It is contrary to reason to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing.

Repugnare ut detur vacuum, sive in quo nulla plane sit res

René Descartes

Principles of Philosophy

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Descartes, René. Principia Philosophica [Principles of Philosophy]. Amsterdam: Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1644, pt. 2, sect. 16.