Tag Archives: Physics
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.… Read more
1) 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.
2) For example, various features of the universe are ‘just right’ for the existence of stars, galaxies and life itself; had they been slightly different the human race could not exist.… Read more
An objection to Christianity often found in popular atheism is that if there is a God he would not sully himself by getting involved in human affairs. In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins claims that, compared to the God of the Bible, a deist God who starts the universe off and then leaves it to its own devices is:
an altogether grander being: worthy of his cosmic creation, loftily unconcerned with human affairs, sublimely aloof from our private thoughts and hopes, caring nothing for our messy sins or mumbled contritions.… Read more
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.
Our universe gives the overwhelming impression of design. We see incredible order in the living world, the subatomic world and in the structure of the cosmos. Now why should the universe display this sort of order? According to the design argument, the best explanation is that the universe is the product of a rational mind.… Read more