Why is there something instead of nothing?
Why is there the universe?
The existence of the universe is not a property of the universe itself.
Instead, it is a property of the system that the universe is in.
However, there is no bigger system that contains the universe, because by the definition of the word “universe”, the universe contains everything.
So the question “why is there the universe” should be transformed to “why is there something instead of nothing?”
For example, the watch exists because the watchmaker has made it.
Similarly, if someone has created the universe, we can say that that someone is the cause of the existence of the universe.
However, there is no “someone” outside the universe, because of the definition of the word “universe”.
The universe has no outside.
— Me@2012-10-15 08:33:01 AM
— Me@2022-11-21 09:41:23 PM
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