I am writing an article and I am having trouble finding a word for “to create out of nothing.” The following are slightly different forms to show you the general ‘feel’ of the word that I am looking for.
“to obtain without [any] effort”
“to create without any input”
“producing something effortlessly or from nothing”
A Latin word for this that I was thinking of is Ex Nihilo but I was hoping for more ideas.
There’s always spontaneous generation, which sounds a bit wacky until someone starts chatting you up about vacuum energy with particle pairs blinking into existence and quickly annihilating each other back into the nothingness whence they came.
Ok fine, so it still sounds wacky.