The Existence of God

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Discription of, The Existence of God and the Beginning of the Universe, some words about the author

William Craig earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, England, before taking a doctorate in

theology from the Ludwig Maximiliens Universitat-Munchen, West Germany, at which latter institution he was for two years

a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Universite Catholique de Louvain.

He has authored various books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument, The Cosmological Argument from Plato to

Leibniz, and The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez, as well as articles in

professional journals like British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Zeitschrift fur Philosophische Forschung,

Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and Philosophia.


„The first question which should rightly be asked,“ wrote G.W.F. Leibniz, is „Why is there something rather than nothing?“[1] This

question does seem to possess a profound existential force, which has been felt by some of mankind’s greatest thinkers. According to

Aristotle, philosophy begins with a sense of wonder about the world, and the most profound question a man can ask concerns the

origin of the universe.[2] In his biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Norman Malcolm reports that Wittgenstein said that he sometimes

had a certain experience which could best be described by saying that „when I have it, I wonder at the existence of the world. I am

then inclined to use such phrases as ‚How extraordinary that anything should exist!'“[3] Similarly, one contemporary philosopher

remarks, „. . . My mind often seems to reel under the immense significance this question has for me. That anything exists at all does

seem to me a matter for the deepest awe.“[4]

Why does something exist instead of nothing? Leibniz answered this question by arguing that something exists rather than nothing

because a necessary being exists which carries within itself its reason for existence and is the sufficient reason for the existence of all

contingent being.[5]

Although Leibniz (followed by certain contemporary philosophers) regarded the non- existence of a necessary being as logically

impossible, a more modest explication of necessity of existence in terms of what he calls „factual necessity“ has been given by John

Hick: a necessary being is an eternal, uncaused, indestructible, and incorruptible being.[6] Leibniz, of course, identified the necessary

being as God. His critics, however, disputed this identification, contending that the material universe could itself be assigned the status

of a necessary being. „Why,“ queried David Hume, „may not the material universe be the necessary existent Being, according to this

pretended explanation of necessity?“[7] Typically, this has been precisely the position of the atheist. Atheists have not felt compelled to

embrace the view that the universe came into being out of nothing for no reason at all; rather they regard the universe itself as a sort of

factually necessary being: the universe is eternal, uncaused, indestructible, and incorruptible. As Russell neatly put it, “ . . . The universe

is just there, and that’s all.“[8]

Does Leibniz’s argument therefore leave us in a rational impasse, or might there not be some further resources available for untangling

the riddle of the existence of the world? It seems to me that there are. It will be remembered that an essential property of a necessary

being is eternality. If then it could be made plausible that the universe began to exist and is not therefore eternal, one would to that

extent at least have shown the superiority of theism as a rational world view.

Now there is one form of the cosmological argument, much neglected today but of great historical importance, that aims precisely at

the demonstration that the universe had a beginning in time.[9] Originating in the efforts of Christian theologians to refute the Greek

doctrine of the eternity of matter, this argument was developed into sophisticated formulations by medieval Islamic and Jewish

theologians, who in turn passed it back to the Latin West. The argument thus has a broad inter- sectarian appeal, having been

defended by Muslims, Jews, and Christians both Catholic and Protestant.

This argument, which I have called the kalam cosmological argument, can be exhibited as follows:

1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause of its existence.

2. The universe began to exist.

2.1 Argument based on the impossibility of an actual infinite.

2.11 An actual infinite cannot exist.

2.12 An infinite temporal regress of events is an actual


2.13 Therefore, an infinite temporal regress of events

cannot exist.

2.2 Argument based on the impossibility of the formation of an

actual infinite by successive addition.

2.21 A collection formed by successive addition cannot be

actually infinite.

2.22 The temporal series of past events is a collection

formed by successive addition.

2.23 Therefore, the temporal series of past events cannot

be actually infinite.

3. Therefore, the universe has a cause of its existence.

Let us examine this argument more closely.

Defense of the Kalam Cosmological Argument

Second Premiss

Clearly, the crucial premiss in this argument is (2), and two independent arguments are offered in support of it. Let us therefore turn

first to an examination of the supporting arguments.

First Supporting Argument

In order to understand (2.1), we need to understand the difference between a potential infinite and an actual infinite. Crudely put, a

potential infinite is a collection which is increasing toward infinity as a limit, but never gets there. Such a collection is really indefinite,

not infinite. The sign of this sort of infinity, which is used in calculus, is . An actual infinite is a collection in which the number of

members really is infinite. The collection is not growing toward infinity; it is infinite, it is „complete.“ The sign of this sort of infinity,

which is used in set theory to designate sets which have an infinite number of members, such as {1, 2, 3, . . .}, is 0. Now (2.11)

maintains, not that a potentially infinite number of things cannot exist, but that an actually infinite number of things cannot exist. For if an

actually infinite number of things could exist, this would spawn all sorts of absurdities.

