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Sunny Qureshi

CEO, IQ Training & Consultancy

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Can we prove Aristotle’s “Prime Mover”:Everything that happens is caused by something else?Then what caused the first cause?


The cause of the universe might be eternal, thus eliminating the need for a cause. As people have accepted the Big Bang Theory, so this objection has fallen out of favor.

It is worth pointing out that time is an aspect of the universe,without the universe, there is no time. It has existed at every point in time and that at no point in time has there been no universe.

1.Everything that exists or begins to exist has a cause?
2. Universe began to exist therefore it has a cause "the first cause" or was the matter already present that caused it?
4. If it was the first cause then what caused the first cause?


Closing Statement from Sunny Qureshi

The Debate was a mixture of philosophical and scientific arguments presented by members.

The question still remains unanswered as both schools of thought were inconclusive on the God or no God debate.

The problem is of the fact that both atheists and theists are both opposed to each others "belief". Even in science, hypothesisation which is a kind of belief that has not been proved exists.

This debate and other debates will remain inconclusive unless and until a Collaborative stance is not adopted by the two.

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  • Mar 15 2012: you said that the theory is "1.Everything that exists or begins to exist has a cause?" - which in my understanding is wrong. I think thetheory is that everything that has a beginning has a cause. Therefor in theory, can something exist without out a beginning - the answer has to be yes, as nothing can be created from nothing. To the scientist, this something would be some kind of matter. To the Theist, this would be God. This is why it is a dumb question to ask "Who created God?" as the theory of God would be that God has always existed. If one day someone proves that god had a beginning - he would cease to be God.

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