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Creation is Scientific
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The following are some examples of well-known scientists who made critically important, and sometimes primary contributions to the establishment of the scientific disciplines listed below. In each case, these scientists believed wholeheartedly in the Biblical account of creation: (Institute for Creation Research (ICR))

  • Louis Pasteur - Bacteriology
  • Francis Bacon - Scientific Method
  • Galileo Galilei - Physics, Astronomy
  • Isaac Newton - Calculus
  • Robert Boyle - Chemistry, Gas Dynamics
  • James Clerk Maxwell - Electrodynamics
  • Michael Faraday - Electromagnetics
  • Gregor Mendel - Genetics
  • Blaise Pascal - Hydrostatics
  • Johann Kepler - Celestial Mechanics, Astronomy
  • William Herschel - Astronomy
  • Matthew Maury - Oceanography
  • John Woodward - Paleontology
  • Nicholas Steno - Stratigraphy
  • Carolus Linnaeus - Systematic Biology
  • Lord Kelvin - Thermodynamics
  • John Dalton - Chemistry, Atomic Theory
  • Henry Rogers - Geology
  • This is not a complete list by any means, but it does show the absurdity of claims that no true scientist can believe in creation. As these well-educated scientists knew, and as many know today, there are significant scientific problems with evolution that are totally independent of what anyone thinks about the Bible. Despite the exaggerated claims of evolutionists, it is clear that being a scientist does not automatically mean that you have to throw away your intellect and blindly believe in evolution. Real scientists believe in creation because the facts support it. In fact, it takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation.

    The following quotes are strong statements from many scientists that the theory of evolution is neither scientific nor based on fact:

    • Regarding the fact that there are no transitional fossils (halfway between snakes and frogs, cats and dogs, dogs and horses, horses and giraffes, dinosaurs and birds, apes and humans, etc.) in the geologic record, Charles Darwin, the ‘father’ of evolutionary theory, wrote: "Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be argued against the theory." (Charles Darwin, "On the imperfection of the geological record", Chapter X, "The Origin of Species", J. M. Dent & Sons LTD, London, 1971, pp. 292-293.)
    • Again in his book, Darwin declared: "For I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be adduced, often apparently leading to conclusions directly opposite to those at which I arrived. A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question; and this is here impossible." ("America’s God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations" by William J. Federer, FAME Publishing, 1994, PP 198-199)
    • "You will be greatly disappointed (by the forthcoming book); it will be grievously too hypothetical. It will very likely be of no other service than collocating some facts; though I myself think I see my way approximately on the origin of the species. But, alas, how frequent, how almost universal it is in an author to persuade himself of the truth of his own dogmas." (Charles Darwin, 1858, in a letter to a colleague regarding the concluding chapters of his "Origin of Species". As quoted in "John Lofton's Journal", The Washington Times, 8 February 1984.)
    • Reflecting on his work near the end of his life, Darwin confessed: "I was a young man with unformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them." ("America’s God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations" by William J. Federer, FAME Publishing, 1994, PP 198-199)
    • "The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an unproved theory -- is it then a science or a faith? Belief in the theory of evolution is thus exactly parallel to belief in special creation -- both are concepts which believers know to be true but neither, up to the present, has been capable of proof." (L. Harrison Matthews, FRS, Introduction to Darwin's "The Origin of Species", J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1971, p. xi.)
