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Single Idea 17024

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / b. Teleological Proof]

Full Idea

This most elegant system of the sun, planets, and comets could not have arisen without the design and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.

Gist of Idea

The elegance of the solar system requires a powerful intellect as designer


Isaac Newton (Principia Mathematica [1687], Bk 3 Gen Schol)

Book Reference

Newton,Isaac: 'Philosophical Writings' [CUP 2004], p.90