What did Tennant say?
Tennant, in his book; ‘Philosophical Theology’ said that there must be a designer because;
- The universe perfectly fits the development of life.
- The universe is designed in a way that allows life to grow and develop.
- Most importantly, it is designed to develop intelligent human life.
- This is the ‘Anthropic Principle’.
Tenant also spoke of the ‘Aesthetic Argument’ – that humans can appreciate and enjoy beauty, music, art, literature – none of which is vital to survival, but is there to develop qualities of beauty and love.
Further discussion point: is beauty evidence of design?