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* Consider the fractions 1/2 and 1/999999,999,999,999,999. As the denominator of any fraction increases, its value decreases. Though the volume of infinity is unquantifiable and can't be represented by a number, it is obvious the ratio of the size of any entity (regardless how large) compared to infinity is Ø.

* Using any given point in space as the point of origin for an X,Y,Z axis, one may theoretically extend equidistant lines to infinity through the spectrum of three-dimensional coordinates. This describes a sphere which theoretically encompasses the Universe. By definition, the selected point is the center of that sphere - and the center of the Universe. Since the same can be done for all points in the Universe, the relative position of every entity is at the center of cosmos.

* If every quality has a reciprocal, then the sum of the qualities of every entity in the Universe has a 'null' value.

Null quantity, null quality, no relative location - looking at the cosmos from the perspective of infinity, all relative values vanish and the omnipresent fabric of 'Nothing' appears.

Nothing - It Ain't What You Think It's Not

The existence of Nothing requires no justification. It is the only phenomenon commonly considered to be essentially natural and intrinsically logical.

But just what IS Nothing?

The "void" of space isn't Nothing as in non-existent. Space may be non-material (does not have the property of mass) but it does occupy volume. Anything that has a physical presence in the Universe exists. An infinite expanse of space devoid of matter would require no less logical justification than an infinite expanse of matter devoid of space.

Semantically, Nothing has two connotations :

Nothing(L) (logical) is the null set represented by the symbol 'Ø'.
Nothing(A) (abstract) is 'that which does not exist'.

The logical set of null value (Nothing(L) or 'Ø') is neither positive nor negative. As a value, it is unique in that regard.

That which does not exist (Nothing(A)), doesn't exist. It isn't an empty set, it is the absence of a set.

To consider Nothing(A) would be not to consider
To perceive Nothing(A) would be not to perceive.
To understand Nothing(A) would be not to understand.

(Authors Note: If you think you understand the preceding paragraph, please go back and re-read it until you are absolutely certain you don't.)

Imagine an inert, infinitesimal point in space - and then try to imagine that same point NOT in space. Better yet, try to describe for me something that neither has nor lacks quality, quantity or location. Logic and perception require definition and Nothing(A) is undefined.

Nothing(L) represents the neutral equilibrium that pervades the structure of the Universe.




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