The Argument from Design
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The argument from design starts from the premise that the universe as a whole has those features which it would have if it were designed, and concludes from this that it is in fact designed. The argument from design can be put in such a way as to be an analogical argument. An analogical argument reasons that because one thing is known to resemble another in respect of certain features, then it will also resemble it in respect of certain other unknown features. An argument from analogy is very like an inductive argument. The difference is this. Where an analogical argument is concerned, as have seen, just have two or sometimes more individuals that are known to resemble one another, and it is argued that, because they are known to resemble one another in certain known ways, it is also likely that they will resemble one another in certain unknown ways.