Back to Nothing
I can’t believe how long it is since I last posted a blog here. I did feel that some time had passed – but 18 months? Tempus fugit. It sounds better in Latin to disguise that I have been remiss.
The problem with writing blogs is that it takes away from other things that [...]
A personal look at nothing. Or what has nothing done for me?
“Did your research into ‘nothing’ make any difference to you personally? Did it affect you and the way you think?”
That was one of the questions at the end of my talk in Westminster Library, and it stopped me in my tracks. Unlike all the other questions, not only was this personal but it was, strangely, one I [...]
Is it possible to think of nothing?
One of the points I have the most difficulty getting across in my talks is that it is impossible to think of nothing. For some reason, resistance to accepting this is strong. What do I say to those who insist that not only is it possible to think of nothing, but that they can and have done so?
Is “nothing” something?
In my recent round of talks about “nothing” in the UK and Ireland, the best part, invariably lively, was the Q & A session after each. It was when I could clarify – or attempt to clarify – points that I had mentioned in the talk, or ideas that people had thought of while I [...]
Nothing to think about
In the Virtual Muser, a very lively forum on Facebook, I was addressed by Deborah Greene Bershatsky, an active and highly articulate member, who posted: ”My thoughts after reading your book are that we know nothing about nothing because there is nothing to know.”
The remark stopped me in my tracks. I am not usually [...]
Aristotle and the sense of nothing
In light of my interview today with Kory French on BreakThru Radio of NYC, Kory sent me the following email containing an interesting point:
Great conversation this morning. I am looking forward to the final cut. Interestingly, I read the following in an Arts Journal after we spoke and thought further on the subject: [...]
Talking about nothing
So it started. The talking. After writing about nothing, I have begun to talk about nothing. I suppose I’m doing a “book tour,” but it doesn’t feel like it. I am, after all, talking about nothing, aren’t I?
But a book there is, and before the talk I did a signing in the Brighton branch of Waterstones, [...]
Looking for the God Particle
Well, that got your attention. But the title isn’t original; it’s taken from a number of newspaper articles that describe the approaching end to the search for the mysteriously named Higgs boson.
As we all know (!) the Higgs boson is that supposed subatomic particle, that basis of all matter, which, if it exists is [...]
welcome to a blog about nothing…
How do I blog about nothing? Should I leave the page blank? Would that be nothing? No, it wouldn’t be; it would be a blank screen. Not really blank, of course… Suddenly I am aware of the dots and smudges on my screen. Very, very far from nothing it would be if I left it [...]
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