Last weekend evolutionists fired off another round of metaphysics and as usual there was no counter attack. From their hilltop position evolutionists are free to throw down their religious mandates with impunity while the low-landers do nothing but run for cover. This time it was astrophysicist Alex “Philo” Filippenko lighting off the Infinite Regress howitzer from that bastion of Enlightenment, the SETICon 2 conference in Silicon Valley. Filippenko first fired a shot across the bow with his statement that “The Big Bang could’ve occurred as a result of just the laws of physics being there.” That had the Philistines cheering and the low-landers complaining as the evolutionist had left them with nothing but the laws of physics. That’s when Filippenko brought out the big gun and demolished even that last foothold: Read more
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“The Big Bang could’ve occurred as a result of just the laws of physics being there.”
Which begs the question of how they got there in the first place.
as to this comment from the article:
Hmmm, of course ‘material things’ cannot be infinite into the past. Theists have been pointing this fact out for centuries:
I like this following video a little better than Craig’s ‘Hilbert’s hotel’ for showing why a infinite regress of ‘material things’ (‘temporal things’) is impossible:
Also see Aquinas’s “The Argument from Efficient Cause”
Mainstream Theists never claimed otherwise for material things, that they have always existed, but have always maintained that God is ‘eternal’, and brought material reality into existence:
In fact the properties that are necessary to explain the origination of the universe ‘just so happen’ to be some of the exact same properties that Theists have always held for characteristics of God!;
Moreover this Theistic presupposition, of the necessity of ‘transcendent and eternal’ God as ‘first cause’ of the ‘material’ universe, has been born out in exhaustive detail by discoveries in modern science:
Even the ‘quantum loophole’ that atheists have tried to use to get past the beginning of the material universe has now been closed off:
A few comments of interest:
It is simply the height of irony that a atheist would argue that a infinite regress of things makes God impossible. For what the atheist is doing when he argues as such is that he is in fact arguing against the inability of their very own materialistic philosophy to account for the origination of the material universe and are confirming what the Theistic philosophy has maintained all along! It is simply beyond ludicrous that a materialist would try to use the infinite regress argument against God who is, and who has always been maintained to be, transcendent of time and space.
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