Beauty exists in a way that transcends its material manifestationsI wonder if there is a fallacy here similar to the one about trees being made high enough so that giraffes did not have to lean down, or the sun moving the way it does in order for crops to be harvested at the right time.
According to materialism, nothing exists in a way that transcends its material manifestations
Therefore, materialism is false
Perhaps objects are beautiful in the way that food tastes good. It would be obviously fallacious to argue that God made food taste that way in order that we would enjoy it, would want to eat it, and so would not starve. Clearly, our nervous system has adapted that way. Are there similar reasons for things looking beautiful to us?