Why are there so many Scientists who believe in biblical creation?

Here's a small list-I have more:

Dr Paul Ackerman, Psychologist

Dr E. Theo Agard, Medical Physics

Dr James Allan, Geneticist

Dr Steve Austin, Geologist

Dr S.E. Aw, Biochemist

Dr Thomas Barnes, Physicist

Dr Geoff Barnard, Immunologist

Dr Don Batten, Plant physiologist, tropical fruit expert

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 Raymond G. Bohlin, Biologist

Dr Andrew Bosanquet, Biology, Microbiology

Edward A. Boudreaux, Theoretical Chemistry

Dr David R. Boylan, Chemical Engineer

Prof. Linn E. Carothers, Associate Professor of Statistics

Dr Robert W. Carter, Zoology (Marine Biology and Genetics)

Dr David Catchpoole, Plant Physiologist (read his testimony)

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

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 D.B. Gower, Biochemistry

Dr Dianne Grocott, Psychiatrist

Dr Stephen Grocott, Industrial Chemist

Dr Donald Hamann, Food Scientist

Dr Barry Harker, Philosopher

Dr Charles W. Harrison, Applied Physicist, Electromagnetics

Dr John Hartnett, Physicist and Cosmologist

Dr Mark Harwood, Satellite Communications

Dr Joe Havel, Botanist, Silviculturist, Ecophysiologist

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 Russell Humphreys, Physicist

Dr James A. Huggins, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology

Evan Jamieson, Hydrometallurgy

George T. Javor, Biochemistry

Dr Pierre Jerlström, Creationist Molecular Biologist

Dr Arthur Jones, Biology

Dr Jonathan W. Jones, Plastic Surgeon

Dr Raymond Jones, Agricultural Scientist

24 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    Haven't you ever thought that maybe those scientists who believe in the creation are perhaps born again Christians who know the truth, that the earth was created by the Almighty God, and that the so-called "Big Bang theory" is nothing but a universal lie? Hey...it takes a Big God to make a Big Bang. ^^

    Source(s): I'm a born again Christian. R u?
  • 10 years ago

    So the list of all the creationist scientists in the world is short enough to put in a Y!A question?

    That's if we take your word for it that:

    a) all these people actually exist

    b) all these people are actually "Doctors"

    c) all these people are actually creationists

    Where is this list from? Do all these people know they're on the list?

    I should mention that at least one of them checks out.


    Linn Carothers teaches at California Bapist University, and the Baptist Church features prominently in his CV. So I'd have no problem believing he's a creationist.

    Edit: Just grabbed another at random. Eugene Chaffin teaches at Bob Jones University.

    OK, I'm beginning to see the pattern here. Did you just list the "science" faculty of a couple of Bible colleges?

    Edit: Here's the source, friends.


    From the author: "There has never been one advancement in any field of science that the evolution theory has helped. The evolution theory is useless. I don't know of any creationists who fights against science. I certainly love science and taught it for 15 years. Most creationists that I know love science and only fight against evolution. You may be confusing the evolution theory with science. Some think the two go together. This is a common mistake due to the intense evolution propaganda campaign of the last 50 years."

  • NCSE's "Project Steve" is a tongue-in-cheek parody of a long-standing creationist tradition of amassing lists of "scientists who doubt evolution" or "scientists who dissent from Darwinism."

    Creationists draw up these lists to try to convince the public that evolution is somehow being rejected by scientists, that it is a "theory in crisis." Not everyone realizes that this claim is unfounded. NCSE has been asked numerous times to compile a list of thousands of scientists affirming the validity of the theory of evolution. Although we easily could have done so, we have resisted. We did not wish to mislead the public into thinking that scientific issues are decided by who has the longer list of scientists!

    Project Steve pokes fun at this practice and, because "Steves" are only about 1% of scientists, it also makes the point that tens of thousands of scientists support evolution. And it honors the late Stephen Jay Gould, evolutionary biologist, NCSE supporter, and friend.

