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Re the works of Phillip Johnson ("Intelligent Design")

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27th. Oct, 2005 | 09:41 pm
Mood: grumpygrumpy

From a science-discussion mailing list of which I am a member.
Johnson and his work seem to me to be entirely discredited. He had limited credentials to undertake the work in any case.
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth?
www.talkdesign.org/faqs/johnson.html

A Militant Dilettante in Judgment of Science
www.talkreason.org/articles/johnson.cfm

Critiques of Anti-Evolutionist Phillip Johnson's Views
www.talkorigins.org/faqs/johnson.html

Darwin on Trial: A Review
www.ncseweb.org/resources/resources/165252685546.asp

Origin of the Specious
reason.com/9707/fe.bailey.shtml

Phillip Johnson's dishonest quote
www.talkorigins.org/origins/postmonth/feb04.html#run

Darwin on Trial, Johnson on Trial
home.wxs.nl/~gkorthof/kortho14.htm

Intelligent Design: An Ambiguous Assault on Evolution
www.livescience.com/humanbiology/050922_ID_main.html

The Newest Evolution of Creationism
www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/nhmag.html#overview
In the first one, you will notice that there was every chance for Johnson to put his point of view in the face of criticism that renders his book largely worthless and he did not.

In the second and third, there is a detailed criticism of Johnson's work. His bias is clear. He had a chance to answer this criticism but has not.

In the fourth, Johnson is criticised for redefining terms to suit his argument. Again, he has had a chance to rebutt this argument but has chosen not to discuss his work openly.

... and so on.

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