What was their question?
The Answer to "Life and all the Universe" depends greatly upon the question.
Example: If the question is How did LIFE BEGIN, then my answer is "We do not yet know exactly how it began." While there is several hypothesis, we CURRENTLY do not have a way to test these hypotheses.
Example 2: If the question is what is the MEANING of LIFE. We give our lives meaning subjectively.
The Universe need not be lumped into either of these questions.
Please could you do me a favor?
Think about your question, than
ask it in a different way.
Jehovah God is the answer to life and the creation to the universe. Psalms 36:7,9, "How precious your loyal is,O God! In the shadow of your wings,The sons of men take refuge. With you is the source of life.
What a great question. Might I suggest that you visit the website jw.org. It is the site that I found most helpful when I needed questions answered that plagued me for some time
Between birth and death you live your life and leave the rest as no one has any answer to anything?