Why does the universe exist?

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  1. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Why does the universe exist?
    Can cosmology explain?
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Probably you are looking for the Philosophy section but short answer...for me.
    Alex
     
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  5. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    To store stuff.
     
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  7. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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  8. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    It's a platform for god's tweets.
     
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  9. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Because.
    It can come up with ideas as to how it came about, almost all of them untestable by science.
     
  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    No, no, it's all to do with the enfolding and unfolding of functional mathematical potentials, inevitably leading to quantum consciousness. (See alternative theories

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  11. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Bohmian Mechanics.
     
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  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    There is no why, no motive. It was mathematically "necessary" that the universe would emerge from the mathematical pre-BB conditions. An example of "Necessity and Sufficiency"

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    The sun being above the horizon is a necessary condition for direct sunlight; but it is not a sufficient condition, as something else may be casting a shadow, e.g., the moon in the case of an eclipse.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necessity_and_sufficiency#Necessity
     
  13. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    How the universe exist instead of does not exist?
     
  14. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    How high is up;?
     
  15. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Reason is faith, purpose is the wish to be
     
  16. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    why not there is nothing exists?
     
  17. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    why not there is something exists?
     
  18. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    because something comes from nothing,
    nothing is the initial state.
     
  19. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    How do you know nothing is the initial state? What is your definition of nothing? Is it the base state? In quantum physics the base state is non-zero.
     
  20. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    The universe exists so humans could evolve and ask why does the universe exist.
     
  21. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    When energy first exist in universe?
    High School's Physics says energy cannot be destroyed nor created, is it true?
    Where did energy come from?
     
  22. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    In this Universe since that's all we can observe. It says nothing about before this Universe.

    If "God" created the Universe as you believe then that also would show that something came from nothing.
     
  23. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Tegmark's Mathematical Universe; Mathematical universe hypothesis (MUH) ?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_universe_hypothesis
     

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