Bump and Wind? Watching the Watchmaker Argument
Lots of Watches breaks down the analogy until it falls into little bitty pieces:
If I came upon a watch, i would assume it had a maker.
Unless I saw lots and lots of watches. All different types of watches. And these watches were all running around, doing lots of interesting things.
And if 2 watches bumped into each other, I noticed a new 3rd watch appeared suddenly where previously there were only 2. And maybe the 3rd watch looked almost exactly like the other watches, but was just a little different in some small random way.
And if I studied these watches and discovered that the watches that told time the best were able to last longer, bump into more watches, and make lots of little watches.
Well, then… I guess there wouldn’t need to be some watch maker in the sky, would there?