The following is excerpted from an interview with Dr. Raymond Damadian that was conducted in January 2012 by Shem Dharampaul of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Dharampaul is a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Canada and is trained in nuclear medicine.
Dr. Damadian, biophysicist, was the recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Achievement Award as “the man who invented the MRI scanner.” In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest award for applied science, and a year later, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame, an honor he shared with Thomas Edison, Samuel Morse, and the Wright Brothers. The first MRI scanner that Dr. Damadian and his colleagues built in 1977, “The Indomitable,” resides at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
QUESTION: Why do you believe that the Bible is true?
DAMADIAN: If you take the trouble to examine the evidence supporting the Bible and contradicting alternative theories, from my perception, the evidence is overwhelmingly in support of the biblical record and vacates alternative thoughts such as evolution. The evidence for evolution is non-existent. In my opinion, evolution is science fiction.
QUESTION: Does the Bible’s account of creation contradict any known facts of science?
DAMADIAN: No. Absolutely not. In my opinion evolution contradicts them.
QUESTION: What things would you think that evolution contradicts in terms of known facts of science?
DAMADIAN: Just as an example, it contracts the first law of thermodynamics. It contradicts the second law of thermodynamics. And it contradicts a major, fundamental law of physics, which is the law of cause and effect. The effect can never be greater than the cause, but evolution has to start with slime mold and end up with a human being. So that is an outright contradiction of the law of cause and effect. The second law of thermodynamics says that everything is running downhill. All of the processes of nature are degenerating to the point where the ultimate outcome is going to be equilibrium where no actions of any kind occur because you have a universal equilibrium. Evolution says the opposite. Evolution says that by the sheer process of chance things are not running downhill, they are getting progressively more perfected. That is an outright contradiction of the second law of thermodynamics. Evolution ducks the question of where does matter come from. The only way you can start is that you have to make something out of nothing. You have to start with nothing and end up with matter. When you go from nothing to something you are violating every one of the laws of physics that we know about. The first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics, and the law of cause and effect.
QUESTION: Why do you not accept evolution, since it is widely held among scientists today?
DAMADIAN: The way I would answer that is because there is no evidence for it. The known scientific evidence contradicts it.
QUESTION: Do you know other scientists who reject evolution?
DAMADIAN: Oh, many. In fact, my general impression is that among the scientists in America the rejection of evolution is growing very rapidly. Today there is a massive amount of material that has been written by scientists against evolution. There are many textbooks written by scientists that challenge evolution for its lack of scientific evidence. One of my favorite quotes in this context is that of Sir Fred Hoyle, the British astronomer, who said to the effect that if you can believe that the human body originated from an antique life form such as slime mold entirely by chance, you should have no trouble believing that a hurricane blowing through a junkyard will yield a 747 passenger jet.
QUESTION: What message would you like to convey to young people growing up in church today?
DAMADIAN: I would like for them to understand that there is no scientific evidence for evolution, that evolution is science fiction, and that the real science is what Genesis describes. Genesis is the only characterization of origins that is consistent with all of the scientific evidence that we have.
QUESTION: What would you consider the most important thing in your life to be?
DAMADIAN: The belief and understanding that Jesus is exactly who He said He is, that Jesus is the son of God, and that He died and was crucified, and that He indeed was resurrected. And with that understanding there is nothing else to say, because Jesus says Himself as the Son of God He was there at the beginning and was there at the genesis of Creation.
QUESTION: What do you consider to be the most important book in your life?
DAMADIAN: The most important book is not even debatable; it is the Bible. The source of wisdom and understanding of all of that we experience and all that we know comes from the Bible. And the more that you study it and the more that you read it the more you advance your wisdom and understanding which is fundamental to everything that you do, and your future.
QUESTION: How can you be sure of going to heaven?
DAMADIAN: In John 3:3, Jesus makes this unequivocal. Jesus said, Except that a man be born again he shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. And John 3:16, God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
BEHIND THE MRI: DR. RAYMOND DAMADIAN
In this fascinating 30-minute video presentation, Dr. Damadian describes his invention and comments on multiple scientific controversies related to the origin of life. He gives the reasons why he rejects evolution and why he accepts the Bible as the Word of God.
The presentation features medical MRI images and state-of-the-art animations.
It debunks the atheistic argument (of men such as Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye) that belief in creation hinders science.
The interview was conducted by Dr. Shem Dharampaul, a radiologist in Canada; the narration is by Steven MacDonald; and the video photography, animation, and editing is by Jonathan Cloud.
As of November 2021, the English video has subtitles in Spanish. There is also a Japanese version.
Behind the MRI: Dr. Raymond Damadian can be viewed and downloaded at the following site:
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