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Christianity; The Reason For Science,quotes

13 Mar

This article is just to serve as a reminder
that science is being hijacked by
naturalists and evolutionists. Nowadays
you have to disbelief in God to be a “real”
scientist. Science is no longer defined
today as a branch of study which seeks to
observe, discover, and understand the
nature and principles that govern our
universe, our world, and ourselves, but a
branch of study which consistently
reaffirms that there is no God. Nowadays,
atheists are forcing us to choose between
science and the Sovereign Creator of
science. But not to worry, we know how
desperate they want to be heard. We can
always remind them that religion has
contributed immensely to the scientific
growth of our world. This article focuses
on some christian scientists alone. Other
discoveries and inventions by scholars and
scientists from other religious groups are
not mentioned here.
One of the self-serving arguments of
modern evolutionists is their rather
arrogant claim that creationist scientists
are not real scientists. No matter that a
large number of creationists have earned
authentic Ph.D. degrees in science, hold
responsible scientific positions and have
published numerous scientific articles and
books—if they are creationists, they are
not true scientists! In a Letter-to-the-
Editor, Steven Schafersman, of Rice
University’s Department of Geology, says,
for example: “I dispute Henry Morris’s
claim that thousands of scientists are
creationists. No scientist today questions
the past and present occurrence of
evolution in the organic world. Those
‘thousands of creationists’ with legitimate
post-graduate degrees and other
appropriate credentials are not scientists,
precisely because they have abandoned
the scientific method and the scientific
attitude, criteria far more crucial to the
definition of scientist than the location or
duration of one’s training or the identity
of one’s employer” (Geotimes, August
1981, P. 11).
Thus modern creationists are conveniently
excluded as scientists merely by
definition! Science does not mean
“knowledge” or “truth,” or “facts,” as we
used to think, but “naturalism” or
“materialism,” according to this new
definition. The very possibility of a
Creator is prohibited by majority vote of
the scientific fraternity, and one who still
wishes to believe in God must forfeit his
membership.
Well, no matter. At least we creationist
scientists can take comfort in the fact
that many of the greatest scientists of the
past were creationists and for that
matter, were also Bible-believing
Christians, men who believed in the
inspiration and authority of the Bible, as
well as in the deity and saving work of
Jesus Christ. They believed that God had
supernaturally created all things, each
with its own complex structure for its
own unique purpose. They believed that,
as scientists, they were “thinking God’s
thoughts after Him,” learning to
understand and control the laws and
processes of nature for God’s glory and
man’s good. They believed and practiced
science in exactly the same way that
modern creationist scientists do.
And somehow this attitude did not hinder
them in their commitment to the
“scientific method.” In fact one of them,
Sir Francis Bacon, is credited with
formulating and establishing the
scientific method! They seem also to
have been able to maintain a proper
“scientific attitude,” for it was these men
(Newton, Pasteur, Linnaeus, Faraday,
Pascal, Lord Kelvin, Maxwell, Kepler, etc.)
whose researches and analyses led to the
very laws and concepts of science which
brought about our modern scientific age.
The mechanistic scientists of the present
are dwarfed in comparison to these
intellectual giants of the past. Even the
achievements of an Einstein (not to
mention Darwin!) are trivial in
comparison. The real breakthroughs, the
new fields, the most beneficial
discoveries of science were certainly not
delayed (in fact probably were hastened)
by the creationist motivations of these
great founders of modern science.
