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Christopher Potter was one of the best guests ever. Just wonderful. I'm buying his book.
With regard to "nothing" and the expansion of the universe, into what does the universe expand if is no "there" there?
Doesn't the universe create more space into which it expands? From what does it create this space if not from nothing?
sounds like a fine book. is the author going to be reading or speaking on it around town?
didn't heidegger speak of the poet and philosopher opening the world for the scientist who follows long after? also of the two traditions as being closest together on mountaintops farthest apart?
terrific guest, much obliged
Your guest metioned how the Greek cosmogonies posited an original “nothing” as “chaos,” a word that has a spatial sense (void), and how our idea of nothing (“no-things”) preserves but conceals the presumption of space. But nowadays don’t scientist think that space is also created together with matter and light and so on, at the Big Bang? And so our conception of nothing should not be a void but… what? Is it even possible or useful to speak of nothing?
For the all encompassing name for all possible universes, how about UBERVERSE?
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