This is another question that was asked after one of my talks. I suppose I had it coming, considering what I had been saying till then. After all, an eternal something is the conclusion that one would come to after my forthright position that something cannot come from nothing.
The reason I got to [...]
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 [...]
Finally home after three weeks of talking about “nothing” in England and Ireland, I can now reflect on my experiences.
I would have liked to write a live blog, as was my intention; but all good intentions aside, it was impossible to even begin. What with each day filled with the train or the car [...]
Is it really possible to think out of the box? What box, in fact? If the expression refers to the box that is [...]
For some 1400 years, it was an accepted fact that the earth was at the centre of the universe and all celestial bodies, including the sun and the [...]
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 [...]
I am trying to understand why doing nothing is considered by some to be better than doing something. That is, after all, the message spread by Eastern faith/philosophy. It’s not just the message, but the way it is passed on to the rest of us, who, it’s alluded, are not as enlightened as we should [...]
[I just paused to look out again...]
It’s a lovely day, actually. I [...]
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