Atheistic Teleological Arguments: Index

I first learned about so-called “atheistic teleological arguments” (ATAs) when I read Michael Martin’s Atheism: A Philosophical Justification in 1995. When I first read Martin’s chapter on ATAs, I found them very puzzling. Since 1995 I have thought about them off and on but without investing the time to really understand them. Since I have learned much about Bayesian confirmation theory since 1995, I’ve decided to finally attempt a formal assessment of ATAs once and for all.

The purpose of this post is to provide an index for all Secular Outpost articles which discuss ATAs.

Part 1: Wesley Salmon’s Article Summarized
Part 2: Salmon’s Argument(s) Formulated
Part 3: Assessment of Salmon’s Argument
Part 4: Michael Martin’s Expanded Version
Part 5: Dawkins’s Ultimate Boeing 747 Gambit
Part 6: Richard Dawkins’s Chapter Summarized

G&T Rebuttal, Part 6: Chapter 7
Horia George Plugaru: The Argument from Physiological Horrors (2003)
Adam Lee: The Argument from Locality
Link: "The End of the Teapot Argument for Atheism (and All Its Tawdry Imitators)" by Mark F. Sharlow
About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.


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