At the age of 80, the British Professor Antony Flew, the intellectual standard-bearer of atheism, finally announced that he now believed in God. This statement by Flew, formerly a professor of philosophy at Reading University, shocked and stunned the atheists of the world. His statements were covered by such major international publications as the Washington Times. The Turkish daily Vatan told its readers of Flew’s views to the effect that “the complex structure of DNA and research show the existence of a divine presence behind creation".
The report went on to quote Flew’s own words: Biologists" investigation of DNA has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce [life], that intelligence must have been involved... As people have certainly been influenced by me, I want to try and correct the enormous damage I may have done.."* Flew concluded by saying that scientific discoveries proved that there was a divine force behind the creation of the universe.
*Stuart Wavell and Will Iredale, The Sunday Times, “Sorry, Says Atheist-in-Chief, I Do Believe in God After All,” Dec 12, 2004)