Creation Scientists

Can creationists be real scientists?

Many secular and atheist groups mock Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum for not being scientific. However, some of the most influential scientists past and present have been and are creationists (see below).

Are you a creationist and a scientist?

Would you like to add your name to the list below or be involved in our peer review process? If so, please review our scientist inclusion procedure and tell us about yourself (for those who have received a PhD or master’s degree).

Some modern scientists who have accepted the biblical account of creation

  • Dr. William Arion, Biochemistry, Chemistry
  • Dr. Paul Ackerman, Psychology
  • Dr. E. Theo Agard, Medical Physics
  • Dr. Steve Austin, Geology
  • Dr. S.E. Aw, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Thomas Barnes, Physics
  • Dr. Geoff Barnard, Immunology
  • Dr. John Baumgardner, Electrical Engineering, Space Physics, Geophysics, Ssupercomputer Modeling of Plate Tectonics
  • Dr. Jerry Bergman, Psychology
  • Dr. Kimberly Berrine, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Prof. Vladimir Betina, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Biology
  • Dr. Andrew Bosanquet, Biology, Microbiology
  • Edward A. Boudreaux, Theoretical Chemistry
  • Dr. David R. Boylan, Chemical Engineer
  • Prof. Stuart Burgess, Engineering Design
  • Prof. Linn E. Carothers, Statistics
  • Dr. Rob Carter, Marine Biology
  • Prof. Sung-Do Cha, Physics
  • Dr. Eugene F. Chaffin, Physics
  • Dr. Choong-Kuk Chang, Genetic Engineering
  • Prof. Jeun-Sik Chang, Aeronautical Engineering
  • Dr. Donald Chittick, Physical Chemistry
  • Prof. Chung-Il Cho, Biology Education
  • Dr. John M. Cimbala, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Harold Coffin, Palaeontology
  • Timothy C. Coppess, MS, Environmental Science
  • Dr. Bob Compton, Veterinarian Medicine
  • Dr. Ken Cumming, Biology
  • Dr. Jack W. Cuozzo, Dentistry
  • Dr. William M. Curtis III, Aeronautics and Nuclear Physics
  • Dr. Malcolm Cutchins, Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. Lionel Dahmer, Analytical Chemistry
  • Dr. Raymond V. Damadian, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Dr. Chris Darnbrough, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Nancy M. Darrall, Botany
  • Dr. Bryan Dawson, Mathematics
  • Dr. Douglas Dean, Biological Chemistry
  • Prof. Stephen W. Deckard, Education
  • Dr. David A. DeWitt, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience
  • Dr. Don DeYoung, Astronomy, atmospheric physics
  • Dr. Geoff Downes, Plant Physiology
  • Dr. Ted Driggers, Operations Research
  • Robert H. Eckel, Medical Research
  • Dr. André Eggen, Genetics
  • Dr. Dudley Eirich, Molecular Biology
  • Dr. Mark Elwell, Mechanical Engineering
  • Prof. Dennis L. Englin, Geophysics
  • Dr. Andrew J. Fabich, Microbiology
  • Dr. Danny Faulkner, Astronomy
  • Prof. Carl B. Fliermans, Biology
  • Prof. Dwain L. Ford, Organic Chemistry
  • Dr. Kenneth W. Funk, Organic Chemistry
  • Prof. Robert H. Franks, Biology
  • Dr. Alan Galbraith, Watershed Science
  • Dr. Paul Giem, Medical Research
  • Dr. Maciej Giertych, Genetics
  • Dr. Duane Gish, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Werner Gitt, Information Science
  • Dr. Warwick Glover, General Surgery
  • Dr. D.B. Gower, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Robin Greer, Chemist, History
  • Dr. Stephen Grocott, Chemistry
  • Dr. Vicki Hagerman, Veterinarian Medicine
  • Dr. Donald Hamann, Food Science
  • Dr. Barry Harker, Philosophy
  • Dr. Charles W. Harrison, Applied Physics, Electromagnetics
  • Dr. Mark Harwood, Engineering (Specialty in Satellites)
  • Dr. George Hawke, Environmental Science
  • Dr. Margaret Helder, Science Editing, Botany
  • Dr. Harold R. Henry, Engineering
  • Dr. Jonathan Henry, Astronomy
  • Dr. Joseph Henson, Entomology
  • Dr. Robert A. Herrmann, Mathematics
  • Dr. Andrew Hodge, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dr. Kelly Hollowell, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
  • Dr. Ed Holroyd, III, Atmospheric Science
  • Dr. Bob Hosken, Biochemistry
  • Dr. George F. Howe, Botany
  • Dr. Neil Huber, Physical Anthropology
  • Dr. James A. Huggins, Biology
  • Evan Jamieson, Hydrometallurgy
  • George T. Javor, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Arthur Jones, Biology
  • Dr. Jonathan W. Jones, Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Raymond Jones, Agricultural Science
  • Prof. Leonid Korochkin, Molecular Biology
