There are two major stories about how we became us. The more common is the 7 or 8 billion year history from the big bang - in the void - light and heat - elementary particles - atoms- molecules - distribution into galaxies and planets, cooling from the heat until water formed, one cell critters found a way, became multicellular - through history and evolution to us.
The alternative story, rarely heard, is that we humans are storytellers, and the big bang is just one of those stories. The advantage of this way of seeing things is, first, it is more true, and second, it is more open to new understandings. The big bang version features material evolution, something coming from nothing. The second approach features mind and its accomplishments along with a heightened interest in mind and how it does what it does, including creating the wonderful big bang story. It also keeps open questions about the big bang origin. Where, when, how, what? Is space empty? No. it is something that is at least receptive, and at most everypoint contains all possibilities.
Quantum mechanics has lots to say about the entanglements that occupy “empty” space. Gardenworld will be helped by an education, across generations, about the natural and social world and the way our experiences flow with this broad education . Our experience will continue to spark awe that our current education avoids Being more philosophical is important if we are to understand who we are. We need to take our reflections seriously, and that requires lots of serious conversation. We don’t know how the universe started and we don’t know how it will end. We are born in between and will live out our lives bookended by the unknown. This is where we get to live.