Saint Thomas Aquinas was a Catholic Priest in the Dominican Order and a very important medieval philosopher and theologian. He wrote a book, SummaTheologiae, presenting five proofs of God’s existence. Each of Aquina’s arguments begins with an observation that is supposed to be easily understood by everyone. Aquina’s fifth argument for the existence of God is what has come to be called the Argument from Design.
The Design argument is one of three arguments about the existence of God. The other two arguments are the cosmological argument and the ontological argument.The design argument continues on by evidence of intelligent design and of God’s existence as the best explained theory of creation. A design argument consists of an introduction that insists the universe possesses verifiable material and that it asserts intelligent design. There are two types of design arguments, global design and local design arguments. A global design argument states that the universe as a whole is explained as a product of intelligent design.
A local design argument is based on more specific features that more than one object in the universe has a hypothesis that God exists.Intelligent design now can be seen as a modern reframing of natural theology. As the evolutionary theory has grown more to explain this phenomenon, the examples of such evidence of design have changed, but the base argument remains the same. Examples from the past have been proven, including the optical system, the hand that grasps, and the wing of a bird. More current examples are protein functions, cells, DNA, blood clotting, and bacteria.
Intelligent design does not try to determine the name of the specific agent of creation it merely states that one or more than one creator people is that the designer is God.Not knowing whether or not this was a boast of the concept or just a display taken to deflect pushing those who would separate religion from science has been a debate between supporters and critics of intelligent design. The claim is that if people consider the space of any possible universes, then only a very small spot is livable and if this claim is true, then it is definately a great fact that our universe has the most unlikely feature of being compatible with the belief of intelligent life.It is as if the universe was made for people to populate and have a continuous cycle of life. Many have different beliefs however.
The cause and effect law is an example of God as the creator. There has to be a reason for the universe and life on earth. How did it begin? Where did it begin? How did it all start? Where did it come from? Those are questions that may never be answered. When human life tries to trace the events to its cause, they find that we never seem to reach a stopping point.
The cause was obviously caused by a prior cause, which then pertained by a previous cause, and so on. The Effect, however, is mainly based on Laws. The first Laws explain how mass and energy can be changed, but cannot be created or destroyed. The Second Law explains that all mass and energy continue to become useless. Philosophers are faced with the possibility that there are less effects, resulting from an infinite chain of no original causes.
Therefore, there may never be evident proof of a creator or creators, even if one exists. It is all in what one believes in.