I was sad to hear about the passing of Phillip Johnson, the author of Darwin on Trial. That was an an important book for me and greatly influenced my understanding of the Creation vs. Evolution debate.
Here’s a nice recap by one of my blogging friends at the Bible-Science Guy.
Author of the book
Darwin on Trial
The remarkable Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019) died earlier this month on November 2. He was a UC Berkeley law professor and one of the founders of the Intelligent Design movement. He looked at the evidence for evolution from a lawyer’s perspective — identifying assumptions, analyzing arguments, evaluating evidence, and seeking proof.
Johnson possessed a towering intellect. He has been called “our age’s clearest thinker on evolution” and the “principal lay critic of Darwinism.” At one time he clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren after having previously clerked for California Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Traynor. Later he held an endowed chair in law at the University of California Berkeley where he taught for 30 years. Harvard awarded his BA in English in 1961, and in 1965 he graduated at the top of his law school…
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