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Michael Egnor on Atheist Jerry Coyne’s Divine Sense Organ

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Michael Egnor

On a new episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid brings listeners a pair of Michael Egnor’s responses to atheist biologist Jerry Coyne, who recently argued that if God existed, we’d have sense organs to detect Him. Download the podcast or listen to it here.

We do have that organ, says Egnor. It’s reason, the means by which we can infer the reality of a designing mind behind nature. Through reason we can infer the unseen from the seen — everything from the existence of unseen electrons to the existence of an unseen intelligent designer from the evidence of design in nature. Egnor notes that while humans have this “sense” organ, we are free to use it poorly in any given situation, even to ignore where the evidence points.

Photo: Jerry Coyne on The Dave Rubin Show, via YouTube (screen shot).