Natural theology: or, Evidences of the existence and attributes of the Deity, collected from the appearances of nature by William Paley, well known enough to simply be listed as Paley’s Evidences in the catalogs, was a mixture of theology and science– a combination very common in the 1800s. In the image below, the chain from anatomy to botany to astronomy to divinity shows the innate connection between the two subjects in Paley’s mind.