In math and science a hypothesis is usually framed by the terms "if and then". I am back on my mantra that "less is more". Each of these terms; Nothing is good, Nothing really matters, and Put nothing in its place, are generally seen as negative. If emphasis is placed on the latter half of these statements they read as positive. NOTHING is good versus nothing is GOOD.
If you are taking math, science and grammar lessons from an artist that had to learn to navigate the world through images rather than digits, letters, and measures...heaven help us!