Kalaam Argument, I

A. Craig's main argument:

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

Alternative to 2: The universe had an infinite past. Why not?

B. Hilbert's Hotel: No Vacancy--Guests Welcome.

C. "A collection formed by adding one member after another cannot be actually infinite."

D. Tristram Shandy: writes autobiography, taking a year to describe a day. If an infinite past is possible, he could have finished this, since the number of days in the past is equal to the number of years.