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The design argument

Author: Elliott Sober
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Cambridge elements., Elements in the philosophy of religion
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Sober
ISBN: 9781108558068 1108558062
OCLC Number: 1085675308
Description: 1 online resource (83 pages)
Series Title: Cambridge elements., Elements in the philosophy of religion
Responsibility: Elliott Sober.

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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 book provides a primer on probability theory.

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