Key characteristics of the design argument by different philosophers

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Paley
Design can be defined, and the only explanation is that they were designed by a designer
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Newton
God created the world and he actively intervenes to keep it in motion.
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Swinburne
Darwin can explain spatial order, but not temporal order (only god)
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Hume
Human design and design in the natural world are not alike.
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Darwin
Design in the natural world can be explained by natural selection.
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Kant
Cannot draw any conclusion about the designer, universe or matter itself
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God created the world and he actively intervenes to keep it in motion.

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Darwin can explain spatial order, but not temporal order (only god)

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Human design and design in the natural world are not alike.

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Design in the natural world can be explained by natural selection.

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