Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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World News Anchor, Diane Sawyer, asks physicist Stephen Hawking about the biggest mystery he’d like solved. He said, “I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something rather than nothing”.


  1. #1 Rob Jase
    July 5, 2010

    Why should there be nothing?

  2. #2 CaptDangledoo
    July 5, 2010

    Wow Rob, You are so deep way to do all that hardcore thinking.

  3. #3 Bill K
    July 5, 2010

    Steven Weinberg put it a different way: “Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?” Not a deep question at all, just circular and meaningless.

  4. #4 Stiks
    July 5, 2010

    its here cause it is or else there would be no reason to contemplate why because there would be nothing.

    thank god for M Theory. at least we could assume this isn’t the first universe to wonder this..

  5. #5 Paul Murray
    July 12, 2010

    Because simple things tend to be unstable, and you can’t get any simpler than nothing. If there really was nothing, then it would spontaneously symmetry break into something – but that makes no sense. So there can’t be nothing.

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