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Rowe's Cosmological Argument
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...Cosmological Argument The question about the existence of the universe is one that has elicited a lot if debates. There have been many arguments presented in the explanation of why and how the universe came into existence. Theism, or the concept of a Supreme Being, is one of the most common forms of explanations that individuals use to explain existence of the universe. Rowe’s Cosmological Argument is one example of theism oriented principles that argues that because the universe had a beginning, then it definitely had a cause since everything that comes into existence must have a cause (Rowe 11). The Cosmological Argument states as follows: 1. Every being (that exists or ever existed... Rowe’s...
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Cosmological Argument. The forms of cosmological arguments
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...Cosmological Argument Introduction A cosmological argument attempts to prove the existence of God. The argument attempts to do this by showing that an infinite number of regressions that caused things to exist, is not there. The cosmological argument usually asserts that God is the final uncaused cause of all things. Cosmological arguments usually strive to explain the existence of God in many forms. Many philosophers in the past, from Aristotle and Kalam to Aquinas, tried to argue the existence of God in different ways (Taliaferro 21). The several forms of cosmological arguments usually explain the...
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Criticize the Cosmological Argument against Atheism
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...Cosmological Argument The cosmological argument is used to prove the existence of God as the creator of the Universe. The argument is traced back toAristotle and Plato’s concepts (Nowacki 40). The argument has several premises that support its claims. The 1st premise states that there is a cause for everything that comes into existence. The second premise states that the universe or the world began to exist. The third premise states that if the world has a cause, then the cause of the world is powerful, personal and immaterial. The first premise which states that there is a cause for everything that comes into existence is justified by appealing to the...
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The Cosmological Argument and the Teleological Argument
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...Cosmological and Teleological Arguments In Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas Aquinas formulates what is known as the Cosmological argument for the existence of God. He uses the basic principle, according to which every cause has an effect, to show there must have been a first cause in the causal sequence that began the Universe: We see in the world around us that there is an order of efficient causes. Nor is it ever found (in fact it is impossible) that something is its own efficient cause. If it were, it would be prior to itself, which is impossible. Nevertheless, the order of efficient causes cannot proceed to infinity, for in any such order the first is cause of the middle (whether one or many... ...
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Cosmological myths and orgin and order of the universe
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...cosmological myths reveals that there is presence of irrational modes of exploring... Sacred Significance Ever since the emergence of the classical age, it has been recognized that human beings have the capacity to create culture from a variety of things. But one of the most distinct sources of their cultural growth, has been through religion. Religion has been the tool applied to try to explain the meaning of human life and the universe, moral implications of human behavior, the existence and demise of everything in the universe and the freedom of human nature. Philosophy has been instrumental in trying to explain the existence and emergence of human beings. The presence of a spiritual soul in every hu...
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Not Just Dependent Beings: A key premise in The Cosmological Argument
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...COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT Introduction The Cosmological Argument argues on the existence of God. It is a posteriori argument (an argument depending on principle which can be known only by means of our experience in the world as opposed to a priori argument which bases on understanding and reflection on principles which are independent of our world experience). The other arguments for the existence of God are the Teleogical and the Ontological arguments, which are posteriori and priori respectively (Rowe 21). The Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle were the pioneer writers of The Cosmological Argument. Aquinas in the 13th century gave five arguments... NOT JUST DEPENDENT BEINGS: A KEY PREMISE IN THE...
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To what extent does the 'cosmological' argument establish the existence of God
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...Cosmology and the Existence of God This paper will discuss the extent to which the cosmological arguments of T Aquinas, Herbert McCabe and others are capable of proving God’s existence. The prime concern of the cosmological argument aaccording to Rowe is to establish a ‘first cause’ or ‘necessary being’, its next main purpose is to identify that ‘necessary being as God’ (1975, 6). Craig’s typology differentiates between 3 kinds of cosmological arguments:- (1) The earliest argument propounded by Aquinas, is based on the fact that it is not possible to infinitely trace cause and effect as an essentially ordered infinite regress. (2) The Kalām argument holds... 6 April 2008...