TABLE I
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES ESTABLISHED
BY CREATIONIST SCIENTISTS
DISCIPLINE – SCIENTIST
ANTISEPTIC SURGERY – JOSEPH LISTER
(1827-1912)
BACTERIOLOGY – LOUIS PASTEUR
(1822-1895)
CALCULUS -ISAAC NEWTON (1642-1727)
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – JOHANN KEPLER
(1571-1630)
CHEMISTRY – ROBERT BOYLE (1627-1691)
COMPARATIVE ANATOMY – GEORGES
CUVIER (1769-1832)
COMPUTER SCIENCE -CHARLES BABBAGE
(1792-1871)
DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS – LORD
RAYLEIGH (1842-1919)
DYNAMICS – ISAAC NEWTON (1642-1727)
ELECTRONICS – JOHN AMBROSE FLEMING
(1849-1945)
ELECTRODYNAMICS – JAMES CLERK
MAXWELL (1831-1879)
ELECTRO-MAGNETICS – MICHAEL
FARADAY (1791-1867)
ENERGETICS -LORD KELVIN (1824-1907)
ENTOMOLOGY OF LIVING INSECTS –
HENRI FABRE (1823-1915)
FIELD THEORY – MICHAEL FARADAY
(1791-1867)
FLUID MECHANICS -GEORGE STOKES
(1819-1903)
GALACTIC ASTRONOMY – WILLIAM
HERSCHEL (1738-1822)
GAS DYNAMICS – ROBERT BOYLE
(1627-1691)
GENETICS – GREGOR MENDEL (1822-1884)
GLACIAL GEOLOGY -LOUIS AGASSIZ
(1807-1873)
GYNECOLOGY – JAMES SIMPSON
(1811-1870)
HYDRAULICS – LEONARDO DA VINCI
(1452-1519)
HYDROGRAPHY – MATTHEW MAURY
(1806-1873)
HYDROSTATICS – BLAISE PASCAL
(1623-1662)
ICHTHYOLOGY – LOUIS AGASSIZ
(1807-1873)
ISOTOPIC CHEMISTRY- WILLIAM RAMSAY
(1852-1916)
MODEL ANALYSIS – LORD RAYLEIGH
(1842-1919)
NATURAL HISTORY – JOHN RAY
(1627-1705)
NON-EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY- BERNHARD
RIEMANN (1826- 1866)
OCEANOGRAPHY -MATTHEW MAURY
(1806-1873)
OPTICAL MINERALOGY – DAVID
BREWSTER (1781-1868)
PALEONTOLOGY – JOHN WOODWARD
(1665-1728)
PATHOLOGY – RUDOLPH VIRCHOW
(1821-1902)
PHYSICAL ASTRONOMY – JOHANN KEPLER
(1571-1630)
REVERSIBLE THERMODYNAMICS -JAMES
JOULE (1818-1889)
STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS -JAMES
CLERK MAXWELL (1831-1879)
STRATIGRAPHY – NICHOLAS STENO
(1631-1686)
SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY – CAROLUS
LINNAEUS (1707-1778)
THERMODYNAMICS – LORD KELVIN
(1824-1907)
THERMOKINETICS – HUMPHREY DAVY
(1778-1829)
VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY- GEORGES
CUVIER (1769-1832)
TABLE II
NOTABLE INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES
OR DEVELOPMENTS BY CREATIONIST
SCIENTISTS
CONTRIBUTION – SCIENTIST
ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SCALE – LORD
KELVIN (1824-1907)
ACTUARIAL TABLES – CHARLES BABBAGE
(1792-1871)
BAROMETER – BLAISE PASCAL
(1623-1662)
BIOGENESIS LAW -LOUIS PASTEUR
(1822-1895)
CALCULATING MACHINE – CHARLES
BABBAGE (1792-1871)
CHLOROFORM – JAMES SIMPSON
(1811-1870)
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM – CAROLUS
LINNAEUS (1707-1778)
DOUBLE STARS – WILLIAM HERSCHEL
(1738-1822)
ELECTRIC GENERATOR – MICHAEL
FARADAY (1791-1867)
ELECTRIC MOTOR – JOSEPH HENRY
(1797-1878)
EPHEMERIS TABLES – JOHANN KEPLER
(1571-1630)
FERMENTATION CONTROL – LOUIS
PASTEUR (1822-1895)
GALVANOMETER -JOSEPH HENRY
(1797-1878)
GLOBAL STAR CATALOG – JOHN
HERSCHEL (1792-1871)
INERT GASES – WILLIAM RAMSAY
(1852-1916)
KALEIDOSCOPE – DAVID BREWSTER
(1781-1868)
LAW OF GRAVITY – ISAAC NEWTON
(1642-1727)
MINE SAFETY LAMP – HUMPHREY DAVY
(1778-1829)
PASTEURIZATION – LOUIS PASTEUR
(1822-1895)
REFLECTING TELESCOPE – ISAAC NEWTON
(1642-1727)
SCIENTIFIC METHOD – FRANCIS BACON
(1561-1626)
SELF-INDUCTION – JOSEPH HENRY
(1797-1878)
TELEGRAPH – SAMUEL F.B. MORSE
(1791-1872)
THERMIONIC VALVE – AMBROSE FLEMING
(1849-1945)
TRANS-ATLANTIC CABLE – LORD KELVIN
