Analysis of My Philosophical Proof of a Creator, by Anonymous
What follows is an analysis of my philosophical proof of a creator (found on this site under “Miscellaneous” and accessible from the Welcome Page) by a well-educated individual with a keen interest in philosophy. I wish to publicly thank this person for his or her precious time and thorough analysis of my paper done at my request. My interpretation of his or her analysis is that he or she finds the argument logically and physically tenable, though he or she personally questions some of the assumptions I have made, notably that of eternalism and the untenabilty of the existence of causality within an eternalism model of time.
The eternalism model of time is held to by the majority of philosophers and physicists. I am uncertain what percentage of such individuals agrees with my assessment concerning eternalism and causality, though I know that at least many do. Regarding his or her last point, as stated within my proof, I only purport to prove that our universe—our reality—had a creator outside our dimension of reality (by necessity as he, she or it created it), and I offer no supposition as to the origins (if any) of that creator or how far back such a regress might go to unveil the ultimate plane of existence. It should be noted that i do not hold that an actual infinite regress is possible. Per his or her request, the author of this analysis is presented anonymously. Once again, I wish to extend my heartfelt appreciation for his or her time and keen insights. - Don Schneider
Okay, this is what I take your argument to be, broken up into syllogisms:
1. If the universe is static, then there cannot be any causes in the universe that produce effects in the universe.
2. The universe is static.
3. Therefore, there cannot be any causes in the universe that produce effects in the universe.
4. If there are effects in the universe, then there are causes of those effects that come either from within the universe or from outside the universe.
5. There are effects in the universe.
6. Therefore, there are causes of the effects in the universe that come either from within the universe or from outside the universe.
7. Therefore, there are causes of the effects in the universe that come from outside the universe
Premise 1: I tend to agree with you, although there are philosophers who disagree. I can't remember what their arguments are, but I once had a conversation with somebody who believed in a static view of the universe, but who also believed in cause and effect within the universe.
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