Sunday, 2 March 2014

Something From Nothing According to Richard Dawkins

The bang that according to current mythology started it all. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Last year, on Australian TV, Richard Dawkins said:

Of course it’s counter-intuitive that you can get something from nothing. Of course common sense doesn’t allow you to get something from nothing. That’s why it’s interesting. It’s got to be interesting in order to give rise to the universe at all. Something pretty mysterious had to give rise to the origin of the universe.”

It does sound a bit as though our old friend Richard Dawkins (of the “we scientists” renown ) believes in something akin to magic.


Q&A, ABC TV,, 10 April 2013.