Criticisms of the Kalam cosmological argument

Criticisms of the Kalam cosmological argument
  1. The assumption that an uncaused beginning of all things is impossible.
  2. The Causal Principle cannot be extrapolated to the universe from inductive experience (eg. the phenomenon of quantum indeterminacy , where, at the subatomic level, the causal principle appears to break down).
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The Kalam cosmological argument
  1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
  2. The universe began to exist.
  3. Therefore, the universe has a cause.
  4. If the universe has a cause, then an uncaused, personal Creator of the universe exists who without the universe is beginningless, changeless, immaterial, timeless, spaceless and enormously powerful.

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Anselm's ontological argument is a philosophical argument, made from an ontological basis.

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Begging the question

Begging the question is an example of a fallacy of presumption, also known as a circular argument: The conclusion appears at the beginning and the end of the argument. A is true because A is true.

A valid argument in support of a claim will offer evidence or reasons independent of the claim.

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