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###### Asked in Christianity

### How does the big bang theory challenge the first cause argument?

Answer
The First Cause Argument is a process of logic that says that
everything must have a cause, and lke links in a chain, every cause
must have a prior cause. The argument is that God is the first
cause, although the same argument could apply equally to any other
god. This argument also means that the one exception is that God
does not need a prior cause.
Scientific theories about the ultimate origin of the universe are
collectively associated with the "big bang" event that essentially
started it. The position now is that God no longer need be the
first cause, because we have a natural explanation for the
beginning of the universe. However, that does not eliminate a first
cause - it simply means we have a natural first cause rather than a
supernatural one.
The big bang theory challenges the theological assumption that God
was the first cause, but it does not mean there was no first cause.
The first cause was a natural event.

###### Asked in Java Programming

### What is the formula for base and power in java program?

pow
public static double pow(double a, double b) Returns the
value of the first argument raised to the power of the second
argument. Special cases:
If the second argument is positive or negative zero, then the
result is 1.0.
If the second argument is 1.0, then the result is the same as
the first argument.
If the second argument is NaN, then the result is NaN.
If the first argument is NaN and the second argument is
nonzero, then the result is NaN.
If
the absolute value of the first argument is greater than 1 and
the second argument is positive infinity, or
the absolute value of the first argument is less than 1 and the
second argument is negative infinity,
then the result is positive infinity.
If
the absolute value of the first argument is greater than 1 and
the second argument is negative infinity, or
the absolute value of the first argument is less than 1 and the
second argument is positive infinity,
then the result is positive zero.
If the absolute value of the first argument equals 1 and the
second argument is infinite, then the result is NaN.
If
the first argument is positive zero and the second argument is
greater than zero, or
the first argument is positive infinity and the second argument
is less than zero,
then the result is positive zero.
If
the first argument is positive zero and the second argument is
less than zero, or
the first argument is positive infinity and the second argument
is greater than zero,
then the result is positive infinity.
If
the first argument is negative zero and the second argument is
greater than zero but not a finite odd integer, or
the first argument is negative infinity and the second argument
is less than zero but not a finite odd integer,
then the result is positive zero.
If
the first argument is negative zero and the second argument is
a positive finite odd integer, or
the first argument is negative infinity and the second argument
is a negative finite odd integer,
then the result is negative zero.
If
the first argument is negative zero and the second argument is
less than zero but not a finite odd integer, or
the first argument is negative infinity and the second argument
is greater than zero but not a finite odd integer,
then the result is positive infinity.
If
the first argument is negative zero and the second argument is
a negative finite odd integer, or
the first argument is negative infinity and the second argument
is a positive finite odd integer,
then the result is negative infinity.
If the first argument is finite and less than zero
if the second argument is a finite even integer, the result is
equal to the result of raising the absolute value of the first
argument to the power of the second argument
if the second argument is a finite odd integer, the result is
equal to the negative of the result of raising the absolute value
of the first argument to the power of the second argument
if the second argument is finite and not an integer, then the
result is NaN.
If both arguments are integers, then the result is exactly
equal to the mathematical result of raising the first argument to
the power of the second argument if that result can in fact be
represented exactly as a double value.
(In the foregoing descriptions, a floating-point value is
considered to be an integer if and only if it is finite and a fixed
point of the method ceil or, equivalently, a fixed point of the
method floor. A value is a fixed point of a one-argument method if
and only if the result of applying the method to the value is equal
to the value.)
A result must be within 1 ulp of the correctly rounded result.
Results must be semi-monotonic.Parameters:a - the base.b -
the exponent.Returns:the value ab.
Taken from the Java api.

###### Asked in Big Bang Theory (scientific model)

### Is the big bang theory a strong challenge to the cosmological argument?

As far as I understand, the Big Bang theory is not a challenge
to the cosmological argument at all. The cosmological argument
states that there must have been a beginning to the universe, which
is confirmed by modern science. The cosmological argument further
is often held to indicate that that beginning must have been an
intelligent agent, which is neither confirmed nor denied by
cosmology.

###### Asked in Astronomy, Physics, Cosmology

### How does the cosmological argument support the idea of the big bang?

If you are refering to the Cosmological Argument for the
Existance of God then the cosmological argument would go something
like this.
1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause
2. The universe began to exist
conclusion. The universe has a cause
Someone using this argument would say that the universe began
with the big bang which is largely accepted by scientists, so if
this argument is sound, then they must accept that the universe has
a cause, and thus a causer (creator/God)

###### Asked in Philosophy and Philosophers

### Who was the first philosopher to propose an ontological argument?

The first philosopher to propose an ontological argument is
still up for debate. Some think that Greek philosophers, such as
Plato, first argued it. The mainstream view is that the ontological
argument was first developed by St. Anselm. Others believe that the
Islamic philosopher Avicenna was the first, and may others view the
philosopher Descartes as being the first.

###### Asked in Oasis (band)

### Why did Oasis break up?

###### Asked in Creation

### Does the Bible creation story support the first cause argument?

I don't know about support, but it does answer
the question of what the first cause was. The first cause was
God. However, the First Cause argument for the existence of God is
not the best argument to use, because people may answer "If
everything has a source or cause, what created God?"
There are plenty of better arguments for the existence of
God:
http://judaism.answers.com/jewish-philosophy/can-you-prove-that-god-exists
http://religion.answers.com/controversy/is-there-evidence-against-evolution
http://www.allaboutscience.org/intelligent-design.htm
http://www.pathlights.com/ce_encyclopedia/sci-ev/sci_vs_ev_26.htm

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