John Perry

Courtly Combatant

| Berkeley law professor Phillip Johnson has been in the lion's den since 1991, when he horrified the "mandarins of science" by publicly challenging Darwinism.
by John Perry
Posted 12/13/03, 12:00 am

A TRIUMPHANT THEORY gathers lots of momentum in 144 years. Its gravitational field comes to include the most respected scientists, the most prestigious institutions, and the massive weight of popular opinion. Its true believers gain research grants and build their academic careers upon it. Its veracity goes unquestioned, its assumptions unchallenged.

But what if it's wrong? What if it's built not on a rock but on the shifting sands of conjecture, junk science, and political correctness?

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