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Old 16th June 2019, 10:59 AM   #125
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Not sure if anyone else has referenced the following (haven't read the whole thread), but Richard Carrier as a unique take on nothing coming from nothing. He says that if there is truly nothing, then the law or principle that nothing comes from nothing does not exist and therefore does not function, so something could come from nothing because there's nothing (heh) ruling that out.
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Aristotle, so far as I know, was the first man to proclaim explicitly that man is a rational animal. His reason for this view was one which does not now seem very impressive: it was, that some people can do sums. - Bertrand Russell
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