The Ultimate Question of Origins: God and the Beginning of the Universe

  title={The Ultimate Question of Origins: God and the Beginning of the Universe},
  author={William Lane Craig},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  • W. Craig
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Philosophy
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
Both cosmology and philosophy trace their roots to the wonder felt by the ancient Greeks as they contemplated the universe. The ultimate question remains why the universe exists rather than nothing. This question led Leibniz to postulate the existence of a metaphysically necessary being, which he identified as God. Leibniz's critics, however, disputed this identification, claiming that the space-time universe itself may be the metaphysically necessary being. The discovery during this century… 
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