God explains the laws of nature

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Keywords: Teleological argument, God, Complexity, Laws of nature[ edit ].


The universe is not a formless chaos, but informed matter, structured by laws. If there were no creative intelligence, it would have to be a magma of energy. The existence of these stable laws raises questions. Where do they come from? Aren't they created and maintained by a Creator God?


“Everything obeys laws: biology, physics, chemistry, even human sociology and psychology. Where do they come from? A law doesn't make itself, but is always established by someone. But who is above and beyond the universe to make its laws?”

Hubert Reeves.


Arguments forJustifications

Arguments againstObjections

  • Argument againstThe laws of nature are constructs of the human mind
  • Argument againstThe laws of the universe have been built up little by little
  • Argument againstPhysical laws are consequences of the properties of matter
  • Argument againstGod is but the name of our ignorance
  • Argument againstThe laws of nature, like natural selection, don't need God, just chance and a lot of time.

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