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Suppose there were nothing. Then there would be no laws, for laws,
all, are something. If there were no laws, everything would be
permitted. If everything were permitted, nothing would be forbidden.
So if there were nothing, nothing would be forbidden. Then nothing is
Therefore, there must be something. QED
"In America, there are more places where nobody is, than where anybody is; and that's what makes America what it is" --Gertrude Stein
Start with a vessel.
Remove everything that can be removed. What remains is a vacuum; but is that "nothing"?
"Nothing is better than a dry martini, but nothing is worse than sand in your sheets"
The quantum vacuum has energy and can give rise to virtual particles. There are even people who will tell you that the "big bang" was a fluctuation in the quantum vacuum.
Its also not clear whether space, or is it space-time, is actually "something" rather than an "empty" stage to play on. Head hurts now.