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I am revising the Watchmaker Analogy by Paley, I don't remember any criticisms and critics names for it though, can you help please?
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PS. This is for Unit 1 Religious Studies with the Design Argument section
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Hi! i was under the impression that there was no need to evaluate Paley's watchmaker analogy. We just need to be able to evaluate the teleological argument as a whole.
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Hi! i was under the impression that there was no need to evaluate Paley's watchmaker analogy. We just need to be able to evaluate the teleological argument as a whole.
Ohhh! Thanks I thought with the 9 mark question (after the 21 mark question) we normally have to evaluate what we said previously
So what would you put as an evaluation for the teleological argument as a whole? Would you say what Hume said??
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Ohhh! Thanks I thought with the 9 mark question (after the 21 mark question) we normally have to evaluate what we said previously
So what would you put as an evaluation for the teleological argument as a whole? Would you say what Hume said??

You could use the general evaluations of the teleological argument to evaluate then i suppose. Id use mainly Hume (Many builders and Absent designer), Kant (restricted experience) Mill (Suffering and cruelty) Darwin (random chance and Adaption) and Dawkins (nature of god). Let me know if you'd like me to go into detail with any of these
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You could use the general evaluations of the teleological argument to evaluate then i suppose. Id use mainly Hume (Many builders and Absent designer), Kant (restricted experience) Mill (Suffering and cruelty) Darwin (random chance and Adaption) and Dawkins (nature of god). Let me know if you'd like me to go into detail with any of these
Thanks can you go into detail with Kant please? I have never really understood that one
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Thanks can you go into detail with Kant please? I have never really understood that one

Basically, he just means that as humans we only know and are able to make conclusions about the world that is directly around us (things we can experience through our senses i.e things we can actually see). So, we can't make statements or come to any conclusions about what is beyond our senses (things we cant see i.e 'a designer' 'God') because we can't be 100% certain that what we are suggesting is accurate. Therefore, any statements that we make like ''the universe has a design'' for example can not be valid because we have no proof.
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Basically, he just means that as humans we only know and are able to make conclusions about the world that is directly around us (things we can experience through our senses i.e things we can actually see). So, we can't make statements or come to any conclusions about what is beyond our senses (things we cant see i.e 'a designer' 'God') because we can't be 100% certain that what we are suggesting is accurate. Therefore, any statements that we make like ''the universe has a design'' for example can not be valid because we have no proof.
Thank you so much
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Thank you so much
No problem, good luck!!
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No problem, good luck!!
And you! Tell me how you do
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