Biola Honors Flew, Puts Intelligent Design in the Hot Seat
British philosopher Antony Flew, "once considered the most prominent defender of atheism in the English-speaking world," is scheduled to accept the Phillip E. Johnson Award for Liberty and Truth from Biola University today:
Flew, 83, argued in books such as God and Philosophy (1966) and The Presumption of Atheism (1984) that one should presuppose atheism until evidence for God proves otherwise. Then, in 2004, the Oxford-educated philosopher stunned the intellectual world by relinquishing his long-held atheism, claiming that the natural sciences supplied evidence for the existence of a designing intelligence. Flew said that he simply "had to go where the evidence leads."
The rest is here.
Also, Paul Nelson has some piquant commentary on tomorrow's "Grill the ID Guys event" at Biola. He'll be one of several design theorists responding to the best objections their panel of critics can throw at them.