Argument from poor design
The Dysteleological argument, or argument from poor design, is an argument against the existence of God - specifically a creator God. (Dysteleogology meaning unintelligent.)
The argument typically goes as follows:
- An omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent God would create organisms with an optimal design.
- Organisms, especially humans, have features that are suboptimal.
- Therefore, God either did not create these organisms or is not omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent.
The argument is usually not proposed as an actual argument, but as a weaker Reductio ad absurdum of the argument from design - the bedrock argument for the [Intelligent design]] movement.