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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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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