Saturday, December 1, 2012

Creationists' Scientific Credentials

There have been a lot of people over the decades who have taken it upon themselves to campaign against teaching the Theory of Evolution is our public school system and in our universities. While many of these people have obviously been trained solely as ministers, priests, imams, rabbis, etc of their particular faith, others have been presented as having actual scientific credentials. They have been referred to - by themselves and/or by the organizations they have membership in - as "doctor" or similar scholastic titles often, though not exclusively, given to individuals with scientific degrees.

Just because someone is called "doctor" doesn't mean that they have a doctorate in a filed of study related to the Theory of Evolution, such as biology. It doesn't even mean that they have a doctorate from an accredited university. Some of these people have received honorary doctorates from educational institutions which did not require them to actually learn the material. Still others have received "doctorates" from non-accredited institutions, which gives them absolutely no credibility in the scientific community.

But, too many people simply take it at face value that someone referred to as "doctor" and who informs his/her audience that they received this degree from a particular "university" automatically assume that the doctorate in genuine and that they are an expert in the topics of science, including the discussion regarding whether Evolution is an accurate description of the origins of the current forms of modern humans and all other forms of life on Earth and their decent from their earliest ancestors.

I have taken it upon myself to assemble the following list of individuals, living or dead, who are or were vocal opponents of the Theory of Evolution being accepted as scientifically valid and its being taught as such in our school systems. The list does not include honorary degrees, since these are worthless in the scientific community and are often given-out as favor to people who donate large sums of money to particular colleges or who are public advocates of a position the institution supports.

I will be honest in admitting that the list may have inaccurate information, due to difficulty in gathering such information on particular individuals, especially those who have been dead a long time or who have been very secretive or deceptive regarding their educational background. I will also admit that my own limitations may at some times have caused me to include inaccurate or incomplete information. I welcome anyone who notices such shortcoming to post in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

Updates and corrections will be added as the information becomes known to me and as time allows.

Duane Browning

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Bernard Acworth
Profession: submariner, writer
Degrees Earned:  trained at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich to serve on submarines

Louis Agassiz
Profession: paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist
Degrees Earned: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • doctor of medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Howard Ahmanson, Jr.
Profession: multi-millionaire philanthropist and financier
Degrees Earned:
  • degree in economics at Occidental College
  • master's degree in linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington
Mustafa Akyol
Profession: writer and journalist
Degrees Earned: 
  • graduated from the Istanbul Nişantaşı Anadolu Lisesi
  • graduated from the International Relations Department of Boğaziçi University.
  • masters in the History Department of Boğaziçi University
John Ankerberg
Profession: minister, broadcaster
Degrees Earned: 
  • MA in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • DMin from Luther Rice Seminary
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Michele Bachmann
Profession: member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district
Degrees Earned: 
  • graduated from Winona State University with a B.A
  • J.D. degree from Oral Roberts University
  • LL.M. degree in tax law from the William & Mary School of Law
Thomas G. Barnes
Profession: classical physicist
Degrees Earned:
  • AB from Hardin-Simmons University in 1933
  • MS from Brown University under Robert Bruce Lindsay in 1936
Carl Baugh
Profession: Director the Creation Evidence Museum
Degrees Earned: 
  • Pacific International University (unaccredited institution)
  • Graduate of Theology, Baptist Bible College 1961, 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Burton College 1983, 
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (with major course work in Biblical Archaeology), 
  • Luther Rice Seminar, Jacksonville, Florida
John Baumgardner
Profession: works at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is Adjunct Professor of Geophysics at the Institute for Creation Research
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in geophysics and space science from the University of California at Los Angeles

Francis J. Beckwith
Profession: philosopher, scholar, debater, and lecturer
Degrees Earned:
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.A. in Philosophy), 
  • Simon Greenleaf School of Law, Anaheim (MA in apologetics), 
  • Fordham University (Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy) 
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (Master of Juridical Studies)
Michael Behe
Profession: biochemist, author, professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania
Degrees Earned: 
  • Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Drexel University in 1974
  • PhD in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978
Serge de Beketch
Profession: journalist, story writer for cartoons
Degrees Earned: unknown

Charles Bell
Profession: surgeon, anatomist, neurologist
Degrees Earned: medical degree from Edinburgh University

David Berlinski
Profession: educator and author
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University

Tom Bethell 
Profession: journalist
Degrees Earned: unknown degree from Trinity College, Oxford

John Boehner
Profession: current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Degrees Earned: B.A. in business administration from Xavier University in 1977

Walter Bradley
Profession: professor of engineering
Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Leonard R. Brand
Profession: biologist, paleontologist, and author
Degrees Earned: PhD in biology from Cornell University

Benjamin Bridges
Profession: politician, former barber
Degrees Earned:  barber's license

