nothing

Can the universe come from nothing if space-time is emergent?

Once scientists have come to the conclusion that space-time is not fundamental but emergent, now many things will change in physics and cosmology. One such change is that cosmologists can no longer hold that the universe has originated from nothing.

Why zero was invented by India and not by any other civilizations

In one YouTube comment thread I have written the following to a theist:

Atheists very frequently ask this question: If God created everything then who created God? If one answers their question by saying that God needs no creation, then their usual reply would be that it is some sort of special pleading, because if everything needs creation, then why not God?

Origin Theory from Nothing

Even if it is ultimately established that there is no God, yet that fact alone will not automatically make the current theory for the origin of the universe from nothing a better theory than before.

At least three points can be raised against this theory.

Why are We Here on Earth?

We are here on earth, because God needs us.

The question 'Why are we here on earth?' can be answered in two steps:
1) First of all we will have to know as to whether there is any God or not;
2) If we can somehow come to know that there is a God, then we can further ask the question as to why he created the universe.

When we will have the answer to this question, we will also come to know as to why the universe exists, why we exist, or why we are here.

The above two have already been answered here1 and here2 respectively.

Lawrence Krauss' Faulty Logic

In the year 2010 scientist Lawrence M Krauss wrote an article in Wall Street Journal1 in which he had argued that as the total energy of our present universe is found to be zero, so from this it can be concluded that it must have originated from nothing. The gist of his argument is something like this: Let us suppose that the universe has actually originated from nothing at all. Then in that case the total energy of the universe would obviously be zero, because here everything has started from zero or nothing.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - nothing