Why does the universe exist? 1.4
Dogs do not exist
= There are no dogs
The non-existence is not a property of the dogs. Instead, the “non-existence of dogs” is a property of “there”, the system containing the dogs, such as a room. In other words, “there” is a location, an address, or an environment.
The universe exists = There is a universe
The universe does not exist = There is no universe
These two sentences are both meaningless, because the definition of the word “universe” is “everything”. The universe has no “outside”. The universe has no “there”. The question “Where is the universe?” makes no sense.
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