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Give a description of the Cosmological Principle, and present a summary in your own words. Is it a truly scientific principle
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...cosmology and astronomy is that cosmology covers a wider scope while astronomy is narrower and limited to celestial... ?Introduction The surroundings around which man reside have been having various impact on him either directly or indirectly. As a result, he has continuously been exploring it to get a clear understanding of the interaction between him and them. Some of these objects are found on earth while others are found on the in space. To have an in-depth analysis of the situation, various stakeholders such as philosophers, physicists, and astronaut have been working together. Despite this, disagreements have been evident due to differences in education background. The main difference between...
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You are to present the Cosmological Argument for the existence of God and then you are to analyze the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist world views that deny the existence of God. Finally, from your point of view, can the existence or non-existence of God be ra
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...cosmological argument makes reference to a supernatural being, commonly referred toas God. Philosophers of this argument argue, both deductively and inductively, that God existed before all things. This, the argument does, due to the fact that the universe had a beginning, and, therefore, entails its existence to the creation by God. Cosmological Argument There are a number of events stretching across time and a deep causal effect in the universe. These events have been known to happen in a relational manner, one following another in sequence. This follows that the world came from the world as it was before, and before each event. Attempting... the universe, an eternal being with no...
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Discuss some of the more cosmological traits of early Hebrew religion
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...EARLY HEBREW RELIGION The Hebrew religion, Judaism was closely related to the religions of the Semites. Hebrew religion was greatly felt in the west, Middle East and parts of Asia. The great beliefs of Hebrew religion are on the basis of Jesus, Paul and others who have been a part of Christianity teaching. Hebrew and Jewish religion are reflected in the Christian Old Testament and the New Testament. It is also believed that the Hebrew are Semites, and the original home of the Semites was Arabian Peninsula, it was from here that people scattered in all regions in search of water and food. (1) The early Hebrew religion is believed to be polytheistic; it consisted of the praise and worship... HEBREW...
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Proof of Gods Existence
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...cosmological argument best explains God’s existence. This is because all the other theories apart from fideism are indeed tied to cosmological argument. According to cosmological argument, things happen with cause and therefore, the primary or the original cause must be God. However, I find the other theories including ontological, design, evil problem... , and methodological naturalism are all tied in some way to cosmological argument. Looking at ontological argument, God is perfect. Ontological argument fails by itself since it implies that God exists only in human mind. Therefore, it limits God’s ability to highest level of human thought. Argument from design posits that...
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Dark Energy
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...cosmological constant, quintessence, and moduli. Cosmological constant refers to a constant energy density that fills empty space in a uniform manner. Ideally, it is the volume of space that consists intrinsic basic energy. It is equivalent to vacuum... Dark Energy Dark energy is a form of energy that occupies 73% of the total mass energy found in the universe. It saturatesspace and attempts to increase the rate at which the universe expands. It serves as the most appropriate hypothesis used to explain the observation made of an expanding universe at a rate that accelerates (Wang 20). Astronomers have proposed three principal ideas that attempt to explain dark energy. The proposed ideas include;...
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Arguments For or Against the Existence of God
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...Cosmological Proof of God’s Existence Teacher               Arguments against Thomas Aquinas’ Cosmological Proof of God’s Existence The 13th century saint and philosopher Thomas Aquinas has laid the foundation of the cosmological proof of God’s existence, or the existence of God as the First Uncaused Cause in a series of causes. God is known as the Creator of the universe and it is therefore only fitting to regard Him as the First Cause or the Uncaused Cause of things. Nevertheless, Aquinas’ cosmological argument lends itself to several flaws in logic and practicality. According to the Cosmological Argument of Thomas Aquinas, God is the First and Uncaused Cause... ? Arguments against Thomas Aquinas’...
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Cosmology and the Existence of God
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...Cosmology and the Existence of God This paper will discuss the extent to which the cosmological arguments of T Aquinas, Herbert McCabe and others are capable of proving God's existence. The prime concern of the cosmological argument aaccording to Rowe is to establish a 'first cause' or 'necessary being', its next main purpose is to identify that 'necessary being as God' (1975, 6). Craig's typology differentiates between 3 kinds of cosmological arguments:- (1) The earliest argument propounded by Aquinas, is based on the fact that it is not possible to infinitely trace cause and effect as an essentially ordered infinite regress. (2) The Kalm argument holds... 6 April 2008...
