Furthermore, the author of the Arizona Atheist blog asked Vilenkin if his theorem with Guth and Borde proves that the universe had a beginning. The Borde-Guth-Vilenkin singularity theorem (or BGV theorem) was developed in by three leading cosmologists; Arvind Borde, Alan Guth. I was watching A debate on cosmology where William Lane Craig uses the Borde , Guth and Vilenkin theorem to say the universe had a.

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While a tangent is the point on a curve of a vector. Nobody is claiming that appeals to metaphysics are illicit.

Science at the end of the day has a simple premise — explain what you vllenkin, and prove it by falsifying it. So there could be a time at which God created the initial cosmological singularity, even if that moment is not in physical time.

It appears to be contingent, and therefore requires an explanatory hypothesis to explain its existence. He also introduced the idea of vilsnkin creation of the universe from a quantum vacuum.

Alexander Vilenkin

You need a Phd to reach this conclusion, of course. Sean, A very nice post on a very interesting question. Why are you so angry? Theists do not believe in the God of the Gaps.

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Recognizing this fact simply raises the price of embracing scientism: The BGV theorem states that even in an inflationary universe, timelike and null geodesics are not past-complete, i. One can either argue that an intelligent mind is the explanatory cause of the physical world, or that the physical world is the explanatory cause of intelligent minds.


You are reserving that for yourselves. B Guthh is the Borde-Guth-Vilenkin theorem? Post as a guest Name.

It makes more sense to me that matter is a result of an infite mind, rather than the mind developing from matter. His work has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles in the United States, EuropeSoviet Unionand Japanand in many popular books.

If the singularity does not exist, then Hawking is right. Luiz…such a classy comment from an obviously classy guy. Now those are the kind of atheists who make real sense if you ask me.

From CreationWiki, the encyclopedia of creation science. The BGV theorem can be used as a powerful empirical evidence of a beginning of any universe which on average has a positive expansion rate, of which the universe presently observed does. The oscillating universe was popular in the ‘s.

Curiously, God has revealed Himself- if indeed He exists and has- to us as I AM as well, a remarkably sophisticated way of simultaneously accounting for and beholding, no?

General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

As all matter is at birde very important level molecules, we can conclude that non-self molecules interacting with one another in, say, a brain, must behold and account for the self. We must demonstrate through the properly basic tools of science, without depending on any metaphysical assumptions of the existence of mathematics, self, logic, etc.


In any case, even if we do accept this reductionistic vipenkin, all that follows is that God did not create the universe at a time. The point is that there are truths which we grasp that are not scientifically accessible, among these aesthetic truths.

[gr-qc/] Inflationary spacetimes are not past-complete

So that a tangent vector is the velocity and acceleration at a particular point on a curve. Comments 50 Trackbacks 17 Leave a comment Trackback. Rand may believe that atheists do not need to prove that the universe can be past infinite, but it seems that a great many of your peers missed the memo.

Stenger, The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning, With the proof now in place, cosmologists can no longer hide behind the possibility of a past-eternal universe.

This means every cycle would be larger and longer than the previous one, so looking back in time there would be smaller and smaller cycles.