Argument 1) Matter cannot be created or destroyed, thus god created matter.
How can anything create matter if matter cannot be created? Can a third option exist in which matter has always existed, but merely changed form through the Big Bang? It is difficult to tell since computations beyond the Plank wall yield results we are not familiar with in our everyday lives (i.e. the thermodynamic laws).
Argument 2) Entropy suggests an immaterial beginning.
Argument 3) Life cannot come from inorganic matter.
Its interesting to note how
Argument 4) Morality comes from an immaterial source.
Last but not least,
Argument 4) Everything looks like it was designed, hence, there is a designer.
Objects that appear "designed" do not necessarily warrant a designer. (Ah, William Paley, will he ever really die?) I wonder why
Sunday, May 4, 2008
An "A" for effort!
I found a rather unique web page that presented some of the most oft cited arguments for Creation (via a deity?). I love the way the author, Wayne Jackson, purposefully attempted to avoid the usual pitfalls of conversations between theists and their opposite, atheists. He does it in a rather respectful way, even going so far as to acknowledge the works of a well known atheist/agnostic Bertrand Russell. It was refreshing to see a Christian publication be forthright when it comes to logical fallacies. So often, they are slung about, making it virtually impossible to have a productive dialogue.