Teleological argument (yay)

Aquinas's version. Go GO!
things that lack inteligence act with regularity, like planets. Things in the natural world make up systems as if they're working towards a goal. like the arrow towards a target. there must be an archer who aimed and set it in motion.
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Now, gimmie a possible contradiction.
1. The archer is visibly involved, there is no empirical evidence to suggest there is a hand moulding the world into shape.
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You can't compare organic and metallic material; an arrow has clearly been made by man, because it is man-made. bad analogy bro.
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The analogy assumes the archer's existence. it needs an archer. we do not necessarily.
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now, explain Paley's qua purpose.
things that have a designer show signs of being designed for a specific purpose-like the world.
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Now Qua regularity.
Things that were designed, show signs of regular patterns like planets orbiting.
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CRITIQUE TIME. first how can evolution screw Paley?
Cumulative Darwinian evolution; organisms evolve through genetic mutations which increase their survival rate. Like a colony of bugs that look 5% like a leaf, aside from one guy who looks 7% leaf. he will survive and pass it down, and it goes on.
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Second, who can design man-made things?
a design team-Even if we are designed who is to say that only one God did it?
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another! think blind folks...
Fault. If God is all perfect and designed us, why are there faults in the world?
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I like this criticism...ANOTHER!
designers usually do prototypes or drafts of their inventions before they make the proper one. What if we're a draft and there's a perfect world where God is watching them instead?
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Hume's criticisms (might be the same as the last one...)
1. you can watch a watch being made (no empirical evidence of world making)2. can't compare man made and organic 3. design team 4. we could be a draft 5. faults.
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Darwin's criticisms.
Cumulative Darwinian evolution indicates that as a species progresses, genetic mutations occur which improve the chance of survival. these are passed on through genetics until they become the norm and further mutations occur from there.
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Anthropic teleological argument-go
God fine tuned the universe to be able to sustain human life, and help it progress.
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Why is this better than Paley and Aquinas?
it includes evolution, it doesn't rely on empirical evidence and no analogies.
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Explain Tennants best explanation. and make it snappy, I'm sleepy.
God being the fine tuner: coincides with past beliefs, is simple, covers the most information and explains future events.
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Why may this not be good, however?
The best explanation is not necessarily right.
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Give me another critique:
Twain says that us thinking the universe is here for us is arrogant, like a lick of paint on the tip of the Eiffel tower thinking the tower was made for it.
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Multiverse- there could have been other big bang attemps that either didn't work or couldn't sustain human life.ours just happened to.
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Brandon Carter- Just because we are here does not mean the world is meant for us- we just Got lucky.
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here's something to bring up-might want to ask if it's okay first.
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