Cosmology and theism: a follow up

Theism can never be a conclusion within cosmology. Here’s an analogy: let E be whatever theory you give to explain the existence of mathematical things: maybe it’s Abstractionism, maybe it’s a consistency theory of quantitative relations, maybe it’s a Platonic theory of separated forms. Arguendo, let’s assume Abstractionism. Therefore the human mind in conjunction with the imagination is the universal cause of mathematical things as such. Now, make the human mind in conjunction with the imagination a conclusion of a geometrical or arithmetic theorem. This has certainly never been done, and the very idea of such a thing seems pretty ridiculous. Where would the terms of the conclusion even come from?

Thus, the universal cause of things falling under some description cannot be discovered by the science of the things falling under that description. But God is the universal cause of the cosmos, therefore, etc.

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2 Comments

  1. Crude said,

    July 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Theism can never be a conclusion within cosmology.

    Likely not. But neither can atheism.

  2. July 1, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Indeed, no conceptualization/world view such as theism or atheism can even define what caused them – the imago dei.


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