In this episode of The Tentative Apologist podcast I interview Professor Don N. Page, a theoretical physicist who works in the area of cosmology and gravitation. Dr. Page completed his PhD in physics and astronomy at Caltech (1976) and went on to complete a post-doc under Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University (1976-1979). After teaching for […]
Can a sane mind believe in a singularity?
In the midst of our ongoing discussion of the origin of the universe and the role that agent causal explanations might play in accounting for it, Joseph Palazzo (in his amiable, diplomatic way) made the following comment: “BTW, do you understand what a singularity [is]? From the context of your post, it doesn’t look like […]
The other day I observed that the evidence supports the conclusion that the universe is not eternal. Joseph Palazzo shot back: “You have no evidence of that.” Notice the lack of qualification. I have no evidence to say the universe began to exist a finite time ago. Really? So then what does the evidence establish? Ray Ingles explains: “The […]
God Delusions? Some reflections on Dawkins vs. Lennox
Yesterday I finished leading three weeks of adult Sunday school based on the film “The God Delusion Debate”, a dialogue/debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox. Overall it was an engaging dialogue and Lennox made some good points. He also had what was undoubtedly the best line of the event. After the moderator quoted Dawkins […]
The universe and an agent cause
The universe needs an explanation for its existence. It would need an explanation even if it had always existed, but how much more obvious is the need when we realize the universe has existed for only a finite time (approximately 13.8 billion years). I argued that the best explanation is a necessarily existent agent cause. Agent […]