Well, if we could derive the existence of the universe from the laws
of logic, then I think we could be reasonably satisfied. A logical
proof is surely good enough.
Philosopher Nozick mentions the following argument in one of his
books (Philosophical Explanations 1981): There are infinitely many
ways for there to be something, but only one way for there to be
nothing. Therefore, assuming each way is equally probable, the
probability that there is something equals 1.
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