posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 07:30 PM
Hello everyone, I joined just because of this post!
In mathematics the null set (collection of nothing) has been used to create our number system from first principles.
null set = 0
null set + null set = 1
null set + null set + null set = 2 ...... so on (The book "Goedel, Escher, Bach" gives a good overview of this in several hundred pages.)
The null set includes itself. Now applied to the universe everything should total to zero, meaning:
All matter is balanced by antimatter, all positive electric charge balanced by negative, every photon balanced by another photon of the exact same
frequency but moving in the opposite direction.
Even though it sums up to zero, it still contains infinite space, time, and detail.
While this approach has no contradictions, it is hard to grasp.