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Re Comment 19 by Schrodinger's Cat, yes, in a way you are right about that. We get a clue when we try to take out all the particles and find that we cannot because the quantum foam is always there. But remember, the "laws of physics" are not real, but things we abstract to predict what will happen to particles when they are there; if no stuff, then no behavior of stuff, and then, no laws.

But, as you have pointed out, there is no test we can do to show that metaphysical nothing may be a possible state (let alone find any in reality), thus the inability to assign meaning to the question you last asked.

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:02:44 UTC | #937914