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Arguing for Atheism 5: Does the Universe have a purpose?


The author examines the hypothesis a teleological explanation for the universe as a whole. Surprisingly, he concludes the chapter by saying that the theist wins this skirmish. In other words, they provide an explanation that the atheist can’t. He makes an attempt to appeal to non-theist teleological explanation, like in Dawkins’ Selfish Gene, but this reduces to simple causation, so we can’t use this explanation.

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