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Pagan Arabia and Islamic Monotheism
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...Cosmological Differences between Pagan Arabia and Islamic Monotheism Cosmology is the study of the total universe. It includes physical history and space-time structures. The cosmological characteristics of pre-Islamic Arabia differ starkly from the transcendental features of Muhammad's message. They differ in the basic concept of the divine, the existence and nature of the hereafter, and role of humankind in the universe. In pre-Islamic Arabia most people believed life was all contained in time. During this so-called Age of Ignorance, most people believed in many gods. These three-hundred and sixty or so idols required monetary sacrifice...
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Any arguement with a moral or causal claim
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...cosmological thought is accepted, does it mean that God exists? Introduction Human belief on God has given rise to various dimensions in shaping the humankind today. Since the ancient times, not only humble assistance but also curses were bestowed upon people in the name of God. Verses illustrated in the Bible, Koran, Hindu Upanishads and other religious epics, which humans belonging to various cultures have been cherishing and preserving as guidelines to silhouette their ethos, lifestyles and values also offer a strong base to support the arguments that God exists. Indubitably, such religious... ? Any argument with a moral or causal claim "God is the cause for the existence of the universe If this...
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Philosophy/Theology/Logic: logical acumen and thinking
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...Cosmological Argument The cosmological argument aims at proving God’s existence from the very fact that the Universe (cosmos) must have began from somewhere. The paper therefore seeks to critically evaluate and review the soundness (sound argument: An argument that is valid and has all true premises) of the cosmological argument as brought forth by St Thomas Aquinas and other Philosophers and give reasons for its support (Alan Hausman, Howard Kahane, Paul Tidman, 16). In this regard, the paper will base itself on the two cosmological arguments (Thomistic and the Kalam cosmological arguments) to support the...
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Arguments for and Against the Existence of God
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...cosmological, and kalam arguments given in favor or against the existence of God. Ontological Arguments in Favor of the Existence of God Ontological arguments propose that god can be known through reason alone. Rene Descartes (1966) provided his ontological argument in Meditation 5 stating that God is the most perfect being to exist than not to exist. Descartes argues that existence is perfection than existence in our imagination or thoughts and therefore the idea... the notion that only fools can have. Sobel (2003) demonstrates how Hume was quite critical of teleological argument on the existence of God. Hume argued that existence had not been designed by someone nor he accepted that there...
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Philosophy/Theology/Logic: logical acumen and thinking
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...Cosmological Argument The cosmological argument aims at proving God’s existence from the very fact that the Universe (cosmos) must have began from somewhere. The paper therefore seeks to critically evaluate and review the soundness (sound argument: An argument that is valid and has all true premises) of the cosmological argument as brought forth by St Thomas Aquinas and other Philosophers and give reasons for its support (Alan Hausman, Howard Kahane, Paul Tidman, 16). In this regard, the paper will base itself on the two cosmological arguments (Thomistic and the Kalam cosmological arguments) to support the...
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Reading response 9
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...cosmological beliefs. Not only is community a thing of the government and politics, but it is also vital to scholarship and one’s heritage. The three articles - each one seated more deeply in the past than the next - show that a solid community is capable of moving steadily through history. In Grayson and Tangun’s cosmological piece, many gods attempted to bring to rise prosperous communities, but they tended to fall... Reading Response Nine The three articles center around the formation and importance of community and the establishments of nations. Korean culture is used as a primary example of how the desire to form nations is deeply rooted into this world’s past, stemming from ancient mythology and...
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Writ ex 1
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...cosmological, and finally sociological. The metaphysical function involves analyzing mystery and creation wonders. This enables adequate opening of the mind and also senses to develop awareness for the mystical being that is the origin of the entire phenomena... Question 2: Myths ‘Myths’ Misuses In the present society, the ‘myth’ term is utilized inaccurately in some instances. The misuse of the term results into inappropriate or wrong message and communication. Myths discredit the historical information that aims at communicating deeper truth. The truth is not sufficiently passed through the basic social means. The term ‘myth’ is currently applied in illustrating an issue or concept that is untrue. Two...
