TED Conversations

Teodor Hashem

This conversation is closed.

What created the universe?

1. Everything that exists has a cause of existence.
2. The universe exists.
3. Therefore the uiverse has a cause of existence.

How far is this true?
Can we say that something created the universe?
Or did the Big Bang create the universe?
Is it true that the universe came from nothing?
How can we explain the Big Bang?

Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Apr 28 2013: Let me try to answer.
    1. Everything that exists has a cause of existence. That's a notion or an axiom, a starting assumption. It is not essentially true in quantum reality.
    2. The universe exists. The physical universe, yes. It has been so defined.
    3. Therefore the universe has a cause of existence. Not necessarily. If it started from a quantum fluctuation, no.

    How far this is true? As far as you place your boundary of physicalism.
    Can we say that something created the universe? Yes we can. but we should not. Because we don't know for certain.
    Or did the Big Bang create the universe? It's possible that it did. This universe of course.
    Is it true that the universe came from nothing? Not known. It's a possibility.
    How can we explain the Big Bang? By looking at the static of our TV screen where we see the back ground radiation. We cannot explain why, though.

    Looks very uninteresting.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.