#414 Overall Influence

Jonathan Wells

American intelligent design advocate

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John Corrigan “Jonathan” Wells is an American author, theologian, and advocate of the pseudoscientific argument of intelligent design. Wells joined the Unification Church in 1974, and subsequently wrote that the teachings of church founder Sun Myung Moon, his own studies at the Unification Theological Seminary and his prayers convinced him to devote his life to “destroying Darwinism.” The term Darwinism is often used by intelligent design proponents and other creationists to refer to the scientific consensus on evolution. He gained a PhD in religious studies at Yale University in 1986, then became Director of the Unification Church’s inter-religious outreach organization in New York City. In 1989, he studied at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a PhD in molecular and cellular biology in 1994. He became a member of several scientific associations and has published in academic journals.

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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Unification Theological Seminary
Unification Theological Seminary

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#48 World Rank #13 USA Rank
Biology
#145 World Rank #35 USA Rank
Religious Studies