Challenge: Saying "God Did It" Is Lazy

Lawrence Krauss will be challenging you this week via a quote from his "Has Science Buried God?" debate with William Lane Craig in Australia:

There’s a lot we don’t know about the universe—a lot more we don’t know than we do. That’s the wonder of science; that’s why I’m a scientist. But it is intellectually lazy to just stop asking questions and stop looking for physical explanations and just say, “God did it.” That’s lazy.

Can you explain why proposing God as the cause of a particular thing is not necessarily an illegitimate move? Can you give an example of a situation where applying Krauss's philosophy (as stated above) might actually lead a person away from the truth? Can you succinctly state a better philosophy of how to discover truth? Has Krauss accurately characterized the position of people who say God has caused certain things in this universe (including the universe itself)?

Make your case in the comments below. On Thursday, we'll hear Brett's response.

[Update: View the video response from Brett. Explore past challenges here and here.]


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