Agency and Physical Origins

The Big Bang: Finely Tuned Creation

  • The Kalam Cosmological Argument
    • Everything that comes into existence has a cause
    • The universe came into existence
    • The universe has a cause
    • William Lane Craig is arguably the best expositor of the Kalam Cosmological Argument.
  • Hume had to argue against cause and effect to support his materialist thesis.

Anthropic Fine Tuning

  • The windows of creation
  • Hoyle: "A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature." [I take "monkeyed with" as Hoyle's expression of "agency"]

The Laws of Nature

  • The existence of laws that apply at all times and places in the universe implies a lawmaker.

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