Perhaps the best way to bring home the truth of (2.11) is by means of an illustration. Let me use one of my favorites, Hilbert’s Hotel, a

product of the mind of the great German mathematician, David Hilbert. Let us imagine a hotel with a finite number of rooms. Suppose,

furthermore, that all the rooms are full. When a new guest arrives asking for a room, the proprietor apologizes, „Sorry, all the rooms

are full.“ But now let us imagine a hotel with an infinite number of rooms and suppose once more that all the rooms are full. There is

not a single vacant room throughout the entire infinite hotel. Now suppose a new guest shows up, asking for a room. „But of course!“

says the proprietor, and he immediately shifts the person in room #1 into room #2, the person in room #2 into room #3, the person in

room #3 into room #4 and so on, out to infinity. As a result of these room changes, room #1 now becomes vacant and the new guest

gratefully checks in. But remember, before he arrived, all the rooms were full! Equally curious, according to the mathematicians, there

are now no more persons in the hotel than there were before: the number is just infinite. But how can this be? The proprietor just

added the new guest’s name to the register and gave him his keys-how can there not be one more person in the hotel than before? But

the situation becomes even stranger. For suppose an infinity of new guests show up the desk, asking for a room. „Of course, of

course!“ says the proprietor, and he proceeds to shift the person in room #1 into room #2, the person in room #2 into room #4, the

person in room #3 into room #6, and so on out to infinity, always putting each former occupant into the room number twice his own.

As a result, all the odd numbered rooms become vacant, and the infinity of new guests is easily accommodated. And yet, before they

came, all the rooms were full! And again, strangely enough, the number of guests in the hotel is the same after the infinity of new guests

check in as before, even though there were as many new guests as old guests. In fact, the proprietor could repeat this process

infinitely many times and yet there would never be one single person more in the hotel than before.

But Hilbert’s Hotel is even stranger than the German mathematician gave it out to be. For suppose some of the guests start to check

out. Suppose the guest in room #1 departs. Is there not now one less person in the hotel? Not according to the mathematicians-but

just ask the woman who makes the beds! Suppose the guests in room numbers 1, 3, 5, . . . check out. In this case an infinite number

of people have left the hotel, but according to the mathematicians there are no less people in the hotel-but don’t talk to that laundry

woman! In fact, we could have every other guest check out of the hotel and repeat this process infinitely many times, and yet there

would never be any less people in the hotel. But suppose instead the persons in room number 4, 5, 6, . . . checked out. At a single

stroke the hotel would be virtually emptied, the guest register reduced to three names, and the infinite converted to finitude. And yet it

would remain true that the same number of guests checked out this time as when the guests in room numbers 1, 3, 5, . . . checked

out. Can anyone sincerely believe that such a hotel could exist in reality? These sorts of absurdities illustrate the impossibility of the

existence of an actually infinite number of things.

That takes us to (2.12). The truth of this premiss seems fairly obvious. If the universe never began to exist, then prior to the present

event there have existed an actually infinite number of previous events. Hence, a beginningless series of events in time entails the

existence of an actually infinite number of things, namely, past events.

Given the truth of (2.11) and (2.12), the conclusion (2.13) logically follows. The series of past events must be finite and have a

beginning. But since the universe is not distinct from the series of events, it follows that the universe began to exist.

At this point, we might find it profitable to consider several objections that might be raised against the argument. First let us consider

objections to (2.11). Wallace Matson objects that the premiss must mean that an actually infinite number of things is logically

impossible; but it is easy to show that such a collection is logically possible. For example, the series of negative numbers {. . . -3, -2,

-1} is an actually infinite collection with no first member.[10] Matson’s error here lies in thinking that (2.11) means to assert the

logical impossibility of an actually infinite number of things. What the premiss expresses is the real or factual impossibility of an actual

infinite. To illustrate the difference between real and logical possibility: there is no logical impossibility in something’s coming to exist

without a cause, but such a circumstance may well be really or metaphysically impossible. In the same way, (2.11) asserts that the

absurdities entailed in the real existence of an actual infinite show that such an existence is metaphysically impossible. Hence, one could

grant that in the conceptual realm of mathematics one can, given certain conventions and axioms, speak consistently about infinite sets

of numbers, but this in no way implies that an actually infinite number of things is really possible. One might also note that the

mathematical school of intuitionism denies that even the number series is actually infinite (they take it to be potentially infinite only), so

that appeal to number series as examples of actual infinites is a moot procedure.

The late J.L. Mackie also objected to (2.11), claiming that the absurdities are resolved by noting that for infinite groups the axiom „the

whole is greater than its part“ does not hold, as it does for finite groups.[11] Similarly, Quentin Smith comments that once we

understand that an infinite set has a proper subset which has the same number of members as the set itself, the purportedly absurd

situations become „perfectly believable.“[12] But to my mind, it is precisely this feature of infinite set theory which, when translated into

the realm of the real, yields results which are perfectly incredible, for example, Hilbert’s Hotel. Moreover, not all the absurdities stem

from infinite set theory’s denial of Euclid’s axiom: the absurdities illustrated by guests checking out of the hotel stem from the

self-contradictory results when the inverse operations of subtraction or division are performed using transfinite numbers. Here the case

against an actually infinite collection of things becomes decisive.

