Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Can Something Come from Nothing?


Can something come to be without any explanatory conditions at all? We see inductive evidence against this all day, every day. If a plant grows from the ground, it comes to be from further explanatory conditions, such as a seed, sunlight, water, etc. The entirety of science is founded on the assumption that we can explain the things we see around us, and we constantly have confirmation that this is true and never see any sign that it isn't.


P1: No thing is a lack of a thing.
P2: That which applies to a thing does not apply to the lack of a thing.
P3: Causes and effects apply to things, therefore,
C1: A lack of a thing cannot cause a thing, or be the effect of a thing.

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