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February 1, 2012
Arguing Analogies: Dr. Jay Richards on Paley's Natural Theology

In this edition of ID The Future, Logan Gage interviews CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Jay Richards about William Paley, David Hume, and the arguments for intelligent design. Dr. Richards begins with a description of William Paley's 1802 book Natural Theology, in which the author infers from the natural world that there must be some intelligent force (God) responsible for its design. Richards then addresses David Hume's critique of analogical arguments like those used by Paley. Dr. Richards closes by differentiating between analogical arguments and arguments for intelligent design.