Natural Theology


Read by Barry Ganong

(4.9 stars; 5 reviews)

In this early nineteenth-century classic, William Paley assesses how our understanding of nature reflects characteristics of its creator. First published in 1802, the book went through more than twenty editions, remains in print, and is still a reference point in the ongoing conversation about evolution or creation as the better explanation for the appearance of order and design in our universe. - Summary by Barry Ganong (11 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Dedication and Chapter 1: State of the Argument 12:06 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 2: State of the Argument Continued 11:37 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 3: Application of the Argument, part 1 25:33 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 3: Application of the Argument, part 2 13:10 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapters 4 and 5: Of the Succession of Plants and Animals, and Application of t… 30:04 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapters 6 and 7: The Argument Cumulative, and Of the Mechanical and Immechanic… 20:15 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 8: Of Mechanical Arrangement in the Human Frame – Of the Bones, part 1 21:44 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 8: Of Mechanical Arrangement in the Human Frame – Of the Bones, part 2 16:07 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 9: Of the Muscles 31:21 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 10: Of the Vessels of Animal Bodies, part 1 21:21 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 10: Of the Vessels of Animal Bodies, part 2 24:54 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 11: Of the Animal Structure Regarded as a Mass 32:30 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 12: Comparative Anatomy, part 1 20:39 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 12: Comparative Anatomy, part 2 16:57 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 13: Peculiar Organizations 14:22 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapters 14 and 15: Prospective Contrivances, and Relations 28:18 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 16: Compensation 19:12 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 17: The Relation of Animated Bodies to Inanimate Nature 10:13 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 18: Instincts 24:08 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 19: Of Insects 33:21 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 20: Of Plants 29:24 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 21: Of the Elements 12:40 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 22: Astronomy, part 1 19:08 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 22: Astronomy, part 2 17:47 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 23: Of the Personality of the Deity, part 1 15:48 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 23: Of the Personality of the Deity, part 2 25:47 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapters 24 and 25: Of the Natural Attributes of the Deity, and Of the Unity of… 15:32 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 1 21:48 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 2 23:21 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 3 25:27 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 26: Of the Goodness of the Deity, part 4 26:43 Read by Barry Ganong
Chapter 27: Conclusion 16:14 Read by Barry Ganong

Reviews

good book well read


(5 stars)

Section 3 starts all over again about 9 minutes in for some reason

Wonderful book


(5 stars)

The narrator did a great job of reading this book.