April 24, 2009
Bayes’ Theorem and the Argument from Design
Mark Reid has a great article up analyzing the Argument from Design using Bayes’ theorem. The focus is not on whether the Argument from Design is true, but rather explaining how one’s evaluation of Argument from Design depends upon prior beliefs about the supernatural generally. His conclusion validates that:
Bayesianism therefore has an explanation of why religious folk are more ready to accept the argument by design than skeptics.
The whole article is definitely worth a read.