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With such signs of forethought in the design of living creature can youdoubt they are the work of choice or design Socrates The Designargument looks at the order and purpose or telos in the world and statesthat it implies that there must be a designer who made the world justright for human existence Religious believers go on to state that thisdesigner is God The argument states that if one uses ones senses to lookat order such as gravity and the motion of the planets which exists inthe world it is likely that one will accept that there is a designer Godwho created the world and gave it this order Thus the argument is both aposteriori based on experience and inductive containing a conclusionthat we are likely to accept if we believe the premises to be trueAlthough the argument was one of Aquinas five ways in his book SummaTheologica the most famous version of the Argument from Design was putforward by William Paley in his book Natural Theology 1802 andtherefore this essay will focus mainly on Paleys version of the argumentThe most popular way to argue for the existence of God in Paleys day wasby use of an anaology Therefore in Natural Theology we see Paleycomparing the world to a watch in order to prove that an intelligentdesigner God created the world Paley states that if one were crossing aheath and saw a stone one would not question its existence as it is justa stone which could have been there forever However if one came across awatch one would be able to see that all of the cogs and hands workedtogether intricately for the purpose of telling the time This would Paleyargues lead one to believe that the watch must have been carefully puttogether by a human watchmakerPaley compares the man-made watch to the human eye to further enhance hispoint He states that just as the watch must have been created by anintelligent watchmaker to allow
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