Gary Chiang

Developing an Integrative Approach
to Science and Christianity

Friday, September 14, 2007

Redeemer University College: Creationists' Haven

I have been teaching first year university-level biology at Redeemer University College for over 15 years. In the last 7 years I have taken a poll (by secret ballot) of the first year biology students to see if they believe in evolution, the theory supported by almost all scientists in academia, or in some form of creationism.
This year, 2% believe in some form of evolution, but 98% believe in some form of creationism. Of this 98%, an overwhelming majority believe in a young earth.
Do young-earth creationists come to Redeemer because they believe they don't have to deal with the scientific facts for evolution? If yes, then they may have to consider what science is all about.