Yin and Yang
You can not remove things from the universe. Any one thing necessitates the existence of everything else. I look at the black bored. If it wasn't there all the information about it would still exist in the universe. If it was removed, its reflection would still exist on my eyes. Conversely, if everything in the universe was removed except the black board, the changing state of it would give all of the information about the rest of the universe. They imply each other. This is true of anything in the universe. If one little thing was removed, the universe as we know it could not exist.