POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE GUARDIAN
Explain the Cosmos?
The universe just is.
Science, by the way, gave up the 19th century concept of laws long ago.
Science offers conjectures that get firmed up into theories by testing, but they never become laws.
Each really major breakthrough in physics brings us to a new level of generality under which old 'laws' become special cases.
There is no 'meaning' in any of this, just increased understanding and ability to manipulate phenomena in our favor.