Complex adaptations and that god directly interferes

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complex adaptations and that God directly interferes with nature - Creationist arguments: 2 nd law of thermo – claim law shows it is impossible for order to arise from dilutes by natural processes - Darwin’s 2-Point Theory - All life is related - Controversial: ideas about natural selection - Fitness: ability to survive and reproduce - Speciation: survival changes in a population add up - the tree of life - All living things have some genetic code - Principle of Common Cause: all living things on Earth have common ancestor - Irreducible Complexity: the whole system has a function, the system is made of many parts, and the system would not be able to perform its function in anymore if the parts were removed - (1) Creationism: God made organisms so that they are perfectly adapted to their environment - (2) Young earth creationism: Earth is 10,000 years old - (3) Creationism: God made organisms to look exactly as they would if they had evolved by the mindless process of natural selection - (4) Creationism: God has some (unspecified) impact on traits of living things - Naturalistic explanation: explain features of the world by describing the processes in nature that produced them - Supernaturalistic explanation: explain features of the world by describing supernatural processes - Spatiotemporal: some event happened at some place at some time - Leibniz: God considered set of all possible worlds and decided to make one actual - Samuel Clark: (1) entire history occurred for no reason at all (2) brought into existence by being who exists outside of space and time
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Pages 119 – 129: - William Paley – Design Argument - Nature theology: observation and reasoning - Aquinas worded it wrong - Pamphilus is a youth present during the dialogues. In a letter , he reconstructs the conversation of Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes in detail for his friend Hermippus. He serves as the narrator throughout the piece. At the end of the Dialogues he believes that Cleanthes offered the
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