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

Full Idea

The design argument offers two lines: the first states that the universe displays design in the sense of purpose; the second that it displays design in the sense of regularity.

Gist of Idea

The universe exhibits design either in its sense of purpose, or in its regularity


Brian Davies (Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion [1982], 6 'Versions')

Book Reference

Davies,Brian: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion' [OUP 1993], p.95

A Reaction

I would have thought that you would infer the purpose from the regularity. How could you see purpose in a totally chaotic universe?