1. Where did your likes go? Please Read This Thread »

How do you grasp the idea that something has always existed?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by frye666, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. frye666 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,754
    Likes Received:
    272
    Maybe the universe expands and contracts and just goes on this cycle forever. I don't even want to touch the multiverse idea in this thread. But hell, even if you think a God made everything, you have the same dilemma. How can something have always been there, if there is no starting point? I cannot even come up with some far fetched theory on the how.
     
  2. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    39,191
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    Location:
    Super Fight League Corporate HQ
    The honest answer until better information comes along is usually "I don't know."
     
  3. frye666 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,754
    Likes Received:
    272
    IF the universe has always existed, I have made this post before and you have replied before an infinite amount of times.

    I mean fuck. It is like an ant trying to understand quantum mechanics.
     
  4. Anomonis Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's a very old philosophical question, often springing from theology. Obviously, nobody knows what the answer to it is. There are multiple wiki pages about it with various considerations on it. Here's some random links with excerpts for anyone interested -

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_the_creator_of_God
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_comes_from_nothing
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_nihilo
     
  5. HARRISON_3 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    23,419
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Location:
    Within Cells Interlinked
    The universe is fake and gay.
     
  6. D3THRONED Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    4,389
    Likes Received:
    63
    Time is a flat circle
     
  7. breadfighter Toiling in underground sugar caves

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    2,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's best not to think about these things.

    Also how much acid did you take.
     
  8. Phlog Dad Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    14,238
    Likes Received:
    306
    As a child you learn things exist even when they disappear from view, it's called object permanence. Then you learn things have beginnings and ends again later.

    So really you just have to adopt a previously held belief.
     
  9. GSP_37 Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    38,109
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Don't you wish you could ask an alien what they know about these things?
     
  10. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    50,922
    Likes Received:
    829
    No that’s not true. You would’ve made this post before an infinite amount of times in the multiverse not in our universe alone. The reason is you haven’t always existed in our universe. In the multiverse yes but in our universe, no.

    It’s like saying if you gave a monkey a typewriter an infinite amount of times eventually the monkey would type Shakespeare. It’s mind bending stuff but when you talk about Infinity it’s more of a though experiment than anything else.
     
  11. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    50,922
    Likes Received:
    829

    Yes and they’d only ask you for semen samples as payment for that knowledge.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  12. bigkick Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,574
    Likes Received:
    20
    Honestly, it doesn't interest me because it's an endless, unanswerable question. "Who or what created creation, and how?" - it's just too abstract for me.
     
  13. D3THRONED Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    4,389
    Likes Received:
    63
    Someone watches JRE
     
  14. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    50,922
    Likes Received:
    829

    Once in a blue moon.

    That’s mostly from watching science specials and reading comic books lol.
     
  15. Jack Stevonovich Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2018
    Messages:
    7,557
    Likes Received:
    918
    so it's kind of like the internet.
     
  16. NewS Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    896
    Likes Received:
    33
    Thinking about it gives me headache so I just ignore the dilemma
     
  17. Phr3121 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    10,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Grandmother told me so. She was always right and never lied. ;)
    Next question...
     
  18. 0verlord Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Messages:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    0
  19. EyeOfNewt Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    2,883
    Likes Received:
    129
    If you can accept the fact that nothing cannot exist (as in no o such thing as empty space), then it's less difficult to see why something always had to be
     
  20. tonysmasseuse Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2017
    Messages:
    6,111
    Likes Received:
    565
    Location:
    Europa

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.