Finally one might note the objection of Sorabji, who maintains that illustrations such as Hilbert’s Hotel involve no absurdity. In order to

understand what is wrong with the kalam argument, he asks us to envision two parallel columns beginning at the same point and

stretching away into the infinite distance, one the column of past years and the other the column of past days. The sense in which the

column of past days is no larger than the column of past years, says Sorabji, is that the column of days will not „stick out“ beyond the

far end of the other column, since neither column has a far end. Now in the case of Hilbert’s Hotel there is the temptation to think that

some unfortunate resident at the far end will drop off into space. But there is no far end: the line of residents will not stick out beyond

the far end of the line of rooms. Once this is seen, the outcome is just an explicable- even if a surprising and exhilarating- truth about

infinity.[13] Now Sorabji is certainly correct, as we have seen, that Hilbert’s Hotel illustrates an explicable truth about the nature of the

actual infinite. If an actually infinite number of things could exist, a Hilbert’s Hotel would be possible. But Sorabji seems to fail to

understand the heart of the paradox: I, for one, experience no temptation to think of people dropping off the far end of the hotel, for

there is none, but I do have difficulty believing that a hotel in which all the rooms are occupied can accommodate more guests. Of

course, the line of guests will not stick out beyond the line of rooms, but if all of those infinite rooms already have guests in them, then

can moving those guests about really create empty rooms? Sorabji’s own illustration of the columns of past years and days I find not a

little disquieting: if we divide the columns into foot-long segments and mark one column as the years and the other as the days, then

one column is as long as the other and yet for every foot-length segment in the column of years, 365 segments of equal length are

found in the column of days! These paradoxical results can be avoided only if such actually infinite collections can exist only in the

imagination, not in reality. In any case, the Hilbert’s Hotel illustration is not exhausted by dealing only with the addition of new guests,

for the subtraction of guests results in absurdities even more intractable. Sorabji’s analysis says nothing to resolve these. Hence, it

seems to me that the objections to premiss (2.11) are less plausible than the premiss itself.

With regard to (2.12), the most frequent objection is that the past ought to be regarded as a potential infinite only, not an actual

infinite. This was Aquinas’s position versus Bonaventure, and the contemporary philosopher Charles Hartshorne seems to side with

Thomas on this issue.[14] Such a position is, however, untenable. The future is potentially infinite, since it does not exist; but the past is

actual in a way the future is not, as evidenced by the fact that we have traces of the past in the present, but no traces of the future.

Hence, if the series of past events never began to exist, there must have been an actually infinite number of past events.

The objections to either premiss therefore seem to be less compelling than the premisses themselves. Together they imply that the

universe began to exist. Hence, I conclude that this argument furnishes good grounds for accepting the truth of premiss (2) that the

universe began to exist.

Second Supporting Argument

The second argument (2.2) for the beginning of the universe is based on the impossibility of forming an actual infinite by successive

addition. This argument is distinct from the first in that it does not deny the possibility of the existence of an actual infinite, but the

possibility of its being formed by successive addition.

Premiss (2.21) is the crucial step in the argument. One cannot form an actually infinite collection of things by successively adding one

member after another. Since one can always add one more before arriving at infinity, it is impossible to reach actual infinity. Sometimes

this is called the impossibility of „counting to infinity“ or „traversing the infinite.“ It is important to understand that this impossibility has

nothing to do with the amount of time available: it belongs to the nature of infinity that it cannot be so formed.

Now someone might say that while an infinite collection cannot be formed by beginning at a point and adding members, nevertheless

an infinite collection could be formed by never beginning but ending at a point, that is to say, ending at a point after having added one

member after another from eternity. But this method seems even more unbelievable than the first method. If one cannot count to

infinity, how can one count down from infinity? If one cannot traverse the infinite by moving in one direction, how can one traverse it

by simply moving in the opposite direction?

Indeed, the idea of a beginningness series ending in the present seems to be absurd. To give just one illustration: suppose we meet a

man who claims to have been counting from eternity and is now finishing: . . ., -3, -2, -1, 0. We could ask, why did he not finish

counting yesterday or the day before or the year before? By then an infinite time had already elapsed, so that he should already have

finished by then. Thus, at no point in the infinite past could we ever find the man finishing his countdown, for by that point he should

already be done! In fact, no matter how far back into the past we go, we can never find the man counting at all, for at any point we

reach he will have already finished. But if at no point in the past do we find him counting, this contradicts the hypothesis that he has

been counting from eternity. This illustrates the fact that the formation of an actual infinite by successive addition is equally impossible

whether one proceeds to or from infinity.

Premiss (2.22) presupposes a dynamical view of time according to which events are actualized in serial fashion, one after another. The

series of events is not a sort of timelessly subsisting world-line which appears successively in consciousness. Rather becoming is real

and essential to temporal process. Now this view of time is not without its challengers, but to consider their objections in this article

would take us too far afield.[15] In this piece, we must rest content with the fact that we are arguing on common ground with our

ordinary intuitions of temporal becoming and in agreement with a good number of contemporary philosophers of time and space.

