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Below is a list of scientists alive today who accept the biblical account of creation ("biblical" lower-case in original) from Creation Ministries International.

Creationists are fond of argumentum ad populum and argument from authority. Not understanding how actual science works, they often produce lists of people who believe what they do as support for their position.

Presumably this list is meant to be inclusive. If so then it's pretty miserable. The number of scientists who do not believe in magic is vastly, unimaginably greater. This can be seen from Project Steve produced by the National Center for Science Education.

This particular list notes that "Individuals on this list must possess a doctorate in a science-related field." But, as we will see, "related" appears to include:

  • mathematicians and statisticians — fields consisting almost entirely of a priori reasoning rather than scientific observation
  • assorted medical professionals, including two veterinarians and a plastic surgeon[1]
  • engineers
  • and even a couple of philosophers.

Even the actual scientists frequently work in fields completely unrelated to the subject at hand. But, but, SCIENCE!

Some of the listed scientists are academics, all at evangelical Christian universities, such as the usual suspects Bob Jones University and Liberty University as well as more obscure ones like Cedarville University (in Ohio) and California Baptist University. The types of colleges David Horowitz would swoon over.

[edit] The list

This is the list as accessed at 2010-06-08.[2] People removed from previous versions have been struck out.

  1. Dr. Paul Ackerman, Psychologist
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand. Is the Chair in Psychology at Wichita State University. Frequent lecturer for AIG, but lectures only on the history of the movement, the history of "Darwinian" research and philosophical questions about why humans search for unanswerable answers. Rejects any scientific discussions at his lectures.[3]
  2. Dr. E. Theo Agard, Medical Physics.
    • According to Dr. Agard, his subscription to creationism can be "largely summarized"[4] by ignorance about whether the chicken or the egg came first.
  3. Dr. James Allan, Geneticist
    • Unpublished geneticist and cattle breeding consultant. Subscribed to creationism after asking himself vague questions about origins.[5]
  4. Dr John Ashton, Chemist, Food technology
    • Ph.D. in chemistry, strategic research manager for the Sanitarium Health Food Company. Knows his chemistry. Publishes lots of books advocating young Earth creationism.
  5. Dr. Steve Austin, bionic man professional wrestler Geologist
  6. Dr. S.E. Aw, Biochemist
  7. Dr. Thomas Barnes, Physicist
    • Working with an obsolete model of the earth's core, Dr. Barnes asserted that the earth's magnetic field is decaying exponentially, ignoring empirical evidence to the contrary.[6] Working under these erroneous assertions, he somehow managed to arrive at his predetermined conclusions. Also a firm denier of relativity.[7]
  8. Dr. Geoff Barnard, Immunologist
    • According to his group's Statement of Faith[8], Dr. Barnard bases his belief in creation on the Bible, not empirical evidence. He asserts that "[n]o apparent, perceived, or claimed evidence in any historical or scientific field of study can be valid if it contradicts the record of Holy Scripture". Science be damned!
  9. Dr. Don Batten, Plant physiologist, tropical fruit expert
  10. Dr. Donald Baumann, Solid State Physics, Professor of Biology and Chemistry, Cedarville University
  11. Dr. John Baumgardner, Electrical Engineering, Space Physicist, Geophysicist, expert in supercomputer modeling of plate tectonics
  12. Dr. Jerry Bergman, Psychologist
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  13. Dr. Kimberly Berrine, Microbiology & Immunology
  14. Prof. Vladimir Betina, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Biology
  15. Dr. Raymond G. Bohlin, Biologist
  16. Dr. Andrew Bosanquet, Biology, Microbiology
  17. Edward A. Boudreaux, Theoretical Chemistry
  18. Dr. David Boylan, Chemical Engineer
  19. Prof. Stuart Burgess, Engineering and Biomimetics, Professor of Design & Nature, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol (UK)
    • Tells children they will go to hell if they believe in evolution [9]
  20. Prof. Linn E. Carothers, Associate Professor of Statistics, California Baptist University
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  21. Dr. Robert W. Carter, PhD Marine Biology
  22. Dr. David Catchpoole, Plant Physiologist
    • The site requests that you "read his testimony"[10].
  23. Prof. Sung-Do Cha, Physics
