- Given the choice between two alternative beliefs, one of which is less intellectually satisfying than the other, we ought to choose the more intellectually satisfying belief.
- Brute Facts are not intellectually satisfying beliefs (they are, in fact, intellectually dissatisfying beliefs).
- Therefore, given the choice between believing one of two alternative worldviews, one of which postulates more brute facts than the other, [all things being equal] we ought to choose to believe the worldview with the fewer number of brute facts.
- Naturalism simpliciter postulates more brute facts than Theism simpliciter.
- Therefore, [all things being equal] given the choice between believing Naturalism simpliciter or Theism simpliciter we ought to choose to believe Theism.