Sunday, November 04, 2007

Talk about complexity ...

... The Turning of an Atheist. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Hard to know what to make of this, but I guess that's the point of the piece. In the video clip that this post links to Flew doesn't seem all that mentally frail to me. Please note that there are other videos to be seen there - including one of Richard Dawkins (at his suavest and most tolerant-seeming) - so you can get a pretty rounded view of the matter. My understanding of this is that Flew has come to agree with Aristotle's notion of a Prime Mover. Dawkins notwithstanding, I think you can arrive at that position without depending on Michael Behe or other proponents of so-called Intelligent Design. You might, for instance, be persuaded by Aristotle himself, the scientific evidence cited merely going to supplement the late Peripetetic's viewpoint.

Mark Vernon comments here. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

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