The cosmic singularity provides negligible evidence for creation in the finite past, and
hence theism.Aphysical theorymight have no metric ormultiple metrics, so a ‘beginning’
must involve a first moment, not just finite age. Whether one dismisses singularities or
takes them seriously, physics licenses no first moment. The analogy between the Big Bang
and stellar gravitational collapse indicates that a Creator is required in the first case only
if aDestroyer is needed in the second. The need for and progress in quantum gravity and
the underdetermination of theories by data make it difficult to take singularities seriously.
The singularity exemplifies the sort of gap that is likely to be closed by scientific progress,
obviating special divine action. The apparent irrelevance of cardinality to practices of
counting infinite sets in classical field theory and Fourier analysis is noted.