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Philosophia Christi

Volume 13, Issue 1, 2011

John Warwick Montgomery
Pages 203-210

Apologetics Insights from the Thought of I. J. Good

The late I. J. (“Jack”) Good, a British mathematician, played a significant role at Bletchley Park in breaking the German Enigma code and therefore contributed mightily to the allied victory in World War II. Though not a Christian believer, Good’s approach to epistemological issues and his understanding of probability offer valuable insights to those engaged in a serious Christian apologetic. Moreover, Good’s relationship with Marcello Truzzi, critic of naïve thinking in parapsychology and the occult and who directly influenced skeptic Carl Sagan, makes Good of more than passing philosophical interest.

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