X-Message-Number: 17894
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 14:34:38 +1030
From: William Henderson <>
Subject: in answer to david pizer

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I agree with you David, 'something from nothing' seems absurd. There are
some physicists that put it another way: that a continuum of seven
demential space underwent a spasm and exploded into a 3 dimensional
universe [very loosely recalled from Paul Davies, The Mind of God.]. In
this example there was something to begin with. Also, you may be
interested in my book, The Science of Soulmates, Available from:
greatunpublished.com, and  booksurge.com. Don't be fooled by the title,
the book explores in depth issues similar to 'something from nothing'
but takes a more fundamental stance: why anything at all rather than
nothing at all... It will also show you the evidence for the existence
of your soulmate.
Willam Henderson.

Message #17881
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 16:23:33 -0500
From: david pizer <>
Subject: Do you like philosophy?

I have a problem and I am turning to CryoNet readers for some tips.  I
working on a theory of the mind and I need to clear up some assumptions
the beginning.  Maybe you can offer some suggestions.

1.      The idea that something can come from nothing doesn't make sense
to me.
For instance: I find that some theories of the Big Bang don't make
What I don't understand is how someone can hold that specific theory
says the universe was created (formed, arose, came from) from nothing.
me, "nothing" means nothing!  That would mean not even the propensity to

become something.

Does anyone have advice on how to state this more convincingly??  Or can

you show that something can come from nothing?

2.      An uncaused event.  I have never liked Hume's theory about how
is just one event following another.  And, I have nevered believed there

can be an uncaused event.  How would an uncaused event happen?

What would be a good way to show that there can not be an uncaused

Any suggestions are appreciated.


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