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The Necessity (or lack thereof) of the Universe

November 7, 2009

WHY IS THE WORLD THE WAY IT IS?

“[T]here is no intrinsic reason in the universe why it should exist at all, or why it should be what it actually is: hence we deceive ourselves if in our natural science we think we can establish that the universe could only be what it is.”

–Thomas Torrance, Divine and Contingent Order, 36 (Oxford University Press, 1981)

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