AS design argument

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DESIGN ARGUMENT

AQUINAS' 5TH WAY:

  • beneficial order in the universe, could not have happened by chance.
  • many things cannot work towards a telos on thier own, they need an intelligent designer to guide them, this must be God.

PALEY:

he put forward the analody of the watch found in a field.

it cannot be explained by saying it has always be there, someone must have put it there, this analogy is like the universe.

SWINBURNE- Arg from probability:

he supports that the probability of design is higher than chance.

he said that theism is the best explanation for apparent order in the universe, this pionts to providential nature: the universe has everything it needs in it for humans and animals to survive.

TENNANT: Aesthetic arg:

the universe is 'saturated

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