You have all heard of Phillip E. Johnson, upon whom the Discovery Institute has bestowed the title of Godfather of Intelligent Design. Casey Luskin wrote about him with that title, and we blogged about it eight years ago in Discovery Institute Praises Phillip Johnson.
Today, dear reader, we bring you the news that Phillip Johnson has passed away. He was 79. That’s what we learned at this new Discoveroid post by Klinghoffer: Remembering Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019): The Man Who Lit the Match. It’s mostly a copy of Luskin’s post from eight years ago, so you can either read Klinghoffer’s copy today or our post from long ago.
Among the many honors Johnson received was when BIOLA University, a bible college, had him as a featured speaker for their centennial celebration. We wrote about that here: Philip E. Johnson: Godfather of Intelligent Design.
We’re not certain as to whether Johnson was ever a Discoveroid fellow, but he’s described as “Program Advisor” of their Center for Science and Culture.
And that’s the news. As is our custom, we will not speak disparagingly of him in a post like this one. We trust that you too will be somewhat moderate in your comments.
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