Cuchulainn wrote:What's the take by the august members on this?
“The great delusion of modernity, is that the laws of nature explain the universe for us. The laws of nature describe the universe, they describe the regularities. But they explain nothing.”
― Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Wittgenstein once said: the mystery is, why does the universe exist at all? ”
Why should we believe that Wittgenstein's question is well-formed?
To ask "why" is to impose human preconceptions on the nature of the system under study. But what if the problem with answering the question is with the preconceptions and not the system.