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 [...]
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 just paused to look out again...]
It’s a lovely day, actually. I [...]
Having just come back from a UK book tour, I can sort of relax till the next one in February. OK, it’s not really relaxing. After all, I continue answering a growing number of emails dealing with all aspects of nothing; and since I am not yet in the position to not answer (or [...]
The Nobel prize for Physics has just been awarded to Adam Riess and two other astrophysicists for proof that the universe is not only expanding, but that this is accelerating, i.e. the universe is expanding faster and faster as time goes on. The most likely reason: a mysterious cosmic force known as dark energy.
I wonder. I write blogs and send them to… where? Who reads them? The only way I know is if someone sends in a comment. Well, looking back over the eight blogs I have written so far, it doesn’t look as though they have made much impression – at least according to the number [...]
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