In order to push this, he has to make some pretty big changes to our normal dictionary definition of what “nothing” means.
If the universe and everything in it are the result of a mind, then we are not unintended accidents of nature.
“If cosmic inflation and quantum field theory are both correct, then the Multiverse arises as an inevitable consequence of the two.”
If the model were plausible, the level of fine-tuning would represent even greater evidence of design than it was intended to avoid by removing the beginning.
Here I will address another desperate attempt to avoid a cosmic beginning, this one by astrophysicist Paul Sutter.