There could never have been a time at which nothing existed. If there was never a time at which nothing existed, then it's not the case that "once there was nothing, and then there was something". Atheists are not forced to explain how something can come from nothing, because nothing never existed.
Dice Don’t Prove God: A Response to a Fine-Tuning Argument
After browsing YouTube a bit, I found a video with an impressive 2 million views that claimed that dice show that God must exist. Naturally I was very sceptical of this claim, but I decided to give it a watch anyway. The video presented a version of the "fine-tuning" argument, but made a number of mistakes and logical fallacies along the way.
Can Something Come From Nothing? Virtual Particles
Virtual particles are often cited as evidence that things can come into existence from nothing, since they pop into existence out of the quantum vacuum. But do they even exist?
Why The Universe Doesn’t Have An Absolute Beginning – The BGV Theorem
It seems many religious apologists are obsessed with the BGV Theorem, seemingly convinced that it provides irrefutable evidence that physical reality has an absolute beginning at the Big Bang. But does the BGV Theorem really show that the universe definitely began to exist?
Next Book: A Fortunate Universe – Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
I've been quite interested in the physics behind the apparent "fine-tuning" of the universe recently, so I decided to invest in what appears to be a well-regarded review of the subject.
From Eternity to Here – Sean Carroll
"From Eternity to Here" offers an expertly thorough exploration of the nature of time, covering a wide range of concepts in theoretical physics in exquisite detail. The major focus is on time's relation to thermodynamics and entropy, but Carroll goes above and beyond the basic considerations and takes the reader on a journey touching upon a plethora of mysteries in modern physics.
Muslims Destroys Atheism – DEBUNKED – Problems with the Cosmological Argument
In this first video I take a look at a video of an interview of the Muslim author and public speaker Hamza Tzortzis. In this video he presents his rendition of the cosmological argument which he believes is irrefutable. Personally, I found it quite simple to refute.
Next Book: From Eternity to Here – Sean Carroll
Carroll explores what our intuitive understanding of time is, and how physics in the form of relativity and thermodynamics offer a deeper understanding of how time's arrow arises. Beginning with the simple observation that eggs can be made into omelettes but omelettes can't easily be made into eggs, Carroll takes us on a scientific roller-coaster all the way to the multiverse.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking
Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a wonderful collection of the late Stephen Hawking's musings on the "Big Questions". Not everyone will agree with all of his views, but it's difficult not to be inspired by the cosmic journey Hawking transports you through, and the heartfelt optimism he has for the future of humanity.
Many Worlds? The Everett Interpretation
If we do wish to take the theory seriously, as we should since it is so powerfully accurate, then we are led to the Many-Worlds Interpretation as the most "face-value" interpretation.