Donald R. Fox
Creation, and how all life came into being and the complex function of the universe may be the greatest of all mysteries. Our English dictionaries define mystery in part as: “One that is not fully understood or that baffles or eludes the understanding; an unexplained or inexplicable event, phenomenon, etc.”
Let us now note a scientist acknowledging an “acceptable explanation” or an understanding of creation and living matter. “If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay of atoms, natural forces and radiation, how has it come into being? I think, however, that we must admit that the only acceptable explanation is creation, I know that this is anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not reject a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it.” (Reference: H. S. Lipson “Physics Bulletin”, vol 31, May 1980, page 138; extracted from “That Their Words May Be Used Against Them” Compiled by Henry M. Morris)
The word acceptable is defined in part as: “Worthy of being accepted; adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory”. The word explanation is defined in part as: “The act or process of explaining; something that explains; a mutual clarification of misunderstandings; a reconciliation”.
Lipson also states that to accept creation would be “anathema to physicists”. Anathema is defined in part as: “A thing or a person accursed or damned; hence; anything greatly detested.” So here we have some in the scientific community stating, even though an “acceptable explanation” for the first cause is to be “greatly detested”. Lipson’s explanation is that the idea of God Almighty and creation must be “accursed, damned”. I thought that scientists were supposed to have an open mind? Is it not great to have such an open-minded scientific society? Pun intended!
Lipson, a physicist, rejects creation, “In the beginning God…” because it does not fit his evolution theory. With this example of rejection of creation, we should not conclude that all scientists reject God Almighty. There are countless brilliant people who believe in the God of the Bible.
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works; There is none that doeth good.” (Psalm 14:1 ASV)
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.” (Proverbs 12:15 ASV)
NOTE: For further study see essay titled “ALIENS AND CREATION”.