    • After speaking on "the holiness of God" and "the grandeur of this Book," Darwin declared: "Christ Jesus and His salvation. Is not that the best theme?" ("America’s God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations" by William J. Federer, FAME Publishing, 1994, PP 198-199)
    • In December 1996, one of the world’s leading paleoanthropologists and archeologists, the late Mary Leakey, said: "All those trees of life with their branches of our ancestors, that’s a lot of nonsense." Nonsense? Taught as fact? (Institute for Creation Research Back to Genesis fact sheet # 105, September 1997)
    • The famous scientist Carl Sagan believed in evolution. As a result, his outlook on human life became so confused and distorted that he even thought a baby in a mother’s womb went through evolutionary stages from conception to birth. He compared a developing embryo to "a segmented worm" and added that "something like the arches of a fish or amphibian…become conspicuous, and there is a pronounced tail." The face becomes "reptilian…(then) somewhat piglike." Eventually, it "resembles a primate’s but is still not quite human." Clearly absurd. (Impact #227– May 1992, Institute for Creation Research, Paul G. Humber)
    • Hitler’s link to evolution is well documented. He actually put survival of the fittest into action and killed millions of "unfit" human beings. Is this the kind of world we want for our children, filled with utter disdain for human life, both in and out of the womb? (Impact #227– May 1992, Institute for Creation Research, Paul G. Humber)
    • "In fact, evolution became in a sense a scientific religion; almost all scientists have accepted it and many are prepared to 'bend' their observations to fit in with it." (H. S. Lipson, FRS (Professor of Physics, University of Manchester, UK), "A physicist looks at evolution". "Physics Bulletin", vol. 31, 1980, p. 138.)
    • "It is easy enough to make up stories of how one form gave rise to another, and to find reasons why the stages should be favoured by natural selection. But such stories are not part of science, for there is no way of putting them to the test." (Personal letter written 10 April 1979 from Dr. Colin Patterson, Senior Palaeontologist at the British Museum of Natural History in London, to Luther D. Sunderland; as quoted in "Darwin's Enigma" by Luther D. Sunderland, Master Books, San Diego, USA, 1984, p. 89).
    • "His theory had, in essence, preceded his knowledge -- that is, he had hit upon a novel and evocative theory of evolution with limited knowledge at hand to satisfy either himself or others that the theory was true. He could neither accept it himself nor prove it to others. He simply did not know enough concerning the several natural history fields upon which his theory would have to be based." (Dr. Barry Gale (Science Historian, Darwin College, UK) in his book, "Evolution Without Evidence". As quoted in "John Lofton's Journal", "The Washington Times", 8 February 1984.)
    • "One of the reasons I started taking this anti-evolutionary view, or let's call it a non-evolutionary view, was last year I had a sudden realization for over twenty years I had thought I was working on evolution in some way. One morning I woke up and something had happened in the night, and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for twenty years and there was not one thing I knew about it. That's quite a shock to learn that one can be so misled so long. Either there was something wrong with me or there was something wrong with evolutionary theory. Naturally, I know there is nothing wrong with me, so for the last few weeks I've tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people.

      Question is: Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, any one thing that is true? I tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists, and all I got there was silence for a long time and eventually one person said, 'I do know one thing -- it ought not to be taught in high school'." (Dr. Colin Patterson (Senior Palaeontologist, British Museum of Natural History, London). Keynote address at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, 5 November 1981.)

    • "Darwin's book -- 'On the Origin of Species' -- I find quite unsatisfactory: it says nothing about the origin of species; it is written very tentatively, with a special chapter on 'Difficulties on theory'; and it includes a great deal of discussion on why evidence for natural selection does not exist in the fossil record." (H. Lipson, FRS (Professor of Physics, University of Manchester, UK), "Origin of species", in "Letters", "New Scientist", 14 May 1981, p. 452).
    • "There was little doubt that the star intellectual turn of last week's British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Salford was Dr. John Durant, a youthful lecturer from University College Swansea. Giving the Darwin lecture to one of the biggest audiences of the week, Durant put forward an audacious theory -- that Darwin's evolutionary explanation of the origins of man has been transformed into a modern myth, to the detriment of science and social progress. Durant concludes that the secular myths of evolution have had 'a damaging effect on scientific research', leading to 'distortion, to needless controversy, and to the gross misuse of science'." (Dr. John Durant (University College Swansea, Wales), as quoted in "How evolution became a scientific myth", "New Scientist", 11 September 1980, p. 765.)
    • "Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless." (Prof. Louis Bounoure (former President of the Biological Society of Strasbourg and Director of the Strasbourg Zoological Museum, later Director of Research at the French National Centre of Scientific Research), as quoted in "The Advocate", Thursday 8 March 1984, p. 17.)
