are there any scientists that are christian and believe in creationism?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Some modern scientists who have accepted the biblical account of creation

    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. 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 Mort

    Source(s): Early Francis Bacon (1561–1626) Scientific method. However, see also Culture Wars: Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) (WOH) Physics, Astronomy (see also The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography? Johann Kepler (1571–1630) (WOH) Scientific astronomy Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680) Inventor John Wilkins (1614–1672) Walter Charleton (1619–1707) President of the Royal College of Physicians Blaise Pascal (biography page) and article from Creation magazine (1623–1662) Hydrostatics; Barometer Sir William Petty (1623 –1687) Statistics; Scientific economics Robert Boyle (1627–1691) (WOH) Chemistry; Gas dynamics John Ray (1627–1705) Natural history Isaac Barrow (1630–1677) Professor of Mathematics Nicolas Steno (1631–1686) Stratigraphy Thomas Burnet (1635–1715) Geology Increase Mather (1639–1723) Astronomy Nehemiah Grew (1641–1712) Medical Doctor, Botany 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 (
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In response to the above, here are 12 THOUSAND Christian CLERGY (priests, ministers, etc.) that accept natural evolution as a foundational truth.

    Yes, there are people with scientific backgrounds who support creationism.

    Now let me ask you - if you were a mediocre scientist with no major discoveries or stuck in a dead-end job, wouldn't it simply be good business to support creationism? Organizations like the Discovery Institute, conservative colleges, the creationist Governor of Texas, Christian colleges - these all pay very good money for accredited scientists who will speak out in favor of creationism. It is much more lucrative and carries much more fame to travel the country speaking to school boards and churches about the evils of evolution than it does being a 3rd string PhD at some small museum or university.

    So the miniscule percentage of scientists in the natural sciences who publicly support creationism can easily be explained by:

    - overwhelming religious conviction; or

    - greed.

    But none of them can be explained by science. The science supporting evolution is overwhelming.

    Source(s): EDIT: Excellent video on "Creationist scientists" Write if you'd like more info on the science of evolution.
  • 1 decade ago

    I know of none.

    All of these guys use their brains and logic:

    Jared Diamond

    Richard Dawkins

    Clark Kucheman

    Mircea Eliada

    Christopher Hitchins

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Paul Tillich

    All respected theologians/scientists/philosophers, and none a creationist. There are tons the Divinity School Faculties of Harvard, Yale, and the University of Chicago.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Actually a better question is: Are there any Atheist scientists that believe in Creationism?

    If Creationism had any truth in it, then you would have people agreeing with it despite that they don't believe in God or are affiliated with a religion.

    (The answer to the above question is : Zero, nada, ziltch.)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not many. The top scientists are overwhelmingly non-religions. Note: I even have a real source-

    And in spite of the claims above that even shows the trends are away from religion....not towards it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, there are - very, very few. And the closer the field is to the hard sciences (biology / physics / etc) the fewer there are.

    And none of them have any scientific reasons to support creationism, only religious ones.

    Consider: Kent Hovind, who is pretty much the spokesperson for creationism, makes science mistakes that should embarrass a highschool kid - and he's in prison for fraud.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A few nearly all from small town universities in America teaching fringe courses

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Very few -- and that number decreases the higher up the "food chain" of scientific accomplishment. For example: among Nobel Laureates among the "hard" sciences, or members of the National Academy of Sciences or the Royal Society (the British equivalent) less than 5% believe in a personal god.

  • 1 decade ago

    ken ham and kent hovind and some of their groups but creationism doesn't belong to science law, they are called creationists

    99.9 of the scientific academia currently support sciences evolution

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only if they are either abusing the term library science or are a fourth grade science teacher.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, but nearly all of them all died over a century ago

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