It is widely accepted among scientists that the universe had a beginning in the distant past. Also it is a widely accepted point of logic that anything that begins to exist must have a cause. Therefore, the argument from contingency draws from these two principles that the universe exists because God exists and decided to create it.
we have assembled a range of scholars who are experts in their fields, such as scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, and historians. We have asked each of them to explain in accessible terms, but with academic rigour, why there are good reasons to believe, found within their discipline.