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9/14/2018 Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take 1/5 Author Nikk Effingham Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Birmingham Academic rigor, journalistic flair Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher’s take July 4, 2018 11.57am EDT Piers Morgan started a Twitter debate about God. “Atheists can never say what was there before the Big Bang” starts a recent tweet posted by the journalist-turned- television presenter. Morgan then moves to the existence of a higher power. A quick scan of the replies shows that the mere suggestion is enough to raise hackles. Morgan’s tweet is a “ cosmological argument ” – one that argues that there must be an ultimate cause or explanation for the existence of the universe and that it must be God. When focusing on causes, the idea is to question what caused, say, the Big Bang? If science finds that it’s a physical cause, we’ve gone nowhere, for what brought that about? And if the cause is non- physical, it must be supernatural. When focusing on explanation, the question is what explains the sum total of all facts? If it’s a scientific explanation, such as the fundamental laws of nature explaining everything, then what explains those laws? And the argument goes round again. If the explanation is non-scientific, then God isn’t far behind. Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel July 4, 2018 11.57am EDT Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher’s take Piers Morgan @piersmorgan Atheists can never say what was there before the Big Bang. They just say 'nothing' but they can't explain what 'nothing' actually is. No human brain can, which is why I believe in something that has superior powers to the human brain. 3:56 PM - Jul 1, 2018 14.7K 10.8K people are talking about this
9/14/2018 Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take 2/5 I doubt such arguments prove God’s existence for sensible objections abound. For instance, in

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