Maintains that mindless evolutionary processes are

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maintains that mindless evolutionary processes are incapable of giving rise to 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
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