Does Michio Kaku agree with Lawrence Krauss' concept of nothingness?

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Michio Kaku and Lawrence Krauss are both well-renowned physicists who propose that the universe (or universes) was generated out of nothing.

Krauss, in his book "A Universe from Nothing" argued that the universe was probably created by a primordial "nothingness" with no space and time and composed by quantum fields and vacua of virtual particles and fluctuations. But, of course, this is not a true nothingness, so he also considers the possibility that everything was created somehow from truly nothingness (with no space, time, energy, vacua, quantum laws, or any kind of physical or even mathematical or logical laws).

However, although Kaku and Krauss have worked together and Kaku also wrote a book where he proposed that everything originated from nothingness, I have not seen any single comment from Kaku mentioning Krauss' book.

So, basically my question is, does Kaku also considers that the universe (or universes) could have been originated by true nothingness (as Krauss does)?
 

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Creation is before time. There is no way to conclude anything about ##t\leq 0##. In order to gain information, there must exist something which requires a positive time. Hence the proposed answer has to be pure speculation and belongs into the field of faith and philosophy. Whether or not they share an opinion on something which cannot be decided is meaningless.
 

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