Bible-Believing Scientists of the Past

Bible Believing Scientist

Bible-Believing Scientists of the Past

 

Many scientists today insist that no true scientist can believe in special creation or in the inspiration of the Bible. They are wrong, however, for there are thousands of living scientists who believe in special, recent creation, who believe in Christ and have accepted Him as personal Savior, and who believe in the inerrancy and full authority of the Bible. Over a thousand such men have belonged to one particular organization, the Creation Research Society, and there are numerous similar organizations around the world.

Furthermore, many -- probably most -- of the greatest scientists of all times, the founding fathers of science in fact, believed in a personal Creator God, the inspiration of the Bible, and special creation. They also professed faith in Christ and the gospel. Whether all were truly "born-again," as we would understand that term in a Bible-believing church today, we cannot know. Some were unorthodox in their specific doctrinal beliefs, but all were creationists.

A tabulation of some of these great scientists of the past, with the disciplines they founded or the particular discoveries or inventions they made, is given below. It is surely extremely wrong for anyone to allege (as many do) that one cannot be a true scientist and still believe in special creation.

Scientific Disciplines Established by Bible-Believing Scientists
 

Discipline
Scientist
1. Antiseptic Surgery Joseph Lister (1827 1912)
2. Bacteriology Louis Pasteur (1822 1895)
3. Calculus Isaac Newton (1642 1727)
4. Celestial Mechanics Johann Kepler (1571 1630)
5. Chemistry Robert Boyle (1726 1691)
6. Comparative Anatomy Georges Cuvier (1769 1832)
7. Computer Science Charles Babbage (1792 1871)
8. Dimensional Analysis Lord Rayleigh (1842 1919)
9. Dynamics Isaac Newton (1642 1727)
10. Electrodynamics James Clerk Maxwell (1831 1879)
11. Electromagnetics Michael Faraday (1791 1867)
12. Electronics Ambrose Fleming (1849 1945)
13. Energetics Lord Kelvin (1824 1907)
14. Entomology of Living Insects Henri Fabre (1823 1915)
15. Field Theory Michael Faraday (1791 1867)
16. Fluid Mechanics George Stokes (1819 1903)
17. Galactic Astronomy William Herschel (1738 1822)
18. Gas Dynamics Robert Boyle (1627 1691)
19. Genetics Gregor Mendel (1822 1884)
20. Glacial Geology Louis Agassiz (1807 1873)
21. Gynecology James Simpson (1811 1870)
22. Hydraulics Leonardo da Vinci (1452 1519)
23. Hydrography Matthew Maury (1806 1873)
24. Hydrostatics Blaise Pascal (1623 1662)
25. Ichthyology Louis Agassiz (1807 1873)
26. Isotopic Chemistry William Ramsay (1852 1916)
27. Model Analysis Lord Rayleigh (1842 1919)
28. Natural History John Ray (1627 1705)
29. Non-Euclidean Geometry Bernhard Riemann (1826 1866)
30. Oceanography Matthew Maury (1806 1873)
31. Optical Mineralogy David Brewster (1781 1868)
32. Paleontology John Woodward (1665 1728)
33. Pathology Rudolph Virchow (1821 1902)
34. Physical Astronomy Johann Kepler (1571 1630)
35. Reversible Thermodynamics James Joule (1818 1889)
36. Statistical Thermodynamics James Clerk Maxwell (1831 1879)
37. Stratigraphy Nicholas Steno (1631 1686)
38. Systematic Biology Carolus Linnaeus (1707 1778)
39. Thermodynamics Lord Kelvin (1824 1907)
40. Thermokinetics Humprey Davy (1778 1829)
41. Vertebrate Paleontology Georges Cuvier (1769 1832)

 

Notable Inventions, Discoveries or Developments by Bible-Believing Scientists
 

Contribution
Scientist
1. Absolute Temperature Scale Lord Kelvin (1824 1907)
2. Actuarial Tables Charles Babbage (1792 1871)
3. Barometer Blaise Pascal (1623 1662)
4. Biogenesis Law Louis Pasteur (1822 1895)
5. Calculating Machine Charles Babbage (1792 1871)
6. Chloroform James Simpson (1811 1870)
7. Classification System Carolus Linnaeus (1707 1778)
8. Double Stars William Herschel (1738 1822)
9. Electric Generator Michael Faraday (1791 1867)
10. Electric Motor Joseph Henry (1797 1878)
11. Ephemeris Tables Johann Kepler (1571 1630)
12. Fermentation Control Louis Pasteur (1822 1895)
13. Galvanometer Joseph Henry (1797 1878)
14. Global Star Catalog John Herschel (1792 1871)
15. Inert Gases William Ramsay (1852 1916)
16. Kaleidoscope David Brewster (1781 1868)
17. Law of Gravity Isaac Newton (1642 1727)
18. Mine Safety Lamp Humphrey Davy (1778 1829)
19. Pasteurization Louis Pasteur (1822 1895)
20. Reflecting Telescope Isaac Newton (1642 1727)
21. Scientific Method Francis Bacon (1561 1626)
22. Self-Induction Joseph Henry (1797 1878)
23. Telegraph Samuel F. B. Morse (1791 1872)
24. Thermionic Valve Ambrose Fleming (1849 1945)
25. Trans-Atlantic Cable Lord Kelvin (1824 1907)
26. Vaccination and Immunization Louis Pasteur (1822 1895)

This tabulation, showing that many of the founding fathers of modern science were men who believed in God, the Bible and creation, was first published as an ICR "Impact Article" in Acts and Facts, (Jan. 1982), then in Men of Science, Men of God, by Henry M. Morris (San Diego: Master Books,1982, 1988), 107 pp 

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