Sunday, March 18, 2012


My latest Creation Ministries magazine has an article on Dr. Dewey Hodges, an aerospace engineering professor from Georgia Tech, with his PhD from Stanford. The article was written by a student at Tech who was influenced by Dr. Hodges. Hodges became interested in creation in 1971 while a graduate student at Stanford and working at Ames Research Center. He started a Bible study at Ames and continued when he moved to Tech. The interviewer commented that Georgia Tech has become more secular in the last two decades since he was there. Hodges commented "Most large public and private colleges share a common perspective that Christianity is not true, and even if it were true, it is not relevant. Then we have university administrators bending over backwards to promote non-Christian social behavior. There are administration officials hired to do nothing but enforce the university's vision of 'diversity', but this really amounts to 'perversity'."

Asked how his faith interacts with his work, he replied "There is an underlying order to the universe, and I especially see that order in the equations I write." He related the story of how he and a colleague found mistakes in equations of structural analysis. They realized the equations were longer than needed. "And I don't think it was an accident that the final analysis is simpler, and that the underlying interpretation is simpler." He has other examples of his beliefs about why he believes evolution is wrong and creation the only possible answer. The article concludes with a quotation from Kepler "there is a connection between mathematics and the real world and this is part of design. I feel that I am 'thinking God's thoughts after him'." Hodges recommends reading the books: Mathematics; Is God silent? and Euler's Defense of the Divine Revelation against the Objections of the Freethinkers."

During the first lecture to each class Hodges states " There are people on this campus and in this culture who will tell you that you cannot be a good scientist of engineer if you are a Christian. But I am here to tell you that they are wrong."

I agree with that statement.

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