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    I think it's a perfectly valid question, and one that points to the notion that science can describe the nature of the physical world, but not necessarily its causes.

    For instance, Big Bang theory starts out by saying that the entire mass of the universe was compressed into an absurdly small space--but doesn't say anything about how the mass got there in the first place. It's a valid question in my mind--just like it's a valid question to ask how did positive and negative charges develop, and how did we end up with an inverse square law for so many force laws.

    So, I don't think it's a "category error"--it's just a question of how things arose out of the Big Bang to produce the world in which we exist.

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