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Philosophy Paper
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...Cosmological Argument The cosmological argument as put forward by St. Thomas (13th C) and later a new version by Philosophers of 18th C purports to proof the existence of God from the very fact of our own existence. The argument moves from contingence (depended being-a being whose existence cannot be explained by itself but by the other) to a necessary being (this is a being whose existence can only be explained by itself, its very nature). This however, is one of the key premises in the cosmological argument because it raises so many loopholes that are yet to be answered. The paper therefore seeks to review... Oenga Philosophy 101- paper#3 November 29, Not just Depended Beings: A key Premise in The...
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God has Ontological Existence
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...Cosmological, Ontological, Teleological and the Moral Law Argument. The Cosmological Argument comes from the Greek word ‘cosmos’, which means the world. The Cosmological argument states that the universe could not have existed by its own, there must have been some cause that would have made the universe and that cause is God. The Teleological argument is from the word ‘teleo’ that means design or purpose. As the universe evidences great complexity of design, the great designer, the God must have... ? God has Ontological Existence The religious philosophers, over the centuries have tried to establish the existence of God and have come up with numerous arguments .Major arguments about His existence are...
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Philosophy
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...cosmological arguments which in the premise of famous philosophers like Aristotle suggest that there is a primary cause of existence. St. Thomas Aquinas stages several forms cosmological arguments which point... Philosophy The ontological argument is often objected on the grounds that it holds no substantial evidence suggesting thatGod played the important role in creation. Another set of argument focuses on creation as the epicenter of course. Creation argument is based on the basis that there is need for creator or that there is supreme intelligence behind the detailed design of every creation. According to Solomon Higgins and Clancy, all these forms of arguments are framed within the context of...
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Response Paper to McCloskey's article
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...cosmological and teleological ones. Concerning these arguments, H.J McCloskey wrote an article in which he portrays these arguments as false because of lack of substantive proof. He goes ahead to suggest that due to lack of proof the notion of Gods existence should be dismissed altogether. Moreover... ? McCloskey is both critical of the conventional arguments for God’s existence and offers the crisis of evil as a cause why one should not believe in God. The issue of the existence of God has been subject to major arguments through time between people who believe God exists and those who dispute that fact. In this regard, there have been several points of view about God’s existence that include both...
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Kant's Argument for the existence of God
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...cosmological, and metaphysical assertions, Kant came up with a new theory to argue for the existence of a Supreme Being or God that he believed would influence people’s perception and understanding of God. His moral argument for the existence of God is endowed with practical validity since Kant does not include the aspect of absolute proof as traditional approaches did. Kant argued that the existence of God could never be explained by teleological or cosmological happenings. Kant asserted that in order to explain the existence of God, it is vital... Kant’s argument for the existence of God The concept of God is one of the most perplexing ideas that human mind has everthought about. If God does not...
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Philosophy
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...cosmological argument on the existence of God is more convincing. The cosmological argument seeks to prove the existence of God through world experience. The cosmological argument argues that the existence... Philosophy Ideally, there is no exclusive way of defining philosophy. This is because philosophy do not relate toa given subject matter but deals with all dimensions of the human life and generate questions in almost all areas of study. As such, we cannot base our definition on philosophy on a specific area of study. Notably, we can only understand philosophy from the various philosophical topics like religion, ethics, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and politics. Worth noting is that philosophy...
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Metacritical Thinking
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...cosmological criticism and arguments. The first one, derived from the argument of motion, stipulates that for bodies to be in motion, they have to be moved by other bodies. Since... not emphasize on the customary benevolent perception of a 'Judeao-Christian God'. Aquinas tried to even out this imbalance by contending that by dint of being self-explaining, necessary existence would by nature embody the attributes of nobility suggested to epitomize the very point of perfection (Fourth Point) and chart everything lower down the order according to a grand system of design (the teleological principle of the Fifth Point). In his refutation of the Cosmological Proof of the...
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Meta-critical Thinking
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...cosmological criticism and arguments. The first one, derived from the argument of motion, stipulates that for bodies to be in motion, they have to be moved by other bodies. Since it is contended... META-CRITICISM Meta-criticism, or key critical concept, such as criticism, critical, critic, ctitique, seeks to solve problems by subdividing them into smaller sections that are consequently dealt with accordingly. This generates from understanding that social issues are built of smaller sub-problems. Developing solutions for these smaller problems is seen as an easy affair compared to dealing with mega issues. Participants in systems thinking can focus on the small problems and thus come up with best...
