Post Reply A paradox that fits my thought processes!
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Posted 9/13/17
This little theorem proves my explanation of something out of nothing. Kinda and kinda not. At the same time. But not at the same time.

"The Banach–Tarski paradox is a theorem in set-theoretic geometry, which states the following: Given a solid ball in 3‑dimensional space, there exists a decomposition of the ball into a finite number of disjoint subsets, which can then be put back together in a different way to yield two identical copies of the original ball. Indeed, the reassembly process involves only moving the pieces around and rotating them, without changing their shape. However, the pieces themselves are not "solids" in the usual sense, but infinite scatterings of points. The reconstruction can work with as few as five pieces." (credit via Tao, Terence (2011). "An introduction to measure theory" (PDF): 3.)

Basically you can tear apart a piece of anything and be able to put the pieces back into 2 identical items and then again so on and so forth.

Thus you can get something out of nothing. For nothing is something. And nothing's something is something out of nothing which something's nothing's something nothing. Which is something I must say.
Posted 9/13/17
Vsauce did a good video on this.
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