What is nothing?

2 years, 4 months ago

What are your thoughts on this word? what does it represent to you?

December 12, 2012 at 3:30 am

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Profile photo of CaoimheS CaoimheS (@caoimhesweeney) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

The word nothing is the only nothing, everything else is something!

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Profile photo of Tyler Gardner Tyler Gardner (@tylergardner3) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Nothing is like a paradox. Its the absence of anything, so its like an empty void. So does it exist?

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

It’s the absence of the rest, duh.

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Profile photo of LesterJohn LesterJohn (@lesterdeguzman) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Nothing. It’s a blank of thoughts that can be given into any subject. The start from nothing to something!

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Profile photo of PiLoT.614 PiLoT.614 (@skaterat614) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I always thought nothing was something.

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Profile photo of James James (@alljuicedup) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I was in a float tank last week when I had a though that for me, captured the essence of nothing as well as any I’d had before. For some reason it resonated with me in that moment, whether or not anyone else will feel the same way, idk, but I’ll share anyway…

Go into a dark area and close your eyes. What do you see? Nothing? No, you see darkness, blackness, emptiness, etc, but not nothing. It surrounds you, fills your “vision”.

Now keep your eyes closed, and tell me, is that blackness all encompassing? At first glance, yes, but it is not so. There is an end to it, a border, even with an empty black void, we have a peripheral. Yes, it is all we “see” but it is not all there is.

Close your eyes again. But this time, tell me what is the sight behind you? What do you see beyond your peripheral, in the space that wraps around your head. No, not blackness, not darkeness. Even though we can’t see anything in front of us, we still perceive something in that space, we perceive that emptiness. But behind us, even that blackness does not exist.

Behind us is not there, it is nothing.

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Profile photo of Vishal Vishal (@vgvishal) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

it doesn’t have independent existence,it doesn’t have its own physical state,material,magnitude.,so basically “nothing” isn’t anything,and technically,it shouldn’t even be a word, you should say “there isn’t anything” instead of “nothing”. I mean i don’t have any problem with it but why complicate things!

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Nothing is the culmination of the ultimate subtraction.

@caoimhesweeney, The word “nothing” is something too yknow.

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Profile photo of CaoimheS CaoimheS (@caoimhesweeney) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@manimal, the word nothing is something yes! The word itself is what I meant, it holds no meaning to me except solely as a word

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Profile photo of James James (@alljuicedup) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@caoimhesweeney, it doesn’t even have meaning to you as an abstract concept?

You might not be able to perceive it or fully understand it but surely there is some aspect of the concept that resonates with you. I think if we were all honest with ourselves, we’d all admit none of us can ever completely grasp the full magnititude (or lack thereof) of “nothingness”, but we can all come to varying degrees of understanding.

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Profile photo of CaoimheS CaoimheS (@caoimhesweeney) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@alljuicedup, It’s not that it’s beyond my understanding, I just think that with our very limited view of things that just because we can’t measure it or see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Our knowledge of the universe may seem extensive but we know very little and that which we do know, we can barely proclaim as fact due to a) our limited vision/knowledge/measurement ways and b) particles have been proven to change in behaviour when observed. I don’t think anything could simply be dismissed as nothingness when the truth is, we simply don’t know.

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Profile photo of R.V. Star R.V. Star (@rickvonstar) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@twinsoul, where would you put everything if you didn’t have nothing??

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Nothing is unlimited potential. You can cut nothing in half, its the same. Stretch it infinitely, its the same, or you can fit it into an infinitely small space. Anything can happen within Nothing, because the only thing holding anything happening back is Nothing.

It should be noted that there are two different forms of Nothing. Nothing, like in a vacuum, and Absolute Nothing, void of anything you can call something.

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