Economy of Thought

The argument from design rests on the notion that everything, but God, must come from something. However, once you agree that it is logically possible for an entity to exist that was not itself created, namely God, then that entity can just as well be the universe itself. Indeed, this is a more economical possibility, not requiring the additional hypothesis of a supernatural power outside the universe… To [creationists], it is not a matter of logic anyway, but common sense. They see no way that the universe could have just happened, without intent. How can something come from nothing? they continue to ask, never wondering how God came from nothing.

~ Victor J. Stenger (1935-01-29 2014-08-27 age:79)