Given the truth of (2.21) and (2.22), the conclusion (2.23) logically follows. If the universe did not begin to exist a finite time ago, then

the present moment could never arrive. But obviously, it has arrived. Therefore, we know that the universe is finite in the past and

began to exist.

Again, it would be profitable to consider various objections that have been offered against this reasoning. Against (2.21), Mackie

objects that the argument illicitly assumes an infinitely distant starting point in the past and then pronounces it impossible to travel from

that point to today. But there would in an infinite past be no starting point, not even an infinitely distant one. Yet from any given point in

the infinite past, there is only a finite distance to the present.[16] Now it seems to me that Mackie’s allegation that the argument

presupposes an infinitely distant starting point is entirely groundless. The beginningless character of the series only serves to accentuate

the difficulty of its being formed by successive addition. The fact that there is no beginning at all, not even an infinitely distant one,

makes the problem more, not less, nettlesome. And the point that from any moment in the infinite past there is only a finite temporal

distance to the present may be dismissed as irrelevant. The question is not how any finite portion of the temporal series can be formed,

but how the whole infinite series can be formed. If Mackie thinks that because every segment of the series can be formed by

successive addition therefore the whole series can be so formed, then he is simply committing the fallacy of composition.

Sorabji similarly objects that the reason it is impossible to count down from infinity is because counting involves by nature taking a

starting number, which is lacking in this case. But completing an infinite lapse of years involves no starting year and is, hence,

possible.[17] But this response is clearly inadequate, for, as we have seen, the years of an infinite past could be enumerated by the

negative numbers, in which case a completed infinity of years would, indeed, entail a beginningless countdown from infinity. Sorabji

anticipates this rebuttal, however, and claims that such a backwards countdown is possible in principle and therefore no logical barrier

has been exhibited to the elapsing of an infinity of past years. Again, however, the question I am posing is not whether there is a logical

contradiction in such a notion, but whether such a countdown is not metaphysically absurd. For we have seen that such a countdown

should at any point already have been completed. But Sorabji is again ready with a response: to say the countdown should at any

point already be over confuses counting an infinity of numbers with counting all the numbers. At any given point in the past, the

eternal counter will have already counted an infinity of negative numbers, but that does not entail that he will have counted all the

negative numbers. I do not think the argument makes this alleged equivocation, and this may be made clear by examining the reason

why our eternal counter is supposedly able to complete a count of the negative numbers ending at zero. In order to justify the

possibility of this intuitively impossible feat, the argument’s opponent appeals to the so- called Principle of Correspondence used in set

theory to determine whether two sets are equivalent (that is, have the same number of members) by matching the members of one set

with the members of the other set and vice versa. On the basis of this principle the objector argues that since the counter has lived,

say, an infinite number of years and since the set of past years can be put into a one- to-one correspondence with the set of negative

numbers, it follows that by counting one number a year an eternal counter would complete a countdown of the negative numbers by

the present year. If we were to ask why the counter would not finish next year or in a hundred years, the objector would respond that

prior to the present year an infinite number of years will have already elapsed, so that by the Principle of Correspondence, all the

numbers should have been counted by now. But this reasoning backfires on the objector: for, as we have seen, on this account the

counter should at any point in the past have already finished counting all the numbers, since a one-to-one correspondence exists

between the years of the past and the negative numbers. Thus, there is no equivocation between counting an infinity of numbers and

counting all the numbers. But at this point a deeper absurdity bursts in view: for suppose there were another counter who counted at a

rate of one negative number per day. According to the Principle of Correspondence, which underlies infinite set theory and transfinite

arithmetic, both of our eternal counters will finish their countdowns at the same moment, even though one is counting at a rate 365

times faster than the other! Can anyone believe that such scenarios can actually obtain in reality, but do not rather represent the

outcome of an imaginary game being played in a purely conceptual realm according to adopted logical conventions and axioms?

As for premiss (2.22), many thinkers have objected that we need not regard the past as a beginningless infinite series with an end in

the present. Popper, for example, admits that the set of all past events is actually infinite, but holds that the series of past events is

potentially infinite. This may be seen by beginning in the present and numbering the events backwards, thus forming a potential infinite.

Therefore, the problem of an actual infinite’s being formed by successive addition does not arise.[18] Similarly, Swinburne muses that

it is dubious whether a completed infinite series with no beginning but an end makes sense, but he proposes to solve the problem by

beginning in the present and regressing into the past, so that the series of past events would have no end and would therefore not be a

completed infinite.[19] This objection, however, clearly confuses the mental regress of counting with the real progress of the

temporal series of events itself. Numbering the series from the present backwards only shows that if there are an infinite number of

past events, then we can denumerate an infinite number of past events. But the problem is, how can this infinite collection of events

come to be formed by successive addition? How we mentally conceive the series does not in any way affect the ontological character

of the series itself as a series with no beginning but an end, or in other words, as an actual infinite completed by successive addition.

