In this TED video, Jim Holt, philosopher and author of the book “Why Does The World Exist?“, which I read and loved, says that the God solution to the title riddle is a bit unsatisfactory. Thus, he proposes an intriguingly comic scenario when God, thinking aloud on His Own Existence, asks himself “Where Do I Come From?”. A Woody-Allenesque question, wouldn’t you say?
Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none.