Sources: CERN, Atlas Team, CMS Team
quote: I think that is how existence works on a fundamental level. It's really just nothing, but since nothing can also be anything simultaneously we get to exist as just one of an infinite number of somethings.
quote: Matter is simply large pockets of "nothing" loosely, or densely, held together by molecules. It's really not THAT hard to comprehend that outer space is a much more vast area of pockets of "nothing" interspersed with dense galaxies, radiation, and other molecules. Space is actually not a true vacuum, there's about 2 hydrogen atoms per cubic meter of space on average. So it's not "nothing".
quote: Just because we perceive it as "nothing", doesn't make it so.
quote: That is correct and that is why we must solve it.
quote: That's how science works. You and Eric can philosophize all you want, but that kind of thinking doesn't really get us anywhere.
quote: On the contrary; being unwilling or unable to look at things from a perspective other than your own ensures that many mysteries will remain mysteries.
quote: Because if "reality is a human invention", and we're just making up everything we perceive, then the truth is simply what we imagine it to be. In which case things like science, proof, facts, and truth are subjective in the extreme.