FOR EARTHDAY: PhD Proves Our Universe Has a Cause!

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"It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man.

With the proof now in place, cosmologists can no longer hide behind the possibility of a past-eternal universe. There is no escape: they have to face the problem of a cosmic beginning." Alexander Vilenkin, PhD Physicist & Cosmologist

Alexander Vilenkin is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Cosmology at Tufts University. A theoretical physicist who has been working in the field of

cosmology for 25 years, Vilenkin has written over 150 papers professional papers.

His work has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles in the United States, Europe,Russia, and Japan, and in many popular books.

The most significant contribution that Professor Vilenkin has made is the Borde-Guth-Vilenkin Theorem (BVG Theorem) in 2003. This mathematical theory states that any Universe that has been expanding throughout it's history, must have had a point of beginning in the finite past.  What makes this BVG Theorem so interesting is that it holds REGARDLESS OF ANY PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE EARLY UNIVERSE. This includes even the dubious "Multiverse Theory" that is popular today.  In specific reference to wild, outlandish, and extravagant attempts to avoid a finite universe, Professor Vilenkin stated this powerful  quote:

"It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man. With the proof now in place, cosmologists can no longer hide behind the possibility of a past-eternal universe. There is no escape: they have to face the problem of a cosmic beginning."

This mathematical demonstration of our cosmic beginnings, is tremendously troubling to our atheists and naturalist friends - and for good reason.  The logic is obvious:

1. If our Universe began to exist, it must have a Transcendent Cause.

2. Our Universe began to exist.

3. Therefore, our Universe has a Transcendent Cause.

Of course, this Transcendent Cause would therefore be immaterial (having created the material universe), unimaginably powerful (having created all the energy of the universe), a metaphysically Necessary Being (since it is the source of all dependent reality), and would also be a Personal Being (having exercised a free choice to create).

This is some of what the Christian means when we speak of the Being of GOD.