Unformatted text preview: E. Irreducibly complex biological mechanisms (Behe's Darwin's Black Box) F. Pre-adaptations. Primitive life w designed for the sake of leading to more complex forms. III. The Argument from Similarity. Hume's Cleanthes in Dialogues concerning Natural Religion . The cosmos resembles a human artefact. Therefore, the universe was created by something like a human artesan. Objections: A. There are many dissimilarities as well (e.g., huge difference in scale). B. There are many apparent defects in the design of the universe -- death & suffering. C. A dilemma: (1) if the analogy is very strong, then we would be forced to an anthropomorphic view of God (God is very much like us -- corporeal, finite, etc.), (2) if the analogy is not very strong, then we cannot draw any conclusion with certainty....
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