– I started looking at the results, the data there and I was appalled from the claims that are made. They are clueless. Nobody [none of them scientists] knows how life began. NOBODY KNOWS. And if someone says they know, that’s a bunch of nonsense – Says James Tour, Prof. of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Rice University Texas, in an exclusive interview for Against the Tide TV.
Prof. James Tour was named one of the top 10 most referenced chemists over the past decade, and top 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World. He is also an author and/or co-author of 650 scientific publications and over 200 patents. Prof. Tour has spoken at every major university in the USA is a member of the National Academy of Inventors launched seven companies. But as he stated in his testimony on One for Israel: “More than any of that, what means the most to me, is that I’m a Jew who believes that Jesus is the Messiah.”
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“Not only do I claim that Jesus Christ is the son of God; he means everything to me! I love the Son of God, Jesus Christ. His name is all over the bible. … To me it is a very real thing I love Jesus Christ with all my heart.”
Wait, what? A top scientist who believes in God? And it is not just some “God.” He acknowledges Christianity, Jesus, the Messiah, the Bible, even miracles. Surely that’s not very scientific, one might say. Aren’t scientists suppose to be atheists or at least agnostics in order to be “objective”? We’ve asked professor Tour that same question.
“(one might ask) Where is the science in that? There is a lot of historical proof in that. We don’t prove that Caesar Augustus lived, by putting something under a microscope. We look at historical proofs. The bible is full of historical proofs. There is more written on the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, than any historical event of that era. These types of proofs are good enough to put people in jail.”
Stating that scientist should be atheists or at least agnostics, demonstrates a lack of knowledge of the history of science and is a very simplistic world view:
“It’s a very sophomoric elementary view. Those people that would say that, know very little about scientific history. Huge amounts of scientific insight have come through scientists that claimed to be lovers of God – over and over again. Because when we believe that God has set up this universe and that he has set the natural laws in their order, it causes us to want to seek these things all the more.”
Louis Pasteur, Isaac Newton, James C. Maxwell to name but a few, and here is an even longer list of Scientists who believe that God created the universe. On the entrance gates to the famous laboratory in Cambridge University, where James Watson and Francis Crick have discovered the structure of the DNA, we find a Latin inscription of Psalm 111:2 “Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them”. Plus how do you define a good scientist really? What data would you use to assess and evaluate potential candidates, asks prof. Tour
“How do you want to compare this? By what standards? Number of publications, H Index, number of papers in science or nature. What is the spectrum that you would like to look at that would make a scientist, to show you that a scientist can publish some very good science and be a believer in Jesus Christ?“
Ok fine, but what about the Darwinian evolution and the origins of life. Surely someone understands it and can explain. Why would these scientists try so hard to convince everyone in the world that it’s true, if they themselves don’t understand it?
Before we proceed let’s clarify definitions. Prof. Tour explains that the word evolution is a misused term, meaning different things to different people.
“Evolution is a very slippery term. It’s been used for many different things. We certainly see evolution in the laboratory when you are looking at small changes, we all see these kinds of things. But no, we are talking about an evolution of a complex system. How does one system change into another? Not how within a system do you get small changes, but details of how does one system change into another.”
Prof. Tour is calling on the scientists to tell the truth, that we don’t have proofs to the Darwinian explanation of the origins of life and that it’s all a bunch of fairy tales.
“And it’s all storytelling, there is no evidence in this. And even the stories become very flimsy and weak. Biology has been reduced to a bunch of storytelling. (…) How did it happen? One small change at a time [they say]. Well show me evidence for that. We are not talking about small perturbations in an existing system, that we see all the time. We are talking about gross changes the vast majority of changes. Concerted lines of changes happening all at once at the same system, in order to get evolution of a complex system. (…) Those who are novices think that it’s figured out and those who are experts, behind closed doors will admit, there is so much that we just flat out don’t know. But to the public, they project as if they really know this sort of thing. That’s the problem with it and I’m calling them out on it.”
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Does the data and research we have from sciences, support Darwinian evolution theory of the origins of life or is causing scientists to become even more skeptical?
“Those that end up looking at the data of the origins of life end up really questioning it. It was only about five years ago, that I’ve really started looking at the research of the origins of life, to see what is really known about it? How did life start? I started looking at the results, the data there and I was appalled by the claims that are made. They are clueless! Nobody (none of them scientists) knows how life began. NOBODY KNOWS! And if someone says they know, that’s a bunch of nonsense.”
Prof. Tour gives a brief description of the Darwinian evolution theory and then blows it out of the water:
“They would claim that there were bunch of molecules in a pond, some lightning strikes, and some amino acids formed into basic building blocks, those got together and formed cells. And those cells got together and formed slithering organisms, that came out of the pond. THAT IS UTTER NONSENSE! There is no evidence for that. There is very little understanding for that. And we can go into the specifics as much and as detailed as you would like.”
The “creationists bat” is widely used by proponents of Darwinian Evolution theory, to defame, libel, and smear the good reputation of scientists who dare to question their religion. Prof. Tour full interview on the evolution vs creation topic.
“I don’t teach creationism in my University. None of my classes are based on a statement that there is a creationist approach. All I do is look at the data that comes from science on the origins of life and evolution of a complex system and say I don’t understand it from a molecular perspective, so explain it to me. And it cannot be explained, I’m talking about the best people out there. Can’t explain it. Even the evolution of a complex system and the origins of life. It cannot be explained.”
“If you start saying I don’t understand, explain it to me, they will right away lump you in with a camp that is called creationists and will say, “Oh you are just a religious fanatic”. And I say “No, I just don’t understand. Is there anything in science that you don’t understand? So you ask a question.” I’m asking a question. Explain it to me! Does that make me a creationist because I don’t understand? When a person can’t answer your question, that tells you that you are not dealing with science but with somebody’s religion.”
“They disqualify us, they make it hard for people like us to even get into a forum to ask a question. They may try to cut funding, exclude you from certain societies and promotions. … When they start to try to stifle something contrary to what they have been putting out, that tells you we are not dealing with science anymore.”
The information enigma.
Evolutionists admit they don’t know behind closed doors, but will never admit to it publicly.
“When I’m behind closed doