Thursday, July 16

TJ on Intelligent Design

"I hold, without appeal to revelation, that when we take a view of the Universe, in its parts general or particular, it is impossible for the human mind not to perceive and feel a conviction of design, consummate skill, and indefinite power in every atom of its composition. It is impossible, I say, for the human mind not to believe that there is, in all this, design, cause and effect, up to an Ultimate Cause, a Fabricator of all things from matter and motion." --Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

MMM said...

"Science qua science cannot furnish an argument for God's existence. ...the laws of nature, life with its teleological organization, and the existence of the universe-can only be explained in the light of an Intelligence that explains both its own existence and that of the world. Such a discovery of the Divine does not come through experiments and equations, but through an understanding of the structures they unveil and map."

Anthony Flew