The Teleological Argument 3

I'm predicting teleological to come up and specifically Aquinas or Darwin as they have not yet made their single appearances!

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1. What was the 'anthropic principle'?

  • such conditions (in reply to evolution) cannot be down to chance
  • beauty is existing around the world which cannot be due to natural selection
  • if the world was due to chance and natural selection then why are there still malfunctions in human life
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2. What was the issue of using Paley's watch analogy with God?

  • We cannot use language to describe God so we cannot describe him with something we can describe
  • Watches are the effects of evolution, over millions of years people were unable to create such, and as skills passed it was learnt and so is not applicable with God
  • If you do not believe elements of the analogy are comparable, you cannot argue that the causes are similar and the analogy would not work
  • Effectively, God created watches

3. Mills argument took the basis of that if the world is designed by a loving God?.. (finish sentence)

  • why are there imperfections in the world?
  • why is nature so cruel?
  • why does God not reveal himself?

4. Who argued that the world was one of chance and natural selection

  • Darwin
  • Flew
  • Mill
  • Swinburne

5. Hume argues further that, if a house and universe are similar, just as we'd blame the builder for a faulty house can we blame a faulty designer.. why does Paley disagree?

  • the issue was whether the universe showed design and not quality concerning the design
  • a builder cannot be forever responsible for problems as time creates problems, the world began perfect
  • Paley did not dispute this argument, Flew did
  • this argument would be inconsistent with his rejection of analogy


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