The existence of God is even more improbable than what God is supposed to have created.

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument forThis argument is a justification of God is an inexplicable explanation.
Keywords: Teleological argument, God, Improbability[ edit ].



“Intelligent design is exactly as questionable as chance. It is simply not a plausible solution to the riddle of statistical improbability. The higher the improbability, the less plausible intelligent design becomes. On closer inspection, intelligent design doubles the problem. Once again, this is because the designer himself (the designer, or the thing that designed the project) raises the problem of his own origin. Any entity capable of intelligently designing something as improbable as "Aristolochia trilobata" (or a universe) would have to be even more improbable than "Aristolochia". Far from putting an end to vicious regression, God takes revenge by making it worse.”

Richard Dawkins, To put an end to God, Robert Laffont, Paris, 2008.



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