If you can't get something from nothing, then why do you think you can go on to argue the next step? The Atheist Experience #750, 2/26/2011. With science, a cell divides from another cell. Given the First Law of Thermodynamics: that you can't get something from nothing. Otherwise its an endless conundrum of what came first, the chicken or the egg. Now this is where things get more interesting. I was searching for an old copy of a popular science magazine that had a small sentence in a history of 20th century scientists article. The following is from the Preface to his book: In the interests of full disclosure right at the outset I must admit that I am not sympathetic to the conviction that creation requires a creator, which is at the basis of all the world’s religions. And if you can’t create something, you can’t get anything. You want to let go of your past and start on a new journey, but there is nothing for you to start off with. This is particularly true when discussing the concept of nothing, and what ends up being caught is that because of the limitations of language, we always talk about things as though they are objects. First, that’s a great Sci-Fi book concept, and I thought of it. The Reification fallacy is basically when someone treats a hypothetical as though it were real. Then we could go back in time (because we’re super smart and can do that) and create the universe. Together with various other more technical properties, this led Tryon to suggest that the universe was created from nothing or, more precisely, what physicists call the vacuum state. ((Krauss, A Universe from Nothing, xiii.)). You can conjure particles from a vacuum under the right conditions. The foundational points we can establish thus far are the following: 1. Here is the Kraussian “science” behind it all: “our universe arose from precisely nothing.” So for Krauss, “nothing” must be “a kind of ‘something’” because “[a]bsolute nothingness means no laws, no vacuums, no fields, no energy, no structures, no physical or mental entities of any kind—and no ‘symmetries.’ It has no properties or potentialities. While the question seemed all-important and pertinent to the ancients, what we now know about the nature of the universe renders it obsolete. And if some things can appear out of nothing then why can't the universe or God for that matter had come from nothing? We now have two competing schools of thought, those following the Eleatic School and those Atomists who don’t at all agree. But the physicists argue that it follows naturally from science's two most powerful and successful theories: quantum mechanics and general relativity. It’s a catch-22. Besides, we never ever see something come out of nothing do we?” Do we? Can virtual particles come from nothing? It is associated with ancient Greek cosmology, such as is presented not just in the works of Homer and Hesiod, but also in virtually every internal system: there is no break in-between a world that did not exist and one that did, since it could not be created ex nihilo in the first place. A vacuum is a balanced combination of matter and antimatter, or particles and antiparticles. One cannot get a something from a nothing. It feels about time that age-old question “why is there something rather than nothing?” should notice it’s old age and finally die off. And ironically, the laws of physics actually have been proven to exist now, whereas no God ever has. I was an atheist for about two years and have read the God delusion and i used to be a Catholic. It is a theistic answer to the question of how the universe comes to exist. Edited June 9, 2011 by disappointedyoungman Logic, real logic, alone cannot tell us whether something can come from nothing or not, just like it couldn't tell us if the orbits of the planets are perfect spheres or if the sun orbits the earth. And if we can say that the universe can come from nothing, then we have solved one of the oldest philosophical problems there is. What does this mean? As argued by scholars such as Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh, mathematics exists independent of physical reality. Now at this point, if you are not mathematically minded or familiar with things like Limitations then you are right now rocking back and forth in your chair questioning existence (maybe I’m projecting my own experience after dealing with this). 2. Lyrics by Richard Rodgers.)) Dec 2, 2011 #21. It is impossible to get from one point to another, because the distance can be infinitely divided in half, meaning any distance between two points is infinite. It is another way of saying there are no laws and nothing upon which actions could even take place. The issue as you can see is that, in the end, the concept of nothing seems to be self-defeating in these contexts. Q: “How can something come from nothing?” …Let’s see! BUT I like to point out, IF nothing comes from nothing where did God get the material he needed to create things? There are two ways in which one can go about dismissing the idea of “nothing” in regards to Democritus’ theory. He just always existed Ok, then the laws of physics could have always existed. There is no "nothing" in space and never was. The beauty of Tryon’s suggestion is that the properties of this vacuum state can be calculated, so the question of how “nothing” became “something” was opened up. "In Stephen Hawking’s new book The Grand Design, he says that because of the law of gravity, the universe can and will create itself out of nothing. Can it? Second, they have to distinguish if they mean Scientific Nothing (which is still very much something, read Lawrence Krauss if you don’t believe me), or Philosophical Nothing (the absence of existence). Discussion in 'Exploring Christianity' started by Cieza, Nov 30, 2011. Imagination allows that to be possible. Lawrence M. