Antony Flew and Atheism

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Antony Flew, who died on April 8, had been through most of his philosophical career an atheist. His famous paper “Theology and Falsification” (1950) questioned the intelligibility of belief in a loving God. In his last years, however, Flew changed his views. He now thought that the fine-tuning of the universe and the difficulty of explaining the origin of life on a naturalistic basis made it likely that a divine creator of the universe existed. Flew’s intellectual integrity made him follow the argument wherever it led, even if  it required him to change the positions of a lifetime.

12:13 pm on April 14, 2010