Darwin on Trial (20th Anniversary Edition)
20th Anniversary Edition Is evolution fact or fancy? Is natural selection an unsupported hypothesis or a confirmed mechanism of evolutionary change? ^^These were the courageous questions that professor of law Phillip Johnson originally took up in 1991. His...
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20th Anniversary Edition
Is evolution fact or fancy? Is natural selection an unsupported hypothesis or a confirmed mechanism of evolutionary change?
^^These were the courageous questions that professor of law Phillip Johnson originally took up in 1991. His relentless pursuit to follow the evidence wherever it leads remains as relevant today as then.
^^The facts and the logic of the arguments that purport to establish a theory of evolution based on Darwinian principles, says Johnson, continue to draw their strength from faith--faith in philosophical naturalism.
^^In this edition Johnson responds to critics of the first edition and maintains that scientists have put the cart before the horse, regarding as scientific fact what really should be regarded as a yet unproved hypothesis. Also included is a new, extended introduction by noted biologist Michael Behe, who chronicles the ongoing relevance of Johnson's cogent analysis.^^
A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School, Phillip E. Johnson served as law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court and taught law for more than thirty years at the University of California, Berkeley where he is professor emeritus.
For the last decade Johnson has also been at the forefront of the public debate over evolution and creation. He is recognized as the leading spokesman for the intelligent design movement, and he has taken his message to such places as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Johnson travels frequently to speak at conferences and with television and radio audiences. He has appeared on Chuck Colson's Breakpoint, on Business News Network's Consumer Hotlineand on James Dobson's Focus on the Family,"among other shows.
Johnson is an advisor to the Discovery Institutes Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture (Seattle, Washington). His Books include Darwin on Trial (1993); Reason in the BalanceThe Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education (1998); The Wedge of TruthSplitting the Foundations of Naturalism (2002); The Right QuestionsTruth, Meaning & Public Debate (2004); Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. and most recently Against All Gods: What's Right and Wrong About the New Atheism. (2010)
- Foreward To The 20th Anniversary Edition By Michael J. Behe
- Preface To The Second Edition (1993)
- 1 The Legal Setting
- 2 Natural Selection
- 3 Mutations Great And Small
- 4 The Fossil Problem
- 5 The Fact Of Evolution
- 6 The Vertebrate Sequence
- 7 The Molecular Evidence
- 8 Prebiological Evolution
- 9 The Rules Of Science
- 10 Darwinist Religion
- 11 Darwinist Education
- 12 Science And Pseudoscience
- Epilogue: The Book And Its Critics
- Research Notes