Laurence Krauss wrote a book titled "A Universe from Nothing" explaining how the Universe might have began. In this book 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, if, in fact, there was a Pre-Big Bang state.
This question suggests the Universe has a beginning and an ultimate uncaused cause. If the universe ( including its physical laws ) cannot spontaneously burst into existence from nothing, what might the nature of this something be? Must it to be a sentient creator? And if not, how does one explain the existence of the Universe?
By denying a sentient creator, how is this not claiming matter and energy just spontaneously came to be and changed and arranged themselves into something new? Or if it is suggesting that, does that make sound sense?
A rock doesn't suddenly change from being a rock into an axe head unless acted upon by something else.