Teleological-argument



noun, Metaphysics.
1.
the argument for the existence of God based on the assumption that order in the universe implies an orderer and cannot be a natural feature of the universe.
teleological argument
noun
1.
(philosophy) the argument purporting to prove the existence of God from empirical facts, the premise being that the universe shows evidence of order and hence design Also called argument from design Compare ontological argument, cosmological argument

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