Paul Broun
Profession:  U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district
Degrees Earned: 
  • University of Georgia at Athens (B.S., Chemistry, 1967) 
  • Doctor of Medicine (1971) from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta
Walt Brown 
Profession:  engineer
Degrees Earned: 
  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. from West Point
Sam Brownback
Profession: Governor of Kansas
Degrees Earned: J.D. from the University of Kansas

William Jennings Bryan
Profession: Politician, Lawyer
Degrees Earned: 
  • graduated as valedictorian from Illinois College
  • studied law at Union Law College in Chicago, which later became Northwestern University School of Law
Pat Buchanan
Profession: political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster.
Degrees Earned: master's degree in journalism from Columbia in 1962

John Washington Butler
Profession: farmer and a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
Degrees Earned: unknown
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Larry Caldwell
Profession: attorney
Degrees Earned: 
  • Wichita St Univ Undergraduate Degree
  • George Washington Univ LS Law Degree
Kirk Cameron
Profession: Actor, evangelist, TV show host
Degrees Earned: none

John Angus Campbell
Profession: retired American Professor of Rhetoric
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in Rhetoric from University of Pittsburgh

Steve Chabot
Profession: U.S. Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.A. in history College of William & Mary 
  • Juris Doctor degree from Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Bruce Chapman
Profession: Former politician, current think-tank fellow at Discovery Institute
Degrees Earned:  unknown degree from Harvard University (1962)

Paul Chappell
Profession: senior pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church
Degrees Earned: 
  • unaccredited Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College
  • unaccredited Master of Arts degree from the Louisiana Baptist University
Jack T. Chick
Profession: publisher, writer, and comic book artist
Degrees Earned: drama education at the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater

Paul Chien
Profession: biologist
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelors degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Chung Chi College
  • Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of California, Irvine
Harold W. Clark
Profession: writer
Degrees Earned: 
  • studied at Pacific Union College
  • MA in biology from the University of California,
Robin Collins
Profession: Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Messiah College
Degrees Earned: 
  • triple major in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy and graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University
  • two years in a Ph.D. program in physics at the University of Texas at Austin, but did not complete
  • Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1993
Charles Colson
Profession: Lawyer, author, blogger
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.A., with honors from Brown University
  • J.D. George Washington University Law School
Ray Comfort
Profession: minister
Degrees Earned: none

Paul Copan
Profession: professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University
Degrees Earned: 
  • Ph.D., Marquette University (Philosophy)
  • M.Div., Trinity International University (Divinity)
  • M.A., Trinity International University (Philosophy of Religion)
  • B.A., Columbia International University (Biblical Studies)
Elizabeth Cotton, Lady Hope
Profession: evangelist
Degrees Earned: unknown

Ann Coulter
Profession: lawyer, conservative social and political commentator, author, and syndicated columnist.
Degrees Earned: 
  • graduated cum laude from Cornell University in 1984 with a B.A. in history
  • received Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School
William Lane Craig
Profession: analytic philosopher, philosophical theologian
Degrees Earned: 
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Wheaton College, Illinois
  • two summa cum laude master's degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, llinois in philosophy of religion and ecclesiastical history.
  • Ph.D. in philosophy under John Hick at the University of Birmingham, England
  • Th.D. under Wolfhart Pannenberg at the University of Munich
Ion Creangă
Profession: writer, poet
Degrees Earned: unknown

Michael Cremo (aka Drutakarma Dasa)
Profession: author
Degrees Earned: attended George Washington University

Caroline Crocker
Profession: public speaker
Degrees Earned: 
  • Associate of Arts from Des Moines Area Community College, 
  • B.Sc. in microbiology and virology from University of Warwick, U.K. in 1979, 
  • M.Sc. in medical microbiology from University of Birmingham, U.K in 1993, 
  • PhD in immunopharmacology from the University of Southampton, U.K. in 1999
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Bernard d'Abrera
Profession: entomological taxonomist and philosopher of science
Degrees Earned: 
  • received his Bachelor of Arts in 1965, with a double major in History & Philosophy of Science and History.
  • diploma in Education (Melbourne T.C., 1972)
Raymond Vahan Damadian
Profession: medical practitioner
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City
  • studied the violin at Juilliard for 8 years.
Nikolay Danilevsky
Profession: naturalist, economist, ethnologist, philosopher, historian,
Degrees Earned: Master's degrees in physics and mathematics University of St Petersburg


Buddy Davis
Profession: Speaker, Author, Illustrator, Singer/Songwriter for Answers in Genesis (AiG)
Degrees Earned: unknown


Percival Davis
Profession: professor of Life Science at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. Since 2006 he has been a visiting professor of biology at Clearwater Christian College
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelor of arts in zoology from DePauw University
  • master of arts in zoology from Columbia University
  • Masters degrees from Columbia University and the University of South Florida
  • PhD in 1993 from the University of South Florida in Instructional Design
Stockwell Day
Profession: former Canadian politicia
Degrees Earned: attended the University of Victoria and Vanguard College, did not graduate

