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Vilenkin on the Universe’s Coming into Being without a Cause | Reasonable Faith

August 7, 2017

“…The absence of anything to prevent the universe’s coming into being from nothing does not imply the metaphysical possibility of the universe’s coming into being without a cause. To illustrate, if there were nothing, then there would be nothing to prevent God’s coming into being without a cause, but that does not entail that such a thing is metaphysically possible. It is metaphysically impossible for God to come into being without a cause, even if there were nothing to prevent it because nothing existed…”

Source: Vilenkin on the Universe’s Coming into Being without a Cause | Reasonable Faith

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