What are the most well thought out theories of "why" this universe exists?
Obviously this question falls more to the realm of philosophy than science, but I feel that scientific minds are perhaps the only ones capable of tackling it, even if not through science.
I've been reading John Wheeler's Beyond the Blackhole, and also Roger Penrose's fanastic lecture here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbtxndUJHZI.
>inb4 not answerable by science
>inb4 simulation theory
>What are the most well thought out theories of "why" this universe exists
>even if not through science.
Scientists should stick to their own fields. So many scientists spout BS on shit they don't know. It's simple, just never speak on something you have little knowledge of, high knowledge in physics doesn't make you knowledgeable in deconstructive criticism. So why would the physicist speak on deconstructive philosophy? Leave it to the philosophers who spent their decades learning that shit, because it really does take decades to learn.
Chris Langan's CTMU (Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe) is pretty insightful. Take a gander: http://www.ctmu.org/
I was obsessed with that for half a year a while back. It's fascinating, yet so beyond me.
But sometimes I've wondered if his CTMU is the result of some kind of as-yet unclassified neurological dysfunction unique to his almost alien levels of hyper-intelligence.
Or maybe he really does understand reality, and he's the only one who can.