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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Just in case you didn't know? Scientists past and present who were/are creationists

Remember the previous post about careless and apparently useless secular peer review methods in light of various mistakes and frauds?

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I had to take a vacation day from work and spent a good part of the day sleeping.   I needed to rest up after family gatherings and parties and other factors.  So it would be a great time to simply publish a list of creationist scientists (not one of whom has simply declared himself an astrobiologist to my knowledge *wink*) from the AIG website.  Many of the men listed below are linked to websites with biographical information.  However, Blogger is not allowing those links to be accessed from this blog, so if you are interested in any scientist or link you can go to the applicable source and find everything in working order/

So for those of you who do not know, there are right now large numbers of scientists who have and are willing to face the loss of income and status and position to declare themselves to be creationists and most of the great scientists of the past are included here:

Some modern scientists who have accepted the biblical account of creation

Is there evidence of discrimination against creation scientists?

Which scientists of the past believed in a Creator?

As far as we know, the scientists of the past listed here believed in a literal Genesis unless indicated with an asterisk. The ones who did not are nevertheless included in the list below because of their general belief in the creator God of the Bible and opposition to evolution. But because the idea that the earth is ‘millions of years’ old has been disastrous in the long run, no present day ‘long-agers’ are included intentionally, because we submit that they should know better.
Note: These scientists are sorted by birth year.

Early

The Age of Newton

  • Isaac Newton (1642–1727) (WOH) Dynamics; Calculus; Gravitation law; Reflecting telescope; Spectrum of light (wrote more about the Bible than science, and emphatically affirmed a Creator. Some have accused him of Arianism, but it’s likely he held to a heterodox form of the Trinity—See Pfizenmaier, T.C., Was Isaac Newton an Arian? Journal of the History of Ideas 68(1):57–80, 1997)
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646–1716) Mathematician
  • John Flamsteed (1646–1719) Greenwich Observatory Founder; Astronomy
  • William Derham (1657–1735) Ecology
  • Cotton Mather (1662–1727) Physician
  • John Harris (1666–1719) Mathematician
  • John Woodward (1665–1728) Paleontology
  • William Whiston (1667–1752) Physics, Geology
  • John Hutchinson (1674–1737) Paleontology
  • Johathan Edwards (1703–1758) Physics, Meteorology
  • Carolus Linneaus (1707–1778) Taxonomy; Biological classification system
  • Jean Deluc (1727–1817) Geology
  • Richard Kirwan (1733–1812) Mineralogy
  • William Herschel (1738–1822) Galactic astronomy; Uranus (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • James Parkinson (1755–1824) Physician (old-earth compromiser*)
  • John Dalton (1766–1844) Atomic theory; Gas law
  • John Kidd, M.D. (1775–1851) Chemical synthetics (old-earth compromiser*)

Just Before Darwin

  • The 19th Century Scriptural Geologists, by Dr. Terry Mortenson
  • Timothy Dwight (1752–1817) Educator
  • William Kirby (1759–1850) Entomologist
  • Jedidiah Morse (1761–1826) Geographer
  • Benjamin Barton (1766–1815) Botanist; Zoologist
  • John Dalton (1766–1844) Father of the Modern Atomic Theory; Chemistry
  • Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) Comparative anatomy, paleontology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Samuel Miller (1770–1840) Clergy
  • Charles Bell (1774–1842) Anatomist
  • John Kidd (1775–1851) Chemistry
  • Humphrey Davy (1778–1829) Thermokinetics; Safety lamp
  • Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864) Mineralogist (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) Physician; Physiologist
  • Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) Professor (old-earth compromiser*)
  • David Brewster (1781–1868) Optical mineralogy, Kaleidoscope (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • William Buckland (1784–1856) Geologist (old-earth compromiser*)
  • William Prout (1785–1850) Food chemistry (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Michael Faraday (1791–1867) (WOH) Electro magnetics; Field theory, Generator
  • Samuel F.B. Morse (1791–1872) Telegraph
  • John Herschel (1792–1871) Astronomy (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • William Whewell (1794–1866) Anemometer (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Electric motor; Galvanometer

