First Cause

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OHA (February 18, 2009, 11:07:51 AM):
Can anyone please explain to me with proof, the naturalistic explanation for how it all began (cosmos, planets, life etc.)?

benguela (February 18, 2009, 11:28:00 AM):
I don't know what caused the big bang. The fact that I don't know doesn't therefor mean that your theory is the correct one.

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Mefiante (February 18, 2009, 12:09:53 PM):
Can anyone please explain to me with proof, the naturalistic explanation for how it all began (cosmos, planets, life etc.)?
No, probably not with the kind of direct proof that will satisfy you, and certainly not in a single post. But the Internet is a good place for those with a genuine interest (as opposed to that feigned by creationists) to start reading up on many of the modern ideas that are relevant to the above question. As an appetiser, it may be that the total energy content of the universe is zero and that it sprang spontaneously (i.e. without cause) into existence, making it, in the words of Alan Guth, “the ultimate free lunch.”

Be that as it may, here’s a pair of somewhat simpler questions: (1) Can you see the absurdity of positing a hugely complex entity like a creator-god as an uncaused first cause? (2) Can you see the self-contradiction in asserting that everything has a cause (a view no longer scientifically viable) and then violating that assertion by saying there’s an uncaused first cause?

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Rigil Kent (February 18, 2009, 13:51:28 PM):
Call me old school, but I'm partial to Jatravartid theory that states that the universe was sneezed from the nose of the Great Green Arkelseizure.

(Whatever you do don't let the Pastafarians who lurk on this forum lure you into their ridiculous belief system. In fact there is strong evidence that The Flying Spaghetti Monster could not have existed prior to the invention of the meatball.)

I must admit that the Jatravartid dogma has no scientific backing, but luckily there are rumours about the existence of ancient manuscripts that confirm these things as true.

Mintaka

Wandapec (February 18, 2009, 20:59:38 PM):
I also don't know, but Dr. Gene Ray, Cubic and Wisest Human is probably the right person to ask. ;)

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