"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Famous Atheist Changes His Mind

The venerable British philosopher Antony Flew, long a prominent champion of atheism, has decided that an intelligent God of some sort does indeed exist, in fact must exist. Flew hastens to point out that he does not see this God as being in the Christian or Muslim mold, as an "Oriental potentate," as he describes the notion, nor does he believe in an afterlife. Nonetheless, Flew, now 81 years old, has decided that the arguments of the Intelligent Design theorists are in fact correct, that his famous "Presumption of Atheism" thesis has in fact been overcome.

According to AP, Flew says, in a new video called Has Science Discovered God?, that biologists' investigation of DNA "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved." This is a fascinating event which will engender much discussion. Read the AP story about it here.

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