Once again, then, the objections to (2.21) and (2.22) seem less plausible than the premisses themselves. Together they imply (2.23),

or that the universe began to exist.

First Scientific Confirmation

These purely philosophical arguments for the beginning of the universe have received remarkable confirmation from discoveries in

astronomy and astrophysics during this century. These confirmations might be summarized under two heads: the confirmation from the

expansion of the universe and the confirmation from thermodynamic properties of the universe.

With regard to the first, Hubble’s discovery in 1929 of the red-shift in the light from distant galaxies began a revolution in astronomy

perhaps as significant as the Copernican revolution. Prior to this time the universe as a whole was conceived to be static; but the

startling conclusion to which Hubble was led was that the red-shift is due to the fact that the universe is in fact expanding. The

staggering implication of this fact is that as one traces the expansion back in time, the universe becomes denser and denser until one

reaches a point of infinite density from which the universe began to expand. The upshot of Hubble’s discovery was that at some point

in the finite past-probably around 15 billion years ago-the entire known universe was contracted down to a single mathematical point

which marked the origin of the universe. That initial explosion has come to be known as the „Big Bang.“ Four of the world’s most

prominent astronomers described that event in these words:

The universe began from a state of infinite density. . . . Space and time were created in that event and so was all the

matter in the universe. It is not meaningful to ask what happened before the Big Bang; it is like asking what is north of the

North Pole. Similarly, it is not sensible to ask where the Big Bang took place. The point-universe was not an object

isolated in space; it was the entire universe, and so the answer can only be that the Big Bang happened everywhere.[20]

This event that marked the beginning of the universe becomes all the more amazing when one reflects on the fact that a state of „infinite

density“ is synonymous to „nothing.“ There can be no object that possesses infinite density, for if it had any size at all it could still be

even more dense. Therefore, as Cambridge astronomer Fred Hoyle points out, the Big Bang Theory requires the creation of matter

from nothing. This is because as one goes back in time, one reaches a point at which, in Hoyle’s words, the universe was „shrunk

down to nothing at all.“[21] Thus, what the Big Bang model of the universe seems to require is that the universe began to exist and was

created out of nothing.

Some theorists have attempted to avoid the absolute beginning of the universe implied by the Big Bang theory by speculating that the

universe may undergo an infinite series of expansions and contractions. There are, however, good grounds for doubting the adequacy

of such an oscillating model of the universe: (i) The oscillating model appears to be physically impossible. For all the talk about such

models, the fact seems to be that they are only theoretically, but not physically possible. As the late Professor Tinsley of Yale explains,

in oscillating models „even though the mathematics say that the universe oscillates, there is no known physics to reverse the collapse

and bounce back to a new expansion. The physics seems to say that those models start from the Big Bang, expand, collapse, then

end.“[22] In order for the oscillating model to be correct, it would seem that the known laws of physics would have to be revised. (ii)

The oscillating model seems to be observationally untenable. Two facts of observational astronomy appear to run contrary to the

oscillating model. First, the observed homogeneity of matter distribution throughout the universe seems unaccountable on an oscillating

model. During the contraction phase of such a model, black holes begin to gobble up surrounding matter, resulting in an

inhomogeneous distribution of matter. But there is no known mechanism to „iron out“ these inhomogeneities during the ensuing

expansion phase. Thus, the homogeneity of matter observed throughout the universe would remain unexplained. Second, the density of

the universe appears to be insufficient for the re-contraction of the universe. For the oscillating model to be even possible, it is

necessary that the universe be sufficiently dense such that gravity can overcome the force of the expansion and pull the universe back

together again. However, according to the best estimates, if one takes into account both luminous matter and non-luminous matter

(found in galactic halos) as well as any possible contribution of neutrino particles to total mass, the universe is still only about one-half

that needed for re-contraction.[23] Moreover, recent work on calculating the speed and deceleration of the expansion confirms that

the universe is expanding at, so to speak, „escape velocity“ and will not therefore re-contract. According to Sandage and Tammann,

„Hence, we are forced to decide that . . . it seems inevitable that the Universe will expand forever“; they conclude, therefore, that „the

Universe has happened only once.“[24]

Second Scientific Confirmation

As if this were not enough, there is a second scientific confirmation of the beginning of the universe based on the thermodynamic

properties of various cosmological models. According to the second law of thermodynamics, processes taking place in a closed

system always tend toward a state of equilibrium. Now our interest is in what implications this has when the law is applied to the

universe as a whole. For the universe is a gigantic closed system, since it is everything there is and no energy is being fed into it from

without. The second law seems to imply that, given enough time, the universe will reach a state of thermodynamic equilibrium, known

as the „heat death“ of the universe. This death may be hot or cold, depending on whether the universe will expand forever or eventually

re-contract. On the one hand, if the density of the universe is great enough to overcome the force of the expansion, then the universe

will re-contract into a hot fireball. As the universe contracts, the stars burn more rapidly until they finally explode or evaporate. As the

universe grows denser, the black holes begin to gobble up everything around them and begin themselves to coalesce until all the black

holes finally coalesce into one gigantic black hole which is coextensive with the universe, from which it will never re-emerge. On the

other hand, if the density of the universe is insufficient to halt the expansion, as seems more likely, then the galaxies will turn all their gas

into stars and the stars will burn out. At 10[30 ]years the universe will consist of 90% dead stars, 9% supermassive black holes, and

l% atomic matter. Elementary particle physics suggests that thereafter protons will decay into electrons and positrons, so that space

will be filled with a rarefied gas so thin that the distance between an electron and a positron will be about the size of the present galaxy.

