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25 September 2004 

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 Weekly News        

Q: Is it possible that a practicing scientist can also be a creationist?

Quotable quote:

‘Anyone who questions man’s reasoning, particularly on the origin of the physical world, faces an arrogance almost beyond comprehension. Many scientists realize the weak underpinnings of scientific models but the spokesmen of naturalism and their media advocates will not abide anything that questions either the supremacy of man, his reasoning power or his conclusions. I have seen media interviewers, who gladly try to tear Christian and conservative guests to pieces, grovel before a scientist who is [one of the] illuminati of evolutionary thought. No one would dare to try to question a living example of the superiority of man’s reasoning power. They are in the presence of a high priest of the one and only knowledge—let all the earth keep silent before him!’

– Dr. Emmett Williams, Creation Research Society Quarterly 29(2):84, September 1992.

A: Evolutionists often claim that if you believe in creation, you can’t be a true scientist. However, there are a number of real scientists who are creationists. One such scientist is Dr. Gary Parker, who speaks at some of our seminars. He has a very distinguished science background.

We need to also understand that many of the most famous scientists who ever lived were creationists. For instance, think about names like Michael Faraday, James Clark Maxwell, Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler … and the list goes on. These were some of the most famous scientists who ever lived, and they believed Genesis.

Ken Ham once had the opportunity to speak to a number of scientists at the Goddard Space Center near Baltimore. He was pleased to see a number of scientists, real scientists—who were involved in building the space shuttle and repairing the Hubble Telescope—who told him they believed that Genesis is accurate. They did not accept evolution. There are probably thousands of scientists like this throughout the world—practicing scientists who believe in creation. See our creation scientist section to see just a few of them, as well as a list of prestigious creationist scientists of the past.

What should scientists believe about where we came from? God created all things.

Recommended resources:

The Genesis Files
The Genesis Files
From Evolution to Creation
From Evolution to Creation
In Six Days
In Six Days
Creation Scientists Answer Their Critics
Creation Scientists Answer Their Critics

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This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org …

18 September: Creation 26(1): Focus—news of interest about creation and evolution
20 September: ‘Creation evangelism’ in the public school classroom
21 September: Evolution youth camp: ‘No God allowed!’
22 September: Role of educational factors in college students’ creation worldview
23 September: Why Won’t They Listen? Chapter 3: Communication—it’s a problem
24 September: AiG should just accept what ‘scientists’ say?

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 Education News        

Educators

Education question:

Where have evolutionary ideas come from?

The theory of biological evolution is not a modern idea as is often supposed. Organic evolution was first taught by the Greeks at least as early as the 7th century BC. Greek philosophers probably borrowed and adapted their evolutionary ideas from the Hindus, who believed that souls transformed from one animal to another until they reached a perfection state called nirvana. Charles Darwin allegedly made no contributions to the development of the theory of evolution by natural selection, but simply helped to popularize it. Evolutionists today argue that evolution is a modern idea (i.e. a product of scientific research), in part as an effort to lend credibility to their worldview. Find out more at Evolutionary naturalism: an ancient idea.

For more in-depth information:

Textbook of the month:

Our featured textbook of this month is The Genesis Files.

You’ll read about a spelunker (cave explorer) who transported Christian films to clandestine places and miraculously avoided capture by the authorities, the first plastic surgeon in the world to successfully reattach a human ear, a family of geniuses, an aerospace engineer who works for the world’s largest tactical missile producer and more. All are young-earth creationists who have followed God’s leading—many at great personal expense. Inspiring and extremely interesting!

Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts!

 PrayerNet        

Praise and Prayer | Upcoming AiG Events

Praise and Prayer

Please pray over the following items during the next few days …

  • Remember Mike Zovath, Kevin Markesberry and the rest of the museum construction team in the many details yet to be addressed.

  • Pray for Patrick Marsh and the exhibit development team as they turn ideas into reality. Ask the Lord to give them freshness and discernment as they develop the gospel message in a visual manner.

  • The general budget is still in need of a healthy increase of donor support. The summer months are usually quite slow. Pray that the Lord would open the hearts of His people as well as provide them the means by which to give as He sees fit.

 Upcoming AiG Events       

25–26 September
De Motte, Indiana
Skip Tilton
 
26 September
Mondovi, Wisconsin
Dr. Terry Mortenson
 
26 September
Lytle, Texas
Buddy Davis
 
26 September
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Dr. Terry Mortenson
 
1–2 October
Spring Hill, Florida
Carl Kerby and others
 
3 October
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Dr. Terry Mortenson
 
3 October
Weldon, North Carolina
Dr. Terry Mortenson

3–4 October
Clermont, Florida
Carl Kerby

9 October
Grayson, Kentucky
Dr. Terry Mortenson
 
9 October
Roanoke, Virginia
Dr. Jason Lisle
 
9–10 October
Kiel, Wisconsin
Carl Kerby
 
10 October
Ashland, Kentucky
Dr. Terry Mortenson
 
10–11 October
Lebanon, Ohio
Buddy Davis and Dr. Emil Silvestru
 
10–12 October
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Ken Ham
 
11–12 October
Providence, Rhode Island
Dr. Emil Silvestru

AiG deeply appreciates your partnership with us in prayer!