Antony Flew Quote
“What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a disproof of the love of, or the existence of, God?”
Theology and Falsification, 1950
“Punning is an art of harmonious jingling upon words, which, passing in at the ears, excites a titillary motion in those parts; and this, being conveyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cockles of the heart.”
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D. Arranged by Thomas Sheridan (J. Johnson, 1803), p. 125, "The Art of Punning"
“The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.”
The Chandler Collection: The high window ; The long good-bye ; Playback (1983 edition)
(Leslie T. Lyall. A Passion for the Impossible: The Continuing Story of the Mission Hudson Taylor Began. London: OMF Books, 1965, 37.)
“The nearer emotional life approaches to hysteria, to continual outward show, the less genuine it becomes. Feeling becomes equated with vehemence of expression, so that insincerity becomes permanent.”
―Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)
A Neglected Genius (Winter 2004) - City Journal (1998 - 2008)
Born: February 11, 1923
Died: April 8, 2010 (aged 87)
Bio: Antony Garrard Newton Flew was a British philosopher. Belonging to the analytic and evidentialist schools of thought, he was notable for his works on the philosophy of religion.