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Ibn Sina's (Avicenna) full argument is quite complex. Simply put, his proof is not based on design but the fact that the things we observe are 'contingent' or merely 'possible'. He is posing the question, "Everything around us could have failed to exist; why is there something, rather than nothing?" The answer is not everything... Show more >>

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It takes greater faith to believe that an unseen God exists than it does to dismiss it. This is problematic to philosophers and people of faith since you cannot physically confirm that god is really there. As a result, early-medieval philosopher's such as St. Anselm and Ibn-Sina (Avicenna) attempted to rationally prove the... Show more >>


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