I'm reminded of Jared Diamond's point in his book 'Collapse' about Montana, that if it were an independent civilization with the same environmental problems, not integrated with the rest of the United State, that it might have already collapsed. Seeing this about California's drought, it's tempting to wonder the same thing about them, or the … Continue reading xkcd: California drought
Day: August 20, 2014
Why is there something rather than nothing? Why would there be nothing?
Amanda Gefter has an interesting article at Nautilus looking at a somewhat perennial question: How can something come from nothing? The Bridge From Nowhere - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus. In science, explanations are built of cause and effect. But if nothing is truly nothing, it lacks the power to cause. It’s not simply that we … Continue reading Why is there something rather than nothing? Why would there be nothing?