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Something from Eternity.
      §8. There is no Truth more evident, than that something must
be from Eternity. I never yet heard of any one so unreasonable, or
that could suppose so manifest a Contradiction, as a Time, where-
in there was perfectly nothing. This being of all Absurdities the
greatest, to imagine that pure nothing, the perfect Negation and
Absence of all Beings, should ever produce any real Existence.
It being then unavoidable for all rational Creatures, to conclude,
that something has existed from Eternity; Let us next see what
kind of thing that must be.
Locke Hum IV, 10, §8, p. 622