Where did everything come from
by phil on Sunday Mar 30, 2003 10:40 AM
There's always the question, "At one point, something must have come from nothing" and I have the similar concern that the singularity--the one at the big-bang, not the one in 2020--must have a source. I was thinking that maybe the only thing that can come from nothing is mathematics, abstract tautologies or ideas. These are the only things that occupy no physical space. Like what if there was a book that contained the story of the entire world and or a conceptual computer program that provided the inital conditions and rules for the big bang, and through cellular automata, if executed, would produce us. Would these things have to be executed in order for them to exist?