Roberto de Mattei
Profession:
Italian Roman Catholic historian and author.
Degrees Earned: studied at Faculty of Political Sciences of the Sapienza University of Rome

William A. Dembski
Profession: philosopher and theologian
Degrees Earned: 
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A., M.S., PhD), undergraduate degree in psychology, master degree in statistics, masters degree in philosophy, PhD in philosophy
  • University of Chicago (M.S., PhD), masters degree in mathematics, PhD in mathematics
  • Master of Divinity in theology at the Princeton Theological Seminary
Michael Denton
Profession: author and biochemist
Degrees Earned: PhD in Biochemistry from King's College London

George Deutsch
Profession: former press officer of the United States space agency NASA who was fired for misrepresenting his acedemic credentials, current occupation unknown
Degrees Earned: B.A. degree in journalism from Texas A&M University

Dick DeVos
Profession: entrepreneur-businessman
Degrees Earned: bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University

Douglas Dewar
Profession: barrister, British civil servant in India and an ornithologist
Degrees Earned: unknown

James Dobson
Profession: Psychologist, Author, Radio Broadcaster
Degrees Earned: 
  • attended Point Loma Nazarene University, degree unknown
  • doctorate in child development from the University of Southern California 
Cynthia Dunbar
Profession: lawyer and author
Degrees Earned: graduated from Regent University School of Law

Dinesh D'Souza
Profession: political commentator and author
Degrees Earned: B.A. in English from Dartmouth College
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Michael Egnor
Profession: neurosurgeon
Degrees Earned: completed medical school at Columbia University

Vic Eliason
Profession: clergyman
Degrees Earned: Open Bible College, in Des Moines, Iowa

Yusuf Estes
Profession: preacher and teacher
Degrees Earned: unknown

Carl Everett
Profession: professional baseball player
Degrees Earned:  none
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Jerry Falwell
Profession: minister
Degrees Earned: unaccredited degree from  Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1956

Becky Fischer
Profession: Pentecostal children's pastor
Degrees Earned:  unknown

John Ambrose Fleming
Profession: electrical engineer and physicist.
Degrees Earned: 
  • BSc degree at University College, London
  • DSc from Royal College of Science
  • B.A. from  St John's College, Cambridge 
Ernie Fletcher
Profession: politician and physician
Degrees Earned: Doctor of Medicine from University of Kentucky College of Medicine

John Freshwater
Profession: former science teacher
Degrees Earned: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Education from Ohio University
  • Associate's degree in Recreation and Wildlife from Hocking College.
Foster Friess
Profession: Investment Manager
Degrees Earned: degree in business administration from University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bill Frist
Profession: physician, businessman, and politician
Degrees Earned: 
  • Princeton University (A.B.)
  • Harvard Medical School (M.D.)
Steve Fuller
Profession: Professor of sociology at University of Warwick, England
Degrees Earned: 
  • admitted as a John Jay Scholar to Columbia University in 1976, from where he graduated summa cum laude in History and Sociology
  • attended Clare College, Cambridge, on a Kellett Fellowship, from which he received an M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science
  • Ph. D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985, where he was an Andrew Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow
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Carl Gallups
Profession: Author, Pastor, Former FL Lawman, Talk Radio Host, Writer/Columnist
Degrees Earned:
  • B.S.- Criminology Florida State University 
  • M.Div at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Scott Garrett
Profession: U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district
Degrees Earned: 
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University
  • Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law - Camden
Robert V. Gentry
Profession: nuclear physicist 
Degrees Earned: masters degree in physics from University of Florida

Norman Geisler
Profession: professor of Christian Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary
Degrees Earned: 
  • diploma and Th.B. from William Tyndale College
  • B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in theology from Wheaton College
  • Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University
Maciej Giertych
Profession: dendrologist
Degrees Earned:
  • received the BA and MA in forestry at Oxford University
  • PhD for studies on tree physiology at University of Toronto
Roman Giertych
Profession: Polish politician
Degrees Earned: master's degrees in both law and history from Adam Mickiewicz University

George Gilder
Profession: writer
Degrees Earned: unknown degree from Harvard University

Duane Gish
Profession: biochemist
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.S. Chemistry, UCLA - 1949; 
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of California, Berkley - 1953
Werner Gitt
Profession: engineer
Degrees Earned: University of Hanover

Paul Givan
Profession: politician in Northern Ireland
Degrees Earned: 
  • educated at Laurelhill Community College
  • obtained a degree in Business Studies and completed an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice the University of Ulster
George Gliddon
Profession: Egyptologist
Degrees Earned: unknown

