On Thursday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I discussed “Design Arguments for the Existence of God, Part 4″ with listeners. The podcast of that episode is now available for streaming or downloading.
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Podcast: Design Arguments for the Existence of God, Part 4
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, we explore philosophical objections to his argument, as well as the alternative explanation of evolutionary theory.
This podcast is part of ReligionCasts – my series of podcasts on the philosophy of religion.
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- Duration: 57:15
- Download: Standard MP3 File (19.7 MB)
- Tags: Biology, Christianity, Creationism, Evolution, Evolution, God, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion, Science, Theology
- About the podcast series
- Review of Design Arguments
- Philosophical objections to Objections to Paleyâ€™s Analogical Argument for Design
- The alternative of Darwinian evolution
- Evolution and chance
- Evolution versus design
- Objections to evolutionary theory
- The Blind Watchmaker by Rochard Dawkins
- The Panda’s Thumb by Stephen Jay Gould
- Bible: New Revised Standard Version: web, hardcover, and kindle
- Atheism: The Case Against God by G.H. Smith
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Teleological Argument
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Design Arguments
- The Miracle of Theism by J.L. Mackie
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