Natural Theology

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Coachwhip Publications, 2005 - 290 pagina's
William Paley's classic brings depth to the history of intelligent design arguments. The contrivance of the eye, the ear, and numerous other anatomical features throughout the natural world are presented as arguments for God's presence and concern. While there are distinctive differences between Paley's argument and those used today by intelligent design theorists and creationists, it remains a fascinating glimpse of the nineteenth-century's debate over the roles of religion and science.

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An attempt, using the known scientific discoveries as of the end of the eighteenth century, to demonstrate how the complexity of the natural world demonstrates that it was the creation of a Creator ... Volledige review lezen

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State of the Argument
7
State of the Argument Continued
11
Application of the Argument
16
Of the Succession of Plants and Animals
32
Application of the Argument Continued
35
The Argument Cumulative
44
The Mechanical and Immechanical Parts and Functions
46
Mechanical Arrangement in the Human Frame
53
Compensation
143
The Relation of Animated Bodies to Inanimate nature
151
Instincts
155
Of Insects
165
Of Plants
178
The Elements
189
Astronomy
194
Of the Personality of the Deity
208

Of the Muscles
68
Of the Vessels of Animal Bodies
81
Of the Animal Structure Regarded as a Mass
99
Comparative Anatomy
111
Peculiar Organizations
125
Prospective Contrivances
131
Relations
136
Of the Natural Attributes of the Deity
224
The Unity of the Deity
228
Goodness of the Deity
231
Conclusion
267
Plates
275
Resources for Design Arguments 2005
283
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