“I never heard anything so ridiculous! Who decided that?”
sorry, i couldn't get past this point... the "universe" decided... really? unfortunately, the universe is dead, full of pitiless indifference.
Ah, I think I can explain.
New Agers, and sometimes those that claim to be spiritual but not religious
, will often anthropomorphize "The Universe" - aka "god" but without all that rather embarrassing O.T. violence, misogyny, and Bronze-Age practices - as a means of explaining or justifying their magical, sorry spiritual, beliefs and practices.
tl;dr, it was a piss-take at a group that is often vocally-proud of "denying science".
"Magic" story though. Thanks for posting it PP!.