Scientific criticisms of the Design argument

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  • Scientific criticisms
    • Swinburne
      • Simplest explanation doesn't make it the best
        • As science develops it may discover how and why evolution and the big bang started
          • Swinburnes argument is 'God of the Gaps'
      • How ordered is the world?
        • Black holes are examples of chaos
      • Order isn't suprising
        • If there wasn't order we wouldn't be here
    • Design argument
      • Richard Dawkins
        • Natural selection is a better alternative explanation
          • Self-contained and self-explanatory
        • Design
          • Is an illusion
            • Creatures adapted to their environments, they wern't designed to fit
          • Creatures adapted to their environments, they wern't designed to fit
        • Order and purpose
          • Only purpose of something is to survive
            • DNA replication
      • Charles Darwin
        • Order and pupose is the result of natural selection not God
        • Evolution creates new species, they aren't designed by a creator

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