I’ve been arguing on Facebook with some people that seem convinced that by showing a list of scientists that are also creationists, they somehow “prove” that there is a controversy over evolution.
The list can be seen here, and contains 214 entries at the moment.
Of that list, only 35 of them are biologists. The rest really don’t matter. Who cares if a food scientist doesn’t believe in evolution?
So, the list of remaining biologists:
|Dr Kimberly Berrine||Microbiology & Immunology||does not appear to exist|
|Prof. Vladimir Betina||Microbiology, Biochemistry & Biology||Does not appear to have ever mentioned his opinion either way|
|Dr Raymond G. Bohlin||Biology||Biased: leads a religious ministry.|
|Dr Andrew Bosanquet||Biology, Microbiology||No evidence he supports creationism. A number of published articles on evolution of the p53 protein  |
|Dr Robert W. Carter||Marine Biology||Biased: works for Creation Ministries.|
|Prof. Chung-Il Cho||Biology Education||No evidence he is a creationist. Has written articles providing evidence for evolution.  |
|Dr Ken Cumming||Biology||Biased: dean of the Institution of Creation Research.|
|Dr David A. DeWitt||Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience||Biased: Associate Director of the Center for Creation Studies at Liberty University.|
|Prof. Carl B. Fliermans||Professor of Biology||Biased: member of the technical board for the Institute for Creation Research, teaches biblical studies|
|Prof. Robert H. Franks||Associate Professor of Biology||Does not appear to exist. The only references I can find to him are in this list, or here (which makes him about 80 and probably dead).|
|Dr Pierre Jerlström||Molecular Biology||Biased: staff scientist at Creation Ministries International, and editorial co-ordinator of Journal of Creation .|
|Dr Arthur Jones||Biology||Biased: works for the Christian Schools’ Trust. Taught religion at two UK schools.|
|Dr Dean Kenyon||Biology||Biased: fellow of the Discovery Institute . No longer a professor. Witness for the losing side of two important evolution/creationism court cases. .|
|Prof. Gi-Tai Kim||Biology||Does not appear to have published an opinion for or against evolution .|
|Dr John W. Klotz||Biology||Has been dead for nearly twenty years.|
|Dr Leonid Korochkin||M.D., Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology||is NOT a creationist. One of his articles  says he is an “adherent of the macromutation evolution”.|
|Dr Wolfgang Kuhn||biology researcher and lecturer||This guy has been dead more than ten years.|
|Dr Heather Kuruvilla||Plant Physiology, Senior Professor of Biology, Cedarville University||Does not appear to have ever given an opinion on evolution or creationism|
|Dr John G. Leslie||biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, biblical archaeology||has no biology education |
|Prof. Lane P. Lester||Biology, Genetics||Biased: on the board of directors of the Creation Research Society.|
|Dr Ian Macreadie||Molecular Biology and Microbiology||appears to be professionally unbiased but blinkered. reading through one of his articles , I can see signs of him simply discarding evolutionary ideas, instead of exploring them.|
|Dr John Marcus||Molecular Biology||does not appear to exist |
|Professor Douglas Oliver||Professor of Biology||Biased: associate director of Center for Creation Studies.|
|Prof. Chris D. Osborne||Assistant Professor of Biology||Biased: works for Logos Research Associates. Hasn’t published in over 20 years.|
|Dr Gary E. Parker||Biology, Cognate in Geology (Paleontology)||Biased: founder of Creation Adventures Museum.|
|Dr Terry Phipps||Professor of Biology, Cedarville University||Biased: Cedarville University is a biblical school, not an unbiased school.|
|Dr Jung-Goo Roe||Biology||Does not appear to exist outside this list |
|Dr Ariel A. Roth||Biology||has stated that “creation science” is not a science .|
|Dr Alicia (Lisa) Schaffner||Associate Professor of Biology, Cedarville University||Biased: teaches at a christian school .|
|Dr Timothy G. Standish||Biology||Biased: works for the Geoscience Research Institute.|
|Dr Dennis Sullivan||Biology, surgery, chemistry, Professor of Biology, Cedarville University||Biased: Cedarville University is a biblical school.|
|Dr Larry Thaete||Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology||He’s a gynaecologist and obstetrician. doesn’t study anything to do with evolution .|
|Dr Joachim Vetter||Biology||German. Dead. |
|Dr Sung-Hee Yoon||Biology||Does not appear to exist |
|Dr Henry Zuill||Biology||Retired professor. Does not appear to have ever written a peer-reviewed article.|
Of the above 35,
- 16 are biased – they get paid to promote a creationist viewpoint.
- 4 don’t appear to exist. I could find no reference to these people outside this list.
- 3 are dead.
- the rest appear to have no opinion either way on evolution, or don’t have any professional link to evolution.
In short: this list is rubbish.