Argument from Design

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Argument from Design Argument from Design Evolution and the Argument from Design
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Paley’s Analogy 1. The universe is like a watch. 2. A watch requires a designer. 1. The universe requires a designer. Reasons for 1: Order and complexity in universe—organisms and ecologies Function of organs for survival of organism Order of ecologies perfectly balanced for survival of organisms.
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Arguments by Analogy 1. A has property P. 2. B is like A. (A and B share properties R, S, T etc.) 1. B has property P. Inductive argument Strong analogy—no relevant difference between items Whatever is true of one thing is likely to be true of other. • Ex: Hollywood sequels Weak analogy—relevant difference between items Whatever is true of one thing is not significantly more likely to be true of other. • Ex:
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Relevant Similarity? Are watches and the universe (organisms, etc.) relevantly similar? Complex structures exist to fulfill apparent purposes/goals Primary example: the Eye http://www.bpei.med.miami.edu/site/disease/di Differences discussed by Paley
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Eye vs. Watch Moving parts organized to interact with precision; Fulfills functions; Each part necessary for function of whole.
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Paley Addresses Objections Best objections: I. We have never seen a universe made. II.
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