Slides in this set
Basic facts (first paragraph)
· Teleological argument Concerned with
purpose and order in the world must have a
· Classical roots - Cicero an sky.
· NEXT SLIDE.
· Inductive based on observation and
experience Aquinas' fifth way.
· Analogical based on comparison between
the world and human design.…read more
Aquinas' fifth way
· 13th century.
· Non rational beings behave in an organised,
purposeful way that is beneficial.
· E.g. migrating birds.
· This beneficial order must have an intelligent
design source which must be God.…read more
William Paley's watch
· 18th/19th century.
· Watch is like the world.
· Paley does not suggest that God designed the watch!
· If a you came across a stone you would not believe
that it had a designer, however a watch has an end
goal (to tell the time) so a designer must have been
· Complexity and purpose suggests a designer.
· Only proves a designer not what he is like.…read more
· F R Tennent `nature is saturated with beauty'.
· Beauty is a part of order changing seasons
reflects our dislike of chaos.
· Unnecessary beauty on a telescopic and
microscopic scale e.g. galaxies and snowflakes.
· Includes our ability to appreciate beauty in art,
music poetry etc.
· What appears ugly to us is beautiful to God we
just can't see the beauty like God can.…read more