Design and First Cause Argument for God's Existance

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The Design Argument (William Paley):

Some people believe:

  • The world was designed because it works according to laws.
  • The beauty of nature can't be down to chance, therefore someone must have designed it.
  • The structure of DNA seems to suggest a designer, as it is very detailed and accurate. The same could be said for the eye, and that our planet is just perfect for life.
  • The idea that evolution has led to more complex and intelligent individuals suggests evidence for design.

However some people believe this does not provide proof of God's existence, because:

  • It ignores evidence of lack of design, such as earthquakes and volcanoes.
  • It does not prove that


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