Dr. Arthur Ernest Wilder-Smith (December 22, 1915 – September 14, 1995), more commonly known as A. E. Wilder-Smith, was a creationist and a chemist who is widely recognized by creationists as the pioneer of alternatives to the theory of evolution.
A. E. Wilder-Smith: early career
A. E. Wilder-Smith studied natural sciences at Oxford, England. He received his first doctorate in Physical Organic Chemistry at Reading University, England, 1941. During World War II, he joined the Research department of ICI in England. After the war, he became Countess of Lisburne Memorial Fellow at the University of London. Subsequently, Dr. Wilder-Smith was appointed Director of Research for a Swiss pharmaceutical company. Later he was elected to teach Chemotherapy and Pharmacology at the Medical School of the University of Geneva for which position he received his “habitation” (the senior examination required for professorial appointments to European continental universities). At Geneva, he earned his second doctorate, followed by a third doctorate from the ETH (a senior university in Switzerland) in Zurich.
In 1957-1958 Wilder-Smith was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Medical Centre of the University of Illinois, 1959-1961 Visiting Full Professor of Pharmacology of the University of Bergen Medical School in Norway. After a further two years at the University of Geneva, he was appointed Full Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois Medical Centre. Here he received in three succeeding years – three “Golden Apple Awards” for the best course of lectures, together with four senior lecturer awards for the best series of year lectures.
Dr. Wilder-Smith’s last Golden Apple award was inscribed,
He made us not only better scientists, but also better men.
As a true pioneer of the alternatives to evolutionary theory, Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith fearlessly confronted the seemingly all-powerful theory of evolution in universities and churches all over the world.
The Bible teaches us that we are the living lessons that God uses to demonstrate His divine wisdom to the angelic beings as He works in us. How God deals with us in this world demonstrates His character to the angels!
A. E. Wilder-Smith is author and co-author of over 70 scientific publications and more than 30 books which have been translated into many different languages. Herewith a small sample:
- Natural Sciences Know Nothing of Evolution 185 page paperback (Read excerpt)
- The Scientific Alternative to Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theory 198 page paperback. (Read excerpt)
- The Time Dimension: Its Relationship to the Origin of Life 121 Page paperback
- Man’s Origin, Man’s Destiny 284 Page paperback.
- Wilder-Smith, A. E. (1970). The creation of life: A cybernetic approach to evolution. Wheaton, Illinois: Harold Shaw Publishers. pp. 269. ISBN 0-87788-144-8.
Wilder-Smith was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.