    • "Scientists who go about teaching that evolution is a fact of life are great con-men, and the story they are telling may be the greatest hoax ever. In explaining evolution, we do not have one iota of fact." (Dr. T. N. Tahmisian (Atomic Energy Commission, USA) in "The Fresno Bee", August 20, 1959. As quoted by NJ Mitchell, "Evolution and the Emperor's New Clothes", Roydon publications, UK, 1983, title page.)
    • "I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it's been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has." (Malcolm Muggeridge (world famous journalist and philosopher), Pascal Lectures, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.)
    • "In 1973, I proposed that our Universe had been created spontaneously from nothing ('ex nihilo'), as a result of established principles of physics. This proposal variously struck people as preposterous, enchanting, or both. The novelty of a scientific theory of creation 'ex nihilo' is readily apparent, for science has long taught us that one cannot make something from nothing." (Edward P. Tryon (Professor of Physics, City University of New York, USA), "What made the world?" "New Scientist", 8 March 1984, p. 14.)
    • "…the probability of life originating at random is so utterly minuscule as to make the random concept absurd…" (Sir Fred Hoyle (English astronomer, Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University) "Convergence to God", in "Evolution from Space", J. M. Dent & Sons LTD, London, 1981, pp. 141.)
    • "I have said for years that speculations about the origin of life lead to no useful purpose as even the simplest living system is far too complex to be understood in terms of the extremely primitive chemistry scientists have used in their attempts to explain the unexplainable that happened billions of years ago. God cannot be explained away by such naïve thoughts." (Ernst Chain (world famous biochemist), as quoted by R. W. Clark, in "The Life of Ernst Chain: Penicillin and Beyond", Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1985, p. 148.)
    • "All paleontologists know that the fossil record contains precious little in the way of intermediate forms; transitions between major groups are characteristically abrupt." (Stephen Jay Gould (Professor of Geology and Paleontology, Harvard University), "The return of hopeful monsters". "Natural History", vol. LXXXVI (6), June-July 1977, p. 24.)


    Some Modern Scientists Who Believe in
    the Biblical Account of Creation

    Answers in Genesis

    • Dr. William Arion, Biochemistry, Chemistry
    • Dr. Paul Ackerman, Psychologist
    • Dr. E. Theo Agard, Medical Physics
    • Dr. Steve Austin, Geologist
    • Dr. S.E. Aw, Biochemist
    • Dr. Thomas Barnes, Physicist
    • Dr. Geoff Barnard, Immunologist
    • Dr. John Baumgardner, Electrical Engineering, Space Physicist, Geophysicist, expert in supercomputer modeling of plate tectonics
    • Dr. Jerry Bergman, Psychologist
    • Dr. Kimberly Berrine, Microbiology & Immunology
    • Prof. Vladimir Betina, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Biology
    • Dr. Andrew Bosanquet, Biology, Microbiology
    • Edward A. Boudreaux, Theoretical Chemistry
    • Dr. David R. Boylan, Chemical Engineer
    • Prof. Linn E. Carothers, Associate Professor of Statistics
    • Prof. Sung-Do Cha, Physics
    • Dr. Eugene F. Chaffin, Professor of Physics
    • Dr. Choong-Kuk Chang, Genetic Engineering
    • Prof. Jeun-Sik Chang, Aeronautical Engineering
    • Dr. Donald Chittick, Physical Chemist
    • Prof. Chung-Il Cho, Biology Education
    • Dr. John M. Cimbala, Mechanical Engineering
    • Dr. Harold Coffin, Palaeontologist
    • Dr. Bob Compton, DVM
    • Dr. Ken Cumming, Biologist
    • Dr. Jack W. Cuozzo, Dentist
    • Dr. William M. Curtis III, Th.D., Th.M., M.S., Aeronautics & Nuclear Physics
    • Dr. Malcolm Cutchins, Aerospace Engineering
    • Dr. Lionel Dahmer, Analytical Chemist
    • Dr. Raymond V. Damadian, M.D., Pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging
