However arbitrary the laws of physics governing the universe seem to us, they are in fact what dictated the arrangement and manipulation of matter in such a way that allowed for “Life” to form.
The formation of earth’s specific entities was relatively random, although the foundation for what we refer to as “Life” was inevitable. Every miniscule aspect of the assemblance of “Life” was dictated by the “Laws of Physics”; the way that matter behaves in our universe (existence). If matter were to behave in a way that is in accordance with a different universe, it would, by definition, be located in a different universe. So far as we can tell, the nature of our universe seems to be to simply grow at an accelerating rate. Even if we don’t understand what exactly the universe’s motive is (or if it even has a motive; maybe accelerating growth is just a reaction of some arbitrary cause from a different universe) we would have to deduce that it is the nature of existence as we know it.
As we previously identified, the fact that matter even exists in our universe implies that it abides by this perceived nature of accelerating growth. We have labeled this process as “gravity”, where matter seems to be drawn to empty space. Perhaps matter is simply behaving in accordance with the universe in which it exists; growing in size at an increasing rate as it grows (accelerating growth).
The thing that we have labeled as “Life”, is simply an entity that happens to be composed of this matter, acting in accordance with the universal nature in which it exists (existing to reproduce). The material body of a lifeform still abides by the laws of physics because it is still simply a piece of matter. However, it is addressed as “Life” when a separate set of laws (instincts) are additionally followed. The evolution of these instincts would have had to have branched off of the beginning; from what the “laws of physics” were conforming matter to: the nature of the universe itself. If “Life” was not designed to behave in accordance with the nature of this universe (to exist), it would have never came into and remained in this existence.
While the elemental, chemical and spatial positioning of these specific components was relatively random, the combination that was capable of hosting the existence of an entity that could behave in accordance with the nature of the universe was not. Mankind (and every other “living” organism) is simply exercising the nature of the universe, through the vessel of matter. Anything that exists in our universe, must be able to exist, or else it simply wouldn’t exist in our universe. This includes the entity of “Life.”
Although we perceive the nature of mankind as accelerating growth, we can’t necessarily know for sure, or decipher the “Why” behind it all (what caused the arbitrary nature of the universe). All that we can do is recognize patterns and make predictions on how the universe appears to operate. The question remains: Why does our universe exist? Whatever was responsible for creating it, would have to be of a universe (existence) outside of our own, because something can’t create the universe in which it exists, as it wouldn’t have even existed yet. Whatever is outside of our universe, would have to be a separate universe. If it weren’t separate then it would, by default, be a part of our universe.
A universe other than our own (an existence that abides by a completely different nature) is something that we would have no capability of understanding. Because any understanding that we would have of it, would be based on an idea that is created by a frame of thought, derived from experience and instinctual perception, relative to the very existence that the information originated from. Therefore, no understanding of something outside our universe, could ever be comprehended by something within it.
The nature of our universe seems to abide by the principle that something cannot come from nothing; things have to build upon themselves. A form of life is brought into existence only through a previous form of life. An area of space is only there because a previous area of space expanded (matter and space build on themselves). This is why it seems impossible to think that the big bang happened out of nowhere. We desperately want to know what created our universe, because our nature is based on the idea that there has to be a cause; that something can’t come from nothing.
This leads many to assume a God (of their choosing) had to be responsible, however, this idea is extremely illogical because:
Any God (creator of our existing universe) that you can think of would be ruled out of possibility, simply because you thought of it. This is because:
Any understanding that you have regarding this God, would be based on an idea that is created by a frame of thought, derived from experience and instinctual perception, relative to the very existence that the information originated from. Therefore, no understanding of something outside our existence could ever be comprehended by something within it. The only God that could possibly exist, is something that we wouldn’t be able to think of in the first place.
If you are convinced that God granted you the ability to comprehend it, revert back to the logical progression above, to again realize why that very thought disproves the existence of your God.
It seems impossible for our universe to come from nothing, as this goes against the very nature of existence as we know it. Thus, whatever “Nothing” is, is our “God.” We won’t ever be able to figure out what our God: “Nothing” is, because then it will become “Something!”
We can’t comprehend the origin of our existence, because it would involve understanding the nature of an existence outside/before our own. This will always remain a mystery, because any idea that we could come up with would be derived from our existence, thus, the result and not the cause.