But if ALL of physical reality whatsoever, all of space, all of the time, all matter and energy, had a beginning, then it must have been caused by a entity such as described. You say that “appealing to simultaneity will not save you since the first moment occurs after the timeless state was already interrupted”. To understand why this argument doesn’t work, we have to dissect it: Craig asks, “If the big bang occurred in a super dense pellet existing from eternity, then why did the big bang occur only 13,8 billion years ago? \\\”Well, I think your interpretation of my argument should be more charitable. If it’s the later, then it’s impossible for the hyperspace to ever birth our universe. What is the fallacy of equivocation? That’s why I said you can’t use probability to determine whether it will explode or not. The impersonal or personal being spontaneously exerts its causal power simultaneously with the beginning of time. For example, when we read Gerd Ludemann’s book “The Resurrection of Christ” a former Christian, now an atheist New Testament scholar, and in his book “The Resurrection Of Christ” he says “Its aim was to prove the non-historicity of the resurrection of Jesus and simultaneously to encourage Christians to change their faith accordingly.” Do you think Ludemann is bias? Unfortunately, I think his skull will always be just a tad to thick for reason to squeeze its way through to his brain. The major issue here is that you’re treating abstract ideas as concrete entities which is extremely misleading. This is the teleology, the purpose or end goal of bringing something into being. ON THE CAUSE’S FREE AGENCY Perhaps you can clarify what you mean here. 😉 The term I used (i.e., observation) is clearly a simplification. Two other arguments for the personhood of the universe’s cause can be given, and I’ve unpacked these in my book The Case For The One True God: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Case For The God Of Christianity available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle. God’s will should also be frozen in this state and could not interrupt itself. And while that has problems, I can respect it more than this weird idea you’re positing. No, I’m just doing what you’re doing: following the evidence and going where it leads. report. If the decision is not caused by some other trigger, then it must be spontaneous (uncaused). If the big bang were only a relative beginning, then everything you just said would be valid. That change can only be a non-mechanistic agent that has volition or free will (i.e. You attacked my argument as if I was objecting to the cause being immaterial, when in reality I was objecting to the inane claim that it must be a mind or an abstract object. And I have already dealt with it in my first comment in this website. You’re assuming I’m just making that up without any reason at all. In fact, no creator in the entire infinite past series of creators could ever come into being because each would have to be preceded by a previously created creator. But you’re the completely and totally objective super-smart atheist. Nothing, no one, nowhere, these are statements of non-being, not of being. It is merely an abstraction we use to say something can or cannot do something. You could disagree that the first premise isn’t warranted because you think our universe is part of a wider universe that caused it to come into being, and that claim is what I’ve been pounding on for the past 28 comments. . I presented the argument and I’m waiting for the response. The question RR should be asking is not whether additional arguments are needed, but whether the additional arguments given are good. How do these arguments support the Causality Principle? . . Now, you stated that if there is a non-zero probability of it happening, then it will happen. Moreover, The Bible credits Him with being the Creator of all physical reality (John 1:1-3). Pluto is inhabited.” Let’s say that I said that there was a species of birds that lived on Pluto, but you objected “That’s impossible. I don't need pink unicorns or Big Sky Daddy to take away all ambiguities for me.Isn't there someone else you can misread for a while. So, I’m not convinced by Craig’s claims. Moreover, there are ordinary cosmological models where the universe existed in a timeless state prior to the Big Bang, and then, spontaneously became temporal. However, now in the context of our discussion, there is no reason to think free will exists, and thus no reason to infer the cause possesses free will since we’ve never observed such thing in the world. Distance/Time. . Yes, I totally agree. Now, granted, the syllogism doesn’t define this cause as “God”. “You’ve given crappy rebuttals” the Kalam Cosmological Argument Status Finished All stages have been completed. Unimaginably Powerful (if not omnipotent) – It certainly doesn’t have to omnipotent (being defined as that which can actualize every logically possible potential). However, when talking about something totally disconnected from our universe, it is not possible to look for such evidence; this is not ad hoc, it is expected to be the case. “the decision to create would be an “interruption” of the state of timelessness”. . If you say it has a zero probability of occurring, then that’s just another way of saying it couldn’t have possibly happened. . And I’ve already responded to that. Everything is made in China. ON THE CAUSE’S FREE AGENCY IN A TIMELESS STATE This is slightly confusing so let me explain it again. That’s part of what it means to be abstract. Thomas Aquinas, in his Summa theologiae, presented two versions of the cosmological argument: the first-cause argument and the argument from contingency.The first-cause argument begins with the fact that there is change in the world, and a change is always the effect of some cause or causes. Objection 1: The Argument Doesn’t Support Theism, Rationality Rules (RR) says “Even if the Cosmological Argument were accepted in its entirely, all it would prove is that there was a cause of the universe, and that’s it. Moreover, if non-metric time is the problem, then we can simply postulate a timeless hyperspace — a hyperspace that lacks a time dimension. \\”You’re proposing God made a choice (leaving the timeless state) after having already acted (interrupted the timeless state). hahah. “There can never be T-1 in which the cause doesn’t have what it takes (i.e the necessary and sufficient conditions) to bring the universe into being… In a state of non-metric time, the necessary and sufficient conditions are either there or they’re not. Why did the pellet of matter wait for all eternity to explode? As for being the specific God I believe in, I’d recommend a look at The Case For The One True God. There is nothing determining it must — unlike the car or the particles or the clothes dryer — eventually explode at some point. 4. You’re confusing the objective probability of an event’s occuring with our being able to know it’s probability of occuring, hence your analogies to car engines and particles moving through space and so on. It’s not even what your follow up comment said. God has always and forever existed without cause and will always and forever exist (even though our entire experience is that everything has a beginning and an ending) as a fully formed being (even though our entire experience is that order grows incrementally) with all knowledge (and consequently never learned anything), with all power (but doesn’t exercise it like we would if we saw a burning child), and who is present everywhere (and who also knows what time it is everywhere in our universe even though time is a function of movement and bodily placement). In a state of non-metric time, the necessary and sufficient conditions are either there or they’re not. The first moment WAS the interruption of the timeless state. So it’s not the case that “the Kalam would be contingent on other arguments for God.” In most conversations on the Kalam, I don’t even bring up the mechanistic agent dilemma. Because material objects cannot exist unless space exists. Only the Abrahamic religions (and Deism) teach that a God like the one described above brought all physical reality into existence from nothing. "A comparison of my "yniverse" and your "god" doesn't land in your favor. You cannot be inside of something if that something did not exist until you brought it into existence. How about you actually address what Craig said? . It is purely spontaneous, just like the will to create — it may or may not cause the effect; we can’t know, so it may not even be coherent to use probability rather than mere possibility. It’s that we have no observed examples of things coming into being without an efficient cause. Any time you find a theist trying to argue the existence of God from a logical point of view, chances are extremely high that you can win by showing that their argument is either circular or requires supposition of the first premise and is therefore invalid. . We can remove the “decision” (or will) part and simply add that there is an exertion of causal power simultaneously with the first moment and the creation of the universe. He could be biased and he could be right. Some of them are more respectable alternatives than others, though they all ultimately fall short. However, that doesn’t mean the causal principle isn’t metaphysical. No, you didn’t. . How do these arguments support the Causality Principle?”\\ — Yes, you clearly are confused. How is this not ad hoc? . “\\ — I can’t help but wonder what in the world is going on in your head at this point in the conversation. . For the uninitiated, The Kalam Cosmological Argument is formulated as follows: Let’s look at each of Rationality Rules’ rebuttals. You can’t use the classical response “So, why don’t we see spontaneous events happening around us today, then? . However, in every defense of The Kalam Cosmological Argument I’ve ever heard given, this is not where the argument stops. To which I simply respond: so what? We can’t keep pushing scientific or metaphysical models if they have the problems you just mentioned.”\\ — I’m not saying you shouldn’t posit a model that avoids problems. So, I hope the other theistic arguments for the cause being personal are more convincing than this one. If one asserts something cannot come FROM nothing, then they are saying something must come FROM something else (i.e a cause). The cause could well be some sort of hyperspace or any other entity we could never understand. This is important to my above point because it allows a *temporal* mechanistic and indeterministic hyperspace to exist from infinite past and causing our universe without a personal cause. The first of the three (which I also defend in my own Kalam writings) is that nothing can come from nothing because nothing has no causal properties. So, I concede that Dawkins is probably biased against theism (probably because of rational motivations and not emotional ones, which is the mark of theism), but it has not been established Robin’s motivation for writing the article is also atheistic — and this is my point. If a yniverse is possible, though, the argument fails.You're Ockham's Razor comment is futher evidence that you have no idea what I stated in this post.My post is very limited in scope. Your argument here is no more logical than the Creationist saying: "Everything in our entire experience has a cause." . This is, by the way, one of three arguments I give for why the cause must be personal (as well as spaceless, timeless, immaterial, etc.). EX NIHIL NIHIL FIT “The hyperspace is in the realm of abstract mathematics. Finally, you stated “it doesn’t get around the problem of this impersonal thing sitting around changelessly and -at least functionally equivalent to being timeless, and then all of a sudden, it spontaneously births the universe” . #1 is not a known fact, but a supposition. If God’s decision to create is simultaneous with His actual exercise of His creative power, then this would avoid there being a temporal moment before the first temporal moment. So I don’t see any incoherence in the notion of simultaneous causation. Exbeliever:"Once again you demonstrate your horrific inability to read and understand anything that I write! How are we here? All you’ve done in your previous comment is reassert (A). . You’re not responding to my actual argument. Immaterial – The cause’s non-spatiality entails immateriality. 