    • Dr. Chris Darnbrough, Biochemist
    • Dr. Nancy M. Darrall, Botany
    • Dr. Bryan Dawson, Mathematics
    • Dr. Douglas Dean, Biological Chemistry
    • Prof. Stephen W. Deckard, Assistant Professor of Education
    • Dr. David A. DeWitt, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience
    • Dr. Don DeYoung, Astronomy, atmospheric physics, M.Div
    • Dr. Geoff Downes, Creationist Plant Physiologist
    • Dr. Ted Driggers, Operations research
    • Robert H. Eckel, Medical Research
    • Dr. André Eggen, Geneticist
    • Dr. Dudley Eirich, Molecular Biologist
    • Prof. Dennis L. Englin, Professor of Geophysics
    • Prof. Danny Faulkner, Astronomy
    • Prof. Carl B. Fliermans, Professor of Biology
    • Prof. Dwain L. Ford, Organic Chemistry
    • Prof. Robert H. Franks, Associate Professor of Biology
    • Dr. Alan Galbraith, Watershed Science
    • Dr. Paul Giem, Medical Research
    • Dr. Maciej Giertych, Geneticist
    • Dr. Duane Gish, Biochemist
    • Dr. Werner Gitt, Information Scientist
    • Dr. Warwick Glover, General Surgeon
    • Dr. D.B. Gower, Biochemistry
    • Dr. Robin Greer, Chemist, History
    • Dr. Donald Hamann, Food Scientist
    • Dr. Barry Harker, Philosopher
    • Dr. Charles W. Harrison, Applied Physicist, Electromagnetics
    • Dr. George Hawke, Environmental Scientist
    • Dr. Margaret Helder, Science Editor, Botanist
    • Dr. Harold R. Henry, Engineer
    • Dr. Jonathan Henry, Astronomy
    • Dr. Joseph Henson, Entomologist
    • Dr. Robert A. Herrmann, Professor of Mathematics, US Naval Academy
    • Dr. Andrew Hodge, Head of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Service
    • Dr. Kelly Hollowell, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacologist
    • Dr. Ed Holroyd, III, Atmospheric Science
    • Dr. Bob Hosken, Biochemistry
    • Dr. George F. Howe, Botany
    • Dr. Neil Huber, Physical Anthropologist
    • Dr. James A. Huggins, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
    • Evan Jamieson, Hydrometallurgy
    • George T. Javor, Biochemistry
    • Dr. Arthur Jones, Biology
    • Dr. Jonathan W. Jones, Plastic Surgeon
    • Dr. Raymond Jones, Agricultural Scientist
    • Prof. Leonid Korochkin, Molecular Biology
    • Dr. Valery Karpounin, Mathematical Sciences, Logics, Formal Logics
    • Dr. Dean Kenyon, Biologist
    • Prof. Gi-Tai Kim, Biology
    • Prof. Harriet Kim, Biochemistry
    • Prof. Jong-Bai Kim, Biochemistry
    • Prof. Jung-Han Kim, Biochemistry
    • Prof. Jung-Wook Kim, Environmental Science
    • Prof. Kyoung-Rai Kim, Analytical Chemistry
    • Prof. Kyoung-Tai Kim, Genetic Engineering
    • Prof. Young-Gil Kim, Materials Science
    • Prof. Young In Kim, Engineering
    • Dr. John W. Klotz, Biologist
    • Dr. Vladimir F. Kondalenko, Cytology/Cell Pathology
    • Dr. Leonid Korochkin, M.D., Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology
    • Dr. John K.G. Kramer, Biochemistry
    • Prof. Jin-Hyouk Kwon, Physics
    • Prof. Myung-Sang Kwon, Immunology
    • Dr. John Leslie, Biochemist
    • Dr. Jason Lisle, Astrophysicist
    • Dr. Alan Love, Chemist
    • Dr. Ian Macreadie, molecular biologist and microbiologist:
    • Dr. John Marcus, Molecular Biologist
    • Dr. Ronald C. Marks, Associate Professor of Chemistry
    • Dr. George Marshall, Eye Disease Researcher
    • Dr. Ralph Matthews, Radiation Chemist
    • Dr. John McEwan, Chemist
    • Prof. Andy McIntosh, Combustion theory, aerodynamics
    • Dr. David Menton, Anatomist
    • Dr. Angela Meyer, Creationist Plant Physiologist
    • Dr. John Meyer, Physiologist
    • Dr. Albert Mills, Animal Embryologist/Reproductive Physiologist
    • Colin W. Mitchell, Geography
    • Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Physician
    • Dr. John N. Moore, Science Educator
    • Dr. John W. Moreland, Mechanical engineer and Dentist
    • Dr. Henry M. Morris (1918–2006), founder of the Institute for Creation Research.