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Depends on what culture is going to be choosed
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...cosmological framework in determining the movements of heavenly bodies. The first Greek philosopher found to have profound interest in space is Thales. One of his propositions is that “the earth is a flat disc which floats on water” (UO, n.d., par. 3). Eratosthenes used the concept of eclipses in measuring... for planetary motion, with deferents (big spheres) and epicycles (small spheres) is shown below: Source: Astronomy: Greek Astronomy. Conclusion The contributions of the Greeks in the field of astronomy are profound and significant as they provided the cosmological framework for understanding space and the heavenly bodies in relation to earth. Even prior to the...
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Personal Essay
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...cosmological arguments that every phenomenon has a cause for its occurrence, I realized that there is somebody who put milk in the cow’s breast so that the calf would not stay unfed. There is somebody who made the cow responsible enough to share her body with the calf. There is somebody who put love... 16 March Essay The debate of existence or inexistence of God is one of the most sensitive topics that I have come across throughout my educational and social development. Years of education have inculcated a sense of critical analysis in me. As an educated person, I tend to identify and evaluate all aspects of a topic using my intelligence and knowledge, and critically analyze them using the very sense in ...
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What is the Evidence for the Big Bang
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...Cosmology-Edwin Hubble 5 3.2. Microwave Radiations 6 3.3. Galactic Evolution 6 3.4. The Make... -up of the Universe 7 3.5. The Hadron Collider 7 4.Bridging the Gap Between Modern Science and Theology-the Big Bang Theory 8 5.Is there an Alternative Cosmological Model? 8 6.Where Are We Headed?-A Procession to the Big Crunch 9 7.Conclusion 9 Bibliography 10 1. Introduction To a curious mind gazing up from down below, the truth about the origin and evolution of the cosmos might still look like the hazy fleeting stars that sit millions of light years away. It was not just the tension-gripped scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) who tried to uncover the...
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Astronomy 123 Homework
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...cosmological constant and quintessence. Each of these provides an elaborate argument for its existence. Question 4 There is a very big difference between the top-down and bottom-up processes in the formation of galaxies and other structures. In top-down... Astronomy 123 Homework Astronomy Question 1. Galaxy Radical Velo 8204+6563 =14,767 Galaxy 2 Radical Velo 6,563+6,549 =13,112 Question 2 C, B and L are the same because they can all react Question 3 The evidences of the existence of the dark energy are explained by the observational Hubble constant data, late-time integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect, Supernovae, Cosmic microwave background and the Large-scale structure. It is supported by the hypotheses of c...
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5: Essay Questions
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...cosmological and teleological—identifying their premises and their conclusions. Are these arguments convincing? What objections can be raised against their validity? Cosmological arguments deal with the idea of creationism, with one or more deities being directly responsible for the big bang theory, maintaining order in relation to the planetary alignments, and this divine presence is what determines the nature of all organisms which exist on the planet. The moon’s never-fluctuating orbit and the gravitational constants... 1. Explain the concept of fideism, in particular the solution of the problem of faith and reason as this is proposed by fideism. In your view, does fideism deal honestly with the...
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Star Formation
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...cosmological wind stopping any further infalling of new mass. This protostar is now taken as a young star because it’s fixed mass and the fact that its potential evolution is now firmly set.3 dimensional models from computers of formation of stars forecasts that the revolving clouds of breaking up dust and gas collapse into 2 or 3 blobs; and this probably would explain the reason why several of the stars within the Milky Way are in clusters of multiple stars or rather paired (Lee, 2000). Collapsing of the cloud leads... Essay: Star Formation Table of contents ………………………………………………………………………………….3 Introduction………………………………………………………………………...........4 Star formation…………………………………………………………………………....4 Protostars…………...
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St. Anselm / St. Aquinas - ontological/cosmotological argument
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...Cosmological argument of St. Thomas Aquinas in Summa theologia explains five ways through which we can know the existence of God. The first three approaches is related to the cosmological argument. i. St.Aquinas begins the cosmological argument by claiming that the world has things in motion which means that things undergo change. The things in motion are set to move by another thing which is in motion. It is claimed by Aquinas that the thing which sets other thing in motion is a phenomenon that cannot continue to infinity since there will be nothing to make the first move. Therefore... St. Anselm St. Aquinas – ontological cosmotological argument The ontological argument was first formulated by the...
