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The Biblical answer would be that God created the 'something' out of nothing. This is referred to as creation ex nihilo and refers to the creation of all that exists by the one and only almighty God, in the beginning.
Nehemiah 9:6 (King James Version): 6Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
Acts 14:15 (King James Version):15And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
The Bible also describes God as the sovereign Lord. In other words He is completely self-sufficient and self-directed and so had no need in Himself to make the world or anything else. He made the world, the 'something' because He wanted to.
But the question is "Why is there anything at all?" That implies "Why was there God in the first place?"
Actually it is a silly question (to a human being). As an analogy, imagine a goldfish in a bowl, swimming around and around in circles, and the bowl is on a train going from New York to LA. The bowl is in a closed box. Ask the fish, "where are you going?" He says, "Around my bowl." You say, "That is true, but you're swimming all the way to Los Angeles too."
"Why is there a God?", is a question beyond our knowledge and our understanding. The fish cannot envisage being out of the water in its bowl. We cannot envisage anything out of the time or space of this Universe.
Why do humans respond emotionally to beautiful sights? And why are painters, sculptors, or musicians motivated emotionally (even beyond monetary need) - to create works of beauty? We are created in the image of God (Genesis ch.5), and God himself is a master artist, who (we intuit) enjoys beauty and has made this beautiful world (see Genesis 1:31). The best human efforts to create beauty are a pale reflection of God's own designs. We respond to them because we are made in the Creator's image.
God made the Earth for people: "He did not create [the earth] simply for nothing," but "formed it to be inhabited" (Isaiah 45:18). He wanted people to exist in order to have someone to love, and to give us an opportunity to achieve godliness. All people are tested concerning their use of free-will. We possess a soul which lives on after the body dies and is held responsible for the person's actions. Anyone who is worthy can merit reward in the afterlife. When the righteous use their free-will to obey God despite His being hidden, they have shown that they deserve His love. Their reward will never cease. But even the undeserving are given the kindness of life in this world, and the lifelong ability to draw near to Him.See also:
Questions like this are known as 'egocentric' questions. If there were nothing, we could not ask the question. Similar questions ask why the earth is just right to support human life, and so on - if the earth were not just right to support human life, we could not ask the question, although intelligent beings somewhere else in the universe could be wondering just the same things about their worlds.
A religious answer, within the framework of Abrahamic religions, is that God created everything.
A scientific answer, from Stephen Hawking (The Grand Design), says that because there are laws such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. This is the essence of the Big Bang, from which the whole universe emerged.
How do you know there are things rather than nothing?That's the answer.
If something exists and nothing doesn't exist then nothing is never better than something. Nothing does not exist so it can't be better than something. Answer Or...if you have something but it's terrible or miserable then...nothing CAN be better than something. :-)
All positive numbers are more than nothing (zero) but less than something (a bigger number).
Because they want something other to do rather than sitting on there bums all day doing nothing.
There is probably no such thing as 'nothing'. Ask yourself "What is the question to which I would give the answer 'nothing'?" Almost invariably, the answer will be something other than 'nothing'.
nothing else rather than to consider it as a boon.....
It means to but the Lil bit that you have to something that's nothing , then you will make it out of something , as in give to gain
This is a difficult . For instance, " There wasn't anything that we could do" rather than "There was nothing that we could do" Nothing smacks of negative thoughts whereas anything suggest s that this had been thought out. Something means to me anyway, that it is important . e.g " I knew that there was something going on" Hope that makes sense.
When you talk about someTHING rather than someONE, use "it" instead of "he" or "she".
history means nothing rather than rehearsing the past
Advantages of saving money, rather than spending it would be that when you save it you can then purchase something bigger. Also, if you ever lose a job or something you would then have something to fall back on.
A pizza is better than eternal happiness. no? what is better than eternal happiness? Nothing Would you rather have a pizza or Nothing? a pizza so a pizza is better than nothing, and nothing is better than eternal happiness, there for, A pizza is better than eternal happiness.
The phrase 'ain't nothing' is incorrect grammar. First, 'ain't' is not a word. Second, the contraction includes 'not' so it creates a double negative, meaning, 'not nothing'. Ex: It was not (wasn't) nothing. That example makes little sense! Better grammar would be to switch the sentence to positive phrasing, e.g. to 'something' rather than 'nothing'. Example: His answer was really something! He was clear, concise, and intelligent. Better yet, leave out 'nothing' or 'something' and simply state what you mean! Example: His answer was clear, concise, and intelligent.
There is no reason to want to be a size 0. Zero is "nothing." Wouldn't you rather be something?
Personally I would just tell her how I feel straight up. May not be the best idea but At least you said something rather than nothing at all. If you say nothing then you risk missing out on a good oppertunity
Not sure what you are asking. Owning your own lot where? Isn't it better to own something and build equity rather than paying rent and having nothing in the end?
Something Circul , Better than nothing (:
yes you can fast something rather then food you could fast water, TV, facebook, electricity, your phone etc.
Something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity. So- something you want, not that you need it.
No. Nothing is faster than the speed of light. "The twinkling of an eye" does not refer to any definite unit of measure, but rather means that something ocurred essentially instantaneously.
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You can certainly try. Any halfway intelligent bank manager would rather see something comming in on the note rather than have you file bankruptcy and get nothing.
relating to, measured by the quality of something rather than its quantity