The Teleological Argument

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What is the Teleological Argument?
A posteriori
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What is meant by 'design qua regularity'?
The universe was designed by God as it has order to it
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What is meant by 'design qua purpose'?
Nature is fitted together by a designer for specific purposes
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What did William Paley believe?
The universe was the product of a designer
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What is meant by F R Tennant's Anthropic Principle?
There is a relationship between the existence of the universe and human beings
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What is the Aesthetic Principle?
Humans possess the ability to appreciate the beauty of their surroundings, and a beautiful universe must have been designed by God
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What did Arthur Brown say was an example of design?
The Ozone layer
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What criticism did Hume give?
Humans don't have sufficient knowledge and experience of the creation of the world to conclude there's only one designer
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What criticism did Dawkins give?
Natural selection gives the appearance of design and has led to the mistaken belief that there was a designer
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