2: William Lane Craig, “Deconstructing New Atheist Objections To The Arguments For God”, https://www.reasonablefaith.org/videos/short-videos/deconstructing-new-atheist-objections-to-the-arguments-for-god/, You special plead that the only thing that is uncaused is god. Objection 4: Nothing Has Ever Been Demonstrated To Come Into Being From Nothing, RR says “And this brings us comfortably to another critical flaw with the Kalam Cosmological Argument. First you said I’m incorrectly presupposing God’s actions are determined by something else, but then you stated God is the cause of his own decisions. How is that relevant in this discussion? Remember it cannot think, it has no free will it has not mind to make a decision. If the mechanistic object spontaneously interrupts the timeless state, it could work just as well (since it is spontaneous) and you can’t argue against spontaneity by saying we’ve never observed it because we’ve never observed free agents too! In his book “Who Is Agent X? . . The Cosmological Argument is one of the classical "proofs" for the existence of God. Moreover, you criticism commits the fallacy of false analogy because on the Pluto analogy, there is no reason at all to believe there are creatures on this planet. He is assuming an infinite regress of events (moment -3 preceded moment -2, moment -2 preceded moment -1 and so on). What is movement? . So, the conditions of this universe must be such that entropy doesn’t hold. We just have to know whether or not it’s higher than 0. No problem with that since it did not begin to exist. Sheesh! . a. FINAL THOUGHT BEFORE ENDING THIS COMMENT Furthermore, there is no “when” to choose between one option or another in a timeless state — the _uncaused_ choice (and thus trigger) only occurs at the first moment. But the point remains that such a being as described by this argument must exist” 2. But here we are. You see the problem? I really didn't have time to comment here, but when I am so horribly misunderstand I can't help but say something.Please visit and comment often. It makes no difference whatsoever. Thank you for your invitation. We could even simplify it and say that if we have a bunch particles moving randomly from eternity (no matter how far away) at some point they will necessarily meet each other, even though that’s extremely improbable. This physical state could possess the timeless potential that would be actualized simultaneously with the first instant of time and, at the same moment, would cause time. But since the universe is not eternal (i.e., timeless), the cause cannot therefore be impersonal. which you can watch here. However, it has not been established this is the nature of the hyperspace. The Kalam cosmological argument is a modern formulation of the cosmological argument for the existence of God.It is named after the kalam (medieval Islamic scholasticism) from which its key ideas originated.It was popularized in the western world by William Lane Craig in his book, The Kalām Cosmological Argument (1979).. The point is the following: to infer what caused the universe, proponents use something they’re familiar with (mind) rather than saying “There is no reason to think the cause is a mind: there is an infinite number of logical possibilities that could account for that”. You first have to choose to act, and then the act and its effect will occur. There are good reasons given as to why the cause of the universe must be uncaused. The argument isn’t intended to prove those things. "While I'm at it, let me point out the ways that you have misunderstood me so far (I'm sure you've done the same in your dialogues with John, but I don't have the patience to read them).You write, "Instead of God you can posit a yniverse! . In fact, philosophers will often talk about how one perceives the direction of causal influence between A and B when A and B are simultaneous. I can deny this principle and still accept that something cannot come from nothing. A “material cause” is the stuff out of which something is made. But then you’re equivocating material and efficient causes here. The Cosmological Argument is one of the classical "proofs" for the existence of God. He seems to think that merely having to bolster the conclusion “the universe had a cause” with additional arguments is an invalid move. . Are you going to admit you made a bad argument or admit your weird sci-fi hyperspace idea is incoherent? Craig didn’t present any argument against the strict or broad logical impossibility of the latter. Why should I believe that Robin’s argument against causal simultaneity has equally strong non-rational (and thus emotional) motivations as Craig’s? That’s the nature of deterministic things. – Cosmological arguement debunked. But we don’t need to know the probability of the weird hyperspace producing the universe to know that it either has a non-zero probability of occuring or a zero probability of occuring. . Spaceless – It does not have to be spaceless — only Minkowskiless (i.e., not Minkowski space). After all, God is a spirit even if no one else is. Occam's Razor says the simplest explantion is the correct one. There