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God and science

Dear Colin Howson,

The philosophical and scientific arguments for the existence of God are now almost overwhelming. Let me explain what I mean, using the canons of philosophical and scientific evaluation. Most theists believe in a “loving ultimate creator”; most rational atheists believe in “quantum uncaused stuff,” tracing everything to the Big Bang (or a quantum seed) but no further. Let us call these views Red and Green respectively, and use accepted standards for testing hypotheses: simplicity of statement; explanatory power; and likelihood of observed facts.

As to simplicity of statement: we all understand the ideas…

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