Victor Stenger: Nuthin’ to Explain

This is a guest article by the late Victor J Stenger, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Hawaii and adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, originally
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This is a guest article by the late Victor J Stenger, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Hawaii and adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, originally published on April 18, 2012.        Nuthin’ to Explain Victor J. Stenger When you ain’t got nuthin’ You got nuthin’ to explain -Bob Dylan (paraphrase)   In a recent book called A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, cosmologist Larry Krauss describes how our universe could have arisen naturally from a pre-existing structureless void he calls “nothing.”[1] He bases his argument on quantum physics, along with now well-established results from elementary particle physics and cosmology. In an afterword, atheist Richard Dawkins exults, “Even the last remaining trump card of the theologian, ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’ shrivels up before your eyes as you read these pages.”[2] Philosopher David Albert will have none of it. In a review in the New York. . .

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