was never a time when it was not actualized along with the first moment to have to interrupt such a state. I explained why before: because “potential” is not a magical fluid that something contains. What I said was “I can’t imagine anyone embracing your weird hyperspace… on purely rational, scientific, evidential grounds.” I am well aware of all sorts of proposals by atheists to get out of theistic conclusions to the arguments I and other apologists present. I mean, Jews have an invested interest in writing about the holocaust (namely to try to prevent such an atrocity from ever happening again), blacks have an invested interest in writing about the unfairness of slavery (or, more recently, police brutality), so rejecting what a document says because they’re written by someone supposedly bias is just fallacious. “A mechanistic agent is something that does the same thing over and over again and cannot change its mind or decide to do something different for no apparent reason. When you posit “a Minkowski-like space that is not QUITE like Minkowski space since its time is different and it obeys (some) different laws of physics.” the problem is that “Minkowski Space” is the only kind of space we’re familiar with. What is that? :-) No one I've read has defined it yet without a self-referential definition (such as the idea of motion, which again is an object with velocity, velocity being distance/time. . EX NIHIL NIHIL FIT FREE WILL There are strong arguments to believe this is false (and certainly not a metaphysical or logical law), but my goal here was just to clarify this point. You can re-read my post. I’ve given one of them above. ­Remember, this is just a metaphysical model I’m building here. . How are we here?” . So something must have changed for it to occur. . Otherwise, it appears as though you’re just conjuring up some ad hoc explanation that is strictly logically possible, but no one can verify or falsify it. It’s beginningless. The only difference between this speculation and theistic philosophers’ is that nobody wasted their time trying (and failing) to prove the existence of my transcendent apple. \\“Furthermore, there is no “when” to choose between one option or another in a timeless state — the _uncaused_ choice (and thus trigger) only occurs at the first moment.”\\ — Right. That doesn't prove He's not real simply because He doesn't exist as YOU'D like Him to exist.Finally, you said: "(and who also knows what time it is everywhere in our universe even though time is a function of movement and bodily placement). and there’s abundant scientific and philosophical evidence to support the premise. Finally, I agree that Free Will is only possible if there’s a soul. Aquinas - the cosmological argument for the existence of God The cosmological argument stems from the idea that the world and everything that is in it is dependent on something other than itself for its existence. For example, I would be very skeptical of a car salesman who has obvious reasons (i.e., money) to tell you a car is the best, economical and etc. The Kalam Cosmological Argument NOT Debunked — A Response To YouTuber Rationality Rules, A Courageous Argument Against A Maximally Great Being, The Moral Argument NOT Debunked – Response To YouTuber Rationality Rules. So, there is no example of any entity that could play that role. But that’s another rabbit trail. You just repeated yourself here but didn’t respond to my argument. I’ve given arguments for that above. The Kalam Cosmological Argument and William Lane Craig #1. It’s not like God where it can simply will time to begin. However, abstract objects cannot produce any effects. If so, I wouldn’t quibble with that, since that’s what the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo says happened at creation. . The second is that every effect has an efficient cause? Is that the point? But again, I don’t need to defend free will in general here. The decision occurred in time, yes. RR says that Kalam proponents commit the special pleading fallacy. I do want to comment on one thing thought You wrote \\”we’ve never observed intentional states being simultaneous with external effects.”\\ — William Lane Craig actually responded to this objection in a relatively recent episode of The Reasonable Faith Podcast. It’s just math-speak… Given that hyperspace is just a realm of abstract mathematics, and not a real concrete entity,”. 3. . However if the top had a freewill and a mind and could one day say ‘I will do something different now than I have ever done before’ then the top could stop spinning. If they were eternally present, then how is the effect (i.e the universe) not just as eternal as the cause (the hyperspace-that-runs-according-to-laws-of-physics-no-one-has-ever-experienced-nor-can-they-describe-including-non-Minkowski-space)? Moreover, saying God willed to interrupt the state at the first moment is like saying I’ve chosen to wake up after or during the time I was already awake — that’s logically impossible; I simply wake up without choosing it. It’s a metaphysical explanation for the science that both theistic and *non-theistic scientists* embrace.” I don't know. But my next point will show spontaneity may not even be necessary. What I stated is that the Ex nihilo nihil fit principle does not support the causal principle; these are different principles that say different things: one dictates something cannot come from nothing and the other that something cannot spontaneously occur without an efficient cause (e.g., a tree spontaneously becoming a chair). If the cause “sits around” long enough, then even by a non-deterministic chance scenario, it will give rise to a universe. Rationality Rules 108,273 views. My face is hurting from all the facepalming I’ve been doing throughout watching this dude’s videos. And I consider your