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?”
A universe from nothing, for materialists, may be the single largest problem, among a variety of others.
Philosopher Phillip Goff is, intriguingly, on the right track but he errs in his subsequent inference to cosmopsychism.
The material universe must be caused, and it cannot be the cause of its own existence.
“If only Tiktaalik had inherited three pairs of stubby little old fins we’d be centaurs now.”