Destroying the “Puddle Analogy” August 3, 2013 The puddle analogy is an analogy that was developed by an atheist named Douglas Adams as a response to teleological arguments. Teleological arguments are arguments concerning the fine tuning of the universe or other thing such as the complexity of living organisms. The argument itself is mostly rhetorical. Rhetorical arguments tend to be very ineffective against deductive arguments such as the Teleological Argument
Teleological argument - teology -A teleology is an account of a given thing's purpose. For example, a teleological explanation of why forks have prongs is that this design helps humans eat certain foods; stabbing food to help humans eat is what forks are for. A purpose that is imposed by a human use, such as that of a fork, is called extrinsic.