2nd essay - Introduction to Philosophy 2nd paper September...

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Introduction to Philosophy 2 nd paper September 19, 2007 In this paper I am going to discuss Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not A Theist and focus on the argument from design. I will write about how he criticizes the design argument and the premises he uses to support his ideas. Russell starts off by first explaining what the argument of design is on page 88. He explains that the argument says that the world was made for us to live in and if the world was different, we would not be able to live in it. To explain why he denies this premise he says that “it is argued that rabbits have white tails in order to be easy to shoot” and he doesn’t think that the rabbits would like that idea if they knew about it. He also says that it was once believed that noses were made just to hold spectacles. His argument for this is that the times have changed since these types of things have been decided and we understand now, through modern science, theist or not, that we adapt to the environment. So, instead of the world made to adapt to us, we
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