Ideas of William Paley, by Theme

[British, 1743 - 1805, Ordained in the Church of England.]

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28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / b. Teleological Proof
All the signs of design found in a watch are also found in nature
No organ shows purpose more obviously than the eyelid
Even an imperfect machine can exhibit obvious design
Unlike a stone, the parts of a watch are obviously assembled in order to show the time
From the obvious purpose and structure of a watch we must infer that it was designed