The machine argument as forwarded by Paley dictates that life is a design of properly coordinated parts functioning well. Thus, the existence of a designer that formulates and implements the artifact. Paley compares natural things to the formation and organization of a machine as Cleanthes does to a house. According to him, the designer inference explains why the creator of the universe has to have a mind. In essence, the designed organism serves a purpose with the designer being distinct from the designed. Therefore, the universe arises from the intelligent design and purpose of the creator. Just as a watchmaker design watches so does the universe maker create the universe.
Contrary to Paley`s view, Hume acknowledges the universe to be like a living thing such as a plant or animal. He refutes the teleological argument by stip