Major update: 8th November 2021
Table of Contents for: Scientists who believe in God…
- Table of Contents for: Scientists who believe in God…
- Many great, historic scientists who believe in God and who were Christians
- There are hundreds of scientists now, who do not believe in Darwin’s theory of Evolution.
- The Creation Research Society’s Statement of Belief
- Scientists who believe in God and the Genesis creation account now
There are many scientists who believe in God and the creation record in Genesis to be factually true and who are Christian.
On the TV, radio, magazines and papers we are regularly reminded – sometimes in very subtle ways – that science disproves Christianity and that scientists are atheists.
But this is not true.
Before we look at the modern day scientists, let’s look at past scientists who believed in Jesus and the Bible:
Many great, historic scientists who believe in God and who were Christians
Here are just a few, of the many, scientists who believe in God and the Genesis creation account:
Robert Boyle (1627 – 1691)
He turned chemistry away from secretive alchemy and mysticism to defining set experiments and publishing those results.
He experimented with vacuums and pressures and came up with what is now known as Boyle’s Law.
He was elected President of the Royal Society, but refused to accept because his devout religious beliefs prevented him swearing the presidential oath. [iv]
Frances Bacon (1561-1626)
He was primarily associated with the ‘scientific method’ in science. He believed that God gave us two ‘books’ to study; one being the Bible and the other being nature.
Johann Kepler (1571-1630)
He was one of the founders of physical astronomy – the laws of planetary motion and celestial mechanics, etc.
Kepler believed the world was created about 7,000 years ago and that scientists must be wary of glorify their own minds instead of giving God the glory.
Blase Pascal (1623-1662)
The father of the science of hydrostatics, etc. Pascal believed that the only reasonable choice in life was to live for God.
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
He formulated the Law of Gravity, the three laws of universal motion, etc. He wrote against atheism and promoted the Christian faith.
He believed in a recent creation of the universe, and the Bibles dates, and the biblical flood.
Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872)
He invented the telegraph and first camera in America.
Morse wrote these words shortly before he died:
The nearer I approach to the end of my pilgrimage, the clearer is the evidence of the divine origin of the Bible, the grandeur and sublimity of God’s remedy for fallen man are more appreciated, and the future is illumined with hope and joy.”Morris page 55 [v]
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
He was instrumental in developing the germ theory of disease, etc and he stood up for a belief in biblical Creation.
William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)
Evolutionists often push the certainty and proven things that make evolution unquestionable in their eyes, but reality shows a lot of false assumptions.
He developed the scale of absolute temperatures and worked in thermodynamics, etc. Kelvin believed that science affirmed the reality of Creation, denying Darwinism.
Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)
Developed the German V-2 rocket and then became director of NASA. On the subject of space flight, he once wrote, “An outlook through this peephole at the vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator” [v].
For a huge list of historic scientists who believed in a Creator God see Creation Ministries International [iii]
There are hundreds of scientists now, who do not believe in Darwin’s theory of Evolution.
There is an organisation, the Creation Research Society [i], whose members have to be scientists (who have earned a postgraduate degree in a recognised area of science) and who believe among other things, that the Bible is:
historically and scientifically true in the original autographs…. the account of origins in Genesis is a factual presentation of simple historical truths.”Creation Research Society
When I checked in February (2012) there were 700 scientist (Voting) members, each of whom would stand up for these things, as being acceptable to them as scientists.
Yes, there are scientists who believe in God and the Genesis creation account.
The Creation Research Society website says (as at 5/9/2020):
the category of voting member was established with the additional qualification that the person hold an earned post-graduate degree in a recognized area of science.”Creation Research Society
The Creation Research Society’s Statement of Belief
All voting Scientist members must agree to the following statement of belief:
- The Bible is the written Word of God, and because it is inspired throughout, all its assertions are historically and scientifically true in the original autographs.
To the student of nature this means that the account of origins in Genesis is a factual presentation of simple historical truths.
- All basic types of living things, including man, were made by direct creative acts of God during the Creation Week described in Genesis.
Whatever biological changes have occurred since Creation Week have accomplished only changes within the original created kinds.
- The great flood described in Genesis, commonly referred to as the Noachian Flood, was an historic event worldwide in its extent and effect.
- We are an organisation of Christian men and women of science who accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
The account of the special creation of Adam and Eve as one man and one woman and their subsequent fall into sin is the basis for our belief in the necessity of a Saviour for all mankind.
Therefore, salvation can come only through accepting Jesus Christ as our Saviour.
Scientists who believe in God and the Genesis creation account now
This list is from from the Creation Ministries International website so for more details on this please go there – link is at the bottom of this page [iii].
Dr Paul Ackerman, Psychologist
Dr E. Theo Agard, Medical Physics
Dr James Allan, Geneticist
Dr Steve Austin, Geologist
Dr S.E. Aw, Biochemist
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 Markus Blietz, Astrophysicist
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
Prof. Chung-Il Cho, Biology Education
Dr John M. Cimbala, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Tim Clarey, Geology, Paleontology
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
Dr Angel Duty, Biomedical engineering
Dr Chad Duty, Mechanical engineering
Robert H. Eckel, Medical research
Dr André Eggen, Geneticist
Dr Dudley Eirich, Genetic engineering, polymer chemistry
Dr Deborah (Debbie) Eisenhut, Medical missionary with SIM
Dr Edward Elmer, Orthopedic surgery specialist (Harvard Medical School graduate)
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 Kenneth W. Funk, Organic Chemistry; biologically active peptide synthesis.
