The topic I am going to focus on is the existence of God. In this topic I will research into the teleological argument (argument from design) and what it shows about the existence of God. As God has all of these amazing qualities, it can only be understood that he was the designer of the world as only someone with such talents would be capable of designing the universe. The teleological argument was formed to prove that God exists. The idea is that God was the creator of the universe and he created everything with a purpose as well as all life being created with a definite goa however, many flaws are pointed to.
As individuals go along day-by-day, humans are creating and technology is advancing. These creations and advancements have made cloning , plausible. However, considering the idea of cloning is undeniably an immense idea to grasp one’s head around, humans cannot definitely say a simple yes or no when asked if they would like to clone a friend or family member.There are lots of consequential decisions to make due to all the benefits and setbacks that go alongside cloning. Although, as of today, there are no cloned humans, envision the presence of living as a clone or in a society with clones. Take this into consideration and acknowledge how it could impact humanity, as well as the cloned human.
Every society strives to be perfect, but the truth is most cannot make the sacrifices necessary to achieve perfection. Every society contains too much conflict since different people's’ views and emotions are constantly clashing with each other. These conflicts are the reason why a utopian society cannot be created. In order to have a perfect society, everyone in that society has to have similar motives to eliminate conflicting ideals. Societies have to be willing to sacrifice certain traits, such as emotions and the truth to obtain perfection, but first, they must ask themselves, “is it really worth giving up these traits?” In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, he uses Christian symbolism and Shakespearian allusions to portray to the reader that it is not worth sacrificing the truth for a “happy utopian society”.
He wanted to challenge and question the growing demand of selling indulgences, but he initially had no intentions of starting a revolution that would spread all over Europe. However, when Martin Luther was being rejected by the top authority of the Catholic Church, he began to challenge the Catholic teaching and therefore, he published “95 Theses” to refute them. Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” led to the Protestant Reformation because he believed that the Pope had no authority and that spirituality in regards to sinning and grants for salvation needs to be between an individual and God, and the Catholic Church should not be involved. The initial movement within Germany expanded, and other reform compulsions arose independently after Martin Luther. The spread of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press gave accessibility for rapid dissemination of religious materials in the vernacular.
Along with giving some background information about his religion, Elie Wiesel also used parallelism in the process. When Elie Wiesel said, “…I am afraid that memories suppressed could come back with a fury, which is dangerous to all human beings…for everyone,” (“This I Believe”) he used logos as fact and logic. It is very logical that history can repeat itself if truth is suppressed. Elie Wiesel used logos as a method to inform people about what will happen if no one shares their
All this led to an opening one new revolutionary age. All the religious knowledge were transformed due to various scientific contributions. People began to think aside the religious beliefs and replace those thoughts by the scientific method. The scientific revolution has been a complex process for a long time. From the point of view of the church, science went against scriptures.
It can be seen throughout history, that it only takes one person to change the world. Take a look at individuals such as Jesus Christ, William Shakespeare, Martin Luther King, and Albert Einstein. Without their contributions to society, the world will live in today would be completely different. However, when talking about the impacts individuals have on society. It is important to analyze the famous people from the Scientific Revolution.
At the places that people believe that evolution is happening it is often times just an adaptation of an animal to fit its environment better. These things are occurrences that have been observed by people and have been recorded, but evolution is a very large change in an animal over millions of years. No one has observed evolution because what is thought to be evolution is just an adaptation to live better in an animal’s surroundings. The only way for something to be a fact is for it to be observed and then tested to make sure it can be repeated multiple times. Scientists cannot recreate evolution, therefore, it can only be a theory and can only be trusted if a person has faith that it is true.
Genetic alteration is “playing God” and when it comes to physical trait selection, it is not our place to decide. Killing one kid in order to give another stronger and quicker muscle growth is wrong on so many levels. The only exception is if a mother’s child is saved from a dangerous disease with the healthy genes of an artificially inseminated lab-kid, mothered by nobody. However, “farming” kids still seems very inhumane because these are potential lives we’re talking about. But regardless of how it is used, it must be used in moderation.
Those questions are: Why can embryonic stem cells proliferate for a year or more in the laboratory without differentiating, but most adult stem cells cannot; and what are the factors in living organisms that normally regulate stem cell proliferation and self-renewal? Even though they’ve been studying for years they still don’t know everything about stem cells. This shows how complicated it stem cells are. Answering the questions from earlier would be a great scientific breakthrough, hopefully someday these questions do get answered. Another question that they should try to answer could be can you manipulate the cells to differentiate to specific cells.
Science often sparks many debates because of its controversiality. The scientific advancements that have occurred over the last few decades have received attention because of the funding and regulation from the government that is required. Although some people support government regulation of scientific advancements, others do not. Scientific advancements are the development of the natural world and its surroundings that are meant to enhance life. Government regulation is control by authorities to establish order.
Although the phrase the separation of church and state is frequently misunderstood it is extremely important to know the meaning of this phrase. This is the distance between organized religion and the national state, and to sum this phrase up religious groups will not control the government and they will not dictate the government. I personally think the signers of thought the separation of the church and state was a good idea only because this keeps down confusion and it prevents individuals from being upset and thinking that they are being taxed for the purpose of someone else’s religious hospitals, schools, or
According to the “Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy”, the Judeo-Christian God is defined as “the creator and sustainer of the universe and is unlimited with regard to knowledge (omniscience), power (omnipotence), extension (omnipresence), and moral perfection.” With regard to God’s existence, many philosophical arguments, some of which date back thousands of year, deliver intriguing and intellectual interpretations, questioning our knowledge about the universe. One of them is the Design Argument, or the teleological argument, the most influential and developed argument for the existence of God throughout history. The basic idea of this argument is that the universe, which we live is created and controlled by an intelligent designer, namely God. In this paper, I will begin by further explaining one version of the arguments from design for the existence of God-specifically one from English philosopher William Paley in his book “Natural Theology”. I will then examine criticisms to this argument as presented by Elliot
Eugenics causes a big stir about whether it is playing the role of God. It can cause religious protests because of the controversies. Such as, with eugenics a person can pick out what they want in a child, regardless of their genetic code. Most religious followers would believe this goes against God’s wishes. Their belief is that God is only allowed to create a person’s trait and characteristics.
This false information can be difficult to discard because it can be used to explain so much about the natural world and our purpose in it. It is important that we accept that religion is Man’s attempt to answer these questions and because it is an institution reliant upon faith, it is acceptable for one to accept Religion as a precursor for complex ideas, and interpret its fallacies as misunderstandings, however, it is unreasonable for one to justify the rejection of science to prevent controversy with the beliefs of religion. Furthermore, it is unreasonable for one to ever justify the rejection of science for any reason, as this praxis clouds the mind and decreases one’s capacity to comprehend the true nature of the universe and the governing laws to which it