Design argument

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  • Design argument
    • Intro
      • Aim
      • Type
        • Inductive
          • Persuade, not prove
        • Aposterior
          • Based on prior experience
      • Taster
      • Criticism
        • Untitled
    • Aquinas
      • Analogy of the Archer
        • God is the archer
        • Arrow is unintelligent being
        • Archer directs arrow to goal just as God directs natural objects
      • Intelligent beings
        • Also  have goal, to become "God like"
        • Directed to this goal by a more intelligent being, God
      • Background
        • 13th century priest
      • Analysis
        • Strengths
          • Supports God of Classical Theism
          • Evidence supports it
        • Weakness
          • Inductive leap
          • Not all natural objects have purpoe
    • Paley
      • Watch analogy
        • If you found a watch you'd assume it was designed
          • Because of its complexity and purpose
            • The universe is also complex and has purpose
              • Divine watchmaker, God
      • Background
        • 18th century
        • Influenced by scientific revolution
      • Design qua purpose
        • An eye is complex and has a purpose, like a watch
          • Both are designed to fulfill a purpose
      • Design qua regularity
        • Someone must have imposed order on the world
          • God
          • eg planet orbits
      • Analysis
        • Strengths
          • Harmonises science and faith
          • Order and purpose apparent
        • Untitled
        • Weaknesses
          • Inductive leap
          • Can't link man made to nature
          • Is world really ordered?
    • Modern arguments
      • Anthropic Principle
        • Tennant
        • Universe designed for human life
          • If conditions slightly different we wouldn't exist
            • Goldilocks enigma
              • Compatible with science
                • Way for God to make world perfect for us
        • Analysis
          • Compatible with science
            • Way for God to make world perfect for us
          • Weaknesses
            • Don't know what undesigned universe like, how can we say this one designed
            • Threats to human life
      • Argument from probability
        • Evidence design increase probability God exists
          • miracles
          • order
          • conciousness
          • Best explanation for design
        • Probability God exists is greater than probability He doesn't
      • Aesthetic Principle
        • Natural beauty in the universe not necessary for survival
          • Intelligent design
            • God's craftmanship
          • God's craftmanship
        • Ability create and appreciate
        • Analysis
          • Strengths
            • Lack of beauty= just human perspective
          • Weaknesses
            • Evil and suffering lack beauty
    • Critcism
      • Evolution
        • We've evolved to be the way we are now
          • We weren't made like this
          • Any evidence of deign is from evolution
      • John Stuart Mill
        • God classical theism omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent
          • How can God be all 3 and allow evil
            • Either God doesn't exist or not these characteristics
              • God classical theism omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent
                • How can God be all 3 and allow evil
                  • Either God doesn't exist or not these characteristics
        • Hume
          • Universe is organic, it grows on its own and doesn't need a designer
            • Like vegetable
          • Multiple Gods?
          • Epicurean Thesis
            • Universe infinite time so infinite combinations particles = eventually world formed
            • Can't compare God to humans

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