Atoms and the Void
Democritus (c. 1630) by Johannes Paulus Moreelse.
In ‘Fragment 9’ Ancient Greek philosopher Democritus (pictured) writes:
Viz, as an atomist, Democritus was happy to believe that there was a void: a vacuum of nothing beneath something, where everything meets nothing. In fact, atoms are compositions of the void itself, governed by ideal laws.
Do you think this makes sense? For how can something come from nothing?