Guillermo Gonzalez 
Profession: professor at Grove City College
Degrees Earned: 
  • BS in 1987 in Physics & Astronomy from University of Arizona
  • Ph. D. in Astronomy from the University of Washington in 1993 
  • has done post-doctoral work at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of Washington.
Bruce L. Gordon
Profession: philosopher of science (physics), metaphysician and philosopher of religion
Degrees Earned: 
  • undergraduate degree piano performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music at the University of Toronto in 1982
  • undergraduate degree in applied mathematics at the University of Calgary 
  • masters degree in analytic philosophy from the University of Calgary
  • masters degree in apologetics and systematic theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
  • Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in the history and philosophy of science (physics) in 1998
Philip Henry Gosse
Profession: naturalist and popularizer of natural science
Degrees Earned: unknown

Chuck Grassley
Profession: United States Senator from Iowa
Degrees Earned: University of Northern Iowa (B.A., M.A.)

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John Hagee
Profession: chief executive officer (CEO) of his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television (GETV)
Degrees Earned: 
  • Trinity University in San Antonio, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1964.
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Texas in Denton in 1966 
  • completed his theological training at Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a Diploma in Theology in Waxahachie, south of Dallas.
Ted Haggard
Profession: pastor
Degrees Earned: graduated from Oral Roberts University

Ken Ham
Profession: president of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelor's degree in Applied Science, with an emphasis in Environmental Biology, at Queensland Institute of Technology
  • diploma in Education from the University of Queensland
Hank Hanegraaff
Profession: president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute
Degrees Earned: unknown

Brad Harrub
Profession: Executive Director and co-founder of Focus Press, author, television host and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Bear Valley Bible Institute

Degrees Earned:
  • B.S. degree in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College, 
  • doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology from the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

John Hartnett 
Profession: physicist and cosmologist
Degrees Earned: B.Sc. (Hons) (1973) and PhD with distinction (2001) from the School of Physics at the University of Western Australia

Steve Harvey
Profession: entertainer and author
Degrees Earned: attended Kent State University and West Virginia University, but no information on receiving a degree

Alan Hayward
Profession: engineer and physicist
Degrees Earned:  Universities where engineering and physics degrees were obtained are unknown.

Skip Heitzig
Profession: senior pastor of Calvary of Albuquerque
Degrees Earned: 
  • attended Victor Valley Community College in California and UCLA to gain his degree in radiology
  • B.A. and M.A from Trinity Seminary, Newberg, Indiana
Bodie Hodge
Profession: Lecturer/Researcher, Answers in Genesis
Degrees Earned: attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) and received a BS and MS (in 1996 and 1998 respectively) there in mechanical engineering

Frank Houston
Profession: Christian pastor
Degrees Earned: none

Kent Hovind
Profession: author, federal inmate, former theme park owner
Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Religious Education from Midwestern Baptist College (unaccredited institution)

Mike Huckabee
Profession: politician
Degrees Earned: bachelor's degree in Religion, graduating magna cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University

Johan Huibers
Profession: contractor
Degrees Earned: unknown

Russell Humphreys
Profession: physicist
Degrees Earned:
  • B.S. from Duke University
  • Ph.D in physics from Louisiana State University
Dave Hunt
Profession: speaker, radio commentator and author
Degrees Earned: degree in mathematics from U.C.L.A
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Bob Inglis
Profession: attorney
Degrees Earned: 
  • undergraduate degree from Duke University
  • University of Virginia School of Law
Muzaffar Iqbal
Profession:
chemist and Islamic scholar
Degrees Earned:
  • graduated from University of the Punjab
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Saskatchewan
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Robert Jastrow
Profession: astronomer, physicist and cosmologist
Degrees Earned: A.B., A.M. and PhD in theoretical physics, in 1948 from Columbia University

Bobby Jindal
Profession: governor of Louisiana
Degrees Earned: 
  • Brown University with honors, in biology and public policy
  • Oxford University as Rhodes Scholar with a graduate degree
Charles K. Johnson
Profession: President of the International Flat Earth Society, former aeroplane mechanic
Degrees Earned: none

Phillip E. Johnson
Profession:
retired UC Berkeley law professor and author
Degrees Earned:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, from Harvard University
  • studied law at the University of Chicago, graduating top of his class
Alex Jones
Profession: Film producer, Radio host
Degrees Earned:  None. Briefly attended Austin Community College.

Ian Juby
Profession: lecturer
Degrees Earned: unknown
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Avrohom Katz
Profession: Haredi Orthodox rabbi, writer, lecturer, author and educator.
Degrees Earned:  unknown


D. James Kennedy
Profession: pastor
Degrees Earned: 
  • University of Tampa, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1958
  • Columbia Theological Seminary, receiving a Master of Divinity degree
  • Master of Theology summa cum laude from the Chicago Graduate School of Theology
  • doctorate in religious education from New York University
Dean H. Kenyon
Profession: Professor Emeritus of Biology at San Francisco State University
Degrees Earned: 
  • BSc in physics from the University of Chicago in 1961
  • Ph.D. in biophysics from Stanford University in 1965
John Kidd
Profession: Chemist and Geologist
Degrees Earned: reader in chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford.

