The Life-its-absence-and-presence post has drawn huge worldwide interest, and as a consequence some more words which should be of interest to the intellectually hungry hordes. I wrote: "Many humans have pondered the nature of life and death, each being apparently the absence of the other, but my definition is assuredly an improvement on all previous efforts in this noble art-form." I thought that some of these previous efforts might be worth displaying in their own right, and so below will follow some of same.
Death is that which is there when life isn't, which is to say that when life is there, death isn't. Life is the presence of that which we call life, while death is the absence of this presence. Though if we were within that which we call death, we might find it to contain the presence rather than the absence of life, and within that death, that which we consider life might, in ignorance, be considered to be death.
Death is that which isn't. Therefore, death doesn't exist.
In a pure world of cause and effect, the non-existence of life is the cause of the existence of life.
Attempting to solve the apparent quandary of the above led to the following:
Nature abhors a vacuum, and so the universe came into existence to fill the void of its absence. The meaning of life is prevention of the vacuum.
Why does nature abhor a vacuum? In the vacuum is the non-existence of nature. Nature abhors a vacuum because existence abhors its own non-existence. For the same reason, the vacuum abhors nature: the cosmological struggle.
A vacuum does exist. Nothing exists within a vacuum. Therefore a vacuum doesn't exist.
A vacuum is the absence of existence. It is the non-existence of existence surrounded by the non-existence of existence's absence, which is to say existence's presence.
The vacuum requires existence within which to not exist.