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University_._ He is the author of numerous articles and books, including the best-selling _The Physics of Star Trek_ and _A Universe from Nothing_ that includes an Afterword from atheist provocateur Richard Dawkins_._ Krauss is an outspoken atheist, evolutionist, and anti-Christian. We can custom-write anything as well! "Nothing" is not a type alternate reality. Read "Can Something Come From Nothing Critical Thinkings and other exceptional papers on every subject and topic college can throw at you. What is there to stop something from popping into existence? If virtual particles can come from nothing, does that mean that something can actually come from nothing? When this question is asked it is usually in regard to the origin of our universe. An idea can come from nothing. To speak of creation Ex Nihilo does not mean that we have a "change" in substance from nothing to something. Ok, where did God come from? Here is this common misconception in a nutshell: “The universe couldn’t have possibly popped into existence out of nothing.” Quantum Physics is, in a way, the new kid on the block. Every day beautiful and miraculous objects suddenly appear, from snowflakes on a cold winter morning to vibrant rainbows after a late-afternoon summer shower. For all anyone can tell, it is possible for something to come from nothing. A vacuum might seem like empty space, but scientists have discovered a new way to seemingly get something from that nothingness, such as light. The creation of such particles is therefore never “out of nothing”—it is out of a preexisting space that is filled with energy. Ask them where did the first matter come from? … He goes on to claim that “every day beautiful and miraculous objects suddenly appear.” Krauss mentions “miracles,” and Richard Dawkins, who wrote the Afterword to Krauss’ book and heaps abundant praise upon it, describes evolution as “magic” in his own book The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. In order for there to be something between two atoms, something must exist. But if something exists, then it must be made of atoms. Eric from Mesa Arizona calls in to challenge Matt to a debate. Therefore between all atoms are atoms, and between those atoms are atoms and this goes on infinitely. The last issue that we must then discuss in regards to both YEC’s and Atheists/Agnostics (insert label here) is the issue of turning the Philosophical Nothing into Something. [ ↩] Something can’t come from nothing. Does this mean that love, compassion, morality, and a whole host of human emotions are nothing but mathematics? But is that the only possibility? Special pleading at its best. I would be shocked if you hadn’t, because it is a favorite in today’s culture (predominant among those who contest scientific realities like the Big Bang Theory, i.e. Another thing my father believes is that mathematics doesnt really exist in … Krauss has stated that “Science is only truly consistent with an atheistic worldview…” I’m sure Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Johannes Kepler, Joseph Lister, James Young Simpson, Samuel F.B. So now we have established that something can come from nothing. Clearly not everything touches everything else, so what is it that is between these atoms? They couldn’t because all of space would be filled. Only God can create something from Nothing in their minds. If it were, it would cease to be nothing and become something. Morse, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Werner von Braun, Raymond Damadian (inventor of the MRI), and many other scientists would be surprised to know this since modern scientists stand on the shoulders of these Christian scientists. Another point that can be brought up is that if one wishes to state as fact that “Something cannot come from nothing,” they must actually prove this to be the case, the Burden of Proof lies on the one making the claim. Well nothing, because nothing cannot stop anything because it is… nothing. He must steal that energy from the theistic power plant that he ridicules, misrepresents, and claims it doesn’t exist. And to get from the halfway point to the destination you must go half way. Where did all the stuff in the universe come from and how is it still a law if it was once broken? But there is a more interesting and complicated problem, which sheds light on further issues with the concept of nothing, but to get there we need to take a trip back in time to the Presocratics and the dawn of Natural Science. Can Something Come From Nothing? Asked by: Rob Answer The law you cite, applies only to 'closed systems', i.e. The something from nothing hypothesis is illogical, unscientific, and faith-based. ((“Something Good” from The Sound of Music (1965). It seems that religious people are trying to hijack a “reasoning” or “scientific” method of approaching the argument, and it just doesn’t work. And this problem goes on infinitely. “Something can’t come from nothing, so their must be a God” (cosmological, or First Cause, argument) is not only a non sequitur when defending ones religious claims, it is also not a very good argument on its own merit. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Something cannot come from Nothing,” before? Someone realised apparantly that the universe could theoretically have come from nothing. Yet no one but the most ardent fundamentalists would suggest that that each and every such object is lovingly and painstakingly and, most importantly, purposely created by a divine intelligence. These atoms could come in different shapes and sizes and were the foundation of all existence. If 'something' can come from nothing, then you would have to accept the fact that there are actually 2 states of nothing, one that supports the creation of 'something' and another that doesn't. C) Therefore A1 and A2 are together and there is no B, therefore no N. If it were, it would cease to be nothing and become something. Something can't come out of nothing. Lyrics by Richard Rodgers.)). The fact that there is a difference, proves that 'something' has to have come from 'something'. Although I suppose it could be argued that even ideas that are radically different and 'imaginative' are based off something else, in which case it would be 'no'. In the end, the curse that Zeno and Parmenides plagued us with remains: motion is impossible, because between any two points there are an infinite number of atoms (thank goodness for Limitations and Calculus). And to go from that next halfway point to the destination you must again go half way. True, there certainly is no evidence that something can come from nothing, so we must either appeal to some logical argument, or we must appeal to some faith-claim or revelatory insight. On the centenary of James Clerk Maxwell’s birth, Albert Einstein described Maxwell’s work as the “‘most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton.’ Einstein, when he visited the University of Cambridge in 1922, was told by his host that he had done great things because he stood on Newton’s shoulders; Einstein replied: ‘No I don’t. It explains that we can almost always get something from nothing, even if the religious community claim only a deity can make something from nothing they cannot or will be unwilling to define what nothing is. Why couldn’t there always have been something? Am I being ignorant here or can something come from nothing? – Erin’s Conclusion. It’s not an understatement to say that the discovery has changed the playing field of modern cosmology. To most people, the claim that something cannot come from nothing is a truism. In conclusion, something could come from nothing but equally not become at all. Together with various other more technical properties, this led Tryon to suggest that the universe was created from nothing or, more precisely, what physicists call the vacuum state. Therefore, atoms are between atoms, which have more atoms between those atoms, and so on. The conclusion is that if God needed a cause, then God is not God (and if God is not God, then of course there is no God). Well it is nothing at all, because everything that has existence is made of atoms, so the void is something non-existent. Posted by: mjswift. First, there is the issue that they must prove that something cannot come from nothing. It is quite possible that this statement is false, but it also can be true, and we are not able to … For example, if we were to put existence and nonexistence in complementary sets, linguistically we treat them as both existing. Through mathematics and indirect observation of quantum fluctuations, scientists can now make the case that our universe did indeed come into existence out of what people call, “nothing.” Now most people’s problem with this astonishing discovery comes from the use of this word, “nothing.” There are numerous issues that one would then encounter, because there is no logical reason why something cannot come from nothing (the absence of existence). ... Jun 08, 2015: A universe from nothing by: Anonymous When scientists say that the universe can simply come out of nothing without any divine intervention, they think of the universe in terms of its energy content only. Like Reply Challenge. Yes No Multiple votes are allowed. What is the void? Concluding this, you can rest assured that even if you accept a definition of nothing as being “the absence of everything,” there is still no reason that something cannot come from nothing, and so it is on the shoulders of the YEC to state that something cannot come from nothing. What makes them laws? In the end, this would further prove the views of Parmenides and Zeno, that movement is impossible, since if there is an infinite number of atoms between point 1 and 2, then you could never traverse them, because you could infinitely bisect the number of atoms that separate 1 from 2. These great minds gave us the following issues that were in direct conflict with each other and will eternally mess with the minds of undergraduate philosophy students: the Paradox of Bisection (Zeno and Parmenides), and Atomism (Democritus). Evolutionists must believe in “miracles” and “magic.” An evolutionist like Krauss can’t explain how the world works except to descend into irrationality. Any answer that solves this problem for god can probably also just be used to explain the universe itself instead. 2. And if you wish to show that something may in fact come from this nothing, you can simply indicate that if there is nothing, then there is nothing to prevent something from coming into existence, and if you want to talk about the idea of nothing being nonsensical (even though it still is logically possible) you can simply turn to the ancient works of old, where they showed that proposing nothing within the scope of things which exist becomes entirely problematic, and then you can … “Something can’t come from nothing, so their must be a God” (cosmological, or First Cause, argument) is not only a non sequitur when defending ones religious claims, it is also not a very good argument on its own merit. Can something come from nothing? Anyway, recently i have started to believe in a creator again as i have found no other explanation for our existence? Dr. Krauss is engaged in some evolutionary sleight of hand. 0. All you need is an ultra-high-intensity laser, a … Great Debates. When put in a modern context, like discussing the Big Bang and “Something coming from nothing,” YEC’s will have numerous issues trying to use this concept. But if all space in the universe was filled with matter and substance, where could these other atoms (like people) move into? Let us consider the ancient philosophers Democritus, Zeno of Elea, and Parmenides (from where the Eleatic School of thought comes). ((Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing (New York: Free Press, 2012), xiii.)). It feels about time that age-old question “why is there something rather than nothing?” should notice it’s old age and finally die off. Well, that's not really accurate. Some evolutionists and non-religionists like physicist Max Tegmark ((Max Tegmark, Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality Paperback (New York: Vintage Books, 2015), 5.)) … Democritus proposed that all things in the universe, all that exists, are made up of an indivisibly small particle which he called the Atom. It can’t account for anything since anything is something and something does not appear spontaneously from nothing. I actually have a theory about this that, as far as I can tell, explains the actual creation of all existence from absolute ubiquitous nothingness. The universe came from nothing. henry higgins says: August 1, 2019 at 11:02 am. Plants grew, adapted, and expanded just like humans do on earth. God did design the material (and everything else) that makes up snowflakes and the process by which they form. Between atoms is a void of nothing. Results are