  • Dr. William F. Kane, (Civil) Geotechnical Engineering
  • 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. John W. Klotz, Biology
  • Dr. Vladimir F. Kondalenko, Cytology/Cell Pathology
  • Dr. Leonid Korochkin, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology
  • Dr. John K.G. Kramer, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Johan Kruger, Zoology
  • Prof. Jin-Hyouk Kwon, Physics
  • Prof. Myung-Sang Kwon, Immunology
  • Dr. John G. Leslie, Biochemistry, Medicine, Archaeology
  • Dr. Jason Lisle, Astrophysics
  • Dr. Alan Love, Chemistry
  • Dr. Ian Macreadie, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
  • Dr. John Marcus, Molecular Biology
  • Dr. Ronald C. Marks, Chemistry
  • Dr. George Marshall, Eye Disease Research
  • Dr. Ralph Matthews, Radiation Chemistry
  • Dr. John McEwan, Chemistry
  • Prof. Andy McIntosh, Combustion Theory, Aerodynamics
  • Dr. David Menton, Anatomy
  • Dr. Angela Meyer, Plant Physiology
  • Dr. John Meyer, Physiologistics
  • Dr. Albert Mills, Animal Embryology/Reproductive Physiology
  • Colin W. Mitchell, Geography
  • Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Medicine
  • Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Medicine
  • Dr. John N. Moore, Science Education
  • Dr. John W. Moreland, Mechanical Engineering and Dentistry
  • Dr. Henry M. Morris (1918–2006), founder of the Institute for Creation Research.
  • Dr. Arlton C. Murray, Paleontology
  • Dr. John D. Morris, Geology
  • Dr. Len Morris, Physiologistics
  • Dr. Graeme Mortimer, Geologistics
  • Dr. Terry Mortenson, History of Geology
  • Stanley A. Mumma, Architectural Engineering
  • Prof. Hee-Choon No, Nuclear Engineering
  • Dr. Eric Norman, Biomedical Research
  • Dr. David Oderberg, Philosophy
  • Prof. John Oller, Linguistics
  • Prof. Chris D. Osborne, Biology
  • Dr. John Osgood, Medical Practice
  • Dr. Charles Pallaghy, Botany
  • Dr. Gary E. Parker, Biology, Cognate in Geology (Paleontology)
  • Dr. David Pennington, Plastic Surgery
  • Prof. Richard Porter
  • Dr. Georgia Purdom, Molecular Genetics
  • Dr. John Rankin, Cosmology
  • Dr. A.S. Reece, Medicine
  • Prof. J. Rendle-Short, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Jung-Goo Roe, Biology
  • Dr. David Rosevear, Chemistry
  • Dr. Ariel A. Roth, Biology
  • Dr. Kenneth Royal, Psychometrics
  • Dr. Ron Samec, Astronomy
  • Dr. Joachim Scheven, Palaeontology
  • Dr. Ian Scott, Education
  • Dr. Saami Shaibani, Forensic Physics
  • Dr. Young-Gi Shim, Chemistry
  • Prof. Hyun-Kil Shin, Food Science
  • Dr. Mikhail Shulgin, Physics
  • Dr. Anthony R. Silvestro Jr., General Dentistry
  • Dr. Roger Simpson, Engineering
  • Dr. Harold Slusher, Geophysics
  • Dr. E. Norbert Smith, Zoology
  • George S. Smith, MS, Chemistry
  • Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geology
  • Prof. Man-Suk Song, Computer Science
  • Dr. Timothy G. Standish, Biology
  • Prof. James Stark, Science Education
  • Prof. Brian Stone, Engineering
  • Wayne Strasser, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
  • Dr. Esther Su, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Charles Taylor, Linguistics
  • Prof. Stephen Taylor, Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Ker C. Thomson, Geophysics
  • Dr. Jayant D. Thorat, Neurosurgery
  • Dr. Michael Todhunter, Forest Genetics
  • Dr. Lyudmila Tonkonog, Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Dr. Royal Truman, Organic Chemistry
  • Dr. Larry Vardiman, Atmospheric Science
  • Prof. Walter Veith, Zoology
  • Dr. Joachim Vetter, Biology
  • Dr. Stephen J. Vinay III, Chemical Engineering
  • Sir Cecil P. G. Wakeley (1892–1979) Surgery
  • Dr. Jeremy Walter, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Keith Wanser, Physics
  • Dr. Noel Weeks, Ancient History, Zoology
  • Dr. A.J. Monty White, Chemistry/Gas Kinetics
  • Dr. John Whitmore, Geology, Paleonology
  • Arthur E. Wilder-Smith (1915–1995) Three science doctorates; a creation science pioneer
  • Dr. Clifford Wilson, Psycholinguistics and archaeology
  • Dr. Gordon Wilson, Environmental Science and Public Policy
  • Dr. Kurt Wise, Palaeontology
  • Dr. Glen W. Wolfrom, Animal Science
  • Prof. Verna Wright, Rheumatology (deceased 1997)
  • Prof. Seoung-Hoon Yang, Physics
  • Dr. Thomas (Tong Y.) Yi, PhD, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Ick-Dong Yoo, Genetics
  • Dr. Sung-Hee Yoon, Biology
  • Dr. Patrick Young, Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Prof. Keun Bae Yu, Geography
  • Dr. Henry Zuill, Biology

