Our ideas reach no further than our experience

Info icon This preview shows pages 6–8. Sign up to view the full content.

divine attributes? - Our ideas reach no further than our experience. Cleanthes argues that God is similar to humans. - True Which of the following claims would Philo assert? - ???? "Every alteration in the circumstances ·of the cause· raises a doubt about the outcome and it requires new experiments to prove for sure that the new circumstances have no causal significance. A change in size, position, arrangement, age, disposition of the air or of surrounding bodies—any of these may bring with it the most unexpected consequences. Unless the objects are quite familiar to us, it is much too bold to expect confidently that when a cause has been found to have a certain effect another cause, differing from the earlier one in one of these ways, will have the same effect. The slow and deliberate steps of scientists, here if anywhere, are in contrast with the precipitate march of common men who, hurried along by the smallest similarity, are incapable of pondering or making distinctions. - Question options: Philo "Think about the anatomy of the eye, consider its structure and design, and then tell me— doesn't the idea of a designer immediately come into your mind with a force like that of a sensation? The most obvious conclusion, surely, is in favour of a designer; and it requires time, reflection, and study to bring to mind objections—which are frivolous although they are abstruse —which can support atheism." - Cleanthes. Judge Jones ruled that the school board could not force teachers to read a statement claiming that evolution was not a well established and factual scientific theory and presenting intelligent- design creationism as a scientifically viable competitor. - True Which of the following does Judge Miller cite as a hallmark of science? - Methodological
Image of page 6

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

naturalism. The town of Dover, PA was deeply divided over the school board's injection of intelligent design into the classroom, against the judgment of the biology teachers, and it lead to a costly lawsuit that the school board lost. - True Evolutionary biologists, beginning with Darwin in the 19th century, have long predicted that all species descended from a common ancestor, and in the 20th century this prediction was confirmed by modern genetic methods, providing strong inductive evidence for the theory of evolution. - True Intelligent-design creationists argue that biological organisms contain irreducible complexity that cannot be explained through evolutionary processes, but the overwhelming majority of biologists have concluded that supposedly irreducibly complex features such as the bacterial flagellum can evolve through staged that have different functions. - True Michael Behe cites molecular biologist David Derosier as saying that the bacterial flagellum resembles "a machine designed by a human." What is Derosier's response? - "What I wrote was, this looks like a machine that was designed by a human, but this doesn't mean it was the product of intelligent design. Indeed, this, more, has all the earmarks of something that arose by evolution." What kind of argument is being given at the bottom of p. 89? - inductive
Image of page 7
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern