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God, The Beginning and the Big Bang: 10 Quick Points [Updated]

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1)      If the universe has only been in existence for a finite amount of time, then it is rational to believe that the universe began to exist. If the big bang theory is true, it provides strong evidence that our universe has only existed for a finite amount of time and, therefore, that our universe began to exist.

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God, Design and the Multiverse

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Scientists have increasingly become aware that the universe is ‘just right’ for life. If any one of a number of features of the universe had been even slightly different, life as we know it would be impossible.

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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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Is the Size of the Universe Evidence for Atheism?

A Critique of the “Argument from Scale”

An unusual, yet popular, objection to Christian theism is that the sheer size of the universe is evidence against God’s existence. On the face of it, this seems like an odd objection. Surely the larger the universe, the greater the power of its creator?

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Lawrence Krauss, Philosophy and the Demands of Physicists

‘You have to listen to me, but I don’t have to listen to you!’

When physicist Lawrence Krauss and philosopher of religion William Lane Craig debated each other in Australia in August 2013, I think it would be fair to say that they didn’t see eye-to-eye.

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