Phillip Johnson - author of the wedge strategy
"What I noticed in 1987, was that Darwinism and evolution were more in my field, legal analysis, than in science. The amount of biology you have to know to argue it is very slim. It was mainly a matter of assumptions and logic."Most of the above is from a Christianity Today interview
"If we understand our own times, we will know that we should affirm the reality of God by challenging the domination of materialism and naturalism in the world of the mind. With the assistance of many friends I have developed a strategy for doing this,...We call our strategy the "wedge."
"I also donít think that there is really a theory of intelligent design at the present time to propose as a comparable alternative to the Darwinian theory, which is, whatever errors it might contain, a fully worked out scheme. There is no intelligent design theory thatís comparable."
"This theory has had an enormous impact on secularization because it eliminates the Creator."
"The Darwinists assume the conclusion they want to get at, and they read that conclusion into the basic definition of science. If you let them get away with that, then they can hardly lose. But if you challenge that, it's hard for them to defend it"
"Oh, no. The people understand the theory (evolution) better than the scientists do."Phillip Johnson
The fact that Johnson, who may be an expert in law, but is an obvious dilletante in biology and is ignorant of information theory, has acquired the status of a leader of the intelligent design theorists, shows the abject paucity of substance in that "theory"Touchstone interview, Insight interview - anti-intellectual rant!
The unravelling of scientific materialism - Johnson essay - Christian
Articles at ARN
Prospects of ID - Phillip E. Johnson page
Taught Law for 30 years at Cal Berkeley, at wikipedia
Darwinism is materialist mythology (pdf)
Proponent of applying legal methods to science
Divorced, became a fundamentalist Christian at 38, Johnson in the Washington Post
Realized that "science's failure" was it's reliance on naturalism, and that scientists are "dogmatic"
Fringe science, how scientists decide what to accept
Useful essay on science and naturalism
Author Darwin on Trial, The Wedge of Truth, etc (Intervarsity Press)
Phillip Johnson:1- Thinks science is propositional logic
2- Understands science at the descriptive but not the analytical level
3- Expresses little perspective on the history of science
4- Exhibits no scientific curiosity