You won't get a sensible answer. Edgar is just playing with words.

He might as well have said "We're here because we're here because we're
here because we're here."


On 15 January 2014 18:20, Gabriel Bodeen <gabebod...@gmail.com> wrote:

> So you're assuming that "nothing" must mean "non-existence"?  Why?
>
> In any case, "Existence exists because non-existence cannot exist" is
> really more of a slogan than an axiom, as we can't make deductions from
> it.  While I'm quite sympathetic to Platonic-style ideas, I don't assume
> them axiomatically, so I see a critical difference between:
> (1) Intrinsically non-existent things cannot exist
> and
> (2) The abstraction "non-existence" cannot exist.
> because there seems to be excellent reasons (e.g. Russell's paradox and
> "heterologicality") to believe abstractions need not be instantiations of
> the property they describe.
>
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:25:48 PM UTC-6, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
>>
>> Liz,
>>
>> That is the explanation....
>>
>> Edgar
>>
>> On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:44:00 PM UTC-5, Liz R wrote:
>>>
>>> On 15 January 2014 04:40, Edgar L. Owen <edga...@att.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> All,
>>>>
>>>> My Existence Axiom 'Existence exists because non-existence cannot
>>>> exist', answers the first fundamental question, namely, 'Why does something
>>>> rather than nothing exist?'
>>>>
>>>> Next you need to explain why nothing can't exist.
>>>
>>>
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