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Posted September 25, 2013 at 1:14 AM via web

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With regards to William Paley's watch-maker analogy/argument, what main points did this philosopher intend to convey?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 25, 2013 at 8:59 PM (Answer #1)

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Paley's central argument about the "making/maker" of the universe is one of implication: if an analogous situation can imply the existence of a "maker," then a maker can be implied for the universe as well.

If seeing a well crafted watch allows us to correctly imply that behind the watch lies a gifted watchmaker, then observation of a well crafted universe allows us to correctly imply that behind the universe lies a gifted universe-maker.

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