The Conclusion of Our Quest
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A First Cause which is uncaused, beginningless, and a libertarian agent has all the essential properties of being a Personal Creator of the universe. The conclusion that such a Creator exists is not based on ignorance, but on reasons explained in previous chapters. While the progress of science would generate further scientific explanations for physical reality, it would not replace the need for such a First Cause to explain the existence of physical reality itself. Moreover, since metaphysical considerations are more fundamental than mathematical considerations as explained previously, the metaphysical arguments offered in previous chapters would imply that cosmological models inconsistent with the conclusions of this book are impossible, regardless of whether they are mathematically possible. I end this book by reflecting on the significance of these conclusions.
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