Is there evidence of discrimination against creation scientists?

Which scientists of the past believed in a Creator?

As far as we know, the scientists of the past listed here believed in a literal Genesis unless indicated with an asterisk. The ones who did not are nevertheless included in the list below because of their general belief in the creator God of the Bible and opposition to evolution. But because the idea that the earth is “millions of years” old has been disastrous in the long run, no present day “long-agers” are included intentionally, because we submit that they should know better.

Note: These scientists are sorted by birth year.

Early

  • Francis Bacon (1561–1626) Scientific method.
  • Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) (WOH) Physics, Astronomy (see also The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography?)
  • Johann Kepler (1571–1630) (WOH) Scientific astronomy
  • Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680) Inventor
  • John Wilkins (1614–1672)
  • Walter Charleton (1619–1707) President of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Blaise Pascal (biography page) and article from Creation magazine (1623–1662) Hydrostatics; Barometer
  • Sir William Petty (1623–1687) Statistics; Scientific economics
  • Robert Boyle (1627–1691) (WOH) Chemistry; Gas dynamics
  • John Ray (1627–1705) Natural history
  • Isaac Barrow (1630–1677) Professor of Mathematics
  • Nicolas Steno (1631–1686) Stratigraphy
  • Thomas Burnet (1635–1715) Geology
  • Increase Mather (1639–1723) Astronomy
  • Nehemiah Grew (1641–1712) Medical Doctor, Botany

The Age of Newton

  • Isaac Newton (1642–1727) (WOH) Dynamics; Calculus; Gravitation law; Reflecting telescope; Spectrum of light (wrote more about the Bible than science, and emphatically affirmed a Creator. Some have accused him of Arianism, but it’s likely he held to a heterodox form of the Trinity—See Pfizenmaier, T.C., Was Isaac Newton an Arian? Journal of the History of Ideas 68(1):57–80, 1997)
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646–1716) Mathematician
  • John Flamsteed (1646–1719) Greenwich Observatory Founder; Astronomy
  • William Derham (1657–1735) Ecology
  • Cotton Mather (1662–1727) Physician
  • John Harris (1666–1719) Mathematician
  • John Woodward (1665–1728) Paleontology
  • William Whiston (1667–1752) Physics, Geology
  • John Hutchinson (1674–1737) Paleontology
  • Johathan Edwards (1703–1758) Physics, Meteorology
  • Carolus Linneaus (1707–1778) Taxonomy; Biological classification system
  • Jean Deluc (1727–1817) Geology
  • Richard Kirwan (1733–1812) Mineralogy
  • William Herschel (1738–1822) Galactic astronomy; Uranus (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • James Parkinson (1755–1824) Physician (old-earth compromiser*)
  • John Dalton (1766–1844) Atomic theory; Gas law
  • John Kidd, MD (1775–1851) Chemical synthetics (old-earth compromiser*)

