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.

Joseph Henry

Joseph HenryJoseph Henry (1797-1878) was a great American physicist and professor at Princeton University. He discovered the principle of self-induction (the standard unit for which is named after him) and invented the electromagnetic motor and the galvanometer.

Sir John Frederick William Herschel

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet KH, MRS (1792-1871) was the son of Sir William Herschel and, like his father, was both an outstanding astronomer and devout Christian. He discovered over 500 new nebulae and performed the prodigious task of cataloging the stars and nebulae of both northern and southern hemispheres. Concerning the Bible, he said:

Edward Hitchcock

Edward Hitchcock. Photo: William S. TylerEdward Hitchcock (1793 -1864) was one of the first American geologists of importance, making important studies on glacial geology and serving many years as a Massachusetts state geologist. He was another man strongly influenced by Timothy Dwight, having studied under Professor Silliman.

Sir William Huggins

Sir William Huggins. Portrait: John Collier.Sir William Huggins (1824 -1910) was well known as both an openly confessed Christian and a brilliant astronomer. He was the first to demonstrate from spectral studies that stars were comprised mostly of hydrogen, along with smaller amounts of the same elements existing on Earth.

John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson (1674-1737) was both a Hebrew scholar and an early student of paleontology, following his friend and colleague John Woodward. As Steward to the Duke of Somerset, he developed a strong system of natural philosophy fully consistent with orthodox Christianity. Like Woodward, he strongly defended the Biblical flood as the cause of all major geological landforms.

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

James Joule

James Joule. Portrait: Henry Roscoe.James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) conducted numerous studies on heat flow and received many honors. No doubt his greatest discovery (made in 1840), however, was the value of the constant known as the "mechanical equivalent of heat," making possible the quantitative conversion of heat energy into mechanical energy, and vice versa.

Howard Atwood Kelly

Howard A. Kelly as a young manHoward Atwood Kelly (1858 -1943) was a great American Surgeon, Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics for 22 years with the outstanding medical school at Johns Hopkins University. He was probably the number one gynecologist in America for the first two decades of this century.

John Kidd M.D.

John Kidd, M.D. (1775-1851) was Professor of Chemistry at Oxford during most of his career, and made many significant contributions in this field. He pioneered in the use of coal as a source of chemicals, his work eventually providing the foundation for the development of synthetics. As a well-respected Christian, he was chosen to present one of the Bridgewater Treatises, entitled The Adaptation of Nature to the Physical Condition of Man.

William Kirby

William Kirby (1759-1850) was an English clergyman and entomologist. He wrote many devotional and many scientific works, including a four-volume Introduction to Entomology. He is best known, however, for his authorship of two of the famous Bridgewater Treatises, Volumes X and XI, with the title: On the Power and Wisdom of God and His Goodness as Manifested in the Creation of Animals, with a shorter subtitle: On the History, Habits and Instincts of Animals.

Richard Kirwan

Richard Kirwan (1733-1812) was an Irish chemist and mineralogist, president of the Royal Irish Academy for 23 years, and author of the first systematic treatise on mineralogy, also making many contributions to chemistry. He also advocated flood geology and vigorously opposed the increasingly influential uniformitarian theories of James Hutton, the predecessor of Sir Charles Lyell.

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