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  • Arguments Against Creationism

    argument for gods existence is modernized in today’s society and is known as the Theological argument also known as intelligent design. Pailey made his case for the existence of god by stating “the argument by analogy.” He used this argument to talk about god better known as the watchmaker analogy. Pailey states that there was a particular teleology in mind when it comes to the creation of the watch. Would we assume that the watch would come into existence on its own hence its perfect design for…

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  • The Design Argument Analysis

    existence of God and it achieves this by being an inductive argument from analogy. We make an analogy between how things exist with intricate details in nature and that complex composition along with intelligent design are required for the Design Argument for God. The most notable proponent of…

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  • Criticisms Of Thomas Aquinas 'Causal Theist'

    Colton Clemens Dr. Mayra Valadez Philosophy 101 December 7, 2017 Causal Theist 1. Conclusion: Causal theists have adopted the belief that there is sufficient evidence to prove that a deity exists. They take most of their arguments directly from Thomas Aquinas, the original causal theist. 2. Premises: They believe that they have several solid pieces of evidence, but probably their strongest case comes in the form of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. a. One of the premises of causal theists…

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  • Teleological Design Argument

    humans have created are designed also. In order to have something in existence, it must have a creator which must have designed that something. A number of arguments utilize design arguments in favor of the existence of God. Like the popular Paley’s watchmaker argument and the Fine-Tuning argument which all try to support God’s existence. We can clearly use many examples of nature or things in this world that call for the need of a designer in order to exist. When you observe this…

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  • Paul Is God A Moral Monster Chapter Summary

    philosophical point he weakens his argument. He uses the example of the September 11 terrorist attack and ectopic pregnancy as examples to the Isaac and Abraham situation. In this specific case, his example by analogy is very similar to the famous watchmaker argument. He tried making an example by analogy between circumstances that were completely different. In doing so he implies that Isaac will die regardless if he obeys or not, so he might as well obey. Since this books purpose was to…

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  • Teleological Argument Analysis

    exists.’ Evaluate this sentence. The teleological argument or the argument from design, proposed by the philosopher William Paley, is an argument for the existence of God. It is based on the theory of design and Paley uses the analogy of a watch having been designed by a watchmaker and the universe equally having a ‘universe-maker’. Thus, Paley deduces that the skilled designer who could create this complex and intricate universe could only be God. I believe that the teleological argument is a…

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  • Essay On The Teleological Argument

    Thomas Aquinas came up with the ‘Five Ways’ in his book ‘Summa Theologica’. These ways are based on his belief that one can know God by observing the world; the Fifth Way is his version of the teleological argument. He comes up with the analogy of an archer aiming and shooting an arrow: every aspect of the universe is directed by a designer “as the arrow is directed by the archer”. Everything works too well to simply happen by chance, and therefore there must be a being who designed it:…

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  • Anslem's Ontological Argument

    St. Anslem, was a priest during the 11th century he was the first person known to have formed the Ontological argument as we know it; which can be found in the second chapter of his work, The Proslogion. The Ontological argument is not an argument designed to convert the atheist, but to reassure those who have faith or some belief in God, it was meant for the believer seeking understanding, in other words some logic behind their belief. Since only the “fool” knows but does not believe (Psalms…

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  • Do God Exist Essay

    The Reasonable Explanation for the Existence of a God The question of whether or not a higher being exists began hundreds of thousands of years prior to the modern age. People either believe theistically, agnostically, or atheistically. This means that all people fall into one of the three categories that they believe there is a God, there may be a God, but humans cannot/do not know, or there is definitively no higher power. Although this question is yet to have been answered absolutely,…

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  • Ethan Allen Analysis

    When one hears the name “Ethan Allen”, several images may come to mind. Perhaps the most common, although a little disappointing, is of course the furniture company. Ask a Vermonter, or a scholar of American history, and they might respond with “forts, patriots, green mountain boys” - all allusions to this man’s illustrious past. A past wrought with gunpowder and bloodshed, and a lifetime spent questioning just about every semblance of authority that Allen encountered. Perhaps what is most…

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