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Single Idea 22918

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 3. Parts of Time / a. Beginning of time]

Full Idea

What need would have aroused it later or sooner, starting from nothing to come into being?

Gist of Idea

What could have triggered the beginning [of time and being]?


Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE]), quoted by Robin Le Poidevin - Travels in Four Dimensions 02 'Everything'

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.24

A Reaction

[Barnes 1982:178] This remains an excellent question. The last I heard was a 'quantum fluctuation', but that seems to be an event, which therefore needs time.