  24. Dr. Eugene F. Chaffin, Professor of Physics, Bob Jones University
  25. Dr. Choong-Kuk Chang, Genetic Engineering
  26. Prof. Jeun-Sik Chang, Aeronautical Engineering
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  27. Dr Xidong Chen, Solid State Physics, Assistant Professor of Physics, Cedarville University
  28. Dr. Donald Chittick, Physical Chemist
    • "If the miraculous is rejected for early Genesis, then on what basis can it be accepted for the resurrection?"[11] In other words, just believe Creationism, because you wouldn't want your entire worldview crashing down on you. Also, he's the kind of guy that puts the word "Christian" in 'dick quotes' if the person in question believes in evolution.[12] (See: No true Scotsman)
  29. Prof. Jung-Il Cho (spelled Chung-Il Cho by CMI), professor of biology education, Chonnam National University
  30. Dr. John M. Cimbala, Mechanical Engineering
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  31. Dr. Harold Coffin, Palaeontologist
  32. Dr. Bob Compton, DVM
    • The page neglects to note that "DVM" stands for "Doctor of Veterinary Medicine."
  33. Dr. Ken Cumming, Biologist
  34. Dr. Jack W. Cuozzo, Dentist
    • Works in a field unrelated to the subject at hand, but still manages to disprove his own theories.
  35. Dr. William M. Curtis, III, Th.D., Th.M., M.S. Aeronautics & Nuclear Physics
    • Doctorate is in theology but highest level of scientific education is at master's level!
  36. Dr. Malcolm Cutchins, Aerospace Engineering
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  37. Dr. Lionel Dahmer, Analytical Chemist
    • Also the father of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer
  38. Dr. Raymond V. Damadian, M.D., Pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging
  39. Dr. Chris Darnbrough, Biochemist
  40. Dr. Nancy M. Darrall, Botany
  41. Dr. Bryan Dawson, Mathematics
    • Works in a field unrelated to the subject at hand.
  42. Dr. Douglas Dean, Biological Chemistry
  43. Prof. Stephen W. Deckard, Assistant Professor of Education, Liberty University
  44. Dr. David A. DeWitt, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience
  45. Dr. Don DeYoung, Astronomy, atmospheric physics, M.Div
  46. Dr. David Down, Field Archaeologist
    • Removed from the CMI list as of the 2010-06-08 version.
  47. Dr. Geoff Downes, Plant Physiologist
  48. Dr. Ted Driggers, Operations research (Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.)
  49. Robert H. Eckel, Medical Research
  50. Dr. André Eggen, Geneticist
  51. Dr. Leroy Eimers, Atmospheric Science, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Cedarville University
  52. Dudley Eirich, Ph.D. molecular biologist, industrial genetic research
    • Removed from the CMI list as of the 2010-06-08 version.
  53. Prof. Dennis L. Englin, Professor of biological sciences, The Master's College.[13] CMI elsewhere claims he is a professor of geophysics.[14]
  54. Prof. Danny Faulkner, Astronomy
  55. Dr. Dennis Flentge, Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics, Cedarville University
  56. Prof. Carl B. Fliermans, Biology
  57. Prof. Dwain L. Ford, Organic Chemistry
  58. Prof. Robert H. Franks, Associate Professor of Biology, Institute for Creation Research
  59. Dr. Alan Galbraith, Watershed Science
  60. Dr. Paul Giem, Medical Research
  61. Dr. Maciej Giertych, Geneticist
  62. Dr. Duane Gish, Biochemist
  63. Dr. Werner Gitt, Information Scientist (Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.)
  64. Dr. Steven Gollmer, Ph.D. in atmospheric science, Professor of Physics at Cedarville University[15]
  65. Dr. D.B. Gower, Biochemistry
  66. Dr. Robin Greer, Chemist, History
  67. Dr. Dianne Grocott, Psychiatrist
  68. Dr. Stephen Grocott, Industrial Chemist
  69. Dr. Donald Hamann, Food Scientist
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  70. Dr. Barry Harker, Philosopher
    • Science?!
  71. Dr. Charles W. Harrison, Applied Physicist, Electromagnetics
  72. Dr. John Hartnett, Physicist and Cosmologist
  73. Dr. Mark Harwood, Satellite Communications
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  74. Dr. Joe Havel, Botanist, Silviculturist, Ecophysiologist
  75. Dr. George Hawke, Environmental Scientist
  76. Dr Steven Hayes, Nuclear Scientist
  77. Dr. Margaret Helder, Science Editor, Botanist
  78. Dr. Larry Helmick, Organic Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry at Cedarville University
  79. Dr. Harold R. Henry, Engineer
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  80. Dr. Jonathan Henry, Astronomy
  81. Dr. Joseph Henson, Entomologist
  82. Dr. Robert A. Herrmann, Professor of Mathematics, US Naval Academy
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  83. Dr. Andrew Hodge, Head of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Service