hyperspace-that-runs-according-to-laws-of-physics-no-one-has-ever-experienced-nor-can-they-describe-including-non-Minkowski-space to be among those outlandish, ad-hoc, non-respectable alternatives to theism. There’s a time before one existed and a time after one came into existence. You’ve given crappy rebuttals that you think are brilliant refutations despite everything I’ve said to the contrary. Given that abstract objects are causally effete, according to abductive reasoning, the best explanation is an unembodied mind. Does The Cosmological Argument Entail A Contradiction? . What you posit are just abstract ideas and thus all we’re left with is a Minkowski type of space-time. But if you posit that the cause exists in non-metric time, then you’re forced into another corner. And I’ve addressed both of these already. – I get the feeling you just want to avoid concluding the existence of God and are willing to latch onto any idea that has even a remote chance of helping you do that. That’s not just my view; many psychologists are discovering now that humans are naturally wired (or predisposed) to believe in certain things (which includes religion).”\ You’re not the first atheist I’ve heard say this, and it’s quite a headscratcher. We can’t keep pushing scientific or metaphysical models if they have the problems you just mentioned. . . I worded part of my previous comment poorly. . Is it spontaneous or determined by previous causal triggers? But then I respond “Well, you see, these birds behave according to different laws of biology than the life on this planet behave under. . 100% Upvoted. Nature did not begin to exist until The Big Bang. This could also apply to a being like God who could have existed forever but with an intention to do something at a later moment in time. Did you notice what the author wrote? You’re using temporal terms here. ­”and given that undifferentiated time is just sequence or indices (like the letters of the alphabet; A, B, C, D, E), ”. It's getting old for me. You presented no argument against this possibility. It is not like some power was invested on it. Therefore, it follows it is metaphysically possible that a space entity similar to Minkowski space — a hyperspace — can exist. I agree that it’s never been observed. I get the impression here that you do not believe time can be defined. “The Kalam Cosmological Argument Debunked – (First Cause Argument Refuted)”. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. It is merely an abstraction we use to say something can or cannot do something. It discusses the KCA only. Nothingness has no properties at all. The weird hyperspace is certainly something, not nothing. . 113, 152), Third edition 2008. This is an obvious straw man! . "It doesn't affect my belief in the Kalam at all since I don't hold to the Kalam argument in the first place. If you keep falling asleep in class, it’s no surprise that you don’t know what you’re talking about when it’s time to do your essay. No. I recommend you take a look at these other articles in which I show that even if, for example, The Big Bang were just a bubble in a much wider mother universe, that only pushes an absolute beginning back. But that’s clearly not the case; this is not speculative. . I think you’re conflating strict logical impossibility with broad logical impossibility. Sort by. The deductive cosmological argument from contingency has a long and illustrious history. If something is metaphysically impossible, then OF COURSE you would expect to never see examples of it. “Yeah, “The decision is only made when there is time” because the very instance of making a decision whereas one didn’t exist before is itself the creation of time.” Philosophers will dispute about that. It is clear that they’re extremely biased just like Craig. I won't stop you, I'll just point it out. But this is exactly what Craig denied. I just have to trust that they’ve done their due diligence, did their best to recognize their bias and put it aside, and then evaluate what they actually said. If there were a zero probability of a free agent acting, then it would not act. . . Excellent explanation. Let me explain, you see if the first cause is caused by a mechanistic agent like hyperspace or a lepton or some sort of extra-dimensional particle, then the logical conclusion is that it would have been caused in infinity past, because the mechanistic agent can only do something once or do the same thing over and over again. This meta-universe is so utterly unlike anything we experience that it just can’t be criticized via any principles of science and philosophy we know of (well….save for one thing). One option is that every time the top makes a complete revolution a universe is spawned or, b. So, the problem is that we can’t even use statistical probability here, given that the effect is spontaneous and indeterministic. You can have at T-0 no decision on the part of the free agent, and then at T-1 the free agent can decide to produce the effect. Let me begin by addressing your last point, because it seems to me you misinterpreted my point about the Kalam being contingent on Libertarian Free Will. . The objection here is that the inductive evidence is overwhelmingly against the idea that things can come into being without a material cause. You stated there are three arguments that demonstrate the truth of the Causality Principle — as a metaphysical principle rather than a rule derived empirically from physical reality. The decision is only made when there is time, and if that’s the case, then a mechanistic cause would work just as fine — the non-free trigger or pull just occurs when there is a first moment of time. 1: Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion” p. 158. Now. How am I “equivocating material and efficient causes”? Does the top have a free will? If they’re not there. 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