(continued...) Can't be ruled out then. Right? How about God? Is God testable, even in principle? Alternatively, maybe you believe that infinite regress is ruled out by logical reasoning of some kind? (That's not what the article that you linked says, if I read it correctly.) We only have evidence for one universe, so far. This is the one we most need to account for, right now. I'll be perfectly content if you can make a solid argument to show that God is the cause of just this one universe, for now. I don't believe I've argued for infinite regress. Say, for example, that our universe is the uncaused cause. What's the problem with that, that isn't also a problem for your God? Can you answer your "why now rather than earlier or later" question with reference to your God? For myself, I can't even say that question makes much sense when you're talking about the universe as a whole. What are you even asking? Why is our universe 13 billion years old? Or why that 13 billion years started 13 billion years ago, rather than ... 1000 trillion years ago, or yesterday, or ... what? Woah! Hold your horses. You can't pretend that when you wrote this you hadn't seen where I explicitly wrote "I don't believe there is a multiverse...." Please don't create straw men. Try to engage in good faith. As for my belief in subjective experience arising solely from our physical bodies, that's not unjustified. On the contrary, I gave you part of a justification - enough to get you thinking - in my previous comments on that matter. Is it your belief that consciousness is not a function of the brain? Do you believe in the soul, spirit or something similar? If so, I guess that's another discussion we can have after we've sorted the God issue out. I thought it was polite to respond to your argument about free will. I won't mention my views on free will again in this discussion again unless you want to continue to discuss that topic. I agree with all but your last sentence. Who debunked them? Got a handy link? It's obviously upsetting you, so let's drop the free will discussion for now, okay? I agree. God, on the other hand, is limitless magic. It's a good thing I haven't tried to do that, then. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!