Wesley Richards in How Phil Johnson Changed My Mind

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Wesley Richards in How Phil Johnson Changed My Mind


“We can't determine anything about the evidence or the validity of an argument with a definition of science.” “We can't decide that truth in advance by defining certain possibilities as outside of science. The search for truth is an intrinsic good. An arbitrary restriction on such a search is not. In fact, it's intellectually perverse.” (Darwin’s Nemesis p. 54)

Many intelligent design critics refuse to keep creationism and intelligent design separate by calling it "intelligent design creationism". Religious motivations and imminent dangers of theocracy are included. They want the arguments against the power of the Darwinian mechanism and the cogency of materialism, and arguments for design, to suffer guilt by association with logically unrelated and much less persuasive arguments about the youthful age of the universe and the explanatory power of a single worldwide flood. (Darwin’s Nemesis p. 60)

(Excerpted from Wesley Richards in How Phil Johnson Changed My Mind)

Jay Wesley Richards has a Ph.D. (honors) in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Phillip Johnson received his B.A. from Harvard and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. Johnson is the author of Darwin on Trial and more recently Reason in the Balance. Darwin on Trial contends theories of evolution are based on philosophical naturalism. Reason in the Balance explores the post-modern philosophy and its impact on society. Since the writing of his books, Johnson has spoken and debated extensively with experts on these issues.