Phillip E. Johnson

Former Program Advisor, Center for Science and Culture

Phillip E. Johnson taught law for more than thirty years at the University of California — Berkeley where he was professor emeritus until his passing in 2019. He was recognized as a leading spokesman for the intelligent design movement, and was the author of many books, including Darwin on Trial, Reason in the Balance and Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds.

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Phillip Johnson: Remembering Will Provine (1942-2015)

On this episode of ID the Future, Phillip Johnson, the godfather of the modern intelligent design movement and author of Darwin on Trial, shares memories of the late Will Provine. An historian of science and evolutionary biologist at Cornell University, Provine was a longtime interlocutor and friend of Johnson. Listen in as Johnson shares about guest lecturing in Provine’s evolutionary biology classes, remembers Provine’s unusual candidness about the atheistic implications of Darwinism, and recounts their 1994 public debate.

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

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. With characteristic wit and humor, Johnson talks about the reaction to his book and his hopes for the future of the debate and the ID movement.

PBS, Darwin and Dover: an Interview with Phillip Johnson 

On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin interviews Phillip Johnson (Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law, emeritus School of Law University of California, Berkeley) author of the bestseller Darwin on Trial, and one of the founders of the modern intelligent design movement.