Thomas J. Kindell
Profession: founder and president of Reasons for Faith Ministries, Inc., lecturer, author,
Degrees Earned: 
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies and Doctorate in Philosophy of Theology with a major in philosophy of Biblical apologetics from California Graduate School of Theology (unaccredited institution)
  • received advanced training in scientific creationism through the Graduate School of the Institute for Creation Research in Santee, California (unaccredited institution)

David Klinghoffer
Profession: author
Degrees Earned: unknown
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Beverly LaHaye
Profession: author
Degrees Earned:  unknown degree from Bob Jones University

Tim LaHaye
Profession:
Christian minister, author, and speaker
Degrees Earned:
  • B.A. from Bob Jones University
  • Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Seminary
Per Landgren
Profession: politician
Degrees Earned: pursuing a doctorate in History of ideas at Göteborg University

Greg Laurie
Profession: Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California.
Degrees Earned: none

Piotr Lenartowicz
Profession:
philosopher, vitalist, professor of philosophy at the Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum, Jesuit
Degrees Earned:
  • completed his medical studies at School of Medicine in Warsaw
  • doctorate in neurophysiology at the School of Medicine in Warsaw
  • studied philosophy (Lic. in philosophy Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy, Cracow
  • studied theology Lic. in theology Jesuit Faculty of Theology, Warsaw
  • studied philosophy in Rome,
  • received a doctorate in developmental biology at the Philosophical Faculty of Pontifical Gregorian University
  • received another degree (doctor habilitowany) at the Philosophical Faculty of Pontifical Academy of Theology, Cracow
Mark Ludwig
Profession:
physicist
Degrees Earned:
  • undergraduate study in two years at MIT
  • PhD in physics from Caltech.
James Lunney
Profession: Conservative Member of Canadian Parliament for the riding of Nanaimo—Alberni.
Degrees Earned: 
  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1972
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1976
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Kristin Maguire
Profession: politician
Degrees Earned: unknown

Robert J. Marks II
Profession: Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University
Degrees Earned:
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1972
Frank Lewis Marsh
Profession: biologist, educator and young Earth creationist author
Degrees Earned: 
  • studied geology at Emmanuel Missionary College
  • studied advanced biology at the University of Chicago
  • M.S. in zoology from Northwestern University
Thomas Theodore Martin
Profession: Christian evangelist
Degrees Earned: unknown

Joseph Mastropaolo
Profession: West Virginia State Coordinator for Exodus Mandate

Degrees Earned:
  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in kinesiology;
  • three-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with the National Heart Institute of the National Institutes of Health
Mark Mathis
Profession: president of Mathis Media, LLC
Degrees Earned: unknown

Philip Mauro
Profession: lawyer and author
Degrees Earned: unknown

Andrew McIntosh 
Profession: Professor of Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory at the University of Leeds
Degrees Earned: 
  • BSc Degree in Applied Mathematics University of Wales, UCNW Bangor.
  • PhD in Theory of Combustion. Aerodynamics Dept., Cranfield Institute of Technology
Don McLeroy
Profession: dentist
Degrees Earned: 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station 
  • D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Aimee Semple McPherson
Profession: preacher
Degrees Earned:  No education beyond high school level is known.

Charles McVety
Profession: president of Canada Family Action Coalition
Degrees Earned: 
  • studied for two years at the University of Toronto but did not graduate 
  • B.A. and M.A. from Canada Christian College (unaccredited institution)
  • "D.Min." from California State Christian University (unaccredited institution)
Michael Medved
Profession: radio host, author, political commentator and film critic
Degrees Earned:  graduated with honors from Yale University

David Menton
Profession: Technical Advisor for the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, California
Degrees Earned:
  • B.A. from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota
  • Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University
Stephen C. Meyer
Profession: philosopher of science
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge

Avigdor Miller
Profession: rabbi, author and lecturer
Degrees Earned:  rabbinical training, no degrees in science

Forrest Mims
Profession: amateur scientist, magazine columnist, and author
Degrees Earned: graduated from Texas A&M University in 1966 with a major in government and minors in English and history, but no formal academic training in science

Scott Minnich
Profession:  associate professor of microbiology at the University of Idaho
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. from Iowa State University

