Every religion has a creation story. Everything has a beginning. I last wrote about a debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham about the conflicts between evolution and creation. I think the biggest problem is that the concept of this debate completely throws out religions other than Christianity. This led me to want to describe my views on where the universe comes from. My belief states that everything has a soul. Everything has life. Everything. This includes the universe itself. But where did it come from? Why does it seem to be tailored to life as we know it.
Quite simply, the reason that the universe seems to be tailored to life as we know it is the same reason that an apple tree produces apples. As I see it, and some scientists have been working with a similar theory, this universe is a product of a multiverse, a multiverse that is constantly trying to become stronger. Different qualities are tried, and productive universes go on to produce more "daughter" universes. It very much ties in, in my mind, to the idea of the World Tree. Our universe only appears to be tailored for life as we know it because it happens to sit on a very fruitful branch. It is even possible that we happen to be on a less fruitful branch. The point is that our branch is alive.
Our universe is alive. Over at Big Think, they have this nice photo. It's in an article about fractals and complexity. Basically, it's about natural patterns repeating on scales we can barely comprehend. What is clear is that there appears to be some sort of overall structure. Think what you will of various religions and their stories of world trees, but the structure of the universe clearly gives me the idea of something sprouting.
The basic concept here is this: The universe is alive, it's creation was birth. Galaxies give rise to black holes, which are baby universes of their own. The universe seems to be tailored for carbon-based life because those same conditions for the creation of carbon are also vital to the propagation of black holes as we know them. As with any living being, the universe is host to numerous other life-forms that would not be able to exist without it. Just as E. Coli is a bacterium that lives in the intestines of gut of people and animals, so too do we live within the dark recesses of the universe. We may not be bacteria, but we pale in comparison to the scale of the universe.