Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Outline of the Kalam Cosmological Argument

1. Whatever Begins to Exist has a Cause.

a. Something cannot come from nothing.

b. If something can come into being from nothing, then it becomes inexplicable why just anything or everything doesn't come into being from nothing.

c. Common experience and scientific evidence confirm the truth of premise 1. [1]

2. The Universe Began to Exist.

Philosophical Evidence

a. An actual infinite number of things cannot exist

b. You can't pass through an infinite number of elements one at a time [2]

Scientific Evidence 

a. Second Law of Thermodynamics

b. The Universe is Expanding

c. Radiation of the Big Bang

d. Great Galaxy Seeds

e. Einstein's Theory of General Relativity [3]

3. Therefore, the Universe has a Cause.

For those interested in learning about what makes a good argument, see here.

If you are interested in learning more about the Kalam Cosmological Argument, go here.

Courage and Godspeed,

1. William Lane Craig, On Guard, 75-78.
2. Ibid.
3. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, 76-83.

1 comment:

Duane Caldwell said...

The Kalam Cosmological argument is one of the great defenses of the existence of God. But is using The Big Bang to prove point 2: "The Universe began to exist" a good idea? I say no. Read why here:
Enraging the Dragon