Single Idea 6967

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / c. Teleological Proof critique]

Full Idea

Why an orderly system may not be spun from the belly as well as from the brain, it will be difficult to give a satisfactory reason.

Clarification

He refers to spiders' webs

Gist of Idea

Order may come from an irrational source as well as a rational one

Source

David Hume (Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion [1751], Part 7)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion' [Penguin], p.91