No, it’s a serious question, as New Scientist asks, and wants money to hear an answer: But one always finds oneself coming back to the Big Question with a Bigger Question: What if nothing did?
What if it is like asking what is the natural number that comes before 1?
For that matter, what if we just didn’t exist before we were conceived?
For whom is that a problem and why?
Don’t know or care, just wondering.
See also: Cosmology in the age of confusion.