Mental Exercise For The Weekend

A conversation this week made me do some thinking. I give you now an opportunity to do the same thinking. Your results will vary.

OK, I know you’re intelligent. If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you simply must be. I’m going to challenge your intelligence in this post, but not in any mentally superior way. I would never deign to be mentally superior to you, our readers.

I want you to imagine nothing.

That’s right, absolutely nothing. A complete vacuum. You do not exist. The chair you are sitting in along with the building you both occupy does not exist. Your neighbors do not exist. Even the Earth with all its animate inhabitants does not exist. No stars, no moon, no sun.Nothing


This exercise is getting difficult, isn’t it? I believe it is impossible for the human mind to imagine a complete “nothingness”. Yet that is the question we are faced with regardless of whether we choose to believe in “Darwinism” or “Intelligent Design”. Or something else.

Let’s suppose for a moment that you choose to believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution. Extremely simple life forms developed over time into more complex life forms that eventually inhabited the planet we call home.

But remember, we started with a vacuum. Nothing. Nada, zip, zero. Where did the “something” that eventually became “something else” come from?

I don’t really care which side you decide to begin from, the “rabbit from a hat” magical phenomena has to occur somewhere within the theory.

“Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Clean Well Lighted Place

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