Stephen Hawkings is on of the most brilliant physicists and cosmologists of our generation. Here’s an excerpt from his book ‘A Breif History of Time’ in which he laments over the unsatisfying nature of science:
” Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual scientific approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the question of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?”
Food for thought.