About The Biggest Questions Podcast and Discussion Series


The Biggest Questions is a podcast and discussion series presented by Tony Sobrado. The series covers fundamental topics from both analytic and continental philosophy, the sciences; and the arts and humanities. Each episode discusses both timely and timeless questions across a range of disciplines and fields with some of the world’s leading thinkers and public intellectuals.

Please explore a whole range of topics, themes and issues with the world’s leading thinkers ranging from analytic and continental philosophy to cosmology, mathematics and physics as well as timeless and contemporary questions in the arts and humanities.

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  1. Why something rather than nothing? A creator God assumes what is to be explained. So the world springs from nature. Is there a Theory of Everything to explain this? Then everything would spring ultimately from logical necessity. If this is the only possible world, then it is unreasonable that this one should happen to favour life. This is a challenge to opponents of anthropic reasoning, because an explanation of this kind is the only option on the table. There has to be a multiverse, where necessity and contingency converge. This may turn out to be scientifically unverifiable, but unfortunately, that is no barrier to its being the case.

    • Thanks for the engagement and consideration. If there is a theory of everything this does not necessarily entail that the theory produces our existence as a logical necessity – it can still sit in the domain of probability or contingency. However I do share your concerns regarding necessity and contingency; and in my case I put in probability in there as well but I do not see a multiverse presenting a problem with both necessity and contingency. However I have just finished a discussion with Professor Robin Collins who does seem to think that the mutliverse presents problems. You may find some of his arguments interesting.



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