Antony Flew interview
|November 1, 2007||Posted by DLH under Intelligent Design|
Benjamin Wiker: You say in There is a God, that “it may well be that no one is as surprised as I am that my exploration of the Divine has after all these years turned from denial…to discovery.” . . . But wasn’t there a point in the “argument” where you found yourself suddenly surprised by the realization that “There is a God” after all? . . .
Anthony (sic.) Flew: There were two factors in particular that were decisive. One was my growing empathy with the insight of Einstein and other noted scientists that there had to be an Intelligence behind the integrated complexity of the physical Universe. The second was my own insight that the integrated complexity of life itself – which is far more complex than the physical Universe – can only be explained in terms of an Intelligent Source. I believe that the origin of life and reproduction simply cannot be explained from a biological standpoint despite numerous efforts to do so. . . .” See full interview
(Corrected Anthony to Antony Nov. 2, 2007)