Lecture6.ppt - The Teleological Argument (cont.) Second...

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The Teleological Argument Aquinas, Paley (1743-1805) The Argument: Two Ways To View It: First Way: Argument By Analogy 1. Aspects Of Natural World Are Like Machines 2. Machines Are Produced By Intelligent Design 3. Therefore, Aspects Of Natural World Are Produced By Intelligent Design (God)
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Key Questions Regarding First Premise: Which Aspects Of Natural World Are Like Machines? Solar Systems? Organisms? In What Ways Are These Aspects Of Natural World Like Machines? Moving Parts? Regularity? Teleology!
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The Focus On Functionality Biological Systems And Organisms Regularity Plus Teleology Internal Parts And Sub-Systems With Clear Purposes The Link Between Functionality And Intelligent Design Purposefulness Implies Intention
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Unformatted text preview: The Teleological Argument (cont.) Second Way: Inference To Best Explanation 1. World Contains Many Well-Crafted Machines With Functional Parts 2. Best Explanation For This Is An Intelligent Craftsman/Designer 3. Therefore, There Exists An Intelligent Craftsman/Designer (God) Garden Analogy Objections And Replies Humes Criticisms (First Way) Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion : 1779 Take Analogy Seriously: Suggests Imperfect God(s) Darwinian Criticism (Second Way) Evolution Provides Alternative Explanation Apparent Design From Random Processes: The Blind Watchmaker Teleology Resurrected: Fine Tuning Arguments About The Universe...
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Lecture6.ppt - The Teleological Argument (cont.) Second...

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