Stephen Hawking on Religion: Science Will Win

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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".

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Why should there be nothing?

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

By CaptDangledoo (not verified) on 05 Jul 2010 #permalink

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.

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..

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.