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Single Idea 22919

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / d. Non-being]

Full Idea

It is a powerful argument for something's non-existence that it would make absolutely no difference.

Gist of Idea

A thing which makes no difference seems unlikely to exist


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 02 'Everything')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.27

A Reaction

Powerful, but not conclusive. Neutrinos don't seem to do much, so it isn't far from there to get a particle which does nothing.

Related Idea

Idea 7022 To be is to have a capacity, to act on other things, or to receive actions [Plato]