Everything which exists, or ever will exist, or ever has existed can be said to co-exist and has emerged from a field of potentiality of which these events form a part. As any event emerges from this field, it negates the potential for another dissimilar event from emerging at that same space and time. I'm describing this non-occurring event as 'non-existence'.
Its qualities could be measured, I suppose, by negation. If event x occurs as 78 degrees, the non-occurring event did not take place in a range of temperature with a range that does not include 78 degrees.
I'm sorry if I appear to be presumptuous, not my intention. I enjoy putting ideas out there to better understand where a possible answer may lay. It strikes me that science is obliged to build upon its own foundations, but philosophy may cast aside preconceived body of knowledge to consider an alternate potential.
I applied 'presumption' to my ideas, not yours.
So - If there is a clock on a wall - Everything that is not located where the clock is, is non-existent?
Can an infinite number of clocks hang at the same location on the same wall?
As simple as that.........DOES NOTHING EXIST???
In your opinion - does nothing exist, has it ever existed, can it ever exist?
Just tell it as you see it! All are welcome to throw it out there.
Thank you guys.
I guess the notion of "nothing" is more abstract than that of "something." But that does not save the latter from being no more than a construct. Things are what we "thingers" make of the world--as Fresco has taught us. And, of course "things" do not exist as static objects that have the ontological nature of being; they are processes consisting of all kinds of underlyling processes (by molecules, atoms, neutrinos, quarks, etc. etc. all of which are constructions as well) that are becoming something else.
We can't say nothing doesn't exist, because it exists in our vocabulary.
To say nothing is a noun,how does one define nothing is a person, place or thing? Smile