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Article: Is an infinite temporal regress of events possible?

TitleIs an infinite temporal regress of events possible?
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Issue Date2012
PublisherCambridge University Press.
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Think, 2012, v. 11 n. 31, p. 105-122 How to Cite?
AbstractIssues concerning the ultimate origins of the universe have generated huge public interest recently. It began with the publication of The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, in which the authors claim that, because there is a law like gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing, and thus there is no role for God. This has prompted heated responses from scientists, philosophers, and religious leaders in the media, many of them asking, in effect, ‘where that law came from’. Subsequently, Roger Penrose released his new book Cycles of Time, arguing that what came before the Big Bang was the end of another universe, prompting the question whether there is an infinite temporal regress of universes or not. These discussions make it very timely to examine afresh whether an infinite temporal regress of events is possible.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206298
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dc.contributor.authorLoke, TEA-
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-23T01:36:16Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-23T01:36:16Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationThink, 2012, v. 11 n. 31, p. 105-122-
dc.identifier.issn1477-1756-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206298-
dc.description.abstractIssues concerning the ultimate origins of the universe have generated huge public interest recently. It began with the publication of The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, in which the authors claim that, because there is a law like gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing, and thus there is no role for God. This has prompted heated responses from scientists, philosophers, and religious leaders in the media, many of them asking, in effect, ‘where that law came from’. Subsequently, Roger Penrose released his new book Cycles of Time, arguing that what came before the Big Bang was the end of another universe, prompting the question whether there is an infinite temporal regress of universes or not. These discussions make it very timely to examine afresh whether an infinite temporal regress of events is possible.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherCambridge University Press.-
dc.relation.ispartofThink-
dc.rightsThink. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.-
dc.titleIs an infinite temporal regress of events possible?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLoke, TEA: qaddeen@yahoo.com-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1477175612000061-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue31-
dc.identifier.spage105-
dc.identifier.epage122-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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