Science Foundations Laid by Creationists

Science is currently defined to exclude the possibility that a personal creator God exists. Those who dare to oppose this view are often insulted and censored. However, just because the majority believe something does not make it true. Science is neither a popularity contest nor a democratic endeavor. Science deals with observation of the physical world in order to understand its operation. Thus, the ultimate purpose of science is to understand reality. The great advances of modern science over the last 100 years have convinced many that because science can explain the operation of the universe, it also defines reality. However, there is a great difference between understanding how something operates and how it originated. It is revealing that many of the very scientists who laid the foundation for “modern” science saw no conflict between God’s supernatural intervention and our ability to understand His creation. Below are quotes from just a few:

Scientist Accomplishments Christian Stance

Blaise Pascal

(1623 – 1662)

Developer of first mechanical adding machine, developed mathematical basis for theory of probability, laid basis for hydrostatics & hydrodynamics. “How can anyone lose who chooses to become a Christian? If, when he dies, there turns out to be no God he has lost nothing – in fact, he lived a happier life than non-believing friends. If, however, there is a God, he has gained heaven, while his skeptical friends will have lost everything in hell.”
Sir Isaac Newton
(1642 – 1727)
Discovery of universal law of gravity, three fundamental laws of motion, developed calculus into a mathematical science, developed the particle theory of light propagation, and made the first reflecting telescope. Defended young earth chronology, wrote papers refuting atheism and defending creation and the Bible, believed in a world wide flood as cause of geologic record, and believed in literal six day creation of universe.
Charles Babbage
(1791 – 1871)
Father of modern computing. His design was the forerunner of modern computers. A prolific inventor of hundreds of items including the speedometer, cowcatcher, and ophthalmoscope. Babbage believed that the scientific method pursued to its utmost limit was entirely compatible with the literal belief in the Bible.
James Joule
(1818 – 1889)
Discovered the relationship between heat, electricity, and mechanical work. Founder of the science of thermodynamics. First measured velocity of gases and discovered Joule-Thompson effect (basis for modern refrigeration). Joule stood firmly against those scientists of his day who were caught up in the increasing popularity of Darwinism. “The order maintained in the universe … works smoothly and harmoniously … the whole being is governed by the sovereign hand of God.”
James Maxwell
(1831 – 1879)
Developed the four equations which are the basis for modern electro-magnetic theory. His work ranks with Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstin in scientific significance. Strongly opposed to and demonstrated the fallacy of Darwinism. A prayer by Maxwell says it all, “Almighty God, Who hast created man in Thine image … teach us to study the works of Thy hand, that we may believe on Him Whom Thou hast sent to give us a knowledge of salvation and the remission of our sins. All this we ask in the name of the Jesus.”
Louis Pasteur
(1822 – 1895)
Proved that life comes only from pre-existing life. Developed the process of pasteurization which has saved countless lives. Developed the first vaccination (finding the cure for rabies). Pasteur strongly opposed Darwinism because the theory did not fit scientific evidence (it still doesn’t).He believed, “Science brings men nearer to God.” and he also said that, “The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the works of the Creator.”
Wehner Von Braun
(1912 – 1977)
Led a team of scientists who developed modern rocketry and space flight. Director of NASA flight center from 1958 – 1971. Instrumental in manned space program. “I find it difficult … to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe.”