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THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

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THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT
Whatever begins to EXIST
HAS A CAUSE.
If something BEGINS to
Atheists have
1. Whatever begins to EXIST
HAS A CAUSE.
Therefore, the Universe HAS A CAUSE!
2. The Universe EXISTS.
And if something can just
Believing that something can
POP
into existence is even a larger stretch than believing in
Magic.
Atleast with magic you have a hat and a magician.
come into being
from nothing,
why don't we see this happening all the time?
Everyday Experience
&
Scientific Evidence
Confirm
the 1
st
Premise.
EXIST,
it
MUST
have a
CAUSE
CAUSE
EFFECT
did the Universe
BEGIN?
has it
ALWAYS
EXISTED?
ALWAYS
said that the
EARTH
has been here
FOREVER
The Universe is just there and that's all.
"
- Bertrand Russell
Processes taking place in a closed system always tend towards a state of equilibrium.
The Universe
is
SLOWLY
RUNNING OUT
of
USABLE ENERGY
If
the Universe
had been here
FOREVER
it would have
RUN OUT
by
NOW
The Second Law
us to a
points
Universe
that has a
DEFINITE
BEGINNING
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
In 1915
Albert Einstein
presented his
General Theory of Relativity
this allowed us to talk meaningfully about the past history of the Universe.
Alexander Friedmann
&
George Lemaitre
used
Einstein's Equations
to
PREDICT
that the Universe is
EXPANDING
In 1929
Edwin Hubble
MEASURED
the
RED SHIFT
in
LIGHT
from
DISTANT GALAXIES
This
CONFIRMED
not only that the
Universe is
EXPANDING
but
that it sprang into being from a
FINITE PAST
SINGLE POINT
in the
Time
More Recently,
Arvind Borde,
Alan Guth
&
Alexander Vilenkin
PROVED
that any Universe
which has, on average, been
EXPANDING
throughout its HISTORY cannot be eternal in its past,
BUT
must have
an
ABSOLUTE BEGINNING.
Any Adequate Model must have a BEGINNING.
Since the Universe cannot
CAUSE
itself, because
Its
CAUSE
must be:
TIMELESS
SPACELESS
IMMATERIAL
POWERFUL
BEYOND THE SPACE-TIME UNIVERSE
Much like
God.
"
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