There should be nothing

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument forThis argument is a justification of God is the first cause of the universe.
Keywords: First cause, God, Cosmological argument, Nothingness, Spontaneous generation[ edit ].


There is no such thing as "spontaneous generation", or objects that suddenly appear out of the absolute void. "From nothing, nothing is born. So there is a necessary cause for the universe. This cause is Being, Substance (that which stands "beneath").


“Now we need to move on to metaphysics, using the great principle, not commonly used, that nothing happens without sufficient reason; that is, nothing happens without it being possible for someone who knows enough about things to give a reason sufficient to determine why it is so, and not otherwise. Once this principle has been established, the first question we are entitled to ask is: Why is there something rather than nothing? For nothing is simpler and easier than something.”



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Arguments againstObjections

  • Argument againstConsidering that God is the first cause explains nothing
  • Argument againstA universe made from nothing is possible, says Lawrence Krauss
  • Argument againstNothingness is not governed by laws, so nothing prevents it from generating the universe.
  • Argument againstCreation ex-nihilo

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