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What is the name of this logical fallacy: Why should your god be the one?

Relativism What you're trying to explain or find out is the fallacy of relativism. The illustrative quote "why should your God be the one" is incomplete, it is actually, "why should ...
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What is the name of this logical fallacy: Why should your god be the one?

I think that the question 'Why should your god be the one?' commits the very fallacy it purports to unmask. It assumes, without a shred of evidence, that there is any valid god hypothesis to consider ...
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What is the name of this logical fallacy: Why should your god be the one?

A concrete example: A believing Christian and a believing Muslim might give the exact same argument for the existence of their god. If we accept their arguments, it still leaves the possibility that ...
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What is the name of this logical fallacy: Why should your god be the one?

"Why should your god be the one?" Without starting a religious debate and staying at the level you wanted it to be: It is not an attempt to support any position. It is an attempt to falsify ...
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What is the name of this logical fallacy: Why should your god be the one?

The ACTUAL answer to this question, if you're still seeking the answer (and to anyone else who wanders upon this post) is somewhere between Pascal's Wager and Roko's Basilisk. Pascal's Wager is a ...
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Are there any fallacies in Stephen C. Meyer's argument for classical theism from the Big Bang singularity?

I'd like to emphasize the last point of armand's very good answer. Even if we humor Meyer with his assertions that there was no "matter" before the Big Bang but some other reason for it ...
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Are there any fallacies in Stephen C. Meyer's argument for classical theism from the Big Bang singularity?

Like another answer says, he's basically presenting he Kalam (the universe began to exist, therefore it requires a creator), and it has all the typical Kalam problems: We don't know the universe had a ...
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Are there any fallacies in Stephen C. Meyer's argument for classical theism from the Big Bang singularity?

My 0.2 cents. Big Bang theory may simply be a wrong speculation to make. The "singularity" may simply point to a bad theory or a bad application of mathematics. A satisfactory unified theory ...
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Are there any fallacies in Stephen C. Meyer's argument for classical theism from the Big Bang singularity?

There are several. First, both Meyer and Morgan are attacking a strawman argument: no atheist or physicist worth their salt will affirm they know that there was nothing before the Big Bang. We don't ...
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Are there any fallacies in Stephen C. Meyer's argument for classical theism from the Big Bang singularity?

Let me summarize what Meyer said more succinctly: there was nothing material before the Big Bang, therefore nothing material could have caused the universe, therefore it must have been God. In fact it ...
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Are there any fallacies in Stephen C. Meyer's argument for classical theism from the Big Bang singularity?

Argument from ignorance fallacy. Just because our current scientific understanding cannot fully explain the origin of the universe from the initial singularity, it does not necessarily follow that a ...
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What logical fallacy is "if some of my enemies/adversaries affirm my claim then it is correct"?

An argument that is based on the fact that there is a minority view among our fierce adversarial opponents who accept it, when the majority of the fierce adversarial opponents group rejects it, ...
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