In 2001, Hawking gave a talk at the Seattle Opera House and Discovery Institute was among several organizations co-sponsoring the event.
He asked poignantly in A Brief History of Time, “What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?”
Neither the Earth nor the human race is allowably described as unusual, because that could suggest (shudder) intelligent design.
A universe from nothing, for materialists, may be the single largest problem, among a variety of others.
The time for eulogies is now, but that time will pass.