Chuck Missler
Profession: author, Bible teacher, former businessman and US Naval officer
Degrees Earned: 
  • Graduating with honors from United States Naval Academy at Annapolis
  • master's degree in engineering at UCLA
Tommy Mitchell
Profession: Lecturer/Researcher, Answers in Genesis
Degrees Earned:
  • BA with highest honors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1980, with a major in Cell Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. 
  • attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where he received his medical degree
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Russell L. Mixter
Profession: scientist
Degrees Earned: 
  • major in literature and a minor in biology Wheaton College, Illinois (undergraduate)
  • M.S. in zoology from Michigan State College
  • Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago
Albert Mohler
Profession: theologian
Degrees Earned: 
  • received a B. A. from Samford University
  • graduate degrees, a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in "Systematic and Historical Theology," were conferred by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
J. P. Moreland
Profession: Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California.
Degrees Earned: 
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with honors from the University of Missouri 
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy with highest honors from the University of California at Riverside
  • Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California. 
Henry M. Morris
Profession: one of the founders of the Creation Research Society and the Institute for Creation Research.
Degrees Earned: graduated from Rice University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1939; a master's degree in hydraulics (1948) and a Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering (1950) from the University of Minnesota


Terry Mortenson
Profession: Lecturer/Researcher, Answers in Genesis
Degrees Earned:

  • B.A. in math, Univ. of Minnesota, USA
  • M.Div. in systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois, USA
  • Ph.D. in history of geology, Coventry University, UK


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Paul Nelson
Profession: philosopher of science
Degrees Earned: PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago.

Chuck Norris
Profession: martial artist and actor
Degrees Earned: none

Josiah C. Nott
Profession: physician and surgeon
Degrees Earned: medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania

Said Nursî
Profession: Sunni Muslim theologian
Degrees Earned: unknown
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Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya)
Profession: author
Degrees Earned:  studied interior architecture at Mimar Sinan University, later enrolled at Philosophy Department of Istanbul University but it is not known if he obtained a degree. No scientific degree.

Mirosław Orzechowski
Profession: Polish politician.
Degrees Earned: unknown

Joel Osteen
Profession: senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas
Degrees Earned: none
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William Paley
Profession: philosopher, utilitarian
Degrees Earned: graduated as senior wrangler (top mathematics undergraduate) Christ's College, Cambridge

Don Patton
Profession: public speaker, evangelist, Staff geologist of Creation Evidence Museum
Degrees Earned: 
  • Ph.D in Education from Pacific School of Graduate Studies in Melbourne Australia, but the institution is unaccredited and therefore any degrees bestowed by it and not accepted in Australia.
  • studied geology, but has no degree in that field


Nancy Pearcey
Profession: author
Degrees Earned: 
masters degree from Covenant Theological Seminary
graduate work in the History of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto


John Morris Pendleton
Profession: lecturer, Automotive technician for 10 years, Worked in cancer research for 1 1/2 years (location of work unknown).
Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.


María Luisa Piraquive
Profession: Colombian singer, educator, writer and christian leader
Degrees Earned: 
Bachelor in Education with specialization in Linguistics and Literature, in the form of the distance University of La Sabana
studied in 1999 to specialize in Educational Management in the Free University of Colombia

Alvin Plantinga
Profession: analytic philosopher, the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame and the inaugural holder of the Jellema Chair in Philosophy at Calvin College.
Degrees Earned:  philosophy; Calvin College, A.B., 1954, University of Michigan, M.A. , 1955 and Yale University, Ph.D., 1958

Edwin Poots
Profession: politician, farmer
Degrees Earned: unknown

George McCready Price
Profession: teacher, writer
Degrees Earned: 
  • attended Battle Creek College (now Andrews University) between 1891 and 1893
  • enrolled in a one-year teacher training course at the Provincial Normal School of New Brunswick (now the University of New Brunswick), where he took some elementary courses in some of the natural sciences, including some mineralogy
  • honorary B.A from College of Medical Evangelists, now known as Loma Linda University, which awarded the degree, based partially on his authorship and independent study. 
Georgia Purdom
Profession: member of the Creation Research Society and serves on the editorial board and executive council of BSG: A Creation Biology Study Group
Degrees Earned: Ph.D., molecular genetics, Ohio State University
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Julie Ann Unangst Quinn
Profession: attorney, former member of the Louisiana State Senate (District 6)
Degrees Earned: 
  • graduated in 1989 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism;
  • earned her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1992, where she graduated on Law Review and Moot Court
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Jay Richards
Profession: analytic philosopher
Degrees Earned: B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion, an M.Div. (Master of Divinity) and a Th.M. (Master of Theology), and a Ph.D. (with honors) in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.


