argument to design


argument to design

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  • argument from design — Philos. See teleological argument. * * * or teleological argument Argument for the existence of God. According to one version: The universe as a whole is like a machine; machines have intelligent designers; like effects have like causes;… …   Universalium

  • argument from design — an argument for the existence of God based on the hypothesis of an ultimate design, intention, or purpose in the universe …   Useful english dictionary

  • argument from design — noun An alternative name for the teleological argument for the existence of God …   Wiktionary

  • Design methods — is a broad area that focuses on: Divergence – Exploring possibilities and constraints of inherited situations by applying critical thinking through qualitative and quantitative research methods to create new understanding (problem space) toward… …   Wikipedia

  • Design — De*sign , n. [Cf. dessein, dessin.] 1. A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan. [1913 Webster] 2. A plan or scheme formed in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Design theory — can refer to any theory relating to design in general. Design theory may also refer to: Engineering and industrial design C K theory Design science C K theory Mathematics Combinatorial design Block design Symmetric design Design of experiments… …   Wikipedia

  • Argument from poor design — The dysteleological argument or argument from poor design is an argument against the existence of God, specifically against the existence of a creator God (in the sense of a God that directly created all species of life). It is based on the… …   Wikipedia

  • design, argument from or to — The argument that the world (meaning the entire universe) sufficiently resembles a machine or a work of art or architecture, for it to be reasonable for us to posit a designer whose intellect is responsible for its order and complexity. The… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • design, intelligent —    So called intelligent design is a version of the argument from design which has been developed by critics of dysteleological evolution, including Philip Johnson, Michael Behe and William Dembski. Dembski argues that the two traditional types… …   Christian Philosophy

  • argument — /ahr gyeuh meuhnt/, n. 1. an oral disagreement; verbal opposition; contention; altercation: a violent argument. 2. a discussion involving differing points of view; debate: They were deeply involved in an argument about inflation. 3. a process of… …   Universalium


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