As a conscious agent who suddenly appeared in this cosmic void as a child to my parents and got a consistent memory since about the age of 3;

With time I have learned of the question "why is there something rather than nothing" and that some view it as a redundant or irrational question because if there wasn't anything no one would ask it.

While there is something and something can't emerge if there isn't anything to emerge from, some have grasped our specific universe of this cosmic void as eternal - perhaps booming and crunching repetitively even if at some point there will be an exception so it dies in a one way heat death.

Is it possible philosophically that the entire cosmic void with one or more universe/s inside it will stop exist eternally (so, suddenly there won't be anything at all)?

  • "the entire cosmic void (with one or more universe/s inside it) will stop exist eternally?" If we have universe (matter/mind) inside, it is universe and not "cosmic void". Are you meaning "empty space" (that is part of the physical theory) or something different ? If only void, without universe, maybe also time does not exist: so, without time, what does it mean "to stop exist eternally" ? Jun 15, 2020 at 13:12
  • I meant empty space but in a general sense - not necessarily that of any physics theory; just a void in which there is something and that something might be named "nothing" by some physicists such as Lawrence Krauss but I don't share this behavior of Lawrence Krauss. Jun 15, 2020 at 13:17
  • "Something can't emerge if there isn't anything to emerge from" is just a loose generalization from our experience, it is not a "philosophical law", and our experience is very limited. There is nothing logically impossible either about something emerging from nothing or about it vanishing into nothing.
    – Conifold
    Jun 16, 2020 at 6:46


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