Teleological Arguments for God's Existence

[Revised entry by Del Ratzsch and Jeffrey Koperski on January 15, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Some phenomena within nature exhibit such exquisiteness of structure,
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[Revised entry by Del Ratzsch and Jeffrey Koperski on January 15, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Some phenomena within nature exhibit such exquisiteness of structure, function or interconnectedness that many people have found it natural - if not inescapable - to see a deliberative and directive mind behind those phenomena. The mind in question, being prior to nature itself, is typically taken to be supernatural. Philosophically inclined thinkers have both historically and at present labored to shape the relevant intuition into a more formal,...

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