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  84. Dr. Kelly Hollowell, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacologist
  85. Dr. Ed Holroyd, III, Atmospheric Science
  86. Dr. Bob Hosken, Biochemistry
    • Food technology again. Ph.D in biochemistry. Believes in intelligent design from personal incredulity and that evolutionary biology "did not excite me intellectually or emotionally."[16]
  87. Dr. George F. Howe, Botany
  88. Dr. Neil Huber, Physical Anthropologist
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  89. Dr. Russell Humphreys, Physicist
  90. Dr. James A. Huggins, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Union University (Jackson, Tennessee)
  91. Dr G. Charles Jackson, Science Education
  92. Evan Jamieson, Hydrometallurgy
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  93. George T. Javor, Biochemistry
  94. Dr. Pierre Jerlström, Creationist Molecular Biologist
  95. Dr. Arthur Jones, Biology
  96. Dr. Jonathan W. Jones, Plastic Surgeon
    • You cannot be serious.
  97. Dr. Raymond Jones, Agricultural Scientist
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  98. Dr. Valery Karpounin, Mathematical Sciences, Logics, Formal Logics
  99. Dr. Dean Kenyon, Biologist
  100. Prof. Gi-Tai Kim, Biology
  101. Prof. Harriet Kim, Biochemistry
  102. Prof. Jong-Bai Kim, Biochemistry
  103. Prof. Jung-Han Kim, Biochemistry
  104. Prof. Jung-Wook Kim, Environmental Science
  105. Prof. Kyoung-Rai Kim, Analytical Chemistry
  106. Prof. Kyoung-Tai Kim, Genetic Engineering
  107. Prof. Young-Gil Kim, Materials Science
  108. Prof. Young In Kim, Engineering
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  109. Dr. John W. Klotz, Biologist
  110. Dr. Vladimir F. Kondalenko, Cytology/Cell Pathology
  111. Dr. Felix Konotey-Ahulu, Physician, leading expert on sickle-cell anemia
  112. Dr. Leonid Korochkin, M.D., Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology
  113. Dr. John K.G. Kramer, Biochemistry
  114. Dr. Johan Kruger, Zoology
  115. Dr. Wolfgang Kuhn, biologist and lecturer
  116. Dr. Heather Kuruvilla, Plant Physiology, Senior Professor of Biology, Cedarville University
  117. Prof. Jin-Hyouk Kwon, Physics
  118. Prof. Myung-Sang Kwon, Immunology
  119. Dr. John Leslie, Biochemist
  120. Prof. Lane P. Lester, Biologist, Genetics
  121. Dr. Jean Lightner, Agriculture, Veterinary science
  122. Dr. Jason Lisle, Astrophysicist
    • A genuine astrophysicist and one of the most credibly qualified members of this list.
  123. Raúl E López, meteorologist
  124. Dr. Alan Love, Chemist
  125. Dr Heinz Lycklama, Nuclear physics and Information Technology
  126. Dr. Ian Macreadie, Molecular Biologist and Microbiologist
  127. Dr. John Marcus, Molecular Biologist
  128. Dr. George Marshall, Eye Disease Researcher
  129. Dr. Ralph Matthews, Radiation Chemistry
  130. Dr. Mark McClain, Inorganic Chemistry, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Cedarville University
  131. Dr. John McEwan, Organic Chemistry
  132. Prof. Andy McIntosh, Combustion theory, aerodynamics
  133. Dr. David Menton, Anatomist
  134. Dr. Angela Meyer (née Snowball), Creationist Plant Physiologist
  135. Dr. John Meyer, Physiologist
  136. Dr. Douglas Miller, Professor of Chemistry, Cedarville University
  137. Dr. Albert Mills, Reproductive Physiologist, Embryologist
  138. Robert T. Mitchell, specialist in Internal Medicine and active speaker on creation
  139. Colin W. Mitchell, Geography
  140. Dr. John N. Moore, Science Educator
  141. Dr. John W. Moreland, Mechanical Engineer and Dentist
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  142. Dr. Henry M. Morris, Hydrologist
  143. Dr. John D. Morris, Geologist
  144. Dr. Len Morris, Physiologist
  145. Dr. Graeme Mortimer, Geologist
  146. Stanley A. Mumma, Architectural Engineering
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  147. Prof. Hee-Choon No, Nuclear Engineering
  148. Dr. Eric Norman, Biomedical researcher
  149. Dr. David Oderberg, Philosopher
    • Two of them?
  150. Prof. John Oller, Linguistics
    • Works in a field unrelated to the topic at hand.
  151. Prof. Chris D. Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biology, California Baptist University
  152. Dr. John Osgood, Medical Practitioner
  153. Dr. Charles Pallaghy, Botanist
  154. Dr. Gary E. Parker, Biologist, Cognate in Geology (Paleontology)
  155. Dr. David Pennington, Plastic Surgeon (Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.)
  156. Dr. Mathew Piercy, anaesthetist
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  157. Dr. Terry Phipps, Professor of Biology, Cedarville University
  158. Dr. Jules H. Poirier, Aeronautics, Electronics
