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Phillip Johnson

Phillip JohnsonAKA Phillip Everett Johnson

Born: 1940
Birthplace: Aurora, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Intelligent Design theorist

Anti-Darwinist, father of "intelligent design", which claims that the universe was created by an intelligent force -- making it a more distinguished, pseudo-scientific euphemism for Creationism. Former professor of criminal law at UC Berkeley, where he taught for 26 years before retiring to pursue his intellectual agenda: demolishing not just the theories of Charles Darwin, but replacing the academic culture associated with the man. His third book is dedicated to fundamentalist Christian philanthropist Howard Ahmanson, Jr. and his wife Roberta, who help bankroll the anti-evolution movement.

Believes that HIV is not the sole cause of AIDS.

Clerked under justice Earl Warren.

Harvard roommate was Richard Stevenson, now a professor at University of Oregon.

Wife: (div. 1977, two children)
Daughter: Emily
Wife: Kathie Johnson (one child)

    University: BA English Literature, Harvard University (1960)
    Law School: JD, University of Chicago
    Administrator: Associate Dean, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley

    Law Clerk for Justice Earl Warren
    Discovery Institute
    Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness Center Advisory Board
    Born-Again Christian
    Evolution Skeptics

Official Website:

Author of books:
Darwin on Trial (1991)
Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education (1995)
Defeating Darwinism By Opening Minds (1997)
The Wedge of Truth (2000)

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