A breakthrough has occurred in explaining our universe that hasn't yet become mainstream: the concept of a living cosmos that didn't need to evolve to produce life on Earth. Rather, all the elements of life were already present but didn't become apparent until humans developed self-aware minds.
We are used to the materialistic bias that puts "out there" separate from and ahead of "in here." Yet all experience is made of qualia, and that includes time and space. They do not exist independently of the mind that perceives them.