Mike Riddle
Profession: adjunct lecturer with the Institute for Creation Research
Degrees Earned: degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education (universities unknown)


William Bell Riley
Profession: minister
Degrees Earned: 
  • Valparaiso University alumni
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary alumni
  • attended college in Hanover, Indiana, where he received an A.B. degree in 1885.
Harry Rimmer
Profession: writer
Degrees Earned: enrolled in a correspondence course in geology at the University of Colorado

Thomas Robb
Profession: national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and a pastor at the Christian Revival Center.
Degrees Earned: unknown

Hugh Ross 
Profession: astrophysicist
Degrees Earned:
  • PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto
  • undergraduate degree in physics from the University of British Columbia.
Marcus R. Ross
Profession: Assistant Professor of Geology in the Biology/Chemistry Department at Liberty University, where he is also the Assistant Director of the Center for Creation Studies
Degrees Earned:
  • B.S. in Earth Science from Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. in Paleontology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Ph.D. in Geosciences from the University of Rhode Island
Darren Rovell
Profession: sports business analyst
Degrees Earned: B.S. graduated cum laude Northwestern University School of Communications

Rousas John Rushdoony
Profession: Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.A. in English and M.A. in Education from University of California, Berkeley
  • graduated from Pacific School of Religion, a Congregational and Methodist seminary in Berkeley, California
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John C. Sanford
Profession: plant geneticist
Degrees Earned: 
  • graduated in 1976 from the University of Minnesota with a BSc in horticulture
  • received an MSc in 1978 and a PhD in 1980 in plant breeding/plant genetics from University of Wisconsin–Madison
Rick Santorum
Profession: author, attorney, and politician
Degrees Earned: 
  • undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University
  • M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh
  • J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. 
Jonathan Sarfati
Profession: works for Creation Ministries International 
Degrees Earned: B.Sc. (Hons.) and a Ph.D.in chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington

Henry F. Schaefer, III
Profession: computational and theoretical chemist
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.S. degree in chemical physics by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966
  • Ph.D. degree in chemical physics from Stanford University in 1969
Siegfried Scherer
Profession: biologist
Degrees Earned: 
  • studied biology, chemistry and physics at the University of Konstanz
  • passed state examination in chemistry and physics
  • diploma and state examination in biology
  • PhD in plant physiology
Andrew Schlafly
Profession: attorney
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a certificate in Engineering Physics from Princeton University
  • degree from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor. 
Gerald Schroeder
Profession: Orthodox Jewish physicist, author, lecturer and teacher at College of Jewish Studies Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminar, Essentials and Fellowships programs and Executive Learning Center
Degrees Earned: received his BSc in 1959, his MSc in 1961, and his PhD in nuclear physics and earth and planetary sciences in 1965, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Edward Granville Sewell
Profession: Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas, El Paso.
Degrees Earned: 
  • PhD from Purdue University in 1972 
  • M.S. in mechanical engineering 1977 from the University of Texas, Austin
  • BS was from Harding College (now Harding University)
Geoffrey Simmons
Profession: doctor of internal medicine for the Peacehealth Medical Group
Degrees Earned:
  • BS in biology from the University of Illinois
  • M.D. from the University of Illinois Medical School
David Simpson (British politician)
Profession: politician
Degrees Earned: studied at the College of Business Studies, now called Belfast Metropolitan College

Tuve Skånberg
Profession: Swedish politician
Degrees Earned: Doctor of Theology at Lund University

Joseph Fielding Smith
Profession: tenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Degrees Earned: unknown

Wesley J. Smith
Profession: lawyer
Degrees Earned: JD, school unknown

Roy Spencer
Profession: climatologist, Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA's Aqua satellite
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Michigan
  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison 
Lee Spetner
Profession: physicist and author
Degrees Earned: 
  • BS degree in mechanical engineering at Washington University
  • Ph.D in physics from MIT
Ben Stein
Profession: actor, writer, lawyer, and commentator on political and economic issues
Degrees Earned: 
  • majored in economics at Columbia University's Columbia College, graduating with honors in 1966,
  • Yale Law School, graduating in June 1970
Peter Stoner
Profession: Chairman of the Departments of Mathematics and Astronomy at Pasadena City College until 1953; Chairman of the science division, Westmont College, 1953–57; Professor Emeritus of Science, Westmont College; Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Astronomy, Pasadena City College.
Degrees Earned: unknown

Mervyn Storey
Profession: Northern Ireland politician
Degrees Earned:  unknown

Ronda Storms
Profession: member of the Florida State Senate
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelor of arts degree in English education from the University of South Florida
  • Juris Doctor at the Stetson College of Law in Gulfport, receiving her law degree Cum Laude
John Roach Straton
Profession: pastor
Degrees Earned: unknown

Lee Strobel
Profession: Christian author, journalist and pastor
Degrees Earned: 
  • journalism degree from University of Missouri 
  • Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School
Marcus Stroud
Profession: American Football player
Degrees Earned: played college football for the University of Georgia

Robert Sungenis
Profession: president of CAI Publishing, Inc.
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.A. in Religion from George Washington University
  • M.A. in theology from Westminster Theological Seminary
  • unaccredited Ph.D. in 2006 from the Calamus International University
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Tom Tancredo
Profession: American politician
Degrees Earned:  degree in political science from University of Northern Colorado

