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The teleological argument for God's existence

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The Teleological Argument or proof for the existence of a deity is sometimes called the Design argument. Even if you have never heard of either argument, you are probably familiar with the central idea of the argument, i.e. there exists so much intricate detail, design , and purpose in the world that we must suppose a creator. All of the sophistication and incredible detail we observe in nature could not have occurred by chance.

When looking at the universe people might see more order or disorder as is their predilection and they might see it in varying proportions.  When examining the universe and seeing complexity and order there are a variety of explanations for how it may have come about.  Some people want an explanation backed by evidence and without violations of reasoning and some do not want such explanations.  Some want the easiest explanations with the least amount of thought.  Some merely accept the explanations that they have received when growing up.

1.     Human artifacts are products of intelligent design; they have a purpose.

2.     The universe resembles these human artifacts.

3.     Therefore:  It is probable that the universe is a product of intelligent design, and has a purpose.

4.     However, the universe is vastly more complex and gigantic than a human artifact is.

5.     Therefore:  There is probably a powerful and vastly intelligent designer who created the universe.

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