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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Sounds to me like he's decided that since he can't come up with an explanation,
No, he's come up with an explanation that countless others have through generations of humans. You just don't accept it. There is evidence that intelligence designs things. We have that evidence every time an artifact is discovered.
Carrier assured atheists that Flew accepts only a "minimal God" and believes in no afterlife.
Flew told The Associated Press his current ideas have some similarity with American "intelligent design" theorists, who see evidence for a guiding force in the construction of the universe. He accepts Darwinian evolution but doubts it can explain the ultimate origins of life.
To you he is arrogant and presumptuous only when he disagrees with you. After all, he accepts Darwinian evolution.
posted on 12/09/2004 6:41:09 PM PST
(Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so)
I wonder if he feels he deserves congratulations for making a breakthrough scientific discovery..
posted on 12/09/2004 9:00:17 PM PST
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