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do you agree with paley's design argument in light of hume's criticisms?

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  • j153e
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    7 months ago

    Complexity is not necessarily a product of design, but, as Hume posited, it may be the result of an organic process.

    The question in the background, a few goal posts back, is that of God as Mindful Creator, whether of a universe in which organic evolution occurs, or of an even more intentional design. Natural religion is not necessarily Godly religion.

    If God Is, the Godly creation will in some or all respects reflect God. If God is understood by the agnostic as a kind of non-penetrable Noumenon, an "unknown God," that is Kant's rational default position for non-believers. As complexity is developed by organic processes, the origin of said organic processes is not necessarily obvious to the agnostic, except inasmuch as precision and order are found at the atomic level, and inferences as to how such develop may point to Mind. A site which argues for Paley: http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/hume_vs_pal...

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