The philosopher William Paley discussed the existence of God in the so called the teleological argument. The teleological argument is also known as Intelligent Design, or the argument from design. In order to explain the existence of God, William Paley gave us what is known as an argument by analogy. This form of inductive argument invites us to consider a particular state of affairs. For instance, let us set two situations; situation A for which we are already likely to have certain beliefs, and then likens it to situation B, with which we are less familiar.
Descartes, and Paley suggest that we can know God and that he is within our understanding. Throughout the readings they describe and argue how we can now the existence of God and the attributes that are associated with him. However David Hume would refute these claims saying through his dialogues more specifically through a character named Philo that we cannot know the attributes or even for that matter the existence. During this paper I will analyze Descartes and Paley’s arguments in comparison with David Hume’s arguments that we cannot know these things. In Paley’s argument he says that if we saw a rock lying on the ground and someone said that rock had always been there that is conceivable, whereas if a watch were lying on the ground that answer would no longer be acceptable.
In his 1802 work Natural Theology, William Paley attempts to logically prove that God exists and created the universe, known the Intelligent Design argument (Himma). In this argument, he states that the universe is like a watch in three relevant aspects, complexity, regularity, and purpose. Because of this, he says, we know that a watch has a creator, therefore the universe must also have a creator. However, I believe that this argument is flawed because I think the analogy does not work on two of these counts, regularity, and purpose. I also believe that Paley uses circular logic to explain his definition of purpose.
The Infortunate by William Moraley followed the journey of a man, William Moraley, as he traveled to the colonies and then eventually back to England. He faced many obstacles as he tried to find success within the colonies, but ultimately he failed. Through his journey William Moraley was not lazy, he had to network himself and find work so he could make his way back home to England. In addition, Moraley seemed to be constantly running into bad luck and didn’t have the right skills to truly succeed in the colonies. William Moraley was not lazy because he was willing to work until he found a way home and he knew how to network with different people to be in their good graces.
Paley simply responds to this by saying that something doesn’t have to perfect to show that there was a designer. Another problem with this argument is that things in a watch (or a universe) contain different parts that look like they have no function, so these parts are somewhat proof that he universe wasn’t designed. Paley replies to this by saying that just because we do not know the function of something it doesn’t mean that it has no function, Paley looks at different parts of the watch (or universe) and from this he decides that it must have been
William Penn was one of the few individuals to not only make enormous contributions to the New World but to the Old World as well. Before Penn even thought of the idea where individuals could seek religious freedom against persecution, he already
It would be unreasonable to explain the watch in terms of natural accidents and coincidences. But nature is even more marvelous in the intricacies of its workings than a watch is. The human heart pumps blood at exactly the right pressure to sustain human life; the planets move in their orbits with absolute mathematical precision; each plant is in nearly perfect harmony with its environment. In summary, the universe is such an intricate system of balanced mechanisms that it can be explained only in terms of the purposes and intentions of an intelligent creator, as in the case of the watch. In the case of the universe, that intelligent creator is God."
I will teach the children the importance of the time in the similar manner as my sister taught me like by using three hands technique. In my learning journey to become an ECE educator in the first half of the first semester I did not use my watch then I experienced some up and downs and at last when I made watch an integral part of my time then I proceed towards success, in the second semester when the placements were started then I use watch in order to write the learning stories, which leads to build an authentic relationship of my with time because I become attentive that how I spend 24 hours of the day. Whenever I paid to visit outside with the children I use my watch to look the time and when I placed a look again and again on my watch to see the time the children also start the imitation to learn about the timing. My mentor teacher at the placement also appreciates me because I mostly use watch to see the time instead of mobile phone no doubt in the modern era, technology has developed many gadgets which can replace the position of watch but it is impossible for me to separate watch named artifact because that is the love and remembrance of someone towards me. So I always pray to my God to let me make more successful through the usage of my precious artifact and let my parents feel proud of me one day.
A watch is a visual and auditory portrayal of time. Each tick of the watch symbolizes a moment closer to the imminent death that all humans face. Poe presents this subtly in the story 's first mention of the watch: "A watch 's minute hand moves more quickly than did mine" (Poe). The narrator literally controls the time of the old man 's death. The old man 's heart is also a watch.
Pyle’s ideas about love can be called romantic because they impose ideals onto individuals, rather than starting with the individual and their particular circumstance. Pyle falls in love with Phuong partly because he sees it as an opportunity to help a person, which mirrors on a small scale his desire to help the Vietnamese nation as a whole. Fowler refers to Pyle’s love as a ‘dollar love’ that has ‘good intentions, a clear conscience, and to Hell with everybody.’ Which was the exact way which Pyle dealt with the “Third Force”