William Lane Craig - The Absurdity Of An Infinite Regress Of "Things"

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The existence of a material reality within time calls for an "Alpha", an "Uncaused Cause", for the material universe that transcends the material universe.

Does God Exist? - Argument From The Origin Of Nature - Kirk Durston - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncttu3p0RlY

In conjunction with the mathematical necessity of an "Uncaused Cause" to explain the beginning of the universe, in philosophy it has been shown that,,,

"The 'First Mover' is necessary for change occurring at each moment."
Michael Egnor - Aquinas First Way
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2009/09/jerry_coyne_and_aquinas_first.html#more

I find this centuries old philosophical argument, for the necessity of a "First Mover" accounting for change occurring at each moment, to be validated by quantum mechanics. This is since the possibility for the universe to be considered a "closed system" of cause and effect is removed with the refutation of the "hidden variable" argument.

Quantum Measurements: Common Sense Is Not Enough, Physicists Show - July 2009
Excerpt: the scientists have now proven comprehensively in an experiment for the first time that the experimentally observed phenomena cannot be described by non-contextual models with hidden variables. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090722142824.htm

i.e. There must be a sufficient transcendent cause (God/First Mover) to explain the quantum wave collapse to the "uncertain" 3D effect for 'each moment' of the universe. Moreover, the transcendent cause must be sufficient to explain the semi-unique effect of 3D centrality witnessed by each individual observer in the universe.

The Miraculous Foundation of Reality - Dr. Quantum - Double Slit & Entanglement - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzQuU6FpYAk

Quantum Mechanics - The Limited Role Of The Observer - Michael Strauss - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elg83xUZZBs

Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,,,
Walt Whitman - Miracles

As well, the Cosmic Background Radiation, left over from the Big Bang, forms a "sphere" around the Earth giving the Earth an appearance of centrality in the universe.

Earth As The Center Of The Universe - image
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYmaSrBPNEmGZGM4ejY3d3pfOXQydzV2OGhz

Psalm 102:19
The LORD looked down from His sanctuary on high, from heaven He viewed the earth,

I find it extremely interesting that quantum mechanics tells us that instantaneous quantum wave collapse to its "uncertain" 3-D state is centered on each individual observer in the universe, whereas, 4-D space-time cosmology tells us each 3-D material point, in the universe, is central to the universe. Why should the universe, or the sub-atomic world, even care that I exist?

Proverbs 15:3
The eyes of the LORD are in every place,,,

This is obviously a very interesting congruence in science between the very large and the very small. A congruence they seem to be having a extremely difficult time "unifying" mathematically (Einstein). Yet, a unification which Jesus seems to have joined together with His resurrection:

The Center Of The Universe Is Life - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do2KUiPEL5U

The End Of Christianity - Finding a Good God in an Evil World - Pg.31 - William Dembski
Excerpt: "In mathematics there are two ways to go to infinity. One is to grow large without measure. The other is to form a fraction in which the denominator goes to zero. The Cross is a path of humility in which the infinite God becomes finite and then contracts to zero, only to resurrect and thereby unite a finite humanity within a newfound infinity."
http://www.designinference.com/documents/2009.05.end_of_xty.pdf

Philippians 2: 5-11
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

"Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to that which is known to us of nature."
St. Augustine

Scientific Evidence For God Creating The Universe - 2008 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQhO906v0VM

Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis
http://lettherebelight-77.blogspot.com/

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