The Teleological Argument: Paley

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  • The Teleological Argument: Paley.
    • Most famous form of the design argument in Natural Theology.
    • 1. Design Qua Purpose.
      • Simple analogy = Watch analogy.
      • Parts fit together got a purpose, not by chance = designer.
      • Same with the world and the human body.
        • Eye: Various parts co-operate complexly for purpose of seeing = intelligent designer.
    • 2. Design Qua Regularity
      • Evidence from astronomy and Newton's Laws to prove design in the universe.
      • Rotation of planets in the solar system, obey the same laws.
        • Holds orbits because of gravity.
        • External agents must have acted.

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