Just Before Darwin

  • The 19th Century Scriptural Geologists, by Dr. Terry Mortenson
  • Timothy Dwight (1752–1817) Educator
  • William Kirby (1759–1850) Entomologist
  • Jedidiah Morse (1761–1826) Geographer
  • Benjamin Barton (1766–1815) Botanist; Zoologist
  • John Dalton (1766–1844) Father of the Modern Atomic Theory; Chemistry
  • Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) Comparative anatomy, paleontology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Samuel Miller (1770–1840) Clergy
  • Charles Bell (1774–1842) Anatomist
  • John Kidd (1775–1851) Chemistry
  • Humphrey Davy (1778–1829) Thermokinetics; Safety lamp
  • Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864) Mineralogist (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) Physician; Physiologist
  • Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) Professor (old-earth compromiser*)
  • David Brewster (1781–1868) Optical mineralogy, Kaleidoscope (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • William Buckland (1784–1856) Geologist (old-earth compromiser*)
  • William Prout (1785–1850) Food chemistry (probably believed in an old-earth)
  • Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Michael Faraday (1791–1867) (WOH) Electro magnetics; Field theory, Generator
  • Samuel F. B. Morse (1791–1872) Telegraph
  • John Herschel (1792–1871) Astronomy (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • William Whewell (1794–1866) Anemometer (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Electric motor; Galvanometer

Just After Darwin

  • Richard Owen (1804–1892) Zoology; Paleontology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Matthew Maury (1806–1873) Oceanography, Hydrography (probably believed in an old-earth*)
  • Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) Glaciology, Ichthyology (old-earth compromiser, polygenist*)
  • Henry Rogers (1808–1866) Geology
  • James Glaisher (1809–1903) Meteorology
  • Philip H. Gosse (1810–1888) Ornithologist; Zoology
  • Sir Henry Rawlinson (1810–1895) Archeologist
  • James Simpson (1811–1870) Gynecology, Anesthesiology
  • James Dana (1813–1895) Geology (old-earth compromiser*)
  • Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert (1817–1901) Agricultural Chemist
  • James Joule (1818–1889) Thermodynamics
  • Thomas Anderson (1819–1874) Chemist
  • Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819–1900) Astronomy
  • George Stokes (1819–1903) Fluid Mechanics
  • John William Dawson (1820–1899) Geology (probably believed in an old-earth*)
  • Rudolph Virchow (1821–1902) Pathology
  • Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) (WOH) Genetics
  • Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) (WOH) Bacteriology, Biochemistry; Sterilization; Immunization
  • Henri Fabre (1823–1915) Entomology of living insects
  • William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824–1907) Energetics; Absolute temperatures; Atlantic cable (believed in an older earth than the Bible indicates, but far younger than the evolutionists wanted*)
  • William Huggins (1824–1910) Astral spectrometry
  • Bernhard Riemann (1826–1866) Non-Euclidean geometries
  • Joseph Lister (1827–1912) Antiseptic surgery
  • Balfour Stewart (1828–1887) Ionospheric electricity
  • James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) (WOH) Electrodynamics; Statistical thermodynamics
  • P. G. Tait (1831–1901) Vector analysis
  • John Bell Pettigrew (1834–1908) Anatomist; Physiologist
  • John Strutt, Lord Rayleigh (1842–1919) Similitude; Model Analysis; Inert Gases
  • Sir William Abney (1843–1920) Astronomy
  • Alexander MacAlister (1844–1919) Anatomy
  • A.H. Sayce (1845–1933) Archeologist
  • John Ambrose Fleming (1849–1945) Electronics; Electron tube; Thermionic valve

Early Modern Period

  • Dr. Clifford Burdick, Geologist
  • George Washington Carver (1864–1943) Inventor
  • L. Merson Davies (1890–1960) Geology; Paleontology
  • Douglas Dewar (1875–1957) Ornithologist
  • Howard A. Kelly (1858–1943) Gynecology
  • Paul Lemoine (1878–1940) Geology
  • Dr. Frank Marsh, Biology
  • Dr. John Mann, Agriculturist, biological control pioneer
  • Edward H. Maunder (1851–1928) Astronomy
  • William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) Archeologist
  • William Ramsay (1852–1916) Isotopic chemistry, Element transmutation
  • Charles Stine (1882–1954) Organic Chemist
  • Dr. Arthur Rendle-Short (1885–1955) Surgeon
  • Dr. Larry Butler, Biochemist

Other biographies and interviews of interest

John Rendle-Short
Creationist Paediatrician

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