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We see that things which lack knowledge, such as natural bodies, act for an
end, and this is evident from their acting always, or nearly always, in the same
way, so as to obtain the best result. Hence it is plain that they achieve their
end, not fortuitously, but designedly.…

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being with intelligence. The analogy of the arrow and the archer is used
by Aquinas to demonstrate the link between God and creation.

Thus, for Aquinas the intelligence that provides regularity of movement
in the universe is God.

This is the conclusion of Aquinas' design qua regularity.

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