Friday, 04 November 2005
THEISTIC BLOG REVIEW:
For: Mr. Jargon
About: A friend of his’ 12 page blog concerning his personal justification for theism
My mission: poke holes
Part: 1 of 15
“The Argument To Design”
You act like you would ever leave design to ever need to argue to it.
The argument to design along with the cosmological argument is one of the earliest and most iconic arguments for the existence of a designer. The early design arguments were of course mainly biological, rooted in an appreciation for nature.”
I appreciate nature: therefore God exists.
“However since Darwin, the design argument has moved further back and now the modern teleological argument (except the intelligent design movement) says that the constants of the universe (the physical laws) are of such a kind that they could not have happened by chance, thus indicating design."
The argument has already moved back from that as well. ..back so far…I don’t think we’re in theism any more, Toto.
"An enormous number of eloquent objections have been leveled against this argument, called the Strong Anthropic Principle, which I will go over now and see how well they hold up against two different variations on the argument I support."
- Strong anthropic principle (SAP): "The Universe must have those properties which allow life to develop within it at some stage in its history."
Well, you could reason creationism could be congruent with SAP. “God must have created those properties which allow for life to exist as some stage in history.” Why it must be against a theistic argument is beyond me. I see other things against your arguments…but SAP isn’t one of them.