I can't answer for Mazulu, but my own answer would be: To ascribe something that is of paramount importance to us (the origin of the universe, without which we wouldn't exist), to a cause as humble and prosaic as "quantum fluctuation," makes us feel like we're not important. People like to feel important: some of them will go out and commit unspeakable crimes just to become noteworthy and have their name known by millions. (Charles Manson, Timothy McVeigh, Seung-Hui Cho, John Allan Muhammad, Adam Lanza, and these are only a few names that pop into my head. Most of them are dead yet they're still famous. I'm going to have to stop for some dog-petting therapy now after remembering all of those bastards.) You've probably come across my own explanation for the Big Bang: a temporally and spatially local reversal of entropy. This is allowed by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Nothing was actually "created" in the Big Bang because all the stuff and anti-stuff (matter, energy, etc.) was in exact balance. What occurred was merely an increase in organization and complexity... i.e., a reversal of entropy. The organization and complexity has been steadily breaking down over the billennia (is that a word? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!), with occasional temporary reversals, and eventually the universe will trend asymptotically to its original state of total disorganization, i.e., maximum entropy. The Second Law will rule in the end. I don't think this is likely to give anyone a "positive emotional impact" either, but it requires a second- or third-year university course in physics to understand it. So most people will probably be happy to hear an explanation that sounds really complicated. It will make them feel like they're part of something really important. And anyway, who's to say that the universe isn't important, regardless of how it came about? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!