Teleological Argument Vs Design Argument
The teleological argument develops from two different lines of argument: the argument from the purpose and the argument from regularity. The first states that the designing features of the world illustrate an intended purpose, and the second one states that the universe shows signs of design through a sense of regularity. This paper will focus on the teleological argument on the basis of purposes for the designed features of the universe. Throughout the paper, I will use function and purpose as having the same definition of an intended goal.
The general claim for the teleological argument from purpose is explained by analogy to human creations. William Paley describes the functions of a watch to illustrate …show more content…
The ‘eyes are for seeing’ is a statement that is intuitively acceptable to most people. To say that the purpose of the heart is not to pump blood through the body, and instead, the heart just happens to do that particular thing is an odd statement. It is a statement that can does not need to be dissected to be determined odd, if I were to ask a member of the general populace whether ‘the purpose of the heart is to pump blood’ or if the ‘eyes are for seeing’ it would be considered correct, both statements of purpose are intuitively acceptable because logically and intuitively follow from a common person's