God and the Initial Cosmological Singularity: A Reply to Quentin Smith

  title={God and the Initial Cosmological Singularity: A Reply to Quentin Smith},
  author={William Lane Craig},
  journal={Faith and Philosophy},
  • W. Craig
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • Philosophy
  • Faith and Philosophy
Q. Smith contends (i) an atheistic interpretation of the Big Bang is better justified than a theistic interpretation because the latter is inconsistent with the standard Big Bang model and (ii) his atheistic interpretation offers a coherent and plausible account of the origin of the universe. But Smith's argument for (i) is multiply flawed, depending on premisses which are false or at least mootable and a key invalid inference. Smith's attempt to demonstrate the plausibility of the atheistic… 


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