Atheist And The Borde Guth Vilenkin Theorem

“It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man. With the proof now in place, cosmologists can no longer hide behind the possibility of a past-eternal universe. There is no escape, they have to face the problem of a cosmic beginning.” – Alexander Vilenkin

– Alex Vilenkin, Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes (New York: Hill and Wang, 2006), 176.

“This is also not a good candidate for a beginningless universe,” [cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin of Tufts University, dismissing “Cracked” a third, lesser-known proposal that the cosmos existed eternally] concludes. “All the evidence we have says that the universe had a beginning.”(New Scientist: Why physicists can’t avoid a creation event )

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2 thoughts on “Atheist And The Borde Guth Vilenkin Theorem

  1. William Lane Craig cracks me up. He always cherry picks quotes and tries to make them fit what he wants to say, but completely neglects the fact that the people he quotes don’t think Craig is correct. Yes, this quote is correct:

    “It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man. With the proof now in place, cosmologists can no longer hide behind the possibility of a past-eternal universe. There is no escape, they have to face the problem of a cosmic beginning.” – Alexander Vilenkin

    However, Vilenkin also said this on the very same page:

    “Theologians have often welcomed any evidence for the beginning of the universe, regarding it as evidence for the existence of God … So what do we make of a proof that the beginning is unavoidable? Is it a proof of the existence of God? This view would be far too simplistic. Anyone who attempts to understand the origin of the universe should be prepared to address its logical paradoxes. In this regard, the theorem that I proved with my colleagues does not give much of an advantage to the theologian over the scientist.” – Alexander Vilenkin

    WLC is a great con artist.

    • Thanks Bartone.

      I am wondering how Craig is could be said to have cherry picked Vilenkin words. I believe he gave the context of the letter as refuting atheists who tend to misquote him. 🙂

      Could you show how by Craig giving a context of Vilenkin letter is a cherry picking?

      In Christ Jesus,
      Prayson

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