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By Benjamin C. Jantzen

The heritage of layout arguments stretches again to earlier than Aquinas, who claimed that issues which lack intelligence however act for an finish to accomplish the simplest consequence. even if technological know-how has complicated to discredit this declare, it continues to be real that many organic structures show extraordinary variations of capability to ends. types of layout arguments have continued over the centuries and feature culminated in theories that suggest an clever dressmaker of the universe. This quantity is the one entire survey of 2,000 years of discussion, drawing on either historic and smooth literature to spot, make clear and verify seriously the various different types of layout argument for the life of God. It presents a impartial, informative account of the subject from antiquity to Darwin, and comprises concise primers on chance and cosmology. it is going to be of serious price to upper-level undergraduates and graduates in philosophy of faith, theology, and philosophy of science.

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