JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
There is hardly anything that is nothing, or a hardly-nothing that is nothing, because the more of a suggestion that in something exists nothing than we are forced to consider the nothingness which of course defeats the cause of identifying that something as a nothing. The image below is a good example of the greater expanse of a supposed nothingness--it is a simple cross section of a doric entablature ("a horizontal, continuous lintel on a classical building supported by columns or a wall, comprising the architrave, frieze, and cornice") or more simply put, the stuff between the pediment and the column. In this case we see the anatomy of the entablature more so than anything else, most of the decoration and design pretty much left aside. We are left with a map of lines, a picture of stability, firmness, and a cold comfort, somehow.
I just like the engraving.
Master G.A. (Italian, active ca. 1535) Doric entablature
[Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, http://metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/415345?sortBy=Relevance&ft=doric+entablature&pg=1&rpp=20&pos=1]