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plese explain me the meaning of the words I BOLD
"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing," he writes. "Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist
"something rather than nothing" : here, "rather than" means "instead of". If spontaneous creation did not happen, then there would still be nothing in existence. However, because spontaneous creation does happen, we have "something" (the universe), instead of "nothing".