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                        MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
                        by: The Rock

There's a whopping huge cosmic interchange out there.

Half the time, "X" switches positions with "NOW".

And this is the solution to many ageless puzzles.

Follow me.


To get going, we must first solve this mystery:

-did it "start" or was it "always there"?

-was there "always nothing" or was there "something"?


If it "started", then right before "the start" there was "nothing".

Why? Simple: if there was "something", you wouldn't get a "start".

Instead, you would get a "carry on".

Agree? Good. Let's carry on.


Yes, I heard you...and I see it too: if we can prove that "nothing"

is impossible, then by default there was always something. So let's

do a nothing analysis.


If we try and imagine "nothing" existing, we can't: try it. Darn it,

we're always left with a handful of darkness, or a chunk of space,

or a tiny wee atom thay simply refuses to disappear. Sorry to

disappoint you, "Big Bang" pushers, but if as you say there was

nothing, then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, this mysterious

"BANG", then tell us: what banged?


Well, fellow philosophers, we've managed to kick nothing out.

Therefore, there was always something. Hey: in other words, we got

something out of nothing...who says philosophers don't make jokes!


Think of it: there was always something. Always. You got it: we've

just established a past eternity, or a past infinity. Good work.


Gee, since past infinity means no beginning, then it automatically

follows that there's no ending: you can't have one without the

other. Hey, look at what we've just done: established a future

eternity, in other words, a future infinity...Wow-Wee.


Hey-hey, we're really getting somewhere. We now all agree on a

two-way infinite flow. Let's depict this using a simple straight

line. Let's show where we are "NOW" at the middle of that line,

the "past" on the left, and the "future" on the right. Let's see:

         < _________PAST_________|_________FUTURE__________ >

Clear? Sure is. Before we proceed further toward "The Answer", let's

pause here and reflect deeply on our "two-way infinity" diagram. We

can clearly see two baffling facts:

1) Since infinity is equal to infinity (as 2 equals 2) then the past

is always equal to the future, no matter when the "NOW" is.

2) Therefore, we always were, always are and always will be "right in

the middle of it all".


Forward: "The Answer" awaits. It has been proposed and it is believed

that space is curved, that there is no such animal as a straight line,

and that everything (not only woman) moves in a curvy fashion; sort of elliptical.


Well, always "being straight" ain't all that much fun, so let's accept

this curvature concept. If we don't, then we gotta leave our "two-way

infinity" diagram the way it is, with stuff moving left and right

eternally straight ...and that's boooooring...


Ok dokay. Now, let's apply this curvistic and ellipsic knowledge to

our infinite flow diagram. And here's what we get:


                     / --- > x <---- \                                             
                     /                         \
                     \                         /
                      \         NOW           /


How does that grab you, honey? We can clearly see, beyond the shadow

of Galileo, that not only is the past heading toward the future, but

also that the future is heading toward the past. Hey: maybe we've

just discovered the origin of the expression "the past always catches

up with you".


Finally, we're at "The Big Cosmic X:NOW Interchange". For the 64

thousand dollar question: what the heck happens at point "X" when

these 2 rushing infinities meet? Big crash? Well, don't worry.

It's very simple. Since all is smooth and symmetrical out there,

the "NOW" and the "X" will simply change places, and all carries

on as before...ye olde positional swap.

Look see:

                      /          |           \   
                     /          NOW           \
                     \                        /
                      \                      /
                        --- >    X     < ---


Ain't it all clear now? Life carries on, another "X" to shoot for,

meet at "X" again, perform the cosmic hop...eternity right and left.

In other words, we're all being taken for an infinite ride.


I hear some of you objecting: that last flow diagram shows that for

half the time, the past is moving ahead while the future is in reverse

gear. Good point. But you'll agree that this does answer many puzzling questions:

1) Why do we feel we're wasting half our time living in the past?

2) Why do we often feel there's no future ahead?

3) Why do we get the feeling we're headed in the wrong direction?


Well, let's figure out where we are after all this. We've established

that we're always right in the middle of things, we're all in for a

long ride, there's a big "X" somewhere out there, and we're getting

nowhere fast half the time...to tell you the truth, I'm still as

confused as ever.


It was nice, you know: on the farm, 5 years old, real secure on that

steady piece of flat earth. All I had to do was stay put, keep away

from that deep edge a couple of miles off. But they started to

educate me: all that rotating, ellipsing and spinning stuff. Well,

think I'll forget all about these deep questions. Over and out.


Well...now...maybe...just maybe. Just maybe it did all start with

nothing. How can I make this tiny wee atom vanish? Let's give it

another shot. Now, if I imagine a huge pair of magical hands cupping

up everything, squeezing it all down, then making it all vanish with

the big POUFF like they do in magic shows...

Ya! That's it! I see nothing!


...Oh no: that big pair of hands is still there.

...Suddenly, I'm very, very, very tired.

...I hear marbles dropping all over the place.

...They're coming to get me...HA-HA! HA-HA!

