Paley's Teleological Argument Analysis

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Have you ever wondered how all things in the world came to exist and why? Were they designed because there was a function that they would untimately fulfill? Sometimes, it is hard to see the underlying reasons for these creations. William Paley believed that there was someone, even bigger than a producer, that was responsible for the existence of these objects and of the universe itself. There have been many attempts to prove the existence of God using natural theology. As a theologian and teacher of moral worth, Paley used a teleological argument to elaborate on the evidence of design to try and prove the existence of God. Through reason, Paley will try to prove that such a being exists. William Paley's teleological argument states that…show more content…
When considering the qualities a theistic being exemplifies, we decide that it must be omniscient, omnibenevolent, omnipotent, and omnipresent. In order to further develop his teleological argument, William Paley introduces the watchmaker analogy. The anaology makes a comparison between a…show more content…
Fine tuning refers to the precision of nature's physical constants, and the state in which the universe first began. The argument itself is broken down into several points so that finding an explanation might be possible. To introduce his argument, Susskind explains how there are some boundaries in physics that are not able to be determined by physical laws. When we think about the constant, we might begin to wonder whether or not God knew how much we needed this value in order to live. In fact, the value of the constant is so precise, that if changed at all, conditions would not be suitable for life on Earth. Second, Susskind describes how our universe contains a constant that was needed to create the universe. This cosmological constant, or sort of "dark energy," is the major determining factor on whether or not the Earth will survive or end. Since fine tuning is unlikely to occur by the product of chance, we must explore other options. The only possible explanation for this constant being such a necessity is due of the chance of a multiverse. This seems to be the most interesting of the arguments, because it means that it may have once been possible for not one, but many universes to appear without reason. While this may be true, nevertheless, it magnifies the problem of how to explain the creation of the universe. However,
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