The notion of order is a projection of the human mind

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Keywords: Teleological argument, God, Order[ edit ].



“It is therefore we ourselves who introduce order and regularity into the phenomena we call "nature", and we could not find them there if they had not been originally put there by us or by the nature of our mind. Indeed, this unity of nature must be a necessary unity, i.e. a certain "a priori" unity of phenomena. But how could we set up a synthetic unity "a priori", if in the original sources of our mind's knowledge there were not subjective principles of such unity, and if these subjective conditions were not at the same time objectively valid, since they are the principles of the possibility of knowing in general an object of experience?”

Emmanuel Kant, Critique of pure reason, 1781.


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  • Argument againstThe perceived order is real
  • Argument againstIf order were a projection of the human mind, scientific prediction would be impossible.

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