The fallacy of composition applied


       In his debate with Fr. Copleston, Russell notes implicitly that Copleston relies on the fallacy of composition in arguing that the Cosmos needs a creator as does each of its parts. Critics rebut thatby arguing that no, here people note that the Cosmos is like an automobile whose parts are made elsewhere whilst the car is assembled in one place instead of like a team with each having a mother whilst the team does not. No, because no other being exists like the parts manufacturers as the Cosmos is all, and can have therefore no creator as Reichenbach’s argument from Existence notes. Therefore, theists not only commit that fallacy but ignore that no transcendent being can exist!

         A double whammy!

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