Edward Feser asks, “Why are (some) physicists so bad at philosophy?”

by Charles Cherry

In a great blog posting by one of my favorite philosophy bloggers, Dr. Edward Feser quoted from an article by physics professor Ethan Siegel:

“Arguments for God as cause of the universe rest on the assumption that something can’t come from nothing.  But given the laws of physics, it turns out that something can come from nothing.”
Here was Feser’s reaction:

Is this guy serious?  The laws of physics aren’t “nothing.”  Ergo, this isn’t even a prima facie counterexample to the principle that ex nihilo, nihil fit.  That’s just blindingly obvious.  Is this guy serious?
(Actually, that was not my reaction.  My actual reaction cannot be printed on a family-friendly blog.  This is the cleaned up version.)

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