Updated: May 10, 2019
Kyle Butt, M.Div.
Even though any person who has ever dealt with logic understands that a groundless appeal to authority or “those on the bandwagon” carries no legitimate weight; it does not change the fact that at the popular level, many individuals have been persuaded to believe false ideas based on the argument that “the authorities” believe a certain way, or that “most people” believe something. Such is the case with the hypothesis of evolution. Richard Dawkins once stated: “It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that)” (1989, p. 7). The implied argument in Dawkins’ statement is that smart, sane, knowledgeable, and noble people believe in evolution. In fact, one of the most powerful arguments used by evolutionists to convince the populace of evolution’s alleged truthfulness is the false idea that “all smart people believe in evolution,” or that “all scientists” believe in evolution.
To set the record straight, it should be noted that such a notion is false in every sense of the word. From ages past to the present, literally thousands of brilliant minds have recognized the falsity of organic evolution, and have embraced the truth that this Universe was created by a divine Designer. The following litany is but a scratch on the surface of names that would fall into this category.
SCIENTIST CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE
Lord William Kelvin Absolute temperature scale; study of
thermodynamics; transatlantic cable
Louis Pasteur Bacteriology; law of biogenesis; vaccination
Joseph Lister Antiseptic surgery
Michael Faraday Electric generator
Robert Boyle Chemistry
Johannes Kepler Celestial mechanics
Wernher von Braun Space program; NASA (for list see Huse,
1997, pp. 159,184-185)
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