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Originally posted by Davian
There is no such thing as an outside of the Universe, because the Universe encompasses all existence.
Actually, measurements do show that our universe is flying apart so there doesn't seem to be anything outside it holding it together. Not only that, but the rate at which it's flying apart is increasing. Research "Dark Energy" and "big freeze" if you want to learn more.
Originally posted by Jordan River
Obviously, their must be something, if their wasn't then we would probably fall apart like broken particles.
Originally posted by Xeven
An event horizon. Time is slower there. We are in a black hole that is decaying. It's singularity has reached a point of zero time and released its mass.
Originally posted by R3KR
It has to be something we cant comprehend yet.
It cant be nothing.... that wouldnt make any logical sense. To say a single universe exists and there is nothing else just does not make sense....
Originally posted by fiftyfifty
Get your mind into visualisation mode...
Going up in size and space we start with Earth>Solar System>Milky Way>Universe> Cluster of Universes (Multiverse/Cell)
I believe that the Universe is equivalent to an atom making up a cell.The cell it makes up is a part of a larger living organism and at the end of our immediate multiverse is a separate multiverse and so on. Scale up and you get a lifeform that we are incapable of comprehending yet it could be as simple as bacteria, which is part of it's own world within it's own galaxy, within it's own universe upscaling infinitely.
Eventually, our Cell will die, eventually our multiverse will die, but others will exist outside our cell yet all the time, new universes are being born so this process will continue for ever.
The same works in the reverse, you can downscale infinitely, 'too small' doesn't really exist, it only exists from our perspective, it doesn't matter how big or small anything is, if it exists beyond our ability to perceive then as far as we are concerned it doesn't exist because we will never see nor understand it.... but it does exist.
Originally posted by Box of Rain
It's equally hard to wrap your mind around this idea:
"Why does 'something' exist at all?"
Why is there a place in which the universe can exist in the first place?
Why is the universe here at all?
If it was some event similar to the big bang, why did the bang happen? If the universe came into existence some other way, say from another universe, then why did that other universe exist?
If i was some supreme being (or supreme alien) that created our universe, then where did that supreme being come from?
In short, why does "stuff and the place to hold that stuff" exist at all?