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The Intelligent Design Movement (IDM) has been widely popularized by Philip E. Johnson (professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley) in his books, beginning with Darwin on Trial in 1991.
Dr. Johnson, considered by many to be the chief architect of IDM, has clearly demonstrated that neo-Darwinian, materialistic evolutionism (which presupposes atheistic naturalism) simply cannot explain the nearly infinite complexity of living things. By inserting “the wedge” of Intelligent Design into the biological sciences, he is quite hopeful that materialistic naturalism will be uprooted in universities and public schools and that science and sociology textbooks will be purged of evolutionary distortions.
These are noble goals, and most of the argumentation of IDM books is, to this extent, on target. Every Christian should applaud legitimate efforts to restore sanity and reality to the study of ultimate origins in our public schools, in our universities, and even in many of our “Christian” colleges.
The tragedy of the IDM, however, it that it stops far short of honoring God’s written revelation, the Bible. In fact, the book of Genesis as literal history seems to be an embarrassment to most of these scholars. Read more about Who Is Our "Intelligent Designer"? Part 2