Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Contrarian Philosophy of Religion Assertion Wednesday

The creation of a universe ex nihilo is metaphysically impossible, and so the posterior probability of cosmic fine-tuning on the hypothesis of classical theism is zero.

6 comments:

Cary Cook said...

I agree. And I'm a monotheist. So are you an atheist? If you said so somewhere, I missed it.

exapologist said...

Hi Cary,

I'm an agnostic.

Best,
EA

Domingos Faria said...

Why do you say that "The creation of a universe ex nihilo is metaphysically impossible"?

exapologist said...

Hi Domingos,

I argue for the claim (e.g.) here, here, and here.

As I like to put it, saying that ex nihil creation of concrete objects is possible with enough power is like saying that barfing up a missed lunch is possible with a sufficiently strenuous dry heave.

Best,
EA

Cary Cook said...

Thank you EA. I'd really like to know more about your journey. You appear to be among the few people on this planet worth talking to.
carycook@att.net
http://www.sanityquest.com/

exapologist said...

Thanks for the kind words, Cary.

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