Just After Darwin

  • Richard Owen (1804–1892) Zoology; Paleontology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Matthew Maury (1806–1873) Oceanography, Hydrography (probably believed in an old-earth*)
  • Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) Glaciology, Ichthyology (old-earth compromiser, polygenist*)
  • Henry Rogers (1808–1866) Geology
  • James Glaisher (1809–1903) Meteorology
  • Philip H. Gosse (1810–1888) Ornithologist; Zoology
  • Sir Henry Rawlinson (1810–1895) Archeologist
  • James Simpson (1811–1870) Gynecology, Anesthesiology
  • James Dana (1813–1895) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert (1817–1901) Agricultural Chemist
  • James Joule (1818–1889) Thermodynamics
  • Thomas Anderson (1819–1874) Chemist
  • Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819–1900) Astronomy
  • George Stokes (1819–1903) Fluid Mechanics
  • John William Dawson (1820–1899) Geology (probably believed in an old-earth*)
  • Rudolph Virchow (1821–1902) Pathology
  • Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) (WOH) Genetics
  • Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) (WOH) Bacteriology, Biochemistry; Sterilization; Immunization
  • Henri Fabre (1823–1915) Entomology of living insects
  • William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824–1907) Energetics; Absolute temperatures; Atlantic cable (believed in an older earth than the Bible indicates, but far younger than the evolutionists wanted*)
  • William Huggins (1824–1910) Astral spectrometry
  • Bernhard Riemann (1826–1866) Non-Euclidean geometries
  • Joseph Lister (1827–1912) Antiseptic surgery
  • Balfour Stewart (1828–1887) Ionospheric electricity
  • James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) (WOH) Electrodynamics; Statistical thermodynamics
  • P.G. Tait (1831–1901) Vector analysis
  • John Bell Pettigrew (1834–1908) Anatomist; Physiologist
  • John Strutt, Lord Rayleigh (1842–1919) Similitude; Model Analysis; Inert Gases
  • Sir William Abney (1843–1920) Astronomy
  • Alexander MacAlister (1844–1919) Anatomy
  • A.H. Sayce (1845–1933) Archeologist
  • John Ambrose Fleming (1849–1945) Electronics; Electron tube; Thermionic valve

Early Modern Period

  • Dr. Clifford Burdick, Geologist
  • George Washington Carver (1864–1943) Inventor
  • L. Merson Davies (1890–1960) Geology; Paleontology
  • Douglas Dewar (1875–1957) Ornithologist
  • Howard A. Kelly (1858–1943) Gynecology
  • Paul Lemoine (1878–1940) Geology
  • Dr. Frank Marsh, Biology
  • Dr. John Mann, Agriculturist, biological control pioneer
  • Edward H. Maunder (1851–1928) Astronomy
  • William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) Archeologist
  • William Ramsay (1852–1916) Isotopic chemistry, Element transmutation
  • Charles Stine (1882–1954) Organic Chemist
  • Dr. Arthur Rendle-Short (1885–1955) Surgeon
  • Dr. Larry Butler, Biochemist

Is there a list of those who are against the biblical view of creation?

Other biographies and interviews of interest

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I have mentioned in my past blogs other modern-day scientists who are not on this list.   Part of the reason is that modern scientists must proactively contact AIG to add themselves and plenty of them are not even aware AIG is compiling such a list.   Scientists tend to focus on their work and not everyone peruses AIG regularly.   

The Creation Safaris staff publishes the online Creation-Evolution Headlines which I cannot recommend highly enough!   You will find up-to-the-minute news you can use, plus biographies of scientists, quotes, and other features.  You will find that the I do think that David Coppedges webpage with biographies of early great creation scientists adds a few (Roger Bacon and Grossteste, for instance) so you would also want to check out his very informative site as well:



by David F. Coppedge
c. 2000 David F. Coppedge, Master Plan Productions
I will list the Table of Contents page and then it is up to you!   You have to go there to access the JPG and PDF features.
Table of Contents
“O Lord, how manifold are Thy works! In wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.” – Psalm 104:24
“The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.” – Psalm 111:2

    THE RESURRECTION OF CREATION SCIENCE
  • A. E. Wilder-SmithTriple-PhD chemist pioneers intelligent design reasoning
  • Raymond V. DamadianCreationist revolutionizes diagnostic medicine
  • Henry M. MorrisFather of the modern scientific creationism movement
  • Duane Gish: The man the Darwinist debaters feared most
  • Stephen A. Austin: Bringing Genesis back to the real world
  • Richard D. LumsdenScientism can’t save the scientist’s soul
  • A proliferation of Creation science organizations and individuals
  • Intelligent Design: the wedge of truth
  • No need for compromise
  • Science, the child prodigy of the church gone prodigal; will it come home to the Father?
EPILOGUE: Science in the Third Millennium
APPENDIX: Outline