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Lao-Tzu viewpoints on Taoist Philosophy
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...cosmological speculation and also with a political philosophy centered on the sage king which makes me believe that any striving for life, and still less life everlasting, would contradict the very point the text is trying to make. All things "obtained the One" and came into existence; conversely, without that which gives them life, they naturally die. A new thinking has turned me to focus... on Taoist practical philosophy. It does not follow that human beings should be consumed by longings for it. Life and death form a part of the transformation processes, which constitute the Taoist world. Death, as much as life, belongs to the realm of "naturalness," that which is "so of itself". "Heaven...
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Ass4
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...cosmological centre. This mountain later came to be known as “Mount Kailash”. To some people, the similarity between Mount Meru and Mount Kailash has a spiritual aspect. Shiva Samhita says that their lies a Mount Meru in one’s body and only a true yogi can identify it. Certain religious pilgrims, who visit Mount Kailash, view it as a spiritual, and not a cosmological centre.  What is a ‘kora’ and what does the word ‘pilgrimage’ mean in Tibetan? Answer- A ‘kora’ is a religious practice in Tibetan. In this practice... the four religious faiths that Mount Kailash is sacred to. Answer- Mount Kailash is sacred to the people of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bonpo faiths. The relation between the actual Mount Kail...
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What is the evidence for the Big Bang
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...Cosmology-Edwin Hubble 5 3.2. Microwave Radiations 6 3.3. Galactic Evolution 6 3.4. The Make... -up of the Universe 7 3.5. The Hadron Collider 7 4.Bridging the Gap Between Modern Science and Theology-the Big Bang Theory 8 5.Is there an Alternative Cosmological Model? 8 6.Where Are We Headed?-A Procession to the Big Crunch 9 7.Conclusion 9 Bibliography 10 1. Introduction To a curious mind gazing up from down below, the truth about the origin and evolution of the cosmos might still look like the hazy fleeting stars that sit millions of light years away. It was not just the tension-gripped scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) who tried to uncover the...
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Modern conservatism and stem cell research
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...Cosmological principle, theocentric humanism, and their chief sociological maxim" (11). Thus, if the stem cell debate among Conservatives is to be properly understood, it is first necessary to understand these fundamental tenets. The Cosmological principle seeks to harmonize the larger... Modern Conservatism and Stem Cell Research Introduction The ethics of stem cell research remain the of fierce debate; more particularly,there is a persistent notion that a technological ability to do something must be viewed through a larger ethical prism. This is particularly evident in modern Conservative circles where the stem cell debate has led to factional infighting and spirited disagreement. Some Conserva...
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Chose anyone you like
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...cosmological proofs of God’s existence offered by his predecessors. It is apparent that the potential of believing is vast as to make betting on theism rational. Pascal states that if people believe in God, they will do good things being afraid of the consequences of our actions. But if he does not exist, it will be a show of gratitude in our lives. When people lose faith in God, they do not do good things or care about his actions. I agree with Pascal that his view is a practical guide in our belief. This is because... Pascal’s Wager about God Pascal gives a practical reason for believing in God, even under the assumption that God does not exist. Pascal was unimpressed by the ontological and...
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The beauty of islam art
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...cosmological approach. New York: Schocken Books, 2004. Print. .... The beauty of Islam art Islamic art is effectively a contemplative art and it encompasses the visual arts that were formed in the 7th century hence forth by those people who used to live within the territory that was ruled or inhabited by cultural Islamic populations. Islamic art has an expression of Quran in movement, in line, sound, shape, and in color, and which wants to convey beyond all, an come across with the Godly presence. In the heart of aspirants and worship for Muslims, Allah is there and they love him, he is beautiful and he himself loves beauty (Critch, 2004, 7). Beauty will always be and has always been a quality of di...
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...cosmological and entomological proof (Russell, 57). The paralogisms of pure reasons will also be clearly analyzed from all angles. Lastly the paper will focus on the history, rules and discipline of pure reason. This part will involve an analysis of how these different aspects affects... English Project Proposal This paper will be focusing on the Emmanuel Kant critique of pure reason. The for this proposal will be an analysis of the argument that Kant uses to critique pure knowledge. This paper will use the text on page 411 of the Norton Anthology of theory and criticism by Vincent Letch alongside other books that talk of the same subject that are found on reference page.. This will be used together...
