From another perspective, we live in an ordered universe, subject to the laws of thermodynamics, thus demanding external input of energy and information at the start (at the very least), since a closed system can't create itself.
All models conjuncted by theoretical physicists have no more scientific credibility than Genesis 1:1.
We've painted ourselves into a corner, and feel comfortable there.
The premise of today's strip is something that has long fascinated me. A good rational case can be made that what we experience is much more likely to be a simulation than the physical reality we believe it to be. However, it is unlikely that this hypothesis can be reliably tested. The nearest to a smoking gun that I can identify is the way much of quantum physics appears to work. In any simulation, there are computational limits to what you can generate. At finer levels of granularity, it becomes impossible to calculate everything in advance. What you would do is generate data on demand (thus, detailed state is only calculated when you try to access it). It seems to me more likely that a simulation would work this way than the "real" world we think we inhabit.
I always wondered why Dilbert's tie is the way it is... Now I understand... It's just a bug in the Matrix... [or is it Dogbertrix? Can't be Dilbertrix... Scheme/Scam this grand has to be a product of Dogbert-of-E9's brain]