At 10[100] years some scientists believe that the black holes themselves will dissipate into radiation and elementary particles.

Eventually all the matter in the dark, cold, ever-expanding universe will be reduced to an ultra-thin gas of elementary particles and

radiation. Equilibrium will prevail throughout, and the entire universe will be in its final state, from which no change will occur.

Now the question which needs to be asked is this: if, given sufficient time, the universe will reach heat death, then why is it not now in a

state of heat death if it has existed for infinite time? If the universe did not begin to exist, then it should now be in a state of equilibrium.

Some theorists have suggested that the universe escapes final heat death by oscillating from eternity past to eternity future. But we

have already seen that such a model seems to be physically and observationally untenable. But even if we waive those considerations

and suppose that the universe does oscillate, the fact is that the thermodynamic properties of this model imply the very beginning of the

universe which its proponents seek to avoid. For the thermodynamic properties of an oscillating model are such that the universe

expands farther and farther with each successive cycle. Therefore, as one traces the expansions back in time, they grow smaller and

smaller. As one scientific team explains, „The effect of entropy production will be to enlarge the cosmic scale, from cycle to cycle. . . .

Thus, looking back in time, each cycle generated less entropy, had a smaller cycle time, and had a smaller cycle expansion factor than

the cycle that followed it.“[25] Novikov and Zeldovich of the Institute of Applied Mathematics of the USSR Academy of Sciences

therefore conclude, „The multicycle model has an infinite future, but only a finite past.“[26] As another writer points out, the oscillating

model of the universe thus still requires an origin of the universe prior to the smallest cycle.[27]

So whatever scenario one selects for the future of the universe, thermodynamics implies that the universe began to exist. According to

physicist P.C.W. Davies, the universe must have been created a finite time ago and is in the process of winding down. Prior to the

creation, the universe simply did not exist. Therefore, Davies concludes, even though we may not like it, we must conclude that the

universe’s energy was somehow simply „put in“ at the creation as an initial condition.[28]

We therefore have both philosophical argument and scientific confirmation for the beginning of the universe. On this basis I think that

we are amply justified in concluding the truth of premiss (2) that the universe began to exist.

First Premiss

Premiss (1) strikes me as relatively non-controversial. It is based on the metaphysical intuition that something cannot come out of

nothing. Hence, any argument for the principle is apt to be less obvious than the principle itself. Even the great skeptic David Hume

admitted that he never asserted so absurd a proposition as that something might come into existence without a cause; he only denied

that one could prove the obviously true causal principle.[29] With regard to the universe, if originally there were absolutely

nothing-no God, no space, no time-, then how could the universe possibly come to exist? The truth of the principle ex nihilo, nihil fit

is so obvious that I think we are justified in foregoing an elaborate defense of the argument’s first premiss.

Nevertheless, some thinkers, exercised to avoid the theism implicit in this premiss within the present context, have felt driven to deny

its truth. In order to avoid its theistic implications, Davies presents a scenario which, he confesses, „should not be taken too seriously,“

but which seems to have a powerful attraction for Davies.[30] He has reference to a quantum theory of gravity according to which

spacetime itself could spring uncaused into being out of absolutely nothing. While admitting that there is „still no satisfactory theory of

quantum gravity,“ such a theory „would allow spacetime to be created and destroyed spontaneously and uncaused in the same way

that particles are created and destroyed spontaneously and uncaused. The theory would entail a certain mathematically determined

probability that, for instance, a blob of space would appear where none existed before. Thus, spacetime could pop out of nothingness

as the result of a causeless quantum transition.“[31]

Now in fact particle pair production furnishes no analogy for this radical ex nihilo becoming, as Davies seems to imply. This quantum

phenomenon, even if an exception to the principle that every event has a cause, provides no analogy to something’s coming into being

out of nothing. Though physicists speak of this as particle pair creation and annihilation, such terms are philosophically misleading, for

all that actually occurs is conversion of energy into matter or vice versa. As Davies admits, „The processes described here do not

represent the creation of matter out of nothing, but the conversion of pre- existing energy into material form.“[32] Hence, Davies

greatly misleads his reader when he claims that „Particles . . . can appear out of nowhere without specific causation“ and again, „Yet

the world of quantum physics routinely produces something for nothing.“[33] On the contrary, the world of quantum physics never

produces something for nothing.

