Greetings ! The Paradox of Existence : (Brought to you in drag's version with multiple credits involved in the definition evolution proccess. All rights reserved ! ) " A system by defintion is something that has a minimum of two or more components. A reasoning system by defintion is applied to systems. A singular "thing" is paradoxical - unexplainable, since no reasoning system can be applied to singularity (NOT a BH center meant here. ). Hence, if the Universe were singular it would be paradoxical. However, that is of course an unreal claim because any fact - anything we think/ feel/whatever is sufficient to denounce total singularity. Hence, the Universe - ALL exitence IS a system. Now, ANY system has certain rules = a reasoning system. The TOTAL lack of a reasoning system is called TOTAL CHAOS. Total Chaos is an impossibility because by definition a system has 2+ components and it is always possible to make a pattern between even 2 components. In conclusion, the Universe is a system and some reasoning system - rules apply to it. Now, for example : math, chess, backgammon or any other system has rules. However, the rules of the system can NEVER explain the EXISTENCE of the WHOLE system. We can, for the above systems, because for us they are just components in a larger system. However, the Universe = ALL existence is the ultimate system and hence by definition - there is nothing "beyond" it. Final Conclusion : The existence of the Universe can not EVER in ANY WAY be explained - a REAL paradox of existence. " If ANYONE can see a problem OR doesn't understand the above definition - SPEAK UP, PLEASE ! If you simply disagree WITHOUT ANY REASON - you should go to church or somethin' ! "Does dice play God ?" Live long and prosper.