Design Arguments for the Existence of God, Part 3
ReligionCast: 2 November 2009
I posted a podcast on "Design Arguments for the Existence of God, Part 3" on 2 November 2009. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
Does the complexity, delicacy, and purposefulness of living organisms prove the existence of God? William Paley argues that it does in his Analogical Argument from Design. Here, I explain his argument, including his analogy between living organisms and machines.
This podcast is part of ReligionCasts – my series of podcasts on the philosophy of religion.
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- Review of Design Arguments
- William Paley's Analogical Argument from Design
- Paley's Replies to Hypothetical Arguments
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