Laws and Numbers Don’t Suffice

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To minds tormented by the divine thirst,
it is useless to offer the most certain knowledge
of the laws of numbers and the arrangement
of the universe.

–Etienne Gilson

The first cause must be a Someone

Nancy PearceyBecause humans are capable of knowing, the first cause that produced them must have a mind. Because humans are capable of choosing, the first cause must have a will. And so on. Philosopher Étienne Gilson captures the argument neatly: because a human is a someone and not a something, the source of human life must be also a Someone.

― Nancy Pearcey
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