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.
These evasions include the steady state model, the idea of an eternal cyclical universe, and the string landscape model.