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Original scientists November 10, 2012

Posted by daniel ayad in Science.
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In school today, most students get the impression that all the famous scientists believe in evolution. It would be surprising to most students that most branches of modern science were founded by believers in creation. In fact the list of creation scientists who founded science is very impressive and here is a small sample.

Physics – include Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Kelvin, Joule

Chemistry – Boyle, Dalton, Ramsay

Biology – Ray, Linnaeus, Mendel, Pasteur, Virchow, Agassiz

Geology – Steno, Woodward, Brewster

Astronomy – Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Herschel

Mathematics – Pascal, Leibniz, Euler[1]

 

Many of these scientists will be familiar to high school students, as they are required to be learnt during their high school years. What the majority of students are not taught is that these scientists actually were strong believers of creation, and that being a creationist actually helped in being a scientist.

Being a creationist does not mean that you are not a real scientist and rejecting evolution will not take us to some dark age of education.

Many historians have commented that modern science only started to flourish in largely Christian Europe. The basis of modern science depends on the assumption that the universe was made by a rational creator. Historian Eiseley said it this way:

The philosophy of experimental science…began its discoveries and made use of its methods in the faith, not the knowledge, that it was dealing with a rational universe controlled by a creator who did not act upon, nor interfere with the forces He had set in operation….It is surely one of the curious paradoxes of history that science, which professionally has little to do with faith, owes its origins to an act of faith that the universe can be rationally interpreted, and that science today is sustained by that assumption[2].

 

Isn’t it ironic that most of the science taught today comes from scientists who not only believed in creation, but used creationism as a foundation to being a scientist? Yet today we ignore the beliefs of these scientists and continue to teach that evolution is the only form of ‘science’.

The scientists mentioned above were great scientists. They knew what they talking about, and without them we would not have modern science as we know it. Some of these scientists were deeply involved in their faith. Take Isaac Newton for example, he wrote more about God that he did about Science!

Yes it is probably true that most scientists believe in evolution. But since when does majority opinion mean that it is true? In the past most people believed that the Earth was flat and at the centre of the universe, yet the minority won the day. Perhaps the minority will win this evolution issue also.

I think C.S Lewis said it best that if evolution was true that even our ability to reason would be called into question.

If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our thought processes are mere accidents – the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the materialists’ and astronomers’ as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts – i.e., of Materalism and Astronomy – are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give a correct account of all the other accidents[3]’.

 

Being an evolutionist means that you are not a logical scientist.

Notice the irony….


[1] A. Lamont, 21 Great Scientists who believed the Bible, pp 120-131; H.M. Morris, Men of Science – Men of God

[2] L. Eiseley: Darwin’s century; evolution and the men who discovered it (Anchor, NY: Doubleday, 1961).

[3] C.S Lewis, God in the Dock, pp. 52-53, 1970

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