The physicist

George F. R. Ellis, when asked whether Krauss has "solved the mystery of why there is something rather than nothing", noted that the "belief that all of reality can be fully comprehended in terms of physics and the equations of physics is a fantasy ..

**"****Krauss does not address why the laws of physics exist, why they have the form they have, or in what kind of manifestation they existed before the universe existed** (which he must believe if he believes they brought the universe into existence)"

IMO, the laws of physics existed in an abstract and latent form before there were physical things and their specific values. An inherent abstract logical function which mathematically permits or restricts physical reality. A dimension of mathematical probabilities.

Most cosmologists "feel" that they are discovering these laws, because these laws existed abstractly (but logically) even before the universe actually became expressed in our physical and observable reality.

Why would it be foolish to make such a claim?

The (necessary) problem with physical laws is that they are based on observed physical patterns of behavior in the course of events.

But physics cannot critically accept that if a pattern is not expressed in physical reality it can still exist in the abstract.

IMO therein lies the problem, physics tends to discount non-physical potential existence.

We had to

*prove* the Higgs boson (Cern) before we could physically accept the reality of that particle, although the mathematical calculations already predicted it's existence in the abstract form of mathematical permissions and restrictions (equations), which would "allow" us to create and "see" it.

Then we presented these values to the Cern collider and have it execute the abstractions in a physical way and behold the particle appeared, congrats all around.

Does this not suggest an abstract dimension (condition) of an inherent logic which guides the physical events in our reality? Is 2 + 2 = 2 x 2 an abstract function? IMO it must be, because we were able recognize it and translate it in the abstract language of mathematics and apply these mathematics to "create" the Higgs particle.

This is why I like Max Tegmark's work, he explains that abstract mathematical dimension. IMHO, he has a good case for such a fundamental hierarchical dimension (aspect) of the wholeness..