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  159. Prof. Richard Porter—World authority on the human spine
    • Not on 2010-06-08 list.
  160. Dr. Georgia Purdom, Molecular Genetics
  161. Dr. John Rankin, Cosmologist
  162. Dr. A.S. Reece, M.D.
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  163. Prof. J. Rendle-Short, Pediatrics
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  164. Dr. Jung-Goo Roe, Biology
  165. Dr. David Rosevear, Chemist
  166. Dr. Ariel A. Roth, Biology
  167. Dr. Ron Samec, Astronomy
  168. Dr. Jonathan D. Sarfati, Physical chemist / spectroscopist
  169. Dr Alicia (Lisa) Schaffner, Associate Professor of Biology, Cedarville University
  170. Dr. Joachim Scheven, Palaeontologist
  171. Dr. Ian Scott, Educator
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  172. Dr. Saami Shaibani, Forensic Physicist
  173. Dr. Young-Gi Shim, Chemistry
  174. Prof. Hyun-Kil Shin, Food Science
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  175. Dr. Mikhail Shulgin, Physics
  176. Dr. Emil Silvestru, Geologist/karstologist
  177. Dr. Roger Simpson, Engineer
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  178. Dr. Harold Slusher, Geophysicist
    • His "PhD" is from the famous diploma mill Columbia Pacific University.[17]
  179. Dr. E. Norbert Smith, Zoologist
  180. Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geologist
    • An actual working geologist who is nevertheless a young Earth creationist.
  181. Prof. Man-Suk Song, Computer Science (Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.)
  182. Dr. Timothy G. Standish, Biology
  183. Prof. James Stark, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Christian Heritage College
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  184. Prof. Brian Stone, Engineer
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  185. Dr. Esther Su, Biochemistry
  186. Dr. Dennis Sullivan, Biology, surgery, chemistry, Professor of Biology, Cedarville University
  187. Dr. Charles Taylor, Linguist
    • MA., Ph.D., PGCE, LRAM, FIL., Cert. Theol. - Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  188. Dr. Stephen Taylor, Electrical Engineering
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  189. Dr. Ker C. Thomson, Geophysics
  190. Dr. Michael Todhunter, Forest Genetics
  191. Dr. Lyudmila Tonkonog, Chemistry/Biochemistry
  192. Dr S.H. ‘Wally’ Tow (Tow Siang Hwa), retired chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Singapore
  193. Dr. Royal Truman, Organic Chemist
  194. Dr. Larry Vardiman, Atmospheric Science
  195. Prof. Walter Veith, Zoologist
  196. Dr. Joachim Vetter, Biologist
  197. Dr. Tas Walker, Mechanical Engineer and Geologist
  198. Dr. Jeremy Walter, Mechanical Engineer (Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.)
  199. Dr. Keith Wanser, Physicist
  200. Dr. Noel Weeks, Ancient Historian (also has B.Sc. in Zoology)
    • oooh. A Bachelor's degree.
  201. Dr. A.J. Monty White, Chemistry/Gas Kinetics
  202. Dr. John Whitmore, Geologist/Paleontologist
  203. Dr. Carl Wieland, MD
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
    • Not on 2010-06-08 version of list, though alive and well.
  204. Dr. Lara Wieland, MD
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
    • Not on 2010-06-08 version of list.
  205. Arthur E. Wilder-Smith—Three science doctorates; a creation science pioneer
    • Not on 2010-06-08 version of list.
    • deceased 1995
  206. Dr. Alexander Williams, Botanist
    • Not on 2010-06-08 version of list.
  207. Dr. Clifford Wilson, Psycholinguist and Archaeologist (died 4th April 2012) [18]
  208. Dr. Kurt Wise, Palaeontologist
    • Actual biologist. One of the founders of modern baraminology.
  209. Dr. Bryant Wood, Creationist Archaeologist
  210. Prof. Seoung-Hoon Yang, Physics
  211. Dr. Thomas (Tong Y.) Yi, Ph.D., Creationist Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
    • Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
  212. Dr. Ick-Dong Yoo, Genetics
  213. Dr. Sung-Hee Yoon, Biology
  214. Dr. Patrick Young, Chemist and Materials Scientist
  215. Prof. Keun Bae Yu, Geography
  216. Dr. Daiqing Yuan, Theoretical Physics
    • After obtaining his Ph.D in 1996, Dr. Yaun has since been a missionary, switched to studying theology, and is currently a pastor. His Ph.D cannot be disputed but he's hardly what one would describe as a working scientist.[19]
  217. Dr. Henry Zuill, Biology
    • Professor emeritus at Union College (Nebraska), a Seventh Day Adventist college whose science and mathematical division states, among other things, that this division "..concentrates on helping students to know God as the Creator while providing plenty of practical experience.[20] A decidedly unscientific goal.