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                        MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
                        by: The Rock



if we can prove that "nothing"

is impossible, then by default there was always something. So let's

do a nothing analysis.

         < _________PAST_________|_________FUTURE__________ >



Good Show! I really enjoyed it:)


The Absolutes of Everything and Nothing have been with us from the Beginning, and now thanks to physics we also have Singularities... Always hidden between its neighbours I didnt consider Something worthy of Absoluthood but i will give it a thought. Cheers!


Im not aware of much sensible things said while discussing those Theorethical Beasts but for one exception: Cantor! Claiming first (approximately )the Absolute Infinity to be an existing not conceivable entity and second that any quality this AI has is also shared by a less problematic being we can understand and study.


And we might be in error in supposing only one axis of time and that "somewhere else areas" always can be travelled to by lines...We are, after all, restricted to one frame only.

So if Nothing never was, then the Something only extends as far as we can imagine... Probably not very far.

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I thought some of these 'synonyms' of 'nothing' were funny, Source


Synonyms: emptiness, nonexistence, annihilation, aught, blank, cipher, extinction, fly speck, insignificancy, naught, nihility, nobody, nonbeing, nonentity, not anything, nought, nullity, obliteration, oblivion, shutout, trifle, void, wind*, zero*, zilch, zip


Antonyms: capacity, fullness



Synonyms: annihilation, aught, bagatelle, blank, cipher, crumb, diddly, duck egg, extinction, fly speck, goose egg, insignificancy, naught, nihility, nix, no thing, nobody, nonbeing, nonentity, nonexistence, not anything, nothingness, nought, nullity, obliteration, oblivion, scratch, shutout, trifle, void, wind, zero, zilch, zip, zippo, zot


Antonyms: something





duck egg? :D




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nothing gets done 'til the walk is shovelled.



"Nothing is bigger than cyberspace, the Internet, and the NFL site on the world wide web."




"We believe in nothing, and we think you should too. We have our workers doing nothing around the clock, finding new ways to package nothing, new problems to confront (in our big 32 page manual which is offered free with every purchase), or doing literally nothing just to waste time. Right now we are drastically understaffed, but we aren't in a hurry because we want to make sure we get nothing right." (Source)



Nothing seems good enough!






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Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now NOTHING will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.


Genesis 26:29

That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee NOTHING but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou [art] now the blessed of the LORD.


Genesis 40:15

For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done NOTHING that they should put me into the dungeon.


Exodus 9:4

And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall NOTHING die of all [that is] the children's of Israel.


Exodus 12:10

And ye shall let NOTHING of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.


Exodus 12:20

Ye shall eat NOTHING leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.


Exodus 16:18

And when they did mete [it] with an omer, he that gathered much had NOTHING over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.


Exodus 23:26

There shall NOTHING cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.


Numbers 6:4

All the days of his separation shall he eat NOTHING that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.


Numbers 11:6

But now our soul [is] dried away: [there is] NOTHING at all, beside this manna, [before] our eyes.


Numbers 16:26

And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch NOTHING of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.


Deuteronomy 20:16

But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee [for] an inheritance, thou shalt save alive NOTHING that breatheth:


Deuteronomy 28:55

So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath NOTHING left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.


Joshua 11:15

As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left NOTHING undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.


Judges 3:2

Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew NOTHING thereof;


Judges 7:14

And his fellow answered and said, This [is] NOTHING else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: [for] into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.


Judges 14:6

And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and [he had] NOTHING in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.


1 Samuel 3:18

And Samuel told him every whit, and hid NOTHING from him. And he said, It [is] the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.


1 Samuel 20:2

And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do NOTHING either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it [is] not [so].


1 Samuel 22:15

Did I then begin to enquire of God for him? be it far from me: let not the king impute [any] thing unto his servant, [nor] to all the house of my father: for thy servant knew NOTHING of all this, less or more.


1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this [fellow] hath in the wilderness, so that NOTHING was missed of all that [pertained] unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.


1 Samuel 27:1

And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: [there is] NOTHING better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.


1 Samuel 30:19

And there was NOTHING lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any [thing] that they had taken to them: David recovered all.


1 Kings 8:9

[There was] NOTHING in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.


1 Kings 10:21

And all king Solomon's drinking vessels [were of] gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon [were of] pure gold; none [were of] silver: it was NOTHING accounted of in the days of Solomon.


1 Kings 22:16

And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me NOTHING but [that which is] true in the name of the LORD?


2 Kings 10:10

Know now that there shall fall unto the earth NOTHING of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done [that] which he spake by his servant Elijah.


2 Kings 20:13

And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and [all] the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was NOTHING in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.


2 Kings 20:15

And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All [the things] that [are] in mine house have they seen: there is NOTHING among my treasures that I have not shewed them.


2 Kings 20:17

Behold, the days come, that all that [is] in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: NOTHING shall be left, saith the LORD.




Page 1 of 7 from Kings James Bible, you get nothing more from me.

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