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Paley starts by examining a watch, marveling on how all itís pieces from the hand to its sprockets move in Harmony. Each of these pieces has a specific purpose, the hand tells the time, the sprockets move the gears, and so on. This watch, or as Paley calls it ďa well adjusted machineĒ, would not demonstrate itís purpose of telling time if one of itís components were slightly perturbed...
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This watch, or as Paley calls it ďa well adjusted machineĒ, would not demonstrate itís purpose of telling time if one of itís components were slightly perturbed. This precision, in Paleyís eyes, show that there must be a watchmaker who created the watch for the purpose of telling time. He believes that it is just not possible for the watch to have been created by chance...
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