In order to push this, he has to make some pretty big changes to our normal dictionary definition of what “nothing” means.
A correspondent asked me recently how we know the age of the universe. The answer is calculated from the inverse of the Hubble constant.
Around 50 BC Titus Lucretius Carus wrote a long treatise against finding purpose in nature.
In my opinion, only one tooth fairy is allowed per theory, and this one has at least four, making its irrelevance nearly guaranteed.
Here is an article, “The New Evolution Deniers,” by evolutionary biologist Colin Wright at Penn State.