Dr Alan Galbraith, Watershed Science
Dr Paul Giem, Medical Research
Dr Maciej Giertych, Geneticist
Dr Tim Gilmour, Electrical Engineer
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
Dr Felix Konotey-Ahulu, Physician, leading expert on sickle-cell anemia
Prof. Leonid Korochkin, Molecular Biology
Dr Valery Karpounin, Mathematical Sciences, Logics, Formal Logics
Dr Dean Kenyon, Biology
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 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 G. Leslie, Biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, biblical archaeology
Prof. Lane P. Lester, Biology, Genetics
Dr Jason Lisle, Astrophysicist
Dr Alan Love, Chemistry
Dr Heinz Lycklama, Nuclear Physics
Dr Ian Macreadie, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:
Dr John Marcus, Molecular Biology
Dr George Marshall, Ophthalmology
Dr Jim Mason, Nuclear Physics
Dr Ralph Matthews, Radiation Chemistry
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, Reproductive Physiologist, Embryologist
Colin W. Mitchell, Geography
Dr John N. Moore, Science Educator
Dr John W. Moreland, Mechanical engineer and Dentist
Dr Henry M. Morris, Hydrologist
Dr John D. Morris, Geologist
Dr Len Morris, Physiologist
Dr Graeme Mortimer, Geologist
Stanley A. Mumma, Architectural Engineering
Prof. Hee-Choon No, Nuclear Engineering
Dr Eric Norman, Biomedical researcher
Prof. John Oller, Linguistics
Prof. Chris D. Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr John Osgood, Medical Practitioner
Dr David Pace, Organic Chemistry
Dr Charles Pallaghy, Botanist
Dr Gary E. Parker, Biologist, Cognate in Geology (Paleontology)
Dr David Pennington, Plastic Surgeon
Prof. Richard Porter
Dr Georgia Purdom, Molecular Genetics
Dr John Rankin, Cosmologist
Dr A.S. Reece, M.D.
Prof. J. Rendle-Short, Pediatrics
Dr Jung-Goo Roe, Biology
Dr David Rosevear, Chemist
Dr Ariel A. Roth, Biology
Dr John Sanford, Geneticist
Dr Jonathan D. Sarfati, Physical chemist / spectroscopist
Dr Joachim Scheven Palaeontologist:
Dr Ian Scott, Educator
Dr Saami Shaibani, Forensic physicist
Dr Young-Gi Shim, Chemistry
Prof. Hyun-Kil Shin, Food Science
Dr Mikhail Shulgin, Physics
Dr Emil Silvestru, Geologist/karstologist
Dr Roger Simpson, Engineer
Dr Harold Slusher, Geophysicist
Dr E. Norbert Smith, Zoologist
Dr Andrew Snelling, Geologist
Prof. Man-Suk Song, Computer Science
Dr Timothy G. Standish, Biology
Prof. James Stark, Assistant Professor of Science Education
Prof. Brian Stone, Engineer
Dr Esther Su, Biochemistry
Dr Charles Taylor, Linguistics
Dr Stephen Taylor, Electrical Engineering
Dr Brian Thomas, Paleobiochemistry
Dr Ker C. Thomson, Geophysics
Dr Michael Todhunter, Forest Genetics
Dr Jeffrey Tomkins, Genetics
Dr Lyudmila Tonkonog, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Dr Royal Truman, Organic Chemist:
Dr Larry Vardiman, Atmospheric Science
Prof. Walter Veith, Zoologist
Dr Tas Walker, Mechanical Engineer and Geologist
Dr Jeremy Walter, Mechanical Engineer
Dr Keith Wanser, Physicist
Dr A.J. Monty White, Chemistry/Gas Kinetics
Dr John Whitmore, Geologist/Paleontologist
Dr Carl Wieland, Medical doctor
Dr Lara Wieland, Medical doctor
Dr Clifford Wilson, Psycholinguist and archaeologist (1923–2012)
Dr Kurt Wise, Palaeontologist
Dr Bryant Wood, Creationist Archaeologist
Prof. Seoung-Hoon Yang, Physics
Dr Thomas (Tong Y.) Yi, Ph.D., Creationist Aerospace & Mechanical Engineer
Dr Ick-Dong Yoo, Genetics
Dr Sung-Hee Yoon, Biology
Dr Matthew Young, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics
Dr Patrick Young, Chemist and Materials Scientist
Prof. Keun Bae Yu, Geography
Dr Henry Zuill, Biology
[i] The Creation Research Society
[ii] Student with scientific instrument takes notes. Retrieved from ARTSTOR.
[iii] ‘Creation Scientists’ Creation Ministries International
[iv] ‘Great Scientists Christians’ Famous Scientists
[v] Men of Science, Men of God: Great Scientists Who Believed the Bible by Henry Morris page 55 [vi] Henry Morris page 55
[vii] ‘8 Famous Scientists who are Christian’ by What Christians Want To Know
I started on my Faith Journey in 1976 whilst on my sandwich year from college.
Since then I’ve not been restrained to any one denomination – believing that local Church is always important. Through career moves and life changes this has enabled me to play a part in the Assembly of God Church, Elim, various New Church Groupings, Brethren, Anglican and Baptist Churches.
I am married to Jackie and we live in Cambridgeshire in the UK.