Only if randomness is limited to “something”, and discounted from nothing.

Also, from an historical engineering standpoint, we have only reduced the universe to bits of energy as we know it. There may be something we can’t conceive yet that opens more probabilities as well as possibilities.

Natural things persist when they are net useful to their future selves (stable photons, particles, atoms, molecules, species, societies).

The typical something causes its environment and future to change, as those cause random and predictable changes in that something.

Accepting that nothing was always stochastic fits with empirical data from physics. The very first random occurrence of anything leads to the existence of everything, but as I stated above, that may still be only in our electromagnetic universe frame.

Nothing itself might be a solid crystal as everything we know can be reduced to probability wave functions.

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