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Have you ever thought about what there would be if there was no Universe, no Earth, no Life just nothing?

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Really ask yourself that question
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I love the topic of "nothing" because it's all about epistemology. Which is the study of knowing things.

Nothing is a major misnomer, but it's still interesting to play with. You often here of things like, "there is nothing", but "nothing" and "is" cannot go together. "Nothing" in my opinion should be removed from the English language, because the truth of the matter is that "nothing" isn't even a word.

It is a complete self-referentially incoherent idea. That is to say, it's like talking about a round square.
?Nothing? is not a void, it is not a possibility and there?s not even a potentiality. When we think that there's not even potentiality I guess that?s about as close as we can get to the concept.

I guess the right way to put it is that ?nothing? should be replaced by saying ?without anything?.

The other thing is this, people often relate nothingness to death or endless as if it?s some sort of black emptiness of wasteful time or space. But let me enlighten you that even emptiness is a property, that time space and blackness is all far from the featureless "nothing".

When we die we have the idea that we may endure an endless eternity of this sort of nothingness (non-believers of course) but there's actually no enduring. So even when faced with death, the concept of nothing should be utterly disregarded.

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If there was no life, there wouldn't be anyone to think about it, not even you, so it wouldn't be a "problem".
A more horrific scenario would be if there was nothing, no universe, no Earth and you existed in some form of dark void with nobody to talk to and nothing to sense. It would be truly hell.
Apparently, one theory is that before the Big Bang, there was nothing, not even space or time. So there wasn't even an empty space in the sense that we understand it . Neither was there time. Time began at the Big Bang. Of course all of this is theory and the physicists/cosmologists may come up different models in the future.

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I realized doing that would be a contradiction. You can think of nothing and still be aware. If there was no awareness, I don't know. It is outside my experience. You can't experience nothing, so pondering it is counter productive.

Can nothing, not exist. If there was nothing then there could be no nothing? Is it not possible for nothing to exist because it's very existence depends upon a contradiction? Real nothing is outside of us and cannot be experienced.

I'm trying to understand the logic here. It's paradoxical. I'll check back to this question when I know more. Thanks for the question.

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I'm a Muslim and believe God is not part of this universe and exists outside of this universe. Everything that we see, this whole universe is a creation of his. We can't understand what God looks like but Islam teaches us that God is the first and the last and that he always existed which is hard to comprehend but
recent Physicists are beginning to see signs of multiple dimensions like string theory 11th dimension M-theory etc which all hint to a higher dimensional realm than this universe we are in. Time doesn't apply to God because he is above it so it is possible for him to just simply exist.

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You're question is sort of self-explanatory. Because if there was no universe then would only be nothing, and nothing is hard to think about because the mind cannot fathom nothing. All I picture in my mind when I think of nothing is just white. The question is mind boggling, similar to the question how long does space go on for.

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It's an interesting concept to consider. When thinking about no Universe, no Earth, and no life, I tend to envision darkness and stillness, but that's still something.
I might just meditate on it for awhile. If I get any great insights I'll let you know.
Thanks for the unusual question.

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It would probably be a limitless void. But, nothing is 'nothing' so I'd say the best answer is 'undefined'. I guess it depends on what context 'nothing' is looked at as. Giving a supercomputer this question to analyze might result in a spectacular meltdown...

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I'd have to agree with the above, all I can really picture is all white or all black, of course, if you were counting a color as SOMETHING then I suppose that's not really 'nothing'.

So I would say imagining 'nothing' is pretty hard to do..

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