Some Interesting Statements by Scientists: A compilation of statements made by scientists (only one of whom is a biblical creationist) concerning evolution.

By: Staff Writer; ©1999
A compilation of statements made by scientists (only one of whom is a biblical creationist) concerning evolution.

1. Christian B. Anfinsen, (Ph.D. biochemistry, Harvard University, Nobel prize for physics)–

I think only an idiot can be an atheist.[1]

2. David Berlinsky (Ph.D. mathematics, Princeton University)–

The theory of evolution is the great white elephant of contemporary thought. It is large, almost entirely useless, and the object of superstitious awe.[2]

3. Michael Denton (M.D., molecular biologist)–

Ultimately, the Darwinian theory of evolution is no more or less than the great cosmogenic myth of the 20th century.
The overriding supremacy of the myth has created a widespread illusion that the theory of evolution was all but proved 100 years ago and that all subsequent biological research– paleontological, zoological and in the new branches of genetics and molecular biology–has provided ever increasing evidence for Darwinian ideas. Nothing could be further from the truth.[3]

4. Isaac V. Manly, (M.D., Harvard Medical School)–

[Evolution] is a fairy tale myth.
Society has suffered as a result of this adult fantasy.
Evolutionists claim their theory is scientific. Where is the science? I can assure the reader the American Kennel Club would not certify an ancestor of your dog based on evidence such as paleontologists present.[4]

5. Saltationist SØren LØvtrup, Professor of Embryology, University of Umea, Sweden–

I believe that one day the Darwinian [gradualist] myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. When this happens, many people will pose the question: how did this ever happen?[5]

6. H.S. Lipson, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology–

…to my mind, the theory does not stand up at all….I think, however, that we must go further than this and admit that the only acceptable explanation is creation. I know that this is anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not rejected a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it. (Physics Bulletin, May 1980, p.138)

7. Lemoine, former President of the Geological Society of France, Director of the Natural History Museum in Paris, editor of the Encyclopedia Francaise–

…the theory of evolution is impossible.[6]

8. Ken Hsu, Geological Institute at Zurich, former President of the International Association of Sedimentologists–

We have had enough of the Darwinian fallacy. It’s about time we cry “the emperor has no clothes.” (“Darwin’s Three Mistakes” Geology, Vol. 14 (1986) p. 534.)

9. Louis Neel, Nobel Prize for physics –

…the progress of science, no matter how marvelous it appears to be, does not bring science closer to religion but it leads to dead ends and shows our final ineptitude at producing a rational explanation of the universe. [7]

10. Arno Penzias, Nobel Prize for physics–

Creation is supported by all the data so far.[8]

11. Thomas C. Emmel, Ph.D. in Population Biology, Stanford University, Professor of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville–

To me, the concept of God is a logical outcome of the study of the immense universe that lies around us…. the evidence is all too pervasive for me to think otherwise.[9]

12. P.C.C. Garnham, M.D., D.Sc., recipient of the Darling Medal and Prize, Emeritus Professor of Medical Protozoology, University of London–

…by faith and by appreciation of scientific necessity, God must exist.[10]

13. Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith, holder of three earned doctorates in science–

…the theory totally lacks experimental or theoretical scientific basis!
…this type of [evolutionary establishment] credulousness far surpasses all the religious credulousness and superstition on this entire planet Earth.[11]

14. Dr. Louis Bounoure, Director of the Zoological Museum and Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research in France–

Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown-ups.[12]

Notes

  1. Henry Margenau, and Ray Varghese, eds., Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect On Science, God And The Origin Of The Universe, Life And Homo Sapiens (LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1994), p.139
  2. “Mere Creation: Reclaiming the Book of Nature–Conference on Design and Origins”, Biola University, Nov., 14-17, 1996.
  3. Michael Denton, Evolution: a Theory in Crisis (Rockville MN: Woodbine House, 1986), p. 77, 358.
  4. Isaac V. Manly, God Made: A Medical Doctor Looks at the Reality of Creation (Joplin, MO: College Press, 1994) pp. 15, 117, 228.
  5. Soren Lovtrup, Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth (NY: Chapman Hall, 1987), p. 422.
  6. W. R. Bird, The Origin of Species Revisited: the Theories of Evolution and Abrupt Appearance, two vol­umes (NY: Philosophical Library, 1991); vol.1:151
  7. Henry Margenau, and Ray Varghese, eds., Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect On Science, God And The Origin Of The Universe, Life And Homo Sapiens (LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1994), p. 73.
  8. Henry Margenau, and Ray Varghese, eds., Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect On Science, God And The Origin Of The Universe, Life And Homo Sapiens (LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1994), p. 83.
  9. Henry Margenau, and Ray Varghese, eds., Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect On Science, God And The Origin Of The Universe, Life And Homo Sapiens (LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1994), p.171
  10. Henry Margenau, and Ray Varghese, eds., Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect On Science, God And The Origin Of The Universe, Life And Homo Sapiens (LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1994), p. 173
  11. A. E. Wilder-Smith, The Natural Sciences Know Nothing of Evolution (San Diego: Master Books, 1981), pp. 5, 51.
  12. John Ankerberg and John Weldon, Darwin’s Leap of Faith ( Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998), p. 11.

