Johannes
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Has religion adapted to modern cosmology and if so how?
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I wonder how existing major religions follow modern cosmology. The question is excessively broad, even when restricted to major religions. E.g., Christianity is a "major religion", but within its ...

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Does refuting the fine-tuning argument for the existence of God necessarily require belief in a Multiverse?
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The fact of the fine tuning of the physical constants for the development of life is not evidence for the existence of a Creator in the sense of "proof", but consistent with that existence, and highly ...

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Is a cyclical model of time and the universe logically valid, and which philosophers (if any) have proposed such a model?
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Is a cyclical cosmology logically valid in principle? Yes. Is a cyclical cosmology physically valid in principle? Yes, as there are several physically plausible ways whereby a contracting universe ...

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Can Something Exist in Nothing (Outside the bounds of our Universe)?
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The question is based on a misconception of the geometry of a finite universe. A finite universe is not a 3-D ball but a 3-sphere. Therefore, if you could "outpace the current expansion of the ...

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Does belief in the existence of God and the afterlife logically imply a belief in the soul?
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First of all, we need to be precise about the meaning of "God". By that, I mean the God of classical theism: the Subsistent or Absolute Being, one, absolutely simple, absolutely infinite, eternal and ...

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Russell's Paradox and the Law of Non-Contradiction
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"Basically it does not seem like Russell's Paradox starts with something valid and logically concludes something invalid, rather it seems like it starts with something logically invalid in the ...

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How could mathematics and logic exist without us, if they are concepts created by us independent of reality?
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There are three possible positions on this subject, held respectively by strict Platonists (are there actually any today?), theists, and atheists [1]: Strict Platonism: self-consistent formal systems ...

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Could the period before the Big Bang be compared to the period after death?
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Time started to elapse at Big Bang. Therefore, if this is the only universe in both the concurrent and succesive senses, there was no "period before the Big Bang", period (pun intended). The ...

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If the universe came from "nothing", why is it assumed that there is no life after death?
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The notion that the universe - including space and time - had a beginning is, when taken in conjunction with a restricted version of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR), the basis of the Kalam ...

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Being transcendental and contingency of constants of nature
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The question is based on deficient knowledge of contemporary metrology. As can be read in the site of the Bureau International des Poids and Mesures [1], the units of time (second) and length (metre) ...

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