Professor of Law, UC Berkeley; B.A. Harvard; J.D. University of Chicago Law School. Former Supreme Court Clerk.
Phillip Johnson is a graduate of Harvard and the Univesity of Chicago Law School where he graduated first in his class. He was a law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren and taught law at UC Berkeley for over 25 years, serving as the Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law before recently retiring to devote more time to intelligent design. His 1991 book Darwin on Trial made a huge impact as it turned the heads of many in academia who believed Darwinism was beyond intellectual critique. Some of his other books, The Wedge of Truth, Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education, and Defeating Darwinism By Opening Minds, helped lay philosophical justification for questioning Darwinistic thought, and to launch the "intelligent design movement". His arguments have permeated the minds of many, but also angered some to the point that they wished him dead!
Johnson's work has been very influential in the beginnings of both the IDEA Club and the IDEA Center. In 1999, it was through his lecture at UCSD and subsequent conversations that the original IDEA Club got started. Phillip Johnson has always been a strong supporter of IDEA activities, and his presence on our Advisory Board is an appreciated and vital component to our continued success.
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