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!

1. Other than Paley's analogy of the watch what evidence can be used to show support of design?

  • Mountain and paws
  • Eyeball and Fish fins
  • Eyeball and mountains
  • Camera and hands/paws
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2. Who argued that the world was one of chance and natural selection

  • Darwin
  • Mill
  • Swinburne
  • Flew

3. What was the 'anthropic principle'?

  • if the world was due to chance and natural selection then why are there still malfunctions in human life
  • such conditions (in reply to evolution) cannot be down to chance
  • beauty is existing around the world which cannot be due to natural selection

4. What was the issue of using Paley's watch analogy with God?

  • 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
  • Effectively, God created watches
  • 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
  • We cannot use language to describe God so we cannot describe him with something we can describe

5. Can Hume's analogy criticism apply to Aquinas?

  • No, only Paley
  • No but they can on the occasion of his arrow analogy
  • Yes


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