William Paley

The Teleological Argument

William Paley's Design Argument

    A. The Argument -

    B. Anticipated Objections -

    1. Never seen a watch made.

    2. The watch is imperfect.

    3. We do not understand how all of the parts contribute to the final end.

    4. Only one accidental configuration of an infinite number of combinations of the parts.

    5. A principle of order inherent in all things (order implies orderer).

    6. Order or design is an illusion.

    7. Watch caused by "natural law".

    8. We just don't understand the "Big Picture."

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