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Fyrius's avatar

Heck if I know.

shawny's avatar

In actuality, our somethings are mostly nothing — empty space. See “shunyata.”

Dog's avatar

Even nothing is something.

juwhite1's avatar

I don’t believe that nothing actually exists. Not philosophically, and not from a physics standpoint. There is always something. Guess that’s why!

filmfann's avatar

There is something, and there is nothing, but they are in two different places. We are in the something.
There is no one in the nothing, because they would be something. No one can be in the nothing.
Man, I hated reading Sarte.

DeanV's avatar

“Building Nothing Out Of Something” is a great album. That I know.

arnbev959's avatar

Some great answers here.

janbb's avatar

I sometimes wonder the same thing myself, like isn’t it funny that there is life and that I exist instead of there being nothing at all?

Lupin's avatar

“Nature abhors a vacuum.” – Aristotle

krizan's avatar

that’s a lot of bull

juwhite1's avatar

I know I abhor a vacuum. That’s why my husband does the floors at our house!

Jeruba's avatar

How do you know there is?

juwhite1's avatar

@fyrius – Couldn’t help myself! ;-)

lloydbird's avatar

The ‘Something’ that is is ‘Truth’.
The ‘Nothing’ that isn’t is ‘Untruth’.

Jayne's avatar

If the composition of the universe is random, then it is much more likely that there be something than nothing (there is only one way to have nothing, but lots of ways to have something).

aprilsimnel's avatar

Sing it with me, y’all:

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.
Ya gotta have something
if you want to be with me!

- Billy Preston

marinelife's avatar

If you have not yet read it, I am a huge fan of Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything”. Wonderful stuff on this very subject among others from a scientific standpoint.

ratboy's avatar

It’s just a phase we’re going through.

Nially_Bob's avatar

Everything is nothing until realised to be something

lloydbird's avatar

@Nially_Bob Mmmmm, interesting. Please explain.

krizan's avatar

I’ve found the answer…....because nothing is stupid.

thanks anyway

Fyrius's avatar

That’s not true, many things are stupid.

Lol, scope ambiguity.

wundayatta's avatar

It’s just a convenient way of thinking. Just because we call things by one name or another, doesn’t mean they are actually different.

mattbrowne's avatar

It’s one of the few ultimate questions. Like why am I me.

filmfann's avatar

I remind everyone the ultimate answer is 42

wundayatta's avatar

I do believe that recent research has confirmed that Douglas Adams forgot to carry a one when he was calculating that answer. The true result is 53.

Fyrius's avatar

No way. Douglas Adams wouldn’t have made a mistake like that. He knew where his towel was.

Shuttle128's avatar

Because if there was nothing we wouldn’t be here to ask why there isn’t something.

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