Natural Theology

William PALEY (1743 - 1805)

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. - Summary by Barry Ganong

Genre(s): Nature, Christianity - Other, Life Sciences

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dedication and Chapter 1: State of the Argument Barry Ganong
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Play 02 Chapter 2: State of the Argument Continued Barry Ganong
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Play 03 Chapter 3: Application of the Argument, part 1 Barry Ganong
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Play 04 Chapter 3: Application of the Argument, part 2 Barry Ganong
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Play 05 Chapters 4 and 5: Of the Succession of Plants and Animals, and Application of the Argument Continued Barry Ganong
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Play 06 Chapters 6 and 7: The Argument Cumulative, and Of the Mechanical and Immechanical Parts and Functions of Animals and Vegetables Barry Ganong
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Play 07 Chapter 8: Of Mechanical Arrangement in the Human Frame – Of the Bones, part 1 Barry Ganong
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Play 08 Chapter 8: Of Mechanical Arrangement in the Human Frame – Of the Bones, part 2 Barry Ganong
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Play 09 Chapter 9: Of the Muscles Barry Ganong
00:31:21
Play 10 Chapter 10: Of the Vessels of Animal Bodies, part 1 Barry Ganong
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Play 11 Chapter 10: Of the Vessels of Animal Bodies, part 2 Barry Ganong
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Play 12 Chapter 11: Of the Animal Structure Regarded as a Mass Barry Ganong
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Play 13 Chapter 12: Comparative Anatomy, part 1 Barry Ganong
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Play 14 Chapter 12: Comparative Anatomy, part 2 Barry Ganong
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Play 15 Chapter 13: Peculiar Organizations Barry Ganong
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Play 16 Chapters 14 and 15: Prospective Contrivances, and Relations Barry Ganong
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Play 17 Chapter 16: Compensation Barry Ganong
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Play 18 Chapter 17: The Relation of Animated Bodies to Inanimate Nature Barry Ganong
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Play 19 Chapter 18: Instincts Barry Ganong
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Play 20 Chapter 19: Of Insects Barry Ganong
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Play 21 Chapter 20: Of Plants Barry Ganong
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Play 22 Chapter 21: Of the Elements Barry Ganong
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Play 23 Chapter 22: Astronomy, part 1 Barry Ganong
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Play 24 Chapter 22: Astronomy, part 2 Barry Ganong
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Play 25 Chapter 23: Of the Personality of the Deity, part 1 Barry Ganong
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Play 26 Chapter 23: Of the Personality of the Deity, part 2 Barry Ganong
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Play 27 Chapters 24 and 25: Of the Natural Attributes of the Deity, and Of the Unity of the Deity Barry Ganong
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Play 28 Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 1 Barry Ganong
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Play 29 Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 2 Barry Ganong
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Play 30 Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 3 Barry Ganong
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Play 31 Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 4 Barry Ganong
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Play 32 Chapter 27: Conclusion Barry Ganong
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