Atheists have no evidence—and certainly no proof!—that science will ever solve the question of why there is something rather than nothing. Just because other difficult-seeming problems have been solved does not mean all difficult problems will always be solved. And so atheists really exist on the same superstitious plane as Thomas Aquinas, who tried to prove by logic the possibility of creation "ex nihilo" (from nothing). His eventual explanation entailed a Supreme Being standing outside of time and space somehow endowing it with existence (and interfering once in a while) without explaining what caused this source of "uncaused causation" to be created in the first place.One does not explain what does not need explaining. Uncaused causes are not caused by anything. They are not created. They are where explanation end. And to refer to Aquinas as superstitious is itself deeply superstitious.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
They Know That You Can't Know
At Slate, a defense of a "humble agnosticism". No doubt to be jumped all over by New Atheist "skeptics". It does contain this bit of inanity: