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To: LibertarianInExile

Anthony Flew has been led to theism by science. That is the the significance of one mans life long advocacy for atheism morphing into theism. He "followed the science" where it led him.


21 posted on 12/26/2004 4:31:18 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07; LibertarianInExile
Anthony Flew has been led to theism by science.

Flew was not a scientist. He may have had some fanciful interpretion of science -- misinterpretation, more likely. But the scientific method per se eschews faith as a valid means of cognition, i.e. recognising reality. I find it interesting (and revealing) that Flew AFAIK has not addressed the issue of faith in his new world-view.

Intelligeant Design proponents puzzle me. Thousands of species have gone extinct over the millennia. Entire galaxies have collided destructively. There are continually earthquakes and other natural calamities. The planet Earth evidently was designed not too intelligently. Not to mention homo sapiens with all his defects and vestigial organs.

31 posted on 12/26/2004 5:39:28 PM PST by Nicholas Conradin (If you are not disquieted by "One nation under God," try "One nation under Allah.")
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To: jwalsh07

Ah, so this is about science proving theism. Gotcha. What exactly was this science Flew found indicated the existence of God?


37 posted on 12/26/2004 6:12:45 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE! Get the UN-ignoring, unilateralist Frogs out of Ivory Coast!)
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To: jwalsh07

> Anthony Flew has been led to theism by science.

Actually, the article said that he has been led to theism by Creationism, which is to science what astrology is to astronomy.


46 posted on 12/26/2004 9:19:30 PM PST by orionblamblam
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