Proof of the Existence of God
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This paper look at why it is erroneous to assume that God does not exist. It discusses the teachings of St. Thomas of Aquinas, the shortcomings of the "Big Bang" theory and the arguments mustered by St. John Damascene. The paper then discusses the questions and concerns raised by J. Scott Turner of the State University of New York in his paper, "Why Can't We Discuss Intelligent Design?" The paper contains an appended original source.
From the Paper:"Put in the simplest terms, proponents of the view that God exists argue that there is an intentionality, a purposefulness, to every design we find in nature. In short, each and every living organism seems perfectly suited to its varying functions, and this set of characteristics suggests that, contrary to the Darwinian assumption that evolution took place haphazardly and by accident, it was instead guided by some kind of purpose that modern science can only guess at. Needless to say, if intelligent design is involved, than an intelligent designer is also involved - and that means the existence of an unseen God with powers beyond the comprehension of human beings."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Aquinas, St. Thomas of. (n.d.), "Reasons in Proof of the Existence of God." Of God and His Creatures. Retrieved June 20, 2007 from <http://www2.nd.edu/Departments/Maritain/etext/gc1_13.htm>
- Bowen, Sam. (1991). "What Causes Gravity?" Office of DOE Science Education. Retrieved June 20, 2007 from <http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/newton/askasci/1993/physics/PHY40.HTM>
- Van Flandern, Tom. (2007). "Top Ten Problems with the Big Bang." Meta Research. Retrieved June 20, 2007 from <http://metaresearch.org/cosmology/top10BBproblems.asp>
- Turner, J. Scott. (2007). "Why Can't We Discuss Intelligent Design? Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(20): B20.
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