Teleological: Arguments based on Observation

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Power point: The Big Question – discuss in pairs/ as a class

What is the next number: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 21, 34, 55 ….(answer 89)

Does any student know what this is called = the Fibonacci sequence. Watch on YouTube: Fibonacci sequence and the Fibonacci sequence: nature’s code

Discuss views – is this evidence of design?

Discuss Socrates Quote (PowerPoint)

Work through Paley’s teleological argument, discussing points, raising problems

Note: I show very few films/ documentaries during lessons (who has the time with this new spec?) However this is a documentary worth showing students. Fantastic links to evolution and Darwin and Dawkins does not disappoint!

The Genius of Charles Darwin [DVD]


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