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I. Word Game: If nothing exists, show it to me.

"1960s" not "1960's".
"us" not "u's".
"us" is not "us".
"us" looks like "us".
"us" is not "us",
"us" is not "we".
Double u is in a vacuum
We are in a vacuum; w is not.
Is anybody out there?

II. I don't think we abhor nothing.

Here's the game: is nothing a vacuum?
A vacuum contains nothing.
Nothing is a vacuum.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
Nature abhors nothing.
There is nothing in Nature that Nature abhors, because
Nature can abhor nothing, so Nature abhors nothing,
least of all a vacuum.
Nature cannot abhor nothing, because nature can abhor nothing.
If Nature is everything, then everything is natural.
Nature contains nothing, so nothing is natural.
Nature does not contain everything if it does not contain itself.
Nature contains nothing, itself, and everything else.

III. Final Exam: Vacuum

Are the two us empty?
Does dead always come after death or
is there just "dead"?
There are dead things in Nature.
There are dead things in me.
Does dead end and not alive begin?
Limestone: dead? Gold: dead? Nothing: dead? Us: dead?
Nothing is natural. Everything is natural.
Nothing is unnatural. Show me us.
Show me nothing. Show me everything unnatural.
Where does a vacuum end?

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