But to consider the case on its own merits: quantum gravity is so poorly understood that the period prior to 10[-43] sec, which this

theory hopes to describe, has been compared by one wag to the regions on the maps of the ancient cartographers marked „Here there

be dragons“: it can easily be filled with all sorts of fantasies. In fact, there seems to be no good reason to think that such a theory

would involve the sort of spontaneous becoming ex nihilo which Davies suggests. A quantum theory of gravity has the goal of

providing a theory of gravitation based on the exchange of particles (gravitons) rather than the geometry of space, which can then be

brought into a Grand Unification Theory that unites all the forces of nature into a supersymmetrical state in which one fundamental

force and a single kind of particle exist. But there seems to be nothing in this which suggests the possibility of spontaneous becoming

ex nihilo.

Indeed, it is not at all clear that Davies’s account is even intelligible. What can be meant, for example, by the claim that there is a

mathematical probability that nothingness should spawn a region of spacetime „where none existed before?“ It cannot mean that given

enough time a region of spacetime would pop into existence at a certain place, since neither place nor time exist apart from spacetime.

The notion of some probability of something’s coming out of nothing thus seems incoherent.

I am reminded in this connection of some remarks made by A.N. Prior concerning an argument put forward by Jonathan Edwards

against something’s coming into existence uncaused. This would be impossible, said Edwards, because it would then be inexplicable

why just any and everything cannot or does not come to exist uncaused. One cannot respond that only things of a certain nature come

into existence uncaused, since prior to their existence they have no nature which could control their coming to be. Prior made a

cosmological application of Edwards’s reasoning by commenting on the steady state model’s postulating the continuous creation of

hydrogen atoms ex nihilo:

It is no part of Hoyle’s theory that this process is causeless, but I want to be more definite about this, and to say that if it

is causeless, then what is alleged to happen is fantastic and incredible. If it is possible for objects-objects, now, which

really are objects, „substances endowed with capacities“-to start existing without a cause, then it is incredible that they

should all turn out to be objects of the same sort, namely, hydrogen atoms. The peculiar nature of hydrogen atoms

cannot possibly be what makes such starting-to-exist possible for them but not for objects of any other sort; for

hydrogen atoms do not have this nature until they are there to have it, i.e. until their starting-to-exist has already occurred.

That is Edwards’s argument, in fact; and here it does seem entirely cogent. . . .[34]

Now in the case at hand, if originally absolutely nothing existed, then why should it be spacetime that springs spontaneously out of the

void, rather than, say, hydrogen atoms or even rabbits? How can one talk about the probability of any particular thing’s popping into

being out of nothing?

Davies on one occasion seems to answer as if the laws of physics are the controlling factor which determines what may leap uncaused

into being: „But what of the laws? They have to be ‚there‘ to start with so that the universe can come into being. Quantum physics has

to exist (in some sense) so that a quantum transition can generate the cosmos in the first place.“[35] Now this seems exceedingly

peculiar. Davies seems to attribute to the laws of nature themselves a sort of ontological and causal status such that they constrain

spontaneous becoming. But this seems clearly wrong-headed: the laws of physics do not themselves cause or constrain anything; they

are simply propositional descriptions of a certain form and generality of what does happen in the universe. And the issue Edwards

raises is why, if there were absolutely nothing, it would be true that any one thing rather than another should pop into being uncaused?

It is futile to say it somehow belongs to the nature of spacetime to do so, for if there were absolutely nothing then there would have

been no nature to determine that spacetime should spring into being.

Even more fundamentally, however, what Davies envisions is surely metaphysical nonsense. Though his scenario is cast as a scientific

theory,. someone ought to be bold enough to say that the Emperor is wearing no clothes. Either the necessary and sufficient conditions

for the appearance of spacetime existed or not; if so, then it is not true that nothing existed; if not, then it would seem ontologically

impossible that being should arise out of absolute non-being. To call such spontaneous springing into being out of non-being a

„quantum transition“ or to attribute it to „quantum gravity“ explains nothing; indeed, on this account, there is no explanation. It just


It seems to me, therefore, that Davies has not provided any plausible basis for denying the truth of the cosmological argument’s first

premiss. That whatever begins to exist has a cause would seem to be an ontologically necessary truth, one which is constantly

confirmed in our experience.


Given the truth of premisses (1) and (2), it logically follows that (3) the universe has a cause of its existence. In fact, I think that it can

be plausibly argued that the cause of the universe must be a personal Creator. For how else could a temporal effect arise from an

eternal cause? If the cause were simply a mechanically operating set of necessary and sufficient conditions existing from eternity, then

why would not the effect also exist from eternity? For example, if the cause of water’s being frozen is the temperature’s being below

zero degrees, then if the temperature were below zero degrees from eternity, then any water present would be frozen from eternity.

The only way to have an eternal cause but a temporal effect would seem to be if the cause is a personal agent who freely chooses to

create an effect in time. For example, a man sitting from eternity may will to stand up; hence, a temporal effect may arise from an

eternally existing agent. Indeed, the agent may will from eternity to create a temporal effect, so that no change in the agent need be

conceived. Thus, we are brought not merely to the first cause of the universe, but to its personal Creator.