    We'd like to think that after Project Steve, we'll have seen the last of bogus "scientists doubting evolution" lists, but it's probably too much to ask. We hope that when such lists are proposed, reporters and other citizens will ask, "How many Steves are on your list!?"

    The statement:

    Evolution is a vital, well-supported, unifying principle of the biological sciences, and the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the idea that all living things share a common ancestry. Although there are legitimate debates about the patterns and processes of evolution, there is no serious scientific doubt that evolution occurred or that natural selection is a major mechanism in its occurrence. It is scientifically inappropriate and pedagogically irresponsible for creationist pseudoscience, including but not limited to "intelligent design," to be introduced into the science curricula of our nation's public schools.

    I just have to respond to this one: Darwin repented and gave his life to God on his death bed.<<< That is simply a lie. Darwin never repented and all you have to do is google it. That would be the intellectually honest thing to do and that's why I know you won't do it.

    There has never and is not any form of a DNA gaining process in the human body - making it impossible for us to 'evolve' <<<< (furrows brow) I have no idea what you mean by "DNA gaining process" Can anyone explain?

    A while ago NASA found every piece of DNA needed to create a human body in sand. <<<< Again more lying...I just googled that statement that begins with "A while ago NASA found...." and nothing came up....NASA is our space agency -they don't do DNA.

    many have realised that The Grand Canyon was not created by a small amount of water over a large space of time, in fact, it was a large amount of water over a short space of time - eg. Noah's Flood. <<<< "Many have realized" Really, who has realized that? Just a vague word like many is saying nothing.

    They found the lost biblical city of babylon. <<<< So, finding an ancient city means everything in the Bible is true. How did you make such a large leap?

    Jesus did walk the face of the earth. <<< Now this is interesting....People like you are always banging on about how science can't be accepted because no one was there to see it actually happen. So isn't that exactly what you are doing?

    They have apparently found tombs that relate to king David and King Solomon. >>> Apparently? Well, did they or didn't they?

    The Bible is true..<<< That's simply your opinion

    science actually proves the existence of the Bible and God.<<<Also simply not true. Science is not interested in proving the existence of God/Bible.

  • 10 years ago

    what's your point?

    1 Isaac Newton the Newtonian Revolution Anglican (rejected Trinitarianism, i.e., Athanasianism;

    believed in the Arianism of the Primitive Church)

