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argument from design

Syllabification: ar·gu·ment from de·sign

Definition of argument from design in English:

noun

Christian Theology
The argument that God’s existence is demonstrable from the evidence of design in the universe.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, he felt that one of the traditional arguments for God's existence, the argument from design, contains a vital clue to the nature of creation.
  • This is not an argument from design, not the anthropic principle; for Rolston, ecological biology refutes any claim that either human life or the unique transitions in evolutionary history were inevitable.
  • The argument from design, said Kant, ‘always deserves to be mentioned with respect.’

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