Dr Jason Lisle
Most practising astronomers and astrophysicists believe in the big bang, a billions-of-years-old universe and other evolutionary ideas. But based on Scripture and the best interpretation of the scientific evidence, they are simply wrong, according to Dr Jason Lisle.
An astrophysicist with a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr Lisle is now helping refute the evolutionary account of origins—using his strong science background.
Lisle grew up in a Christian home, and because his family believed in the authority and accuracy of the Bible, he had little difficulty in dealing with the evolutionary bombardment he received in school.
At university, Jason discovered that an important element in scientific study and the drawing of conclusions was that scientists usually are not aware of their presuppositions (i.e. they interpret scientific evidence in light of their existing worldview). It thus made it easier for him to see that intelligent scientists, many who were his professors, can disagree on what the evidence really means, for they have different starting points. So as he read creation materials, he could see that when the evidence was properly interpreted, it always supported the biblical account of creation (even with the thorny question of starlight and time).
In graduate school, Jason developed a passion to share the message that God’s Word is true from the very first verse. He began giving talks encouraging people to trust in the Bible and not compromise with the secular ideas of millions of years of evolution.
Because of known discrimination against creationist scientist at secular universities, Jason published papers in creationist journals under a pseudonym, Robert Newton. He explains that the subjectivity of Ph.D. grading makes it easy to fail a creationist. For example, the review committee could claim that a person hasn’t done enough work, because how much work is ‘enough’ is hard to prove, disguising the real reason that the candidate is a creationist.