Ian T. Taylor
Profession: radio show host
Degrees Earned: degree metallurgical engineering from London University

Charles Thaxton
Profession: author
Degrees Earned: 
  • doctorate in physical chemistry from Iowa State University
  • completed post-doctorate programs in the history of science at Harvard University 
  • completed post-doctorate programs at the molecular biology laboratories of Brandeis University
Richard L. Thompson (aka Sadaputa Dasa)
Profession: author
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University

Frank J. Tipler
Profession: mathematical physicist and cosmologist
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelor of science degree in physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 
  • PhD University of Maryland, College Park
Sandu Tudor
Profession: Romanian poet, journalist, theologian and Orthodox monk.
Degrees Earned: unknown
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Jay Van Andel
Profession: businessman
Degrees Earned:
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI degree unknown
  • Morningside College degree unknown
  • Pratt Business School, Pratt, KS degree unknown
  • Aviation Cadet School, Yale University degree unknown
Maria van der Hoeven
Profession: Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
Degrees Earned: 
  • trained as a primary teacher in Maastricht
  • obtained a secondary teaching certificate in English
  • attended courses in higher management for non-profit organisations at the Institute of Social Sciences and
  • attended courses in business management at the Open University in Heerlen
Larry Vardiman
Profession: retired from the Institute for Creation Research
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.S., University of Missouri
  • B.S., St. Louis University
  • M.S., Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University
Walter J. Veith
Profession:
research field is nutritional physiology, author, lecturer
Degrees Earned: 
  • doctorate in zoology from the University of Cape Town in 1979;
  • B.S. (hons) cum laude and an M.S. in zoology from the University of Stellenbosch

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Cecil Wakeley
Profession: surgeon
Degrees Earned: trained as physician and surgeon at King's College Hospital

Rick Warren
Profession: evangelical Christian pastor and author
Degrees Earned:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University in Riverside, California
  • Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
David C. C. Watson
Profession: author
Degrees Earned: graduated from the University of Cambridge with First class honours in Classics


Richard Weikart
Profession: professor of history at California State University, Stanislaus
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University
  • master's from Texas Christian University
  • doctorate in history from University of Iowa
Jim Wells
Profession: politician
Degrees Earned: degree in geography and a postgraduate diploma in town and country planning from Queen's University Belfast.

Jonathan Wells 
Profession: author
Degrees Earned: 
  • PhD in molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley, 
  • Unification Theological Seminary, 
  • PhD in religious studies at Yale University
John G. West
Profession: Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute (DI), and Associate Director and Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC)
Degrees Earned: 
  • undergraduate degree in Communications (Editorial Journalism) from the University of Washington in 1986
  • Ph.D. in Government from The Claremont Graduate School (now Claremont Graduate University) in 1992
John C. Whitcomb
Profession: theologian
Degrees Earned: B.D. degree at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana

Monty White
Profession: formerly the Chief Executive of the UK branch of Answers in Genesis
Degrees Earned:
  • BSc in Chemistry from University of Wales
  • PhD for research in the kinetic theory of gas from Aberystwyth University
Carl Wieland
Profession: Managing Director of Creation Ministries International
Degrees Earned:  medical degree from Adelaide University

Benjamin Wiker
Profession: ethicist
Degrees Earned:  PhD in ethics from Vanderbilt University

A. E. Wilder-Smith
Profession: Chemist, Lecturer
Degrees Earned:
  • Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry at University of Reading, England (1941)
  • Dr.es.Sc. in pharmacological sciences from Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich
  • D.Sc. in pharmacological sciences from University of Geneva (1964)
Don Wilson
Profession: pastor
Degrees Earned: 
  • attended Manhattan Christian College, Kansas State University
  • Ph.D. from the California Graduate School of Theology
Gerald Burton Winrod
Profession: author, newspaper publisher
Degrees Earned: unknown

Kurt Wise
Profession: Director of Creation Research Center at Truett-McConnell College
Degrees Earned:
  • B.A. Geology from the University of Chicago
  • M.A. in Geology from Harvard University
  • PhD in geology from Harvard University.
Karin Wolff
Profession: German politician and vice-president of Hesse
Degrees Earned: unknown

Thomas E. Woodward
Profession: research professor and department chair of the theology department at Trinity College of Florida/Dallas Theological Seminary (Tampa Bay Extension)
Degrees Earned: 
  • B.A. in History awarded by Princeton University
  • Th. M. in Systematic Theology from the Dallas Theological Seminary
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Cheri Yecke
Profession: politician
Degrees Earned: 
  • bachelor's degree in history from the University of Hawaii
  • master's of science degree in teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia. 
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Mahmoud al-Zahar
Profession: member of the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip
Degrees Earned: 
  • graduated from the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
  • Masters Degree in General Surgery from Ain Shams University, Cairo
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