Monday, May 9, 2011
Why like this?
Some people think it is mysterious that there is something rather than nothing. I am one of them. However, I think it would be equally mysterious if there were nothing rather than something. The same goes for basic lawlikeness in the way things work, versus lack of any basic lawlikeness in the way things work: neither appears impossible, neither seems to merit default status. In each case, the reality of either alternative rather than the other, is mysterious; in each case, I would (contemplating each from the safety of my imagination) wonder, why like this?