The cosmological argument from contingency by Samuel Clarke states that each and everything on this vast universe must posses a cause for existence. Without that one first cause—that one independent being--the universe would not exist as it does today and would not exist at all for that matter. And it cannot be that the universe i the cause of itself or we are the cause of ourselves because for this to be so, we would have to have existed before we existed. This is ignorant, and better yet, impossible. In order for the universe to exist, there must indeed be that one first cause that sparked an intermediate cause, and then finally the last cause—the universe as we know it. If that one first cause was removed, the rest of the link would be removed as well, for there is no effect without a first cause. It is impossible for everything on this universe to be a series of dependent beings without one initial cause. This would mean that all of life is simply an infinite progression. This cannot, in any way, be the answer for life because, as previously stated, all natural things posses causes, however infinity is a contradiction to this premise, being that infinite things posses no initial... [continues]
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