Wondering about wild grapes

Friday, February 12, 2016

Blog About Nothing.

The title to this blog is a little mis-leading.  I am going to talk about the word, "zero".  What does zero mean to you, nothing?  Is zero really nothing?  Then everything has to be more than zero, right?  Well then, what about temperature?  I can personally tell you from experience, especially when I lived up north, that the temperature can go below zero.  So, was that nothing?  Heck no, it was something, it was really cold!!!

So if zero isn't "nothing", then what is it, does it have a value?  Let me think a minute, oh yes, remember the WW2 Japanese fighter planes, the Zeroes?  They may not have been as good as the American made planes but they certainly were something, not nothing.

They say that there is strength in numbers.  So if I group a whole bunch of zeroes together, do I get a bigger number?  Nope, zero or a bunch of them is still nothing without some other whole number.  If I have three zeros, they aren't anything, but if I put a whole number, like the number one, in front of them, they turn it into a thousand, and that is a long way from nothing.

I don't believe in "nothing".  No, I didn't say I don't believe anything.  What I mean is there is always something.  Even out in space, locally or further out in the universe, there is always something, although there may be quite a bit of space between them.  There are cosmic rays, dust, etc.  What is beyond the bubble which we call our universe?  I have no idea and maybe nothing, zero, zilch, emptiness. . . Now, you all have a great day, you hear?


  1. Dare I say it? Aw go ahead. OK. Thanks for nothing.

  2. Guess I don't think about zero very often... kind of like the glass half empty or half full.. just one of those things to ponder when I can't sleep at night ;-)

    1. I hope I don't keep you awake, but if you count sheep to try to get asleep, you should get to numbers a little higher than zero.

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    1. Nah, I just made that stuff up (grin). Yes, I say so. . .

  4. Did Shakespeare sum it up with "much ado about nothing"?