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England, 17th
and 18th centuries
Galileo, Kepler and Newton
World governed by universal, regular laws of nature
Altered worldview World runs like clockwork. Once wound up it was entirely
What role does God play in the World?
Simon Laplace: "I have no need for God as a…

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Idea 8

Deism began to decline in popularity in the 19th century
However, it still exists and there are modern deists
They believe it offers the best explanation to the nature of God and his relationship to the
Avoids the problem of suffering, as it is not within the…


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