I don't have much background in Cosmology, but an argument I've heard is that the universe sprang into existence from the void via a quantum fluctuation. That is both spacetime & its matter/energy content - aka the big bang.
Without going into the scientific truth and plausability of this hypothesis what piques my curiousity here is what is actually meant here by void?
Can one call a void in which the laws of physics hold a void? For surely something 'is' there - the laws of physics.
Surely an actually void, that is something that is properly nothing, will be void of any laws whatsoever?
In this sense, is it then correct to say that the gap between the void & the world remains unbridged?