I assume the quote from the physicist is taken out of context, as it’s probably something to do with the interaction with the observer in quantum mechanics — otherwise, let’s face it, it’s just stupid. Unless anyone could take seriously the concept that before people developed language, and before evolution developed people or philosophers or physicists, there wasn’t any universe there. Yeah, good luck with that making any sense. Or the concept that if we wiped ourselves out, hardly a technical impossibility, on this tiny grain of rock around a pretty ordinary galaxy, that all of the rest of the galaxies would cease to exist because they could not do so “independent of us”. Wow, the arrogance and idiocy of humanity sometimes. Even when they’re not voting.