Intuitively, stuff happens because we decide it should happen. If you don't do anything, nothing will happen. And your decisions come from your concsiousness.
However, in the Universe, things are constantly happening, despite there being no human there to set things in motion.
Assuming the reasonable premise that subatomic particles do not have a conscious: my question is, why do things then happen? If there's nobody to "make a decision", why is the Universe not completely static, frozen?
Note that this question goes deeper than the more scientific answer of "things happen because we have scientific laws: duh". Rather I am asking, if there's nobody to impose those laws on the universe, then why do those laws exist?
One counter-response is that being static is not the a priori state of the universe. Rather, the Universe is dynamic a priori. But, in that case, if one moves a priori, then that movement has to be random. But then in that case, how come such randomness has produced the Universe as we know it, with its patterns, structure, and complexity?
What I am getting at here is, somebody, something, must be imposing dynamic movement upon the universe. God, or some other supernatural entity. Maybe even the Universe itself.