There’s No Such Thing as Nothing, According to Quantum Physics

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Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains how, over the last hundred or so years, trying to nail down the existence of nothingness has become surprisingly complicated. You know, the Biblical void? Um, no so much. Just because we can’t see anything doesn’t mean a space is really empty. It’s all about the maddeningly unstable rules — if we can even call them that — of quantum physics.


Our favorite line of Krauss’ is this: “And in fact, for that kind of nothing, if you wait long enough, you're guaranteed by the laws of quantum mechanics to produce something.”


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