Transcription of LocHum,620[2]
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He knows also, that Nothing cannot produce a Being, therefore something eternal.
      §3. In the next place, Man knows by an intuitive Certainty, that
bare nothing can no more produce any real Being, than it can be equal to two
right Angles. If a Man knows not that Non-entity, or the Absence of
all Being cannot be equal to two right Angles, it is impossible he
should know any demonstration in Euclid. If therefore we know
there is some real Being, and that Non-entity cannot produce any
real Being, it is an evident demonstration, that from Eternity there
has been something; Since what was not from Eternity, had a
Beginning; and what had a Beginning, must be produced by some-
thing else.
Locke Hum IV, 10, §3, p. 620