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UC Berkeley School of Law

Phillip E. Johnson (UC Berkeley School of Law)

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Phillip E. Johnson, a lawyer and early supporter of intelligent design theory, died on Nov. 2 at his home in Berkeley, Calif., at age 79. Johnson taught law at the University of California, Berkeley, for more than three decades and helped to kick-start the modern intelligent design movement with his 1991 book Darwin on Trial. Other intelligent design theorists have dubbed him the “godfather” of the movement. He wrote several books on Darwinism and intelligent design and most recently served as a program adviser for the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He was WORLD’s 2003 Daniel of the Year.


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