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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Famous Atheist Now Believes in a Supreme Being: Compelling Evidence of Design

The LDS blog A Soft Answer calls attention to a Dec. 9 story at ABC News [June 2007 update: the ABC link fails, so use a story from Accuracy in Media instead] about a famous atheist who now believes in God due to the weight of scientific evidence pointing to design. An excerpt follows:
A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God more or less based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday.

At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. 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.
This is great news.

The more I learn about the details of life and the cosmos, the more convinced I am that the scientific evidence is rife with the fingerprints of a supremely intelligent Creator. Even given the existence of such a Being, I am often stunned that it was even possible to find the technical solutions that have been devised to enable life, vision, thought, reproduction, a brain capable of enjoying and producing music, stable stars, planets like earth, and so forth. See, for example, my discussion of alleged design flaws in the Creation.

6 comments:

T said...

Cool!

Peggy Snow Cahill said...

Yeah, that was cool. I heard that even Carl Sagan found the light before he died. How could anyone study those "billions and billions" of stars and not see the Creator's hand? Good post, as always, thanks.

Walter said...

Evidently, this is not true:

Sorry to Disappoint, but I'm Still an Atheist!

"The internet has now become awash with rumors" that I "have converted to Christianity, or am at least no longer an atheist." Perhaps because I was born too soon to be involved in the internet world I had heard nothing of this rumour. So Mr. Carrier asks me to explain myself in cyberspace. This, with the help of the Internet Infidels, I now attempt.

http://snipurl.com/bdnl

T said...

But how do we know that that article is a hoax? ^_^
Either way, it would still be cool.

Renee said...

Walter, if what Mr. Flew said at this symposium wasn't true, then no doubt the AP would have all over it to discredit it. However, your link seems to be the only place claiming it's not so. Yahoo News alone has 147 articles reaffirming the article Jeff linked to.

Anonymous said...

Awesome story! Go Mormons!!!!