Why is there Something Rather than Nothing?

“The conscience, the conscience” Cromwell scoffs.
Sir Thomas turns and regards him coolly.
“The word is not familiar to you?” he asks.
“By God, too familiar!” the Master Secretary roars, “I am very used to hear it on the lips of criminals.”
“I am used to hear bad men misuse the name of God, yet God exists” More replies, as cool as ever. ~ ‘A Man for All Seasons’ by Robert Bolt

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Why does existence exist? If life came from water and water came from chemistry and chemistry came from stars and stars came from the big bang, why do all these things exist in the first place and why do they work the way they do? Why does not the universe just consists of black cubes bumping around without the complexity of electrons and light? And why is there not just pure nothingness?

I was listening to a TED talk the other day on this topic by philosopher Jim Holt. In a detailed manner he described the puzzle of existence and explained why it cannot simply be “pushed back” one level by saying “big bang did it” or “the multiverse did it”, because the question is more fundamental than so: it is not just about why this or that happened but why anything happens, why there are whys.

As an atheist…

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