Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Design Argument

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In this assignment I am going to compare the teleological argument with evolution and see how it differs in opinion. I will also look at what seems the most realistic approach. The teleological argument is an argument in which can also be known as design arguments. The teleological argument is famously associated with ST. Thomas Aquinas who states that the design argument is one of his five ways of knowing that God is real and that he exists. The teleological argument uses evidence from nature to prove that God exists, therefore it is an inductive argument and it has been produced through experience giving it a strong and cogent argument approach. The strengths of it being an inductive argument are that an inductive argument takes specific observations and makes general conclusions out of them. One other strength of an inductive argument is: that it can be used to predict what may happen in the near future. Whereas some weaknesses of this form of …show more content…
Usually they work by pointing out that for example A ( Human eye) resembles B ( Pocket Watch) and go on to point out that if A ( Human eye) has a particular quality then B Pocket watch) therefore has the same. An effective analogical argument may provide insight to areas which would otherwise be difficult to draw out conclusions. A strength of analogical arguments is that they provide and show the similarities between two different things. However the differences over shadow the similarities given because although they are related, because they are different objects they are most likely to show more differences than similarities. (Prestwick Academy course

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