Quotes from Famous Scientists
``If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could
not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications,
my theory would absolutely break down.'' --Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species (1859)
``To Darwin, the cell was a `black box' -- its inner working were utterly
mysterious to him. Now, the black box has been opened up and we know how
it works. Applying Darwin's test to the ultra-complex world of molecular
machinery and cellular systems that have been discovered over the past 40
years, we can say that Darwin's theory has `absolutely broken down''.'
--Michael Behe, biochemist, Darwin's Black Box (1996)
``The current scenario of the origin of life is about as likely as the
assemblage of a 747 by a tornado whirling through a junkyard.''
Sir Fred Hoyle, The Intelligent Universe (1983)
``He stated that in his astronomy research, he
was merely `thinking God's thoughts after Him.'''
Johann Kepler (1571-1630)
``Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) Great Mathematician, father of hydrostatics
and a founder of hydrodynamics. Paraphrased: `How can
anyone lose who chooses to become a Christian?...If there is a
God and a heaven and hell, then he has gained haven and his skeptical
friends will have lost everything in hell.''
``We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy.
I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane
history whatsoever.'' Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
``Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872) Invented the telegraph. The first
message sent in 1844 was `What hath God wrought' from Numbers 23:23.
He wrote, `The nearer I approach to the end of my pilgrimage, the
clearer is the evidence of the divine origin of the Bible, the
grandeur and sublimity of God's remedy for fallen man are more appreciated,
and the future is illumined with hope and joy.''
``An outlook through this peephole [that manned space flight had opened]
at the vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief
in the certainty of its Creator. I find it as difficult to understand
a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior
rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend
a theologian who would deny the advances of science.''
Wernher von Braun (1912-77) "One of the world's top space scientists."
Head of NASA
``There are two books laid before us to study, to prevent our falling
into error; first, the volume of the Scriptures, which reveal the will
of God; then the volume of the Creatures, which express His power.''
Francis Bacon, developed the "scientific method"
``This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the
theologians. They have always accepted the word of the Bible: In the
beginning God created heaven and earth. To which St. Augustine added,
`Who can understand this mystery or explain it to others?' The
development is unexpected because science has had such extraordinary
success in tracing the chain of cause and effect backward in time...
``Now we would like to pursue that inquiry farther back in time,
but the barrier to further progress seems insurmountable. It is not
a matter of another year, another decade of work, another measurement,
or another theory; at this moment it seems as though science will
never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For
the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the
story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance,
he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the
final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting
there for centuries.'' Robert Jastrow, God and the Astronomers, London (1992)
``Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only
because the only alternative is special creation and that is unthinkable.'' Sir Arthur Keith, a famous British evolutionist
``Evolution is a scientific fairy-tale just as the
`flat-earth theory' was in the 12th century.''
Edward Blick, scientific creationist
"This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could
only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and
powerful Being. This Being governs all things, not as the soul of
the world, but as Lord over all, and on account of His dominion He
is wont to be called Lord God, Universal Ruler." (Newton, 1686).
``A Heavenly Master governs all the world
as Sovereign of the universe. We are astonished at Him by reason
of His perfection, we honor Him and fall down before Him because
of His unlimited power. From blind physical necessity, which
is always and everywhere the same, no variety adhering to time
and place could evolve, and all variety of created objects which
represent order and life in the universe could happen only by
the willful reasoning of its original Creator, Whom I call the
Isaac Newton, the Principia (often
called the greatest scientific work ever written)