Remember, you can automatically download podcasts of Philosophy in Action Radio by subscribing to Philosophy in Action’s Podcast RSS Feed:
- Enhanced M4A Feed: Subscribe via iTunes or another podcast player
- Standard MP3 Feed: Subscribe via iTunes or another podcast player
Does the complexity and orderliness of the universe prove God’s existence? Yes, according to Design Arguments for the existence of God. Here, we consider six objections to two versions of that argument – the Teleological Argument and the Fine Tuning Argument.
This podcast is part of ReligionCasts – my series of podcasts on the philosophy of religion.
Listen or Download:
- Duration: 31:22
- Download: Standard MP3 File (10.8 MB)
- Tags: Christianity, Cosmology, Creationism, God, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion, Science, Theology, Thomas Aquinas
- Review of Design Arguments
- Objection #1: The designer need not be God
- Objection #2: The universe is not so orderly or so good
- Objection #3: The argument reverses cause and effect
- Objection #4: Who designed God?
- Objection #5: Order is not design
- Objection #6: God is not required to explain the order of the universe
- 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
The mission of Philosophy in Action is to spread rational principles for real life… far and wide. That’s why the vast majority of my work is available to anyone, free of charge. I love doing the radio show, but each episode requires an investment of time, effort, and money to produce. So if you enjoy and value that work of mine, please contribute to the tip jar. I suggest $5 per episode or $20 per month, but any amount is appreciated. In return, contributors can request that I answer questions from the queue pronto, and regular contributors enjoy free access to premium content and other goodies.
About Philosophy in Action Radio
Philosophy in Action Radio focuses on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. It broadcasts live on most Sunday mornings and many Thursday evenings over the internet. For information on upcoming shows, visit the Episodes on Tap. For podcasts of past shows, visit the Show Archives.