Design Argument

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  • Created on: 20-11-14 07:10

The Design Argument.

The Design Argument (also known as the Teleological Argument) was established by William Paley. William Paley was a Christian philosopher who wasn’t satisfied with the existing arguments for God’s existence; moreover, he didn’t believe that the Bible explained God’s creation enough. Consequently, Paley created the Teleological Argument and presented it in his Natural Theology. The Design Argument is used by Christians and Muslims to argue that God exists and that the universe could not have come about by chance.

In his argument, Paley linked the universe to a watch, arguing that if we were to discover a watch in a natural environment then (due to its order, complexity and purpose) we would rightly infer that it was the work of an intelligent designer. The universe, Paley argued, exhibits the same order, complexity and purpose; therefore, it too




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