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Re: [Phys-L] Kalam cosmological argument

Hi again,

to clarify my position: I'm not personally interested in proofs for or againts the existence of God. However, my friend asked a physicist's opinion on the Kalam cosmological argument, and I promised to do so. I suppose that physics has something to say about the following premises:

1) Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
2) The universe began to exist.
3) Therefore, the universe has a cause.

Causality appears not to be fully preserved at a quantum level. For instance, one can talk only about statistical causality, say, in a double slit experiment with electrons. The interference pattern is formed only after enough electrons have passed through. The position a given electron will end up in a screen cannot be predicted, only the pattern formed by many electrons. Hence the term statistical causality. Or have I missed something?