Posted: Aug 04, 2017 4:53 pm
by DavidMcC
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.

That doesn't make sense, Wortfish. What also doesn't make sense is any religion-based explanation of a watch that is found on a beach. The only way to get the detailed explanation you want is to look for the manufacturer's mark on it, then look up what information is available on the internet, or in catalogues, or contact the manufacturers, if that des not give enough detail.