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Why Does Anything Exist at All? Six Quick Points

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In a detective story or murder trial, sometimes no single piece of evidence, considered in isolation, shows that Jones is guilty. However, when the cumulative weight of all the evidence is taken into account, the verdict becomes clear. In the same way, some of the features of the universe considered might provide much stronger (or weaker) evidence for God than others.

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God and the Existence of an Ordered Universe: 7 Quick Points

1)      Consider the principle that there is some explanation for everything that happens or exists. This idea seems compelling. Scientists and historians examine the world believing that there are explanations for the facts they discover; they do not do so in vain.

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The Evidence for God: The Universe

Lawrence Krauss caused quite a stir with his claim that physics – and, in particular, his book A Universe from Nothing – could explain why the universe exists. In his afterword Richard Dawkins claims that Krauss has torn up ” the last remaining trump card of the theologian, ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?” This is sometimes referred to as the “cosmological argument”; and it is worth evaluating because thinkers from Plato to Leibniz , from Wittgenstein to Sartre to Weinberg have all wondered why there is something rather than nothing.

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