I like what Jim Holt told at TED: The question of why there is something instead of nothing-this great question-was asked rather late in the history of philosophical thought. At the end of the XVII century he was asked by the philosopher Leibniz. Leibniz is a smart guy who devised a mathematical analysis independently of Newton and practically simultaneously with him. But for Leibniz the answer to this question was not a great mystery. He either pretended, or indeed was an orthodox Christian in his views on metaphysics. He said that the reason for the existence of the world is obvious: God created it. And God created from nothing. So much he is all-powerful. He does not need any improvised materials for such creation. He can create the world from an empty place, completely out of nothing. Incidentally, this is what most Americans believe today. For them, there is no riddle of being. God did everything.
This thoughts really tells a lot about this man
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