I now and then complain about the claim that something can arise out of nothing. Usually I focus on the more exaggerated claims - namely that something's arising out of well and truly nothing is A) Observable or B) Has in fact been observed by scientists. There are other criticisms as well, such as equivocations on "nothing" (where "nothing" is actually "something", and therefore leaves a "something" in need of explanation.)
But I want to consider a different direction for a change. Namely, what exactly are we opening the door up to if we assert - contrary to reason, contrary to one of the most fundamental rules of logic - that something can in fact arise out of nothing?
I'll have more to say about this later, but for now I point at an article by Bill Valicella where he argues that if a universe can arise out of nothing, then so can minds.