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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Plenty of scientists don't believe in evolution

I pointed out at the beginning of this year that science, by definition, is a study of both natural and supernatural phenomena.

I then pointed out that scientists themselves often revealed by their comments a world view based on philosophy or religion that had an impact on their scientific viewpoint.

Another thing I did was list some scientists who have issues with the idea that evolution is in any way established fact, or scientists who are believers and in fact many who are strict creationists.

"Let's talk about credentials. Perhaps you don't like this list. Perhaps you didn't read this post. There are more lists here. More here.
If you don't like AIG, read this one. There is also this page and this list.

It is a fact that there are hundreds of scientists who question macroevolution and hundreds who believe in special creation. Some of them are among the most brilliant scientists alive. Many of the great scientists of the past were creationists. Again I say that creationism is a valid scientific point of view whether or not it is the view of the majority.

Furthermore, in a previous post I linked to a creation science page that includes testable and falsifiable hypotheses. I linked it previously. Go read that and then tell me that creationism doesn't present empirically falsifiable hypotheses!"

I often post articles by creation-believing scientists, in part to present their viewpoint to another audience and also to illustrate that they are plentiful, unlike the claims of people like Creeper and Xiangtao.

Henry F. Schaefer III is one of several scientists I have posted.

Professor Henry F. (Fritz) Schaefer is one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world. The U.S. News and World Report cover story of December 23, 1991 speculated that Professor Schaefer is a “five time nominee for the Nobel Prize.” He has received four of the most prestigious awards of the American Chemical Society, as well as the most highly esteemed award (the Centenary Medal) given to a non-British subject by London’s Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Moreover, his general interest lectures on science and religion have riveted large audiences in nearly all the major universities in the U.S.A. and in Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Calcutta, Cape Town, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Paris, Prague, Sarajevo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Zagreb, and Z├╝rich.

For 18 years Dr. Schaefer was a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley, where he remains Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. Since 1987 Dr. Schaefer has been Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Computational Chemistry at the University of Georgia.

There are lots of people like Schaefer, respected scientists who are believers in God and very often, creationists. I am going to make such posts a bit more often to continually expose their existence and recent thoughts so that the evolutionists cannot continue to pretend that creation scientists are either almost non-existent, or incompetent.


One recent commenter challenged my assertion that Darwin's motivation for coming up with his evolutionary treatises was based on an enmity towards Christianity. Allow me to present some evidence in today's other post.


xiangtao said...

The lists you posted do not in any way show what we were asking for. The first list, as was pointed oout before you even posted it (by creeper if I remember right) is a response to a very vague question that basically says that they don't think we know everything about evolution and that Darwin didn't have it all right. It would be hard to find a scientist who would disagree with that, no matter how much they believe in the theory of evolution overall. The rest of your lists seemed to be scientists who believe in god, which none of us have a problem with to my knowledge.

What I was specifically looking for is a list of credible scientists who believe that the biblical creation took place 6,000 years ago and that all aspects of the Bible are literally true.

creeper said...

"What I was specifically looking for is a list of credible scientists who believe that the biblical creation took place 6,000 years ago and that all aspects of the Bible are literally true."

I hadn't taken the time yet to click through all of his lists, but I figured he wouldn't provide that - mainly because it doesn't exist.

YEC always has to resort to dishonesty to feign scientific respectability, like the desparate attempt by Radar to pretend that YEC has testable and falsifiable predictions (that haven't been falsified) - needless to say, when you go to the link, it contains nothing of the kind.

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Anonymous said...

this is a retarded thing to say. creationism ISNT a respectible science you idiot.

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Anonymous said...

I have been myself using the well known list of PHD scientists list on AIG's site for over 10 years. All of those scientists do in fact believe in a young 6,000 year old model. I used several of them in my master's courses a few years ago.