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existential crisis in children

September 6, 2012

My head hurts

“What’s outside of space?” Benjamin asked at dinner last night. “Nothing’s outside of space,” Zach answered. “No, what’s space in?” “Space isn’t in anything. Space is the thing things are in.” I tried to clarify. “Are you asking what’s outside of the universe?” “Yes.” “Nothing’s outside of the universe. The universe is everything.” That didn’t sound quite right. “I mean, you can’t get to the edge of the universe because it’s always expanding.” Which begs the question what it’s expanding…

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