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WHO DESIGNED THE DESIGNER?: A DIALOGUE ON RICHARD DAWKINS'S THE GOD DELUSION

Douglas Groothuis

Abstract

In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins argues that any designer capable of creating the universe and the things we find in it would have to be at least as complex as his creation. If complexity requires a designer, then the designer will require a designer, and so on to infinity. Rather than actually providing an explanation for complexity we see around us, those who invoke a cosmic designer merely postpone the problem. Here, Douglas Groothuis challenges Dawkins's argument.

Douglas Groothuis is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary.