Aquinas’ design argument was influenced by Aristotle’s ideas presented in his work Metaphysics. He strongly showed aspects of a teleological argument when he shared the idea of a ‘prime mover’, a designer who looks ahead when putting the world in motion. He also argued that everything has purpose and direction. Therefore, this strongly suggests that there must be a ‘designer’ at work. Similarly, William Paley, strongly believed that the observation of the intricate complexity of the universe concludes that there must be a creator.
Paley argues that there is evidence of design in the universe around us; he says that almost everything appears to have been designed to match a specific function, for example the eye. The eye has so many functions working to keep the eye on its main course of function, to see, something so complex as the eye must have a designer. Paley also believed that there was evidence of a creator throughout the universe. Paley used Isaac Newton’s law of motion and gravity to back up his theory of design qua regularity. He believed that the relationship between gravity and the planets couldn’t have just
In considering this observation, one can take the analogy further, from a comparison of machine and Earth to a conclusion of machine designer and Earth designer. In order to better illustrate this point, I will consider a watch. When one looks at a watch, one can tell that it had a designer. It is very difficult to believe that if one merely puts all the watch components into a bag, shakes it around, and throws it on the floor, that a fully functioning watch will emerge. This example could be compared to the existence of our Earth.
His first point was that the universe is bound to look designed because it has to be this way for us to be here to observe it, any solar system or planet which provided the conditions for conscious life to exist will seem to have been designed for our purposes. A certain order must exist for the universe to continue existing; otherwise we would not be here to ask these questions. Hume says this order could occur without an intelligent mind. Hume says this order could occur without an intelligent mind. Hume offers what is known as the Epicurean Hypothesis as an alternative explanation.
Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the design argument for the existence of God The design argument is also known as the teleological argument, which comes from the Greek ‘Telos’, meaning end or purpose. It is a posteriori, so is made after something had been experienced. In this case it’s the experience of the universe and its apparent design, and it argues that if the universe has a specific design then it therefore must have a designer. There are many philosophers, both proponents who are for the argument and critics who are against it, and so there are strengths and weaknesses of the argument. Empirical evidence is a strength of the teleological argument.
Aquinas then goes on to give examples about how an arrow reaches a target but its directed by an archer(the intelligence) , which makes the arrow reach it goal, though it lacks intelligence. To sum up Aquinas’s argument some intelligent being exists by all natural things that are directed to an end; that being is God. In my opinion I disagree with Aquinas on the argument from design. Thomas mixes the laws of nature with prescribed laws made of intelligent beings. The laws of nature have been discovered , an accepted law is imposed.
Since triads correspond to physical structures and a logical system has been invented to deal with them, I conclude that a properly scientific account can be given of triadic phenomena. This scientific account will be part of a new triadic science and may not look much like the predominantly dyadic science we use today, such as sending things to Mars. The only real proof of this conclusion is to produce such a science, but it is my belief that we have plenty of reason to suspect that such a triadic science can be formulated. After all we are pretty clever at solving problems. As far as restoring God "to his rightful place in the universe" is concerned, I doubt that any amount of arguing, scientific or otherwise, will convince the skeptic or disuade the believer.
Why is “necessity” something that has to be considered, when considering the world’s construction and its nature (how it works or behaves)? “For this world came into being from a mixture of necessity and intelligence.” Necessity led most of the things in the universe to the best outcome because intelligence influenced it to do so. 4. What was the model for the creation of the world—the template used? Why is the physical (sensible) world inferior to the model it was based upon?
When detailing is considered in a manner where expressive intentions and functional requirements are considered simultaneously within relevant context, the produced result could be seen as a solution that is remarkable in its expression of meaning, and performance of function. The form and function of detailing is produced in harmony without compromises made in favor of one. The application of details in architecture entails expression. Everything that is created has form, which naturally evokes verbalization. (Gregotti, 1983, as cited in Nesbitt, 1996).
This leaves the possibility that one of the test subjects not included in the sample could prove the conclusion to be incorrect. In other words, induction involves moving “from premises about objects we have examined to a conclusion about objects we haven’t examined” (Okasha, 2002, p. 19). From this statement it is apparent how induction can be a problem in science due to it’s potential to lead to a false conclusion. Another problem with induction in scientific reasoning is that induction only generalizes what has already occurred. It classifies patterns that have already happened and deems them to be true even though future occurrences may be uncertain.