I was in an argument yesterday with somebody. He made this claim that statistical probability says that it is virtually impossible for us to be able to hit a baseball. This was given as an argument , I think, against the notion of having evidence for one's beliefs, since we can't even show that we should be able to hit a baseball. Can anyone make sense of this argument explain it to me? does physics/statistics say that it is practically impossible for us to be able to hit a baseball?
Someone tried to say on Tuesday that basically anything short of absolute certainty in a belief requires faith to bring it up to absolute certainty. For instance, when I sit on a block of concrete, because I am not absolutely certain that it will hold me. I require faith to bring my belief up to absolute certainty.
I also was given a slight difference in the cosmological argument. It goes like this:
- Everything we know has a cause
- the universe is something we know
- therefore the universe has a cause
- God is not something we can know
- therefore, that cause is God
I realize this is still an argument from ignorance but I am curious if there's anything else wrong with it.
also I was wondering if someone could explain to me how it follows from the fact that God is a perfect being that any slight against him is deserving of infinite punishment even if it's only one thing in your entire life.