Here is a fascinating and very different pair of scientific, religious, and philosophical conversations, both with UC San Diego physicist Brian Keating.
In order to push this, he has to make some pretty big changes to our normal dictionary definition of what “nothing” means.
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.
One might, with Darwin, theorize that the development of the biosphere was simply down to that empirically unattested variant of chance, “natural selection.”
The multiverse concept posits the existence of many other universes, each with different sets of physical parameters.