Natural Theology
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Robin Collins likens the fine tuning of the universe to being able to..."hit an inch-wide target on a dart board the size of the galaxy"Logically, since fine tuning the universe cannot be explained by necessity or chance, it would have to be explained by...intelligent designWhat are strategies skeptics have given for getting around the implications of the fine-tuning of the universe?Many-universes hypothesis && "Who Designed the Designer" objectionWhat are the origins of the Kalam Cosmological Argument?Arabic philosophers during the Middle AgesThe Big Bang Theory, the Second law of thermodynamics, and the nonexistence of an actual infinite are pieces of evidence that show...that the universe had a beginningWhat did J.P. Moreland say about getting to a universe today without a beginning is like..."trying to jump out of a bottomless pit" (it ain't happenin)What does the Kalam Cosmological Argument assume?something cannot come from nothingWhat 7 things does the Kalam Cosmological Argument mean about God:1. God is TRANSCENDENT 2. God is IMMUTABLE 3. God is IMMATERIAL 4. God is UNCASED 5. God is EXCEEDINGLY POWERFUL 6. God is PERSONAL 7. God is GOODWhat does Alvin Plantinga argue?that without arguments for God's existence, our belief in God can be properly basic from our sense of the divine (sensus divinitatis)Alvin Plantinga's argument is often called?Reformed EpistemologyWhat did Epircurus say about God and evil?"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not God. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is evil."How else could God have prevented the possibility of evil according to skeptics?by not creating, creating only plants and rocks, or creating a world without free willLogically, a good God could continue to permit evil were to bring about a greater goodWhat did Joseph tell his brothers in Genesis 50:20?"You planned evil against me; God planned it for good."What assumption do evidential arguments of evil (William Rowe) rely on?a conclusion drawn on the basis of what one does not see