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Something from nothing

December 25th, 2014 · No Comments

As a critic of the new atheists I should point out that I am neither and atheist nor a theist, and in any case the best perspective here is that of Kant’s critique of metaphysics and its antinomial core.
Ironically, scientists intersecting with new athiests have completed the antinomial analysis of the ‘source question’ (rendered by some as a ‘god’ question) with the perfectly good, but probably intractable, question of something from nothing: the notion of the Big Bang (if still viable or not is unclear) creates the classic antinomial nexus ‘is there a beginning in time, yes/no…) Kant claimed that such problems with antinomial and that we could attempt proofs either way. Here the analog is the antinomial puzzle of something from nothing. We can’t resolve the mystery of something from nothing and tend to equivocate that emergence from the void as before or after the ‘beginning in time’

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