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6. 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
- this argument would be inconsistent with his rejection of analogy
- a builder cannot be forever responsible for problems as time creates problems, the world began perfect
- Paley did not dispute this argument, Flew did
7. Can Hume's analogy criticism apply to Aquinas?
- No but they can on the occasion of his arrow analogy
- No, only Paley
8. Who argued that the world was one of chance and natural selection
9. 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
10. Is Hume doubting the belief in God in the teleological argument?
- Yes, there is no God
- No, only that it cannot show God exists
- Yes as there are other reasons to explain design
11. Other than Paley's analogy of the watch what evidence can be used to show support of design?
- Eyeball and Fish fins
- Camera and hands/paws
- Eyeball and mountains
- Mountain and paws
12. Who argued that the world was far too much of a coincidence? (1 in 10 million x 23)