Unformatted text preview: Either the person doesn’t have the disease and was therefore tested negative, or that he has the disease but again the test failed and resulted in a negative. Either way, the point is that by merely observing the outcomes, doesn’t necessary mean that we know for absolute surety what the cause for the outcome is. In probability theory, if we knew the absolute probability of the population that actually has the disease, and the absolute probably of a test failing, then by using a formula named Bayes’ Rule we can calculate the probability of the causes. Hence, likewise, with the design of the universe, unless we’re given that the absolute probabilities of an orderly universe is created by the grand design of a being such as God and the absolute probability that the world is orderly, we cannot be absolutely sure that the cause for this orderly world or chaotic world really is due to grand design or not given the outcome....
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Markjones during the Winter '11 term at BYU.
- Winter '11