Explain and Evaluate the Idea That Because the World Appears Designed God Exists

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Explain and Evaluate the Idea That Because the World Appears Designed God Exists The design argument (also called the teleological argument), suggests that the world displays elements of design, with things being adapted towards some overall end or purpose. Such design suggests that the world is the work of a designer, and this designer being God. Aquinas argues that all goal orientated activates are the result of intelligent and planning and design. An example he used was if you see an arrow flying through the air, you come to the conclusion that it has been shot by an archer for some purpose, simply because arrows do not logically shoot themselves. In the same way, Aquinas argues observes that inanimate things seem to work together in the world in order to bring about a result. But this cannot be the result of their own nature, because they have no mind to direct their action. He therefore concludes that they are evidence of the work of an intelligent designer. Hume points out that, in order to argue convincingly that this world has a designer, it would be necessary to show that other worlds have designers, but since this is the only world that we humans know, we have reason to assume that worlds do in general have designers. But even if it is said that there might be a designer, Hume criticizes that a cause need only be relative to its effect. So it is therefore not valid to argue from this limited world and its supposed design to some infinite or perfect designer, being God. Hume states that the evidence just does not allow us to go that far. He also points out that, since this is the only world that we know, we can’t really tell whether or not it is good. It may be that last string of a set of worlds that were badly constructed, and may therefore be the result of having tried and failed many times. In basic words, we have no way of knowing how good the design
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