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The design argument

Author: Elliott Sober
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Cambridge elements., Elements in the philosophy of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Element analyzes the various forms that design arguments for the existence of God can take, but the main focus is on two such arguments. The first concerns the complex adaptive features that organisms have. Creationists who advance this argument contend that evolution by natural selection cannot be the right explanation. The second design argument - the argument from fine-tuning - begins with the fact that life  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Sober
ISBN: 1108457428 9781108457422
OCLC Number: 1082878366
Notes: First published online : December 2018.
Description: 83 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: A probability primer --
Six ways to formulate a design argument --
Biological creationism --
The fine-tuning argument.
Series Title: Cambridge elements., Elements in the philosophy of religion.
Responsibility: Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

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This Element analyzes the various forms that design arguments for the existence of God can take, but the main focus is on two such arguments. The first concerns the complex adaptive features that organisms have. Creationists who advance this argument contend that evolution by natural selection cannot be the right explanation. The second design argument - the argument from fine-tuning - begins with the fact that life could not exist in our universe if the constants found in the laws of physics had values that differed more than a little from their actual values. Since probability is the main analytical tool used, the Element provides a primer on probability theory.

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