Must something exist outside of the universe to control the laws within it?

I’d say no.

I would have to say yes. Otherwise, the controller is subjected to the same rules, such as the conservation laws, and any attempt to change them would likely fail. From the outside however, the rules of our universe could be considered a subset of a larger meta-verse, and therefore potentially adjustable.

The OP got eaten, so I’ll close this thread and invite Beastal to try again.

Judging from the title alone, it sounds sort of metaphysical, so unless you’re sure the question has a factual answer, you should consider posting in Great Debates.

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