David Hume's Objections To The Argument From Design

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1. The Argument from Design states that God must have created the universe because of how complex the natural world is. Nature, its ecosystems, and the human body are just a few examples of the distinction and specificity of the natural world. Because of this specificity, random chance could not have brought about the complexity we see today. For example, the human eye is so precisely tuned for its job that it had to be specifically created for sight by a designer, not because it was a product of evolution. The Argument from Design also claims that the best explanation as to why the universe exists is because God created it, rather than blind chance. Also, because the creation of intelligent gadgets, like watches, is observable, the intelligent world must have had a creator as well. 2. One of David Hume’s objections to the Argument from Design is the lack of background information that exists in regards to the universe. The makings of watches by watchmakers are observable and repeatable, however, it is impossible to observe or repeat the creation of a universe. Therefore, because of the lack of background information, the explanation that God created the universe is implausible. 3. According to Rachels and Rachels, Darwin’s theory of Evolution weakens the argument from design because it provides…show more content…
The Free Will response to the problem of evil is as follows: God is All-Knowing, All-Powerful, and All-Good. Evil exists because God included free will as an aspect of humanity, so that human beings would have a choice whether or not to submit to him. For example, a man ties someone to a chair and refuses to let him or her go until they tell him that they love him. They say it, and he sets them free. Did they really have much of a choice when they told him they loved him, or were they forced into it? In the same way, God gives humanity a choice to submit to his will or to disobey him. Since disobeying God in and of itself is evil, and he gave us a choice, evil

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