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People study science and natural science (i.e., philosophy) to understand the nature of reality. Presumably, the more accurately we understand reality, the happier we will be. (Similarly, when we operate against reality, "bad" things happen.) Using the scientific method requires our reality constructs to be reliable, consistent, and non-arbitrary. As such, some of these hypotheses are testable; others are not. Is the scientific method the sine qua non to understand the nature of reality? Which model do you align your belief system with and why? If we don't find the answer, does it matter?

FTA:"There are at least ten answers to this, arguably the biggest Big Question of all time... 1. God... 2. Wrong Question... 3. Grand Unified Theory... 4. Boom-and-Bust Cycles... 5. Darwinian Multiverse... 6. Inflationary Cosmology... 7. Many-Worlds Multiverse... 8. Brane-String Universes... 9. Quantum Foam Multiverse... 10. M-Theory Grand Design"

The Biggest Big Question of All - Why is there something rather than nothing?


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Oct 18, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=352

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