    2 Albert Einstein Twentieth-Century Science Jewish

    3 Neils Bohr the Atom Jewish Lutheran

    4 Charles Darwin Evolution Anglican (nominal); Unitarian

    5 Louis Pasteur the Germ Theory of Disease Catholic

    6 Sigmund Freud Psychology of the Unconscious Jewish; Atheist; Freudian psychoanalysis (Freudianism)

    7 Galileo Galilei the New Science Catholic

    8 Antoine Laurent Lavoisier the Revolution in Chemistry Catholic

    9 Johannes Kepler Motion of the Planets Lutheran

    10 Nicolaus Copernicus the Heliocentric Universe Catholic (priest)

    11 Michael Faraday the Classical Field Theory Sandemanian

    12 James Clerk Maxwell the Electromagnetic Field Presbyterian; Anglican; Baptist

    13 Claude Bernard the Founding of Modern Physiology

    14 Franz Boas Modern Anthropology Jewish

    15 Werner Heisenberg Quantum Theory Lutheran

    16 Linus Pauling Twentieth-Century Chemistry Lutheran

    17 Rudolf Virchow the Cell Doctrine

    18 Erwin Schrodinger Wave Mechanics Catholic

    19 Ernest Rutherford the Structure of the Atom

    20 Paul Dirac Quantum Electrodynamics

    21 Andreas Vesalius the New Anatomy Catholic

    22 Tycho Brahe the New Astronomy Lutheran

    23 Comte de Buffon l'Histoire Naturelle

    24 Ludwig Boltzmann Thermodynamics

    25 Max Planck the Quanta Protestant

    26 Marie Curie Radioactivity Catholic (lapsed)

    27 William Herschel the Discovery of the Heavens Jewish

    28 Charles Lyell Modern Geology

    29 Pierre Simon de Laplace Newtonian Mechanics atheist

    30 Edwin Hubble the Modern Telescope

    31 Joseph J. Thomson the Discovery of the Electron

    32 Max Born Quantum Mechanics Jewish Lutheran

    33 Francis Crick Molecular Biology atheist

    34 Enrico Fermi Atomic Physics Catholic

    35 Leonard Euler Eighteenth-Century Mathematics Calvinist

    36 Justus Liebig Nineteenth-Century Chemistry

    37 Arthur Eddington Modern Astronomy Quaker

    38 William Harvey Circulation of the Blood Anglican (nominal)

    39 Marcello Malpighi Microscopic Anatomy Catholic

    40 Christiaan Huygens the Wave Theory of Light Calvinist

    41 Carl Gauss (Karl Friedrich Gauss) Mathematical Genius Lutheran

    42 Albrecht von Haller Eighteenth-Century Medicine

    43 August Kekule Chemical Structure

    44 Robert Koch Bacteriology

    45 Murray Gell-Mann the Eightfold Way Jewish

    46 Emil Fischer Organic Chemistry

    47 Dmitri Mendeleev the Periodic Table of Elements

    48 Sheldon Glashow the Discovery of Charm Jewish

    49 James Watson the Structure of DNA atheist

    50 John Bardeen Superconductivity


    Source(s): Yahoo A R&S won't do more than about 50 we could go on.
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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Was this the list from the Discovery Institute?

    If it was, you're an idiot. Most of them are from fields that are unrelated to biology, so there is no reason that they should have a better opinion that the average joe, and of those who are biologists, most were tricked onto the list, and have asked to be removed, yet still haven't.

    Watch this video, it explains it better.

    Also, even if all of those scientists did reject it, it is still a tiny % of all scientists.

  • 10 years ago

    Is that the Discovery Institute's list? I remember when someone checked the names on it. Some of the people involved were horrified to find their names on a list of creationists and demanded that their names be removed, to no avail of course. Creationists don't care if they lie. Some of the names appeared to be invented and no such person could be found who was connected to the institutions named. Some of the people listed as "biologists" were actually park rangers or dental hygienists.

    Those who accept evolution don't need to lie to get a list longer than one page of scientists who agree with them.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Because they don't have to please you, that's why. Scientists, do other things like furthering humanities progress.They have been doing pretty good without you.

    Could you create medical polymerizes and invent a system to clean sewerage to reuse?

    Could you create over 100 products out of peanuts or sweet potatoes?

    How about discovering the subconscious, I don't think matters.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    A survey of all members of the National Academy of Sciences in the US showed that less than 2% of them believed in "Creationism."

    Not that it really matters either way, because a straight appeal to popularity is a logical fallacy, and worthless. What's real isn't determined by how popular it is, only by evidence -- and there is none for "creationism."

    However, it does refute your claim about "so many" believing that nonsense.


    p.s. not everyone with "Dr." in front of their name is a "scientist."

  • 10 years ago

    This year I wrote an essay for school called 'Creation Vs Evolution'. i learned that many of these people know the truth.

    Darwin repented and gave his life to God on his death bed.

    There has never and is not any form of a DNA gaining process in the human body - making it impossible for us to 'evolve'

    A while ago NASA found every piece of DNA needed to create a human body in sand.

    many have realised that The Grand Canyon was not created by a small amount of water over a large space of time, in fact, it was a large amount of water over a short space of time - eg. Noah's Flood.

    They found the lost biblical city of babylon.

    Jesus did walk the face of the earth.

    They have apparently found tombs that relate to king David and King Solomon.

    The Bible is true..

    science actually proves the existence of the Bible and God.

    That's all I can think of but y'know.. haha..

    Source(s): my head, internet, the bible, my essay.
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    "Dr Jonathan W. Jones, Plastic Surgeon"

    Who gives a crap?

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