Deceased Inductees

The Creation Science Hall of Fame recognizes scientists, living or dead, who have contributed to our understanding of creation and the Creator. Modern science began with the Renaissance, so the Hall of Fame begins there also.

Sir William Abney

Sir William AbneySir William de Wiveleslie Abney (1843 -1920) was the son of a clergyman and firmly believed in the harmony of science and Scripture. As president of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Physical Society, he made a number of significant studies identifying interstellar molecules through studies of spectroscopic absorption.

Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz. Photo: unknownJean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807 -1873) was a great Christian paleontologist and is recognized as the father of glacial geology and the science of glaciology. His studies of fishes, both living and fossil, were definitive, and have never been equaled.

Thomas Anderson

Thomas AndersonThomas Anderson (1819 -1874) was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a prominent Scotch chemist, discoverer of pyridine and other organic bases. As Regius Professor of Chemistry at Glasgow, he also edited the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. He was one of the signatories of the Scientists' Declaration of 1864, affirming his faith in the scientific accuracy of the Bible and the validity of the Christian faith.

Sir Francis Bacon

Sir Francis BaconSir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Lord Chancellor of England, is usually considered to be the man primarily responsible for the formulation and establishment of the so-called "scientific method" in science, stressing experimentation and induction from data rather than philosophical deduction in the tradition of Aristotle. Bacon's writings are also credited with leading to the founding of the Royal Society of London.

Benjamin Barton

Benjamin Smith BartonBenjamin Smith Barton (1766 -1815) was a prominent American physician, botanist and zoologist, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He wrote the first American textbook on botany, as well as the natural history of the Lewis and Clark expedition. As a Christian, he was vitally interested in ethnology and the origin of the different tribes and nations.

Charles Bell

Sir Charles BellSir Charles Bell KH FRS FRSE FRCSE MWS (1774-1842) was one of the greatest anatomists and surgeons. Author of many volumes, he was Professor of Comparative Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in England.

Gustavus Brander

Gustavus Brander (1720-1787) was an English naturalist and paleontologist, whose abundant fossil collections are now in the British Museum. He wrote in defense of flood geology against the then-growing interest in long geological ages and uniformity. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Trustee of the British Museum.

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

David Brewster

David BrewsterDavid Brewster (1781-1868) founded the science of optical mineralogy, describing light polarization and inventing the kaleidoscope. He also made notable studies in astronomy, and received many scientific prizes and honors. He was one of the founders of the British Association for Advancement of Science, later serving as its president.

Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) was a leader in the Church of Scotland and professor of theology in the University of Edinburgh. He authored the first two Bridgewater Treatises, published in two volumes under the title The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man. He wrote extensively on both the natural and social sciences, as well as theology, and was chiefly responsible for the popularization of the "gap theory" as a supposed defense of the Genesis record against the uniformitarian geologists.