[edit] Footnotes

  1. "My plastic surgeon says it, I believe it, that's an end to it."
  2. Scientists alive today# who accept the biblical account of creationimg (accessed 2010-06-08)
  3. http://silkworm.wordpress.com/2007/03/26/corr-returns-to-wichita-state/
  4. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/Area/isd/agard.asp
  5. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/Area/isd/allan.asp
  6. http://talkorigins.org/indexcc/CD/CD701.html
  7. WP:Thomas_G._Barnes
  8. http://www.biblicalcreationministries.org.uk/b/index.php/statement-of-faith
  9. http://www.bcseweb.org.uk/index.php/Main/StuartBurgess
  10. http://creation.com/from-lampooning-loonies-to-shouting-creation
  11. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/feedback/2006/0804.asp
  12. http://creation.com/a-big-purple-frog-behind-the-moon
  13. http://www2.masters.edu/DeptPageNew.asp?PageId=2820
  14. http://creation.com/dennis-l-englin
  15. http://people.cedarville.edu/employee/gollmers/
  16. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/Area/isd/hosken.asp "In this subject we also had several lectures on evolutionary biology, and while the concepts were interesting, they did not excite me intellectually or emotionally. To me, unlocking the secrets of metabolism was like opening the book of life. There had to be a designer for this system to work, and to me this was not chance, but the hand of God."
  17. Some Questionable Creationist Credentials The Talk Origins Archive.
  18. http://pseudoastro.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/argument-from-authority-strikes-again-at-creation-ministries-international/
  19. http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/aug/20/from-china-with-reverence-beijing-born-pastor-of/
  20. http://www.ucollege.edu/science-and-mathematics
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