A Philosophical Question That We’ll Never Solve….

1. Why is there something rather than nothing?

Our presence in the universe is something too bizarre for words. The mundaneness of our daily lives cause us take our existence for granted — but every once in awhile we’re cajoled out of that complacency and enter into a profound state of existential awareness, and we ask: Why is there all this stuff in the universe, and why is it governed by such exquisitely precise laws? And why should anything exist at all? We inhabit a universe with such things as spiral galaxies, the aurora borealis, and SpongeBob Squarepants.

And as Sean Carroll notes, “Nothing about modern physics explains why we have these laws rather than some totally different laws, although physicists sometimes talk that way — a mistake they might be able to avoid if they took philosophers more seriously.”

And as for the philosophers, the best that they can come up with is the anthropic principle — the notion that our particular universe appears the way it does by virtue of our presence as observers within it — a suggestion that has an uncomfortably tautological ring to it.

Source:http://georgedvorsky.kinja.com/

 

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2 Comments

  1. Ayan Rand said that we all live in our perceptive realities. All of us perceive same object in different ways. We perceive physical reality of matter through our senses, and what we cannot perceive remains hidden from our perceptions.
    But it is not the sense organs that perceive the reality, it is the mind that puts up the pieces of a puzzle together.
    When we look at sunlight, we see it to be white in colour but we also know it as a fact that the white light is actually combination of all the seven colours of a rainbow ‘ROYGBIV’. But our eyes are not capable of perceiving seven different colors directly.

    There could be a possibility of all the realities intermingled together, balancing each other and surviving both independently and interdependently. .

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