Posted: Aug 03, 2017 9:50 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
Wortfish wrote:
Greyman wrote:Negative. Paley had an explanation for the origin of complex mechanisms that need to be assembled whole from manufactured components, like watches. Watchmakers. He was insisting that the same explanation could/should be used for the origin of living organisms that grow and reproduce themselves, like chickens.


Wel, the watchmaker may be the ultimate explanation for why a watch exists on the heath, but it is not a sufficient explanation that informs us how and why the watch was assembled in the way that it is. That's why his argument is a religious/philosophical one and not a scientific one.

Again, there's no such thing as a religious arguments.
And saying goddidit, is not an argument. It's an assertion and a baseless one at that.