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Unformatted text preview: houses, clothing and other human designed things to the design of the universe is weak. He states that in order for the rationalizations to make more sense and be more probable, evidence of the design of other universes would have to be available. Cleanthes responds to this objection through the proposal of a new analogy. He suggests that for arguments sake, books reproduce in the same manner as animals reproduce. If this were actually the case, it would still be the consensus that books have a designer. Furthermore, one would see the strongest analogy to mind and intelligence in them. In other words, books hold a seemingly infinite amount of knowledge within their covers, all of which must have a designer, as with theories like that of relativity and supply and demand. What is more, if books can show even a slim mark of design, then animals, which are much more complex beings, can be used to infer design....
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This essay was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '08