Today, 155 years after the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, there are still thousands of scientists who disagree with the Darwinian view of evolution. These can be divided into four general categories: Christian “young earth” creationists, Christian “old earth” creationists, non-Christian theistic evolutionists, and those who believe in an undefined intelligent Designer.
In 1979, Science Digest reported that “scientists who utterly reject evolution may be one of our fastest-growing controversial minorities,” and stated that “many of the scientists supporting this position hold impressive credentials in science” (Larry Hatfield, “Educators Against Darwin,” Science Digest Special, Winter 1979, pp. 94-96).
According to recent research, there are an estimated 113,000 Darwin skeptic scientists and academics in the United States alone (Neil Gross and Solon Simmons, How Religious Are America’s College and University Professors?, working paper Harvard University, Oct. 5, 2006).
“A 2005 poll by the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Social and Religious Research found that 60% of American medical doctors reject Darwinism, stating that they do not believe humans evolved through natural processes alone. Thirty-eight percent of the American medical doctors polled agreed with the statement that ‘humans evolved naturally with no supernatural involvement.’ The study also reported that one-third of all medical doctors favor the theory of intelligent design over evolution” (“Evolution,” Conservapedia).
In the American public at large, a Gallup poll in 2012 found that 46% are young-earth creationists and 32% adhere to some form of God-guided or theistic evolution, while only 15% adhere to Darwinian naturalistic evolution. Among those with post graduate degrees, 25% believe in young-earth creation and 42% hold to some sort of theistic evolution, while only 29% hold to naturalistic evolution.
The situation is similar in Britain. In spite of a century and a half of brainwashing and bullying since Darwin published On the Origin of Species and his “bulldog” Thomas Huxley formed his X-Club, a large percentage of the citizens do not accept it.
“In January 2006, the BBC reported: ‘Just under half of Britons accept the theory of evolution as the best description for the development of life, according to an opinion poll. Furthermore, more than 40% of those questioned believe that creationism or intelligent design (ID) should be taught in school science lessons’” (“Evolution,” Conservapedia).
A 2006 survey in Israel by the Samuel Neaman Institute found that 59% of the Jewish population believe that man was created by God as described in the Torah, which is the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture. By the finding of this survey, only 28% of Israelis believe in evolution.
Jewish organizations that hold to creation include the National Conference of Synagogue Youth and the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. Jewish scientists with Ph.D.s who hold to creation include Morris Goldman, parasitologist; Edward Simon, professor of biology at Purdue University; Nathan Aviezer, physics; Lee Spetner, Ph.D. from MIT and former biophysicist at Johns Hopkins University; Gerald Schroeder, Ph.D. nuclear physics from MIT; Yaacov Hanoka, Ph.D. in solid state physics; Allan Sandage, Ph.D. from Cal Tech; and Mortimer Adler, editor of Great Books of the Western World and considered by many to be “one of the greatest thinkers in history.”
Many other Jewish Ph.D.s, while not creationists, are Darwin doubters. These include Paul Ehrlich, Nobel Laureate; Ernst Chain, one of the principal discoverers of antibiotics; Arno Penzias, astrophysicist Nobel Laureate; and David Berlinski, American educator and author. These believe in a long age for the universe but doubt the Darwinian theory of evolution.
Dr. Jerry Bergman has compiled a list of 3,000 “Darwin Skeptics,” including about a dozen Nobel Prize winners. See http://www.rae.org/pdf/darwinskeptics.pdf
Bergman has a private list of about 1,000 names of persons who do not want their names on a public list “because of real concerns over possible retaliation or harm to their careers.”
Bergman says, “I estimate that, if I had the time and resources, I could easily complete a list of over 10,000 names” (“Darwin Skeptics: A Select List of Science Academics, Scientists, and Scholars Who Are Skeptical of Darwinism,” Aug. 24, 2014).
This is a result of the Darwinists who act like howler monkeys and Nazi SS troopers to try to stomp out every vestige of “creationism” from the field of science.
The Discovery Institute has published “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism” -- www.discovery.org. On the front page is the following quotation from David Berlinski, Ph.D., Philosophy, Princeton University:
“Darwin’s theory of evolution is the great white elephant of contemporary thought. It is large, almost completely useless, and the object of superstitious awe.”
As of April 2014, the list had been signed by about 840 scientists who agree with the following statement:
“We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”
Of course, even if NO scientist disputed evolution, this does not mean it is correct. The Bible says, “Let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4); and Jesus said, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes” (Matthew 11:25).
But it is a fact that thousands of men and women with higher degrees reject evolution.
The Creation Research Society membership consists of more than 600 men and women who hold advanced degrees and are committed to biblical creationism.
The Korea Association of Creation Research membership includes 450 scientists, 150 of them with Ph.D.s. The President of KACR is Young-Gil Kim, Ph.D. in material science and engineering. For 15 years he was a professor with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He is the inventor of important high-tech alloys. In 1995, he founded Handong Global University with the objective of integrating biotechnology and mechatronics. (We would ask Bill Nye, “How has a belief in creationism hindered Dr. Young-Gil Kim’s science?”)
There is a growing creationism and intelligent design movement in Brazil and elsewhere.
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