A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England.
Carrier assured atheists that Flew accepts only a "minimal God" and believes in no afterlife.
If I've got this straight, Flew thinks he needs God, in order to explain the existence of the complex Cosmos we've found ourselves in. But Flew also thinks that same God needs to be minimal.
posted on 12/09/2004 4:28:48 PM PST
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Sounds to me like he's decided that since he can't come up with an explanation, he's giving in to assigning responsibility to an omnipotent (but minimalist) entity. Argument from ignorance, "I can't imagine a better explanation, so it must have been a divine agent." Actually rather arrogant and presumptious, for him to assume to know so much about the universe to rule out all but divine origin.
posted on 12/09/2004 5:08:04 PM PST
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