Philosophy Of Religion Essay

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In his work “A Critique of the Design Argument” Hume asks himself and his main characters whether we can logically discover the nature of God. The three main characters: Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes are representing different sides of the issue. Demea believes that we cannot understand the nature of God, because it is naturally beyond the perception of people. Philo looks on the God’s nature from the philosophically- skeptical point of view. He agrees with Demea that we cannot understand God’s nature, and proves his idea. Cleanthes doesn’t agree with two opponents and finds God’s nature to be possible to understand with the help of reasoning.
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Collins gives five major reasons for rejecting the ‘atheistic many-universes hypothesis’. Firstly, we need to except the views, which are the natural extrapolation to our knowledge. Secondly, many-universes hypothesis is not an answer to the problem of design; it only moves it up to one level. Thirdly, the physical mechanism which can select physical laws is unknown. Fourthly, many-universes hypothesis doesn’t explain the other design features of the universe, for example natural beauty of the physical laws. Fifthly, theism is the only best explanation of the second law of thermodynamics.
Conway Morris doesn’t think that scientific understandings of evolution support the worldviews of Richard Dawkins and Stephen J. Gould. He even used the evidence of the experiment of Richard Lenski and others to prove that Gould was wrong. However, his point of view is mostly ignored by all the biologists, and the same experiment is said to be the proof of the true position of Gould. The main reason of his disagreement, in my opinion, was his faith,...

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