If quantum mechanics came into being with the creation of the Universe, how could they be responsible for causing the singularity that brought them into being? Is the "nothing" of space/ time where quantum uncertainty operates the same as the "nothing" from which space/time "originated spontaneously"? Are there different kinds of "nothing"? Or is quantum mechanics independent of space/time?
Was King Lear wrong when he said: "Nothing will come of nothing."? Or did Macbeth get it right when he complained that "Nothing is but what is not"? Should metaphysics be core curriculum?
Non-mathematical answers gratefully accepted.