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Does the complexity and orderliness of the universe prove God’s existence? Yes, according to Design Arguments for the existence of God. Here, I explain two versions of that argument – Thomas Aquinas’ Teleological Argument and the Fine Tuning Argument – both of which appeal to the regularity of the cosmos.
This podcast is part of ReligionCasts – my series of podcasts on the philosophy of religion.
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- Duration: 19:30
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- Tags: Christianity, Cosmology, Creationism, God, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion, Science, Theology, Thomas Aquinas
- About Design Arguments
- Two notes on Design Arguments
- Two strains of Design Arguments
- Aquinas’ Teleological Argument
- The Fine Tuning Argument
- PDF of Relevant Readings for This Episode
- Bible: New Revised Standard Version: web, hardcover, and kindle
- Atheism: The Case Against God by G.H. Smith
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Teleological Argument
- The Miracle of Theism by J.L. Mackie
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