The Watch Implies a Watchmaker

When we come to inspect the watch, we perceive . . . that its several parts are framed and put together for a purpose, e.g. that they are so formed and adjusted as to produce motion, and that motion so regulated as to point out the hour of the day; that, if the different parts had been differently shaped from what they are, if a different size from what they are, or placed after any other manner, or in any other order than that in which they are placed, either no motion at all would have been carried on in the machine, or none which would have answered the use that is now served by it. . . . Every indication of contrivance, every manifestation of design, which existed in the watch, exists in the works of nature; with the difference, on the side of nature, of being greater and more, and that in a degree which exceeds all computation.


The original quote that inspired the argument still in use by creationists today.

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 Natural Theology (Oxford World's Classics)
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Paley , Knight , Eddy (2006-04-13), Natural Theology (Oxford World's Classics), OUP Oxford, Retrieved on 2011-09-16
Folksonomies: religion natural philosophy creationism


16 SEP 2011

 The Watch Implies a Watchmaker

The Watch Implies a Watchmaker > Concession > Darwin Considers the Question of a Creator
William Paley saw the appearance of design as implying a designer, and Darwin appears to admit the appearance of design.
Folksonomies: evolution creationism
Folksonomies: evolution creationism