This NYT article on Antony Flew is one of the saddest things I’ve read in a long time. The poor guy has had his intellectual positions and authorship taken away from him, to be replaced by intelligent design supporters using him as a figurehead. I cannot think of many things that are more disgusting to do to someone.
Richard Carrier’s role in the affair was interesting; I’m familiar with him through his revisionist take on Metzger’s account of the canonization process, and his strident behavior here seems true to form. The article does not mention why Flew stopped writing Carrier, but the heavy implication is that someone – his new ghostwriters – stopped him.