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( Ontological Arguments )
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...cosmological argument. This is because it uses the things around us and things we can relate to such as nature and reality to explain why God exists and why He is the creator of the universe. This argument holds that God exists because our reality was caused by a “God-type” being that brought everything into existence. Furthermore, while this argument was only used by theologians and philosophers before, the 20th century witnessed science confirm that the universe must have had a beginning. The conceptual analysis of the cause of the universe based on cosmological argument helps... ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS There are several arguments for the existence of God but the one I found most plausible is the...
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Aquinas's Five Proofs for the existence of God
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...cosmological arguments since they heavily rely on the idea of creation of the Universe. The first proof as often called the Argument of the Unmoved Mover. According to it, there are many things in the world that are in motion; yet, the latter is always cased by a mover1. Keeping in mind that the infinite regress of mover is not possible, one will have to agree that ultimately there will be the mover that was not moved by the outside force. In other words, the above mentioned mover is unique since it was unmoved and yet became moved all other things in the Universe. It is quite understandable that this peculiar mover is God. The next proof is referred to as the Argument... Aquinass Five Proofs for the...
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Hum final
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...COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT It is metaphysically impossible for something to come out from nothing. This particular claim maybe enough for some people to accept the validity of the Kalam cosmological argument for the existence of God. However, it is unfortunate that not everybody is familiar with the Kalam’s cosmological argument. What is it then? Kalam’s cosmological argument for the existence of God has originated and has been developed by Muslims in Moorish Spain during the late 900’s... HUM FINAL II ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT BY ST. ANSELM The idea of God’s existence is one of the most, if not the most, controversial idea that ever cross the human mind. This particular conception since then became the focal...
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Response Paper on On Being an Atheist, by H. J. McCloskey From a Christian Viewpoint
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...cosmological argument, the teleological argument and the argument from design. As stated in our class response instructions, in the article, McCloskey is both critical of the classical arguments for God’s existence and offers the problem of evil as a reason why one should not believe in God, since in a world supposedly made by the all-loving God evil should not and would not exist. While... In his article, On Being an Atheist, the Australian philosopher H.J. McCloskey (1968) takes the position that atheism represents a more reasonable and comfortable belief than that forwarded by belief systems associated with Christianity.  McCloskey argues his point by countering the three theistic proofs: the...
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Frankl's Notion of Life
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...cosmological beings are beings that are part of this cosmos that underwent the same... FRANKL'S NOTION OF LIFE In life, many people expect great things to happen in them. Many people view life as a gift with full of happiness. But lifeseems to have its own course. In reality, life is full of trials and hardships. It is a ubiquitous reality that man suffers almost in a daily basis. Pain and suffering are inevitable parts of human life. With this reality, man begins to question: How can life have meaning Can man find meaning in suffering For Frankl, it does not matter what man expects from life rather what life expects from man. This would mean that the meaning of life does not come from the situations that...
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Kant and plato
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...cosmological ideas.  Kant’s psychological and cosmological ideas are two of his three speculative ideas of reason... 1. In the second part of the Prolegomena, how does Kant describe the workings  of the understanding? What is the role of the understanding, in other words?  In the Second Part of the Prolegomena, Kant discussed how experience is not the only factor that produces human knowledge. One of his arguments is that human knowledge requires intuition that are both empirical and a priori and understanding by which humans judge the objective validity or reality of what are being experienced. It is important to underscore that, for Kant, understanding are not derived from experience. It even precedes t...
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The frontier of modern astronomy
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...cosmological principles, frontier areas of investigation, and finally crucial areas of technological advancement. One of the primary concerns of modern astronomy are insights... ?Frontiers of Modern Astronomy While astronomy represents perhaps the most complex and intimidating of modern sciences, it is also the most intriguing as each new discovery reveals a long concealed secret about the nature of existence. With such crucial importance on new astronomical insight, concerns over the frontier of modern astronomy take on a crucial area of importance for even the lay observer. With this understanding in mind, this essay considers the frontiers of modern astronomy through an investigation into current...
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