The existence of God- The Design Argument

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Topic one- The Existence of God
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The Design Argument
States that the universe is too well ordered and complicated to have happened by chance so must have been designed. To be designed it has to have a designer; the designer is God therefor God exists.

Christians support idea because it shows God planned the world and there is a purpose for everything.

Natural designs are far superior to Man made designs. 
William Paley:

  • Used design argument to prove God exists
  • Watch example- if you look at it without knowing its function, you could see that it has been designed for a purpose due to its intricacy. This same principle can be applied to the natural world- eg the eye, human body, bird wings ad fish gills.

Issac Newton

  • Used the fact we have opposable thumbs as


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