A Few Words About “Nothing”

What if there was never anything ?

Just try to conceptually wrap your mind around that…but realize there wouldn’t be any minds to observe this “nothing” so it’s kind of a waste of time.

What would it be like if there wasn’t any matter, no anti-matter, no forces of nature – no nature? There would be no earth, no solar systems or stars, no universe, no gravity, no atoms, electrons or quarks. Would there be time?

Every time I think of this I imagine a painter standing at an empty canvas. He’s looking at me puzzled as if wondering, “why can’t I paint anything?” Then I zoom out to nothingness.

Courtesy of James Harris Gallery

Is there a place where nothingness exists? Is nothingness something? I think it is. So the fact that there is something somewhere means that this place of nothingness cannot exist. Not here, not in another dimension, nowhere. Because everything is within the scope of Everything.

Before this starts sounding like a Dr. Seuss story, I will stop.

And yes, I did hurt myself thinking about this.

OK, discuss…

About Yorick von Fortinbras

YvF is a writer, musician that stays sane by being creative while navigating the demands of life, looking for those holes where a spark can get through.
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3 Responses to A Few Words About “Nothing”

  1. If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear, does it make a sound? Is that nothingness?

    • It goes way beyond that. “Nothing” means there is no tree, no forest, no substance through which sound waves could even travel were there something (which there’s not) to generate them.

      Thanks for reading, by the way.

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