Why does the universe exist? 6

Why is there something instead of nothing?

— Me@2012-10-15 08:33:01 AM

If you use “universe exists” to mean “something exists” and use “why does the universe exist” to represent “why does something exist“, you have to specify which thing the “something” refers to.

For every particular thing, you can explain how come it exists, at least in principle. For example, when you ask,

How come there is an apple?

I can answer,

Because I have just bought it.

Without specifying what “something” is, “why does something exist” is a meaningless question.

— Me@2012-10-18 12:47:32 PM

— Me@2014-03-08 08:22:11 AM

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