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Paley's watchmaker analogy - "Design implies a designer"
Paley's watchmaker analogy - "Design implies a designer"
bdenny


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Challenge: Religion (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Date: May 29, 2007
Galleries: Persuasive, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2007

From Wikipedia:
The watchmaker analogy, or watchmaker argument, is a teleological argument for the existence of God. By way of an analogy the argument states that design implies a designer...The most famous statement of the teleological argument using the watchmaker analogy was given by William Paley in 1802.

I was so surprised at how well the picture came out (the original didn't look that good) that I didn't think that most people wouldn't get it. "What do you believe in?...Paley's Watchmaker Analogy" (not really, but you get the point).

Statistics
Place: 132 out of 311
Avg (all users): 5.3352
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 4.9254
Avg (non-participants): 5.5872
Views since voting: 1548
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 176
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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06/09/2007 10:28:07 PM
Never heard of this...I guess I should do some research. The picture turned out great!
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06/08/2007 12:28:30 AM
Beautiful picture, and interesting too. I'd like to know what the whole clock looks like.
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06/06/2007 04:00:01 PM
I'll admit I wouldn't have gotten the analogy (didn't vote in this challenge) as I'm not very up on religious theories and such. As a picture, though, I think it's very well done. Love the textures and rich colors - quite nice!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2007 04:55:41 PM
Is this in the right challange?
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06/03/2007 11:12:53 AM
Forgive me for being ignorant but I can't see how this fits in to the theme. Good shot none-the-less - I like it.
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06/03/2007 06:12:27 AM
so good and well done 8
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05/31/2007 10:55:51 PM
Love the lighting, the highlights on the wood, the contrast of green and gold.
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05/31/2007 05:19:18 PM
=)

Poor old Paley can probably be forgiven for that theory, given it was another 60 years after he died before it was thoroughly debunked by Darwin. It saddens me that hundreds of years later people are still clinging to that same raft though!

Nice idea for a pic.
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05/31/2007 01:51:28 PM
Like the picture, but I'm not sure what it's got to do with religion.
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05/31/2007 02:11:33 AM
Good point
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05/30/2007 11:52:22 PM
Lovely shapes and composition!
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05/30/2007 11:51:44 AM
Disagree with the title, but like the photo. Gives a very good feeling of depth. colors are good. Like how the frame leads my eye around the photo.
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05/30/2007 11:04:17 AM
Such a bad argument. And depressingly still often put forward seriously. 8
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05/30/2007 06:08:08 AM
Nice shot, but link to religion is lost on me, still i like it....
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