Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why does anything exist at all?

By Donald Sensing

I remember a long time ago comedian Bill Cosby asking, "Why is there air?" His answer, IIRC, was that there is air so you can fill volleyballs.

But it's a serious question. Why, indeed, is there air? Or water? Or more simply, why is there anything at all?

Cosmologist Luke Barnes (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney, Australia) explains why science in inherently unable to answer the question. And he does so without math!

HT: Wintery Knight

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