Is the Existence of God Probabilistic?
Is the existence of God probabilistic? It is if human intellectual knowledge is the inference of probability. This essay is intended (1) to acknowledge that yes is the answer of Richard Dawkins, the most prominent of the New Atheists, and (2) to establish that yes is also the answer of the Thomist philosopher, Edward Feser, a critic of Dawkins and the New Atheism.
What is Probability and What is “Probabilistic”?
Probability is the mathematical ratio of a subset to a set. Its numerical spectrum is to 1. Anything having a probability between and 1 would thereby be probabilistic. There are magnitudes of