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Carroll, Craig, Causes and Explanations

When assessing Sean Carroll’s arguments against William Lane Craig, it is essential to remember that Craig is arguing that physics cannot completely and fully explain the universe. Physics points beyond itself to a transcendent cause. We mention this because so many of Carroll’s objections to Craig seem question begging.

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The Argument from Maths in Seven Quick Points

1) As Galileo put it, the laws of physics are written in the language of mathematics . Many have discussed just how remarkable this is. Theoretical physicist Paul Davies writes, ‘Yet the fact that “mathematics works” when applied to the physical world – and works so astonishingly well – demands explanation, for it is not clear we have any absolute right to expect that the world should be well described by mathematics.’ (Davies, 1992, p.150)

Eugene Wigner famously wondered at the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.

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Five Ways Science Confirms the Existence of God

1) Modern cosmology indicates that the physical universe had a beginning. If the universe had a beginning, it must have non-physical cause that exists outside space and time. So it seems plausible, at the very least, to believe that our universe was brought into existence out of nothing by a Creator

2) From the large-scale structure of the universe to the microscopic world of subatomic particles, science has revealed the remarkable order of our universe.

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