Summary and Conclusion

In conclusion, we have seen on the basis of both philosophical argument and scientific confirmation that it is plausible that the universe

began to exist. Given the intuitively obvious principle that whatever begins to exist has a cause of its existence, we have been led to

conclude that the universe has a cause of its existence. On the basis of our argument, this cause would have to be uncaused, eternal,

changeless, timeless, and immaterial. Moreover, it would have to be a personal agent who freely elects to create an effect in time.

Therefore, on the basis of the kalam cosmological argument, I conclude that it is rational to believe that God exists.


[1]G.W. Leibniz, „The Principles of Nature and of Grace, Based on Reason,“ in Leibniz Selections, ed. Philip P. Wiener, The

Modern Student’s Library (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1951), p. 527.

[2]Aristotle Metaphysica Lambda. l. 982b10-15.

[3]Norman Malcolm, Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir (London: Oxford University Press, 1958), p. 70.

[4]J.J.C. Smart, „The Existence of God,“ Church Quarterly Review 156 (1955): 194.

[5]G.W. Leibniz, Theodicy: Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man, and the Origin of Evil, trans. E.M. Huggard

(London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1951), p. 127; cf. idem, „Principles,“ p. 528.

[6]John Hick, „God as Necessary Being,“ Journal of Philosophy 57 (1960): 733-4.

[7]David Hume, Dialogues concerning Natural Religion, ed. with an Introduction by Norman Kemp Smith, Library of the Liberal

Arts (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 1947), p. 190.

[8]Bertrand Russell and F.C. Copleston, „The Existence of God,“ in The Existence of God, ed. with an Introduction by John Hick,

Problems of Philosophy Series (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1964), p. 175.

[9]See William Lane Craig, The Cosmological Argument from Plato to Leibniz, Library of Philosophy and Religion (London:

Macmillan, 1980), pp. 48-58, 61-76, 98-104, 128-31.

[10]Wallace Matson, The Existence of God (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1965), pp. 58-60.

[11]J.L. Mackie, The Miracle of Theism (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982), p. 93.

[12]Quentin Smith, „Infinity and the Past,“ Philosophy of Science 54 (1987): 69.

[13]Richard Sorabji, Time, Creation and the Continuum (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1983), pp. 213, 222-3.

[14]Charles Hartshorne, Man’s Vision of God and the Logic of Theism (Chicago: Willett, Clark, & Co., 1941), p. 37.

[15]G.J. Whitrow defends a form of this argument which does not presuppose a dynamical view of time, by asserting that an infinite

past would still have to be „lived through“ by any everlasting, conscious being, even if the series of physical events subsisted timelessly

(G.J. Whitrow, The Natural Philosophy of Time, 2d ed. [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980], pp. 28-32).

[16]Mackie, Theism, p. 93.

[17]Sorabji, Time, Creation, and the Continuum, pp. 219-22.

[18]K.R. Popper, „On the Possibility of an Infinite Past: a Reply to Whitrow,“ British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29

(1978): 47-8.

[19]R.G. Swinburne, „The Beginning of the Universe,“ The Aristotelian Society 40 (1966): 131-2.

[20]Richard J. Gott,, „Will the Universe Expand Forever?“ Scientific American (March 1976), p. 65.

[21]Fred Hoyle, From Stonehenge to Modern Cosmology (San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1972), p. 36.

[22]Beatrice Tinsley, personal letter.

[23]David N. Schramm and Gary Steigman, „Relic Neutrinos and the Density of the Universe,“ Astrophysical Journal 243 (1981):

p. 1-7.

[24]Alan Sandage and G.A. Tammann, „Steps Toward the Hubble Constant. VII,“ Astrophyscial Journal 210 (1976): 23, 7; see

also idem, „Steps toward the Hubble Constant. VIII.“ Astrophysical Journal 256 (1982): 339-45.

[25]Duane Dicus, „Effects of Proton Decay on the Cosmological Future.“ Astrophysical Journal 252 (1982): l, 8.

[26]I.D. Novikov and Ya. B. Zeldovich, „Physical Processes Near Cosmological Singularities,“ Annual Review of Astronomy and

Astrophysics 11 (1973): 401-2.

[27]John Gribbin, „Oscillating Universe Bounces Back,“ Nature 259 (1976): 16.

[28]P.C.W. Davies, The Physics of Time Asymmetry (London: Surrey University Press, 1974), p. 104.

[29]David Hume to John Stewart, February, 1754, in The Letters of David Hume, ed. J.Y.T. Greig (Oxford: Clarendon Press,

1932), 1:187.

[30]Paul Davies, God and the New Physics (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983), p. 214.

[31]Ibid., p. 215.

[32]Ibid., p. 31.

[33]Ibid., pp. 215, 216.

[34]A.N. Prior, „Limited Indeterminism,“ in Papers on Time and Tense (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968), p. 65.

[35]Davies, God, p. 217.

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