Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

I read (well actually listened to) this book – A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing.

It’s difficult to catch up with every discussed detail, my overall impression is great though. If you like to ponder questions similar to this in the title you should definitely read it. I won’t summary the whole book, just present some thoughts that stuck to my mind.

  • Epilog – excellent! It gives hard true about far, far away future (not in bright colors …). Nevertheless gives hope and motivates you to action, to do something meaningful.
  • Nothing is unstable – well, it looks that “something” (for example a whole universe) wants to come out of nothing. So absolute nothing may be hard to find
  • “…I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is so far as I can tell. It doesn’t frighten me” – I think in the book only bold parts where presented. This is the quote from Richard Feynman (here you may read bigger part). I like the idea to build the knowledge and understanding as a purpose in itself. We’re thinking and conscious biological machines, submerged in this universe, needn’t despair over grim future. This is the best (I mean only one :)) universe that we have.
  • Multiverse – there is theory stating that actually there is plethora of universes. As mentioned earlier – nothing is unstable. There are other argument backing up theses there are more universes. More actually means much more: 10^500. To give you how big this number:

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🙂

This is just a glimpse of much more ideas, so read the book – I highly recommend it 🙂

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