Gregor Mendel

Gregor MendelGregor Johann Mendel (1822 -1884) may seem out of place in this list at first, since we know little of his personal beliefs. However, he chose a monastic calling at a time when this certainly included belief in the basic doctrines of Christianity. He was a creationist and rejected Darwin’s evolutionary ideas, although he was quite familiar with them.

His experiments with peas, carefully controlled and math­ematically analyzed, provided the basis for the under­standing of heredity, so that Mendel is rightly considered the father of genetics. It is remarkable that his studies clearly established the basic stability of the created kinds of plants and animals, while evolutionists for many decades have labored to incorporate them somehow into the framework of Darwinism.

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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