Science Will Never Explain Why There’s Something Rather Than Nothing

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Science Will Never Explain Why There’s Something Rather Than Nothing

When predicting something that science will never do, it’s wise to recall the French philosopher Auguste Comte. In 1835 he asserted that science will never figure out what stars are made of. That seemed like a safe bet, but within decades astronomers started determining the chemical composition of the Sun and other stars by analyzing the spectrum of light they emitted.
Will science ever answer “The Question”: Why is there something rather than nothing?


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