Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Quantum Fluctuation: When Is Nothing Not Nothing?
When is nothing not nothing? Many scientists who embrace a naturalistic /materialistic worldview do believe in a beginning of sorts, but one might ask whether it is at all possible to get everything from nothing, thanks to a quantum fluctuation.
Jake Hebert, who has a PhD in physics, suggests that this nothing cannot really be nothing, as the energy for the fluctuation was already present within the vacuum.
Hebert, Jake. 2012. A Universe from Nothing? Acts & Facts 41 (7): 11-13.