only viewable after voting. These particles have tremendous density but we cannot observe them, for their observable characteristics cancel each other out. Or to put it more colloquially: in order to get from one point to another, first you must go halfway. The universe came from nothing. BUT I like to point out, IF nothing comes from nothing where did God get the material he needed to create things? The fact that we exist and are made of matter is indisputable; the question of why our Universe contains something (matter) instead of nothing … Believe it or not there are some atheists who actually think nothing can do something. So, let’s looks at the options of how something can come from nothing. Big Bang theory does not actually say that the universe came from nothing. Snowflakes and rainbows don’t “spontaneously appear.” The material, conditions, and natural laws necessary for them to appear exist. Managed by Chittam Technology Solutions, LLC. … Despite the many other enormous advances of modern physics, little has changed in this regard. Well it was essentially what is called the Void. Consider this bit of irrationality: In fact, many laypeople as well as scientists revel in our ability to explain how snowflakes and rainbows can spontaneously appear, based on simple, elegant laws of physics. Can something come from nothing? As Wigner wrote, “the enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious and there is no rational explanation for it.”, In other words, as I argue in my book [God? Nothing is a human concept for even the "emptiness" of space we have found something. There simply never has been nothing. Old King Lear has decided to retire and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. No one has ever seen a law of physics. Creatio ex nihilo (Latin for "creation out of nothing") refers to the belief that matter is not eternal but had to be created by some divine creative act, frequently defined as God. Atomists (like Democritus) believed that motion was possible. Report Post . Pushkin October 19, 2002, 12:36pm #1. ((Krauss, A Universe from Nothing, xiii.)). Thus, they argued that a void of non-existence had to be present in order for there to be a space for atoms to move into. The first issue that anyone could bring up in reply would be that, “No one said the Big Bang came from nothing,” and thus the issue of nothing would be entirely avoided to a degree (though the question of the first cause still exists). A common argument from atheists and skeptics is that if all things need a cause, then God must also need a cause. It is the be all and end all of existence. “Something Good” from The Sound of Music (1965). Virtual particles are often cited as evidence that things can come into existence from nothing, since they pop into existence out of the quantum vacuum. When scientists say that the universe can simply come out of nothing without any divine intervention, they think of the universe in terms of its energy content only. Nothing comes from nothing is a philosophical dictum first argued by Parmenides. In fact, the word "nothing" can be broken apart to show that it means "no-thing." I stand on the shoulders of Maxwell.’”, Maxwell’s work in the field of mathematical physics led to the invention of television, mobile phones, microwaves, and nuclear energy. 0. The first version of this article, which I wrote all the way back in 1997, merely compiled a list of quotes from physicists affirming that something can indeed come from nothing through entirely natural processes, and that the entire universe might be one such thing. Something came from nothing due to god leads directly into the question Where did god come from. In other words, the total amount of energy in the universe appears to be zero. Logic, real logic, alone cannot tell us whether something can come from nothing or not, just like it couldn't tell us if the orbits of the planets are perfect spheres or if the sun orbits the earth. Lyrics by Richard Rodgers. For one thing, this discovery has produced remarkable new support for the idea that our universe arose from precisely nothing. In English, this means that if there is nonexistence (nothing) between two atoms, then logically those two atoms must be touching, as there is nothing separating them. Otherwise its an endless conundrum of what came first, the chicken or the egg. To speak of creation Ex Nihilo does not mean that we have a "change" in substance from nothing to something. Creation ex nihilo - without God (1997) (Updated 2011) Mark I. Vuletic . He needs energy to make his evolutionary machine work. You want to see a scientist, who doesn't believe in the existence of God, unravel and come unglued in front of your eyes??? You can't have division without a cell. He first states, "The idea that 'only nothing can come from nothing' is a rule. I am sorry to say that the Eleatic School has the far more convincing argument in this context. However, if they are touching, then there is no space between them and therefore no space for this void/nothing, therefore there is no void. The Universe Created Itself. Something is something and nothing is nothing and to think otherwise is nonsense! It's virtual impossibly. Very Probably: Five Rational Ways to Think about the Question of a God], it takes the existence of some kind of a god to make the mathematical underpinnings of the universe comprehensible. How does a materialist like Krauss account for non-physical entities like mathematics and physics in a cosmos that seemingly came into existence out of nothing and continues to operate in terms of fixed and predictable laws? ((“Something Good” from The Sound of Music (1965). Nothing can come of nothing. 2. Man created the gods to ease their insecurity with their ignorance of that which they found significant in life. Man created the gods to ease their insecurity with their ignorance of … No, only God, and my God at that. While the question seemed all-important and pertinent to the ancients, what we now know about the nature of the universe renders it obsolete. Plants grew, adapted, and expanded just like humans do on earth. It is the be all and end all of existence. The science is complicated, and so is the theory. 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