Jonathan Wells Writer

John Corrigan "Jonathan" Wells (born 1942) is an American author and advocate of intelligent design. A member of the Unification Church, Wells 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", a term which intelligent design proponents often use to refer to the scientific consensus on evolution and which he describes as the theory that various species developed as a wholly natural process "without God's purposeful, creative activity. In his best-known book, Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth?, Wells describes a number of examples used to illustrate biology textbooks as being grossly exaggerated, distorting the truth, or patently false; he says that this shows that evolution conflicts with the evidence, and so argues against its teaching in public education. Reviewers of Icons of Evolution have said the Wells misquoted experts cited as sources and took minor issues out of context, basing his argument on a flawed syllogism. Wells's views on evolution have been rejected by the scientific community.

Personal details

Date of birth
1942
Nationality
United States of America

Education

1. University of California, Berkeley Colleges/University

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres (72 ha). Berkeley offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. Established in 1868 as the result of merger of the private College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California (UC). Berkeley has been charged with providing both "classical" and "practical" education for the state's people and is generally considered to be the flagship institution in the University of California system. Berkeley co-manages three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2012. 3.33 bil. $
2011. 3.03 bil. $
2010. 2.6 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
March 23rd, 1868
Headquarters
200 California Hall # 1500, 94720 - Berkeley, California
Undergraduates
2012. 25,774
2011. 25,885
2010. 25,540
2009. 25,534
2006. 23,863
Postgraduates
2012. 10,125
2011. 10,257
2010. 10,293
2009. 10,313
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.0 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 25.6 %
2010. 21.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.9 K $
2012. 12.9 K $
2011. 12.8 K $
2010. 10.9 K $
2009. 8.94 K $
Official web page www.berkeley.edu
Wikipedia article
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2. Unification Theological Seminary Colleges/University

The Unification Theological Seminary (UTS), is the main seminary of the international Unification Church. It is located in Barrytown, New York and with an Extension Center in midtown Manhattan. Its purpose has been described as training leaders and theologians within the Unification Church. The seminary's first classes were offered in September 1975.

Founded
1975
Headquarters
30 Seminary Drive, 12507 - Barrytown, New York, New York
Official web page WWW.UTS.EDU
Wikipedia article

People attended Unification Theological Seminary connected by profession and/or age

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3. Yale University Colleges/University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 20.8 bil. $
2012. 19.3 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1701
Headquarters
246 Church Street, 06520 - New Haven, Connecticut
Undergraduates
2012. 5,379
2010. 5,310
2009. 5,270
Postgraduates
2012. 6,501
2011. 6,318
2010. 6,391
Acceptance rate
2014. 6.26 %
2012. 7.1 %
2012. 6.8 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44 K $
2012. 42.3 K $
2011. 40.5 K $
2010. 38.3 K $
Official web page www.yale.edu
Wikipedia article
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4. Princeton University Colleges/University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 17.7 bil. $
2011. 17.1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1746
Headquarters
1 Nassau Hall, 08544 - Princeton, New Jersey
Undergraduates
2013. 5,323
2012. 5,336
2011. 5,249
2010. 5,142
2009. 5,069
Postgraduates
2013. 2,691
2012. 2,674
2011. 2,610
2010. 2,582
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.28 %
2013. 7.29 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 8.5 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 40.2 K $
2012. 39.5 K $
2010. 36.6 K $
Official web page www.princeton.edu
Wikipedia article
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Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Documentary
2008 Him/Herself USD 3.5M
John Sullivan
Nathan Frankowski
Kevin Miller

Wikipedia

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