nature abhors a vacuum

nature abhors a vacuum

Any absence of a regular or expected person or thing will soon be filled by someone or something similar. Based on Aristotle's observation that no true vacuums exist in nature (on Earth) because the difference in pressure results in an immediate force that acts to correct the equilibrium. Nature abhors a vacuum, and in such a manner so too does the corporate hierarchy. Either the vacuum left by a departing manager or executive must be filled immediately, or the company risks languishing and eventually imploding. A live presentation cannot cope with dead, silent air time, in the same manner that nature abhors a vacuum.
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Nature abhors a vacuum.

Prov. If there is a gap, something will fill it. Jill: As soon as the beggar who used to work that corner left, another one showed up. Jane: Nature abhors a vacuum.
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nature abhors a vacuum

Empty spaces are usually filled. This seemingly very scientific statement actually was first made by Rabelais in Gargantua (1534), in Latin: Natura abhorret vacuum; Rabelais later repeated it in French in Pantagruel (1548). A century later Thomas Fuller also stated, “Queen Joan . . . (hating widowhood as much as nature doth vacuum) married James, King of Majorca.”
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