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The other night the American Museum of Natural History hosted its 14th annual Asimov Memorial Debate, which featured five leading thinkers opining about the nature of nothing.

This sort of nothing–the absence of matter–we might consider to be the first level of nothing, clarified J. Richard Gott, a physicist and cosmologist at Princeton University and the author of “Sizing Up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective.” It’s what scientists call a quantum vacuum state. It’s a box with everything taken out of it–all the stuff, all the air, all the light. ” Yet even in this nothing, something remains. Virtual quantum particles pop in and out of being, and the empty box still contains the basic scaffolding of existence: space, time and quantum fields.

“Nothing is the most important part of the universe,” said Lawrence Krauss, the author of book “A Universe from Nothing.”

We have here something to chew about. It may be also tagged Much about nothing.

Why is an empty cup important? Because of the empty space. It can be filled. That is why.

If all the matter including fundamental particles in cosmos were to be clumped together will there be nothingness?

How can nothingness in cosmos kept up, when matter is connected to anomalous matter, which may only be relative to something else?

Each atom in our body is a universe with neutron, proton and electrons not touching each other. There is space relative to ‘nothingness’. This nothing is our equivalent to ancient mapmakers who put down ‘terra incognita’ in the maps they drew up.

benny

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