Darwin on Trial 20th Anniversary: Phillip Johnson Looks Back and Forward

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On this episode of ID The Future, we hear from Phillip Johnson on the 20th anniversary of his seminal book Darwin on Trial, which challenged mainstream beliefs about Darwinian evolution and inspired many scientists and scholars of the modern intelligent design movement. Continue reading

Darwin on Trial 20th Anniversary: Paul Nelson & Jonathan Wells Pay Tribute

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On this episode of ID The Future, two men influenced by Phillip Johnson’s 1991 book Darwin on Trial pay tribute. At a recent event celebrating Johnson’s impact, biologist and professor Dr. Paul Nelson says “the strongest cultural influence that the intelligent design community has had has been through its books – they change lives.”
Dr. Jonathan Wells, a cell and developmental biologist, credits Johnson with convincing him that the evidence for common ancestry, a pillar of Darwinian evolution, was so thin it was simply “applied materialistic philosophy.”

For more on Phillip Johnson’s work, including biography, videos, and articles, visit the new website darwinontrial.com.

Purchase the 20th Anniversary Edition of Darwin on Trial.



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Darwin on Trial 20th Anniversary: James Kushiner on Phillip Johnson’s “Gift”

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On this episode of ID The Future, James Kushiner, author, journalist, and editor of Touchstone Magazine, pays tribute to the mettle of Phillip Johnson in writing his 1991 book Darwin on Trial. The book inspired skeptics of Darwinian evolution across the disciplines and helped establish the modern intelligent design movement.

Kushiner says Johnson “helped neutralize the acid of Darwinism that has devoured the sight of so many who have lost the ability to see the beauty in creation.”
For more on Phillip Johnson’s work, including biography, videos, and articles, visit the new website darwinontrial.com.

Purchase the 20th Anniversary Edition of Darwin on Trial.



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