Ideas from 'Natural Theology' by William Paley [1802], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Existence of God' (ed/tr Hick,John) [Macmillan 1964,0-02-085450-1]].

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28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / b. Teleological Proof
Unlike a stone, the parts of a watch are obviously assembled in order to show the time
From the obvious purpose and structure of a watch we must infer that it was designed
Even an imperfect machine can exhibit obvious design
All the signs of design found in a watch are also found in nature
No organ shows purpose more obviously than the eyelid