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Re: [Phys-L] Kalam cosmological argument

as usual jsd goes to the heart of the problem Alex. F. BurrIn a message dated 1/13/2021 1:34:12 PM Mountain Standard Time, writes: 
1) Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
2) The universe began to exist.
3) Therefore, the universe has a cause.

Line (1) assumes things that are not true.

It has been known for some time that the basic laws of mechanics do
not express causation. The laws of physics must say what happens, but
they need not say how it happens, and they almost never say /why/ it