(1824-1907)
VACCINATION & IMMUNIZATION – LOUIS
PASTEUR (1822-1895)
Nor should anyone suppose that their
commitment to theism and creationism
was only because they were not yet
acquainted with modern philosophies.
Many were strong opponents of
Darwinism (Agassiz, Pasteur, Lord Kelvin,
Maxwell, Dawson, Virchow, Fabre,
Fleming, etc.). Even those who lived
before Darwin were strong opponents of
earlier evolutionary systems, not to
mention pantheism, atheism, and other
such anti-supernaturalist philosophies,
which were every bit as prevalent then as
now.
To illustrate the caliber and significance of
these great scientists of the past, Tables I
and II have been prepared. These
tabulations are not complete lists, of
course, but at least are representative
and they do point up the absurdity of
modern assertions that no true scientist
can be a creationist and Bible-believing
Christian.
Table I lists the creationist “fathers” of
many significant branches of modern
science. Table II lists the creationist
scientists responsible for various vital
inventions, discoveries, and other
contributions to mankind. These
identifications are to some degree
oversimplified, of course, for even in the
early days of science every new
development involved a number of other
scientists, before and after. Nevertheless,
in each instance, a strong case can be
made for attributing the chief
responsibility to the creationist scientist
indicated. At the very least, his
contribution was critically important and
thus supports our contention that belief
in creation and the Bible helps, rather
than hinders, scientific discovery.
In each case, the scientists listed were
strict creationists, unreservedly believing
in the Bible and the God of the Bible.
Some were “progressive creationists,” but
none were theistic evolutionists, so far as
can be determined. They came from a
variety of denominational backgrounds
and doctrinal persuasions, but all were at
least professing Christians, committed to
the basic doctrines of Christianity.
Additional biographical data concerning
both their Christian convictions and their
scientific contributions have been
compiled recently by the writer for a
chapter in a future book and it has been a
great personal blessing to share in their
lives and studies in this way. The mere
listing of their names in these summary
Tables may seem impersonal, but even
this bare compilation is impressive.
The scientific achievements of modern
creationist scientists do not yet measure
up to those of these earlier creationists
(neither do the attainments of modern
evolutionists for that matter), but we at
least have the same beliefs, the same
motivations and the same spiritual
resources. There is a much greater weight
of establishment prejudice to overcome
today, but the God of Robert Boyle and
the God of Clerk Maxwell is still the same
“Creator, who is blessed for
ever” (Romans 1:25), “Lord, it is nothing
with thee to help, whether with many, or
with them that have no power: help us, 0
Lord our God: for we rest on thee, and in
thy name we go against this multitude. 0
Lord, thou art our God; let not man
prevail against thee.” (II Chronicles
14:11).
Ref: Dr. Henry M. Morris Ph.D. Founder
and President Emeritus of ICR.
“We must not build on the sands of an
uncertain and everchanging science…but
upon the rock of inspired Scriptures.” – Sir
Ambrose Flemming

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