and Max Tegmark would perhaps beg to differ - they would 
> claim that nothing exists except for abstract entities, and that the 
> existence of those causes the appearance of something else existing.
>

That could only be true if by "nothing" we really mean "anything we want". 
I only tolerate an absolutely literal definition of "no-thing", otherwise 
why bother even using a word? Nothing cannot lead to anything, or else it 
is really "the potential for something in particular, at the very least". 
True nothing is "can never be related to anything in any way, even 
potentially or theoretically".

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