[COMPLETE] Natural Theology by William Paley - tg

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Post by BarryGanong » February 21st, 2020, 9:10 am

Natural Theology by William Paley (1743 - 1805).

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In this early nineteenth-century classic, William Paley assesses how our understanding of nature reflects characteristics of its creator. First published in 1802, the book went through more than twenty editions, remains in print, and is still a reference point in the ongoing conversation about evolution or creation as the better explanation for the appearance of order and design in our universe. ( Barry Ganong)
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Post by silverquill » February 21st, 2020, 10:27 am

Ah, Paley!
Be glad to come along as DPL again.
~ Larry

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Post by TriciaG » February 21st, 2020, 1:02 pm

This is set up. :)
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Post by BarryGanong » February 21st, 2020, 1:47 pm

Thanks, Tricia and Larry. I was more than a little surprised to see that this book isn't even on Gutenberg.
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Post by TriciaG » February 22nd, 2020, 7:12 pm

It happens. :)

Moving to Going Solo!
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Post by BarryGanong » February 23rd, 2020, 2:05 pm

Section 1 is ready (12:06):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_01_paley_128kb.mp3

(It looks as though I'll be able to keep most sections of this book below 30 minutes, which makes me happy.)
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Post by silverquill » February 23rd, 2020, 8:03 pm

BarryGanong wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 2:05 pm
Section 1 is ready (12:06):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_01_paley_128kb.mp3

(It looks as though I'll be able to keep most sections of this book below 30 minutes, which makes me happy.)
Me too, also. :wink:

Paley's famous watch is PL OK.

But, now we know that even the rock bears the hallmark of creativity, and the further we probe the micro and macro universe, the more amazing the desgin becomes.
~ Larry

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Post by BarryGanong » February 25th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Oh, absolutely. I take no polemical position in the so-called evolution-creation conversation. But Paley's object lesson plays such a conspicuous part in the literature that I feel an historical obligation to make his text available. And even his opponents acknowledge the clarity and power of his exposition.

Here's section 2 (11:36):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_02_paley_128kb.mp3

I could wish that I could knock off all the remaining sections as quickly as these first two, but I fear it won't be so...
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Post by silverquill » February 25th, 2020, 10:59 pm

Section 2 is PL OK :thumbs:
~ Larry

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Post by BarryGanong » March 4th, 2020, 2:08 pm

Barry

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Post by silverquill » March 8th, 2020, 10:43 am

BarryGanong wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 2:08 pm
And here's section 3 (25:32):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_03_paley_128kb.mp3
This is PL OK. (I'm having a problem with the MW at the moment)

And Paley had no idea how much more intricately the eye is designed that what he knew then!
I remember being utterly astounded at what actually takes place in the retina, and then in the brain when I studied the physiology in detail in medical school. How does this just "happen" or evolve from random mutations?
~ Larry

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Post by BarryGanong » March 8th, 2020, 1:47 pm

It's hard to speculate. But your question is related to the more fundamental question of just how, and when, God works in this creation.

And here's section 4 (13:10):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_04_paley_128kb.mp3
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Post by silverquill » March 8th, 2020, 7:48 pm

BarryGanong wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 1:47 pm
It's hard to speculate. But your question is related to the more fundamental question of just how, and when, God works in this creation.

And here's section 4 (13:10):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_04_paley_128kb.mp3
Indeed!

Ah, the ear!
PL OK
~ Larry

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Post by BarryGanong » March 14th, 2020, 1:06 pm

Here's section 5, chapters 4 and 5 (30:04):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_05_paley_128kb.mp3

I see there's a noticeable change in tone around 15:32, but perhaps not a problem.
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Post by silverquill » March 14th, 2020, 8:13 pm

BarryGanong wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Here's section 5, chapters 4 and 5 (30:04):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_05_paley_128kb.mp3

I see there's a noticeable change in tone around 15:32, but perhaps not a problem.
Just fine
PL OK
~ Larry

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