Originally posted by joneschr
How can something be beyond our borders, and yet be nothing. If it is beyond our borders, then it has a location, and so has something, and isn't nothing.
Semantics. Pfffft... The something beyond the borders of the universe is
nothing. How can that be so hard to comprehend? Nothing. No space and
no measurable anything. It's not something. It's nothing. Everything
cease to exist once it reaches the borders of our universe (I believe).
Think about it. It's not that hard to envision, but to try and imagine
something eternal? Now, there's a thought that can keep you awake at
I'm not saying I'm right because it's easier to imagine nothing than to
imagine something eternal. I'm saying it makes more sense to think
that the cause of the universe is "natural" and not caused by some
eternal being that has always been there and always will be there. I'm
definitely sold on the idea that energy can begin from nothing, and that
the universe keeps expanding simply because new energy and matter is
constantly being generated. From where does the new energy come that
allows our universe to keep expanding? From nothing. How can energy
be created from nothing? That's the big question. We should forget
about gods and eternal thingies and concentrate on trying to understand
how energy can come from an absolute lack of energy and space, and
we'll be able to understand everything. EVERYTHING I TELL YA'!
Erm, or something like that. And just imagine the power supplies we can
build if we figure that one out. Woooo-hoooo!