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Offline anonymouse

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is there a such thing as "nothing"?
« on: July 18, 2017, 08:09:53 PM »
Random thought in my head. so I decided to google and I still couldn't get much of an answer.

Is there really a such thing as "nothing"?

(i know nothing about the sciences)
My guess is that it is hard to define if "nothing" really exist.  We can't really define a clear example of "nothing" because if we did, wouldn't that make it a "something."  I would think that an example of "nothing" would be an empty plane where no molecules/atoms/particles/etc. exist, no shape or form exist and no laws apply to this zone. it's just emptiness.  But I don't know if this even exist. 

I have heard from  others in the past that "nothing is the absence of something."  That doesn't really answer the question.  That just refers to a specific item. Still doesn't explain the existence of "nothing" since there is still particles of matters, there's still laws of science in play, etc.

Someone who knows science care to chime in? I know nothing on the matter. Just ponder random thoughts.



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Re: is there a such thing as "nothing"?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 11:11:55 PM »
Here's a youtube on empty space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3xLuZNKhlY

Here's a youtube video on set theory relating to zero and empty set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAAwCIndLxA

Hopefully this helps you understand nothing/null and zero more, and how they are different, and very similar.  We often describe nothing with zero but that's not the same concept.  Lastly, nothing do exist abstractly but not quite real except in a very advance theory field of field theory.



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Re: is there a such thing as "nothing"?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 11:41:02 PM »
Here's a youtube on empty space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3xLuZNKhlY

Here's a youtube video on set theory relating to zero and empty set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAAwCIndLxA

Hopefully this helps you understand nothing/null and zero more, and how they are different, and very similar.  We often describe nothing with zero but that's not the same concept.  Lastly, nothing do exist abstractly but not quite real except in a very advance theory field of field theory.

cool thanks. I'll check it out tomorrow.



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Re: is there a such thing as "nothing"?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 06:26:34 PM »
There's no such thing as in nothingness. I believe scientist has already concluded that in empty space or a vacuum, it is not nothingness but has things in it, the likes of space-time matter for example...



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