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Explaining the existence of God by philosophical means is an arduous task However upon digestion of the argument for intelligent design God the Creators existence is no longer a question but a reality William Paley and Richard Swinburne through the wristwatch metaphor and the teleological arguments prove that the universe is a product of intelligent design Even in his critique of the argument David Hume provides startling evidence for the design of the universe The universe has been designed to serve a purpose and that purpose is the prerogative of the supreme designer- God The argument for intelligent design is as follows Living things exhibit a complex order It is highly improbable that this may have happened by chance Therefore there must be an intelligent creator of the universe- God Paley uses the Watch and the Watchmaker to argue the design of the universe The watch symbolic of the world is obviously the product of human workmanship Unlike a stone which is uniform in composition and on the ground by chance the watch was made for a reason Every element of the watch serves a specific purpose Each miniscule crank and gear has a specific function The goal or duty of the watch was conceived by a designer- a human designer The watch is simply microcosmic of the universe The cranks and gears of the watch are representative of the trees and organisms of the universe There is no degree of chance as to why the universe is as it is Nor is there a degree of chance in the arrangement of the parts of the watch They are so formed and adjusted as to produce motion and that motion is so regulatedthat if the different parts had been differently shaped from what they are if a different size from what they are or placed after any other manner or in any other order than that in which they are placed either no motion
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