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WHO DESIGNED THE DESIGNER?: A DIALOGUE ON RICHARD DAWKINS'S THE GOD DELUSION

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 January 2009

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Abstract

In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins argues that any designer capable of creating the universe and the things we find in it would have to be at least as complex as his creation. If complexity requires a designer, then the designer will require a designer, and so on to infinity. Rather than actually providing an explanation for complexity we see around us, those who invoke a cosmic designer merely postpone the problem. Here, Douglas Groothuis challenges Dawkins's argument.

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Copyright © The Royal Institute of Philosophy 2009

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1 See Dembski, William, The Design Revolution (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004), pp. 197-199Google Scholar.

2 Ibid, p. 198.

3 Ibid, p. 199.

4 See Dembski, Design Revolution.