Philosophy tutorial – november 6, 09
-its a live argument (people still talk about it now)
watch – was complex has parts, very precise, has goal or purpose
−all these characteristics needs explanation (what explanation does it have why its there?) – IT
WAS MADE BY HUMANS! Aliens!
−Paley said “theres an AGENT that made that”, theres no natural reason
Stone – its simple, precise, no goal, basic (natural explanation)
what if you find a heart shape, what is the explantion for this heart shape?
Natural explanation – random/accidental, no goal, ie erosion.
Plaey said – 1)theres an infinite chain of watch, the watch now was from before and the one from before
and so on. Machine that makes another machine that makes the next machine.
2) there has to be an agent that made the first watch. Machine that
Regress: there should be a first cause , or a thing should come from another thing and that very first
thing is the independent thing.
Its like a hanger hangs from something and other hanger is hanged from another hanger and so on.
Tehre no RANDOM chance that such a complicated thing was mde random.
The simple thing (rock) dont need an explnation
the more complex thing (watch) needed a designer. (some one had to have the blue print)
the more more complex thing (plants, humans) needed an agent to have designed or made it.
-You dont need to know how the watch are being made
-you dont need to know the parts of the watch and the functions of the watch
-humans are hallucinating, watch is still a watch, were just taught to see it as a watch
-watch doesnt have to work or have its goal, even if the thing is not as effective, or does not do its
function, it does not matter, tehre was still an agent who made it
THERE MUST BE A DESIGNER