The Teleological Argument

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Teleology
The study of design
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Design Qua Regularity
We see design in the world because nature follows a regular order.
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Design Qua Purpose
We see design in the world because things follow a purpose.
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Evolution
A criticism to the teleological argument that offers an alternative explanation as to why things might be complex.
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Aptness of Analogy
Hume's criticism that mechanical analogies are apt for supporting the theory but it might not apply to all examples.
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Epicurean Thesis
The earth is very old. Just because it looks ordered now doesn't mean it always did.
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We see design in the world because nature follows a regular order.

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Design Qua Regularity

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We see design in the world because things follow a purpose.

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Card 4

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A criticism to the teleological argument that offers an alternative explanation as to why things might be complex.

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Card 5

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Hume's criticism that mechanical analogies are apt for supporting the theory but it might not apply to all examples.

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