Why is there something rather than nothing?
Life Results from the Non-Random Survival of Randomly Varying Replicators.
Richard Dawkins, Revolutionary Evolutionist
My answer to life, the universe, and everything:
Randomness begets persistence
For among things that vary a lot, and vary varyingly (= non- independently = causally), what varies little remains (duh!)
Persistence begets replication
For among things that persist, what copies itself is an outbreak
Replication begets complexity
For among the ways to copy oneself, the more successful ones are among the more complex (for there are many, many more complex ways than simpler ones)