 

Bibliography For References Cited

(These are also recommended reading)

John Ankerberg and John Weldon, Darwin’s Leap of Faith ( Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998).

_____Ready with an Answer (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1996).

_____ “What Evolution Did to God, Faith, and the Bible,” unpublished. See our Feb. 1999 issue for a con­densed version.

Michael Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: the Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (NY: The Free Press, 1996).

W. R. Bird, The Origin of Species Revisited: the Theories of Evolution and Abrupt Appearance, two vol­umes (NY: Philosophical Library, 1991)

J. Buell and V. Hearn, Darwinism: Science or Philosophy? Proceedings of a Symposium on “Darwinism: Scientific Inference or Philosophical Preference?” held on March 1992 and Published 1994 (Richardson, TX: Foundation for Thought and Ethics, 1994).

I. L. Cohen, Darwin Was Wrong: A Study in Probabilities (Greenvale, NY: New Research Publications, 1984).

James F. Coppedge, Evolution: Possible or Impossible? (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973).

Michael Denton, Evolution: a Theory in Crisis (Rockville MN: Woodbine House, 1986).

Phillip P. Johnson, Darwin on Trial (InterVarsity 1991); Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds (InterVarsity 1997).

_____Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education (InterVarsity, 1995).

Lane P. Lester, and Raymond G. Bohlin, The Natural Limits to Biological Change (Waco, TX: Word, 1984).

Marvin L. Lubenow, Bones of Contention: a Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992).

Richard Milton, Shattering the Myths of Darwinism (Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, 1997).

J. P. Moreland, ed., The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence For An Intelligent Designer (InterVarsity, 1994)

Henry M. Morris, and John D. Morris, Modern Creation Trilogy: Vol.1 Scripture and Creation; Vol. 2 Sci­ence and Creation; Vol. 3 Society and Creation (Santee, CA: Institute for Creation Research, 1986).

Lee M. Spetner, Not by a Chance! Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution (Brooklyn, NY: Judaica Press, 1997).

Charles B. Thaxton, Walter L. Bradley and Roger L. Olsen, The Mystery of Life’s Origins: Re-Assessing Current Theories (NY: Philosophical Library, 1984).

a. R. C. Sproul, Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994).

A. E. Wilder-Smith, The Natural Sciences Know Nothing of Evolution (San Diego: Master Books, 1981).

Emmett L. Williams, ed., Thermodynamics and the Development of Order (Creation Research Society Books, Monograph Series No. 1, 1981).

Duane Gish, Creation Scientists Answer their Critics (El Cajon, CA: Institute for Creation Research, 1993)

Henry Margenau, and Ray Varghese, eds., Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect On Science, God And The Origin Of The Universe, Life And Homo Sapiens (LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1994)

For more specific or technical information, see note 24 and/or contact the Creation Research Society, P.O. Box 8263, St. Joseph, MO 64588 (816/279-2626) or the Institute for Creation Research, 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 (619/448-0900).

The Web has a large number of creationist sites. We recommend you familiarize yourself with the contents and links of the Access Research Network (http://www.arn.org) and then proceed to the Creation Research Society and Institute for Creation Research sites.

Robert T. Clark, and James D. Bales, Why Scientists Accept Evolution (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1976)

Jerry Bergman, The Criterion (Richfield, Mn: Onesimus, 1984)

“Mere Creation: Reclaiming the Book of Nature–Conference on Design and Origins”, Biola University, Nov., 14-17, 1996

Soren Lovtrup, Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth (NY: Chapman Hall, 1987)

Isaac V. Manly, God Made: A Medical Doctor Looks at the Reality of Creation (Joplin, MO: College Press, 1994)

The National Center for Science Education, Voices for Evolution (Berkeley: NCSE,1995 rev.)

William A. Dembski, The Design Inference, Cambridge Studies Probability, Induction and Decision Theory (Cambridge University Press 1998)

______ editor, Mere Creation: Science, Faith & Intelligent Design (InterVarsity Press, 1998)

“What Every Theologian Should Know About Creation, Evolution And Design,” The Princeton Theological Review, March 1996

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