    • Dr. Arlton C. Murray, Paleontologist
    • Dr. John D. Morris, Geologist
    • Dr. Len Morris, Physiologist
    • Dr. Graeme Mortimer, Geologist
    • Dr. Terry Mortenson, History of Geology
    • Stanley A. Mumma, Architectural Engineering
    • Prof. Hee-Choon No, Nuclear Engineering
    • Dr. Eric Norman, Biomedical researcher
    • Dr. David Oderberg, Philosopher
    • Prof. John Oller, Linguistics
    • Prof. Chris D. Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biology
    • Dr. John Osgood, Medical Practitioner
    • Dr. Charles Pallaghy, Botanist
    • Dr. Gary E. Parker, Biologist, Cognate in Geology (Paleontology)
    • Dr. David Pennington, Plastic Surgeon
    • Prof. Richard Porter
    • Dr. Georgia Purdom, Molecular Genetics
    • Dr. John Rankin, Cosmologist
    • Dr. A.S. Reece, M.D.
    • Prof. J. Rendle-Short, Pediatrics
    • Dr. Jung-Goo Roe, Biology
    • Dr. David Rosevear, Chemist
    • Dr. Ariel A. Roth, Biology
    • Dr. Joachim Scheven Palaeontologist:
    • Dr. Ian Scott, Educator
    • Dr. Saami Shaibani, Forensic physicist
    • Dr. Young-Gi Shim, Chemistry
    • Prof. Hyun-Kil Shin, Food Science
    • Dr. Mikhail Shulgin, Physics
    • Dr. Roger Simpson, Engineer
    • Dr. Harold Slusher, Geophysicist
    • Dr. E. Norbert Smith, Zoologist
    • Arthur E. Wilder-Smith (1915–1995) Three science doctorates; a creation science pioneer
    • Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geologist
    • Prof. Man-Suk Song, Computer Science
    • Dr. Timothy G. Standish, Biology
    • Prof. James Stark, Assistant Professor of Science Education
    • Prof. Brian Stone< Engineer
    • Dr. Esther Su, Biochemistry
    • Dr. Charles Taylor, Linguistics
    • Dr. Stephen Taylor, Electrical Engineering
    • Dr. Ker C. Thomson, Geophysics
    • Dr. Michael Todhunter, Forest Genetics
    • Dr. Lyudmila Tonkonog, Chemistry/Biochemistry
    • Dr. Royal Truman, Organic Chemist:
    • Dr. Larry Vardiman>, Atmospheric Science
    • Prof. Walter Veith, Zoologist
    • Dr. Joachim Vetter, Biologist
    • Sir Cecil P. G. Wakeley (1892–1979) Surgeon
    • Dr. Jeremy Walter, Mechanical Engineer
    • Dr. Keith Wanser, Physicist
    • Dr. Noel Weeks, Ancient Historian (also has B.Sc. in Zoology)
    • Dr. A.J. Monty White, Chemistry/Gas Kinetics
    • Dr. John Whitmore, Geologist/Paleontologist
    • Dr. Clifford Wilson, Psycholinguist and archaeologist
    • Dr. Kurt Wise, Palaeontologist
    • Prof. Verna Wright, Rheumatologist (deceased 1997)
    • Prof. Seoung-Hoon Yang, Physics
    • Dr. Thomas (Tong Y.) Yi, Ph.D., Creationist Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
    • Dr. Ick-Dong Yoo, Genetics
    • Dr. Sung-Hee Yoon, Biology
    • Dr. Patrick Young, Chemist and Materials Scientist
    • Prof. Keun Bae Yu, Geography
    • Dr. Henry Zuill, Biology