Can Science Explain Existence?

Universe Why is there something rather than nothing?  If you’re a philosopher, this is a familiar question and one that can be considered from the comfortable confines of an armchair.  However, according to a recent column in the New York Times, the answer, “may have been partially revealed in a recent experiment in the Tevatron — a particle accelerator — at Fermilab, in Batavia, Ill.”

The question addressed by the experiment was not about existence itself, of course, but rather about what we might call ‘conditional existence.’  Continue reading “Can Science Explain Existence?”