The Cosmological Argument: The Big Bang and the
Nature of Causation
The basic tenets of the Cosmological argument for God's
existence go back (in the West) at least as far as Anaximander and other presocratic Greek
- Why are we here?
- Is there a first cause that is responsible for everything?
- What is this cause and can we know what it is?
These questions are still being asked today by theologians
and also by physicists who are searching for an understanding of the origin of the
Universe.This inquiry is also raising interesting and philosophically potent questions
about the very nature of 'cause and effect.'
Here are a few specific questions and some hyperlinks that
are a starting point for using the Internet to find answers.
Is the Big Bang the efficient first cause of
everything?What came before the Big Bang?Are there uncaused events?If so, what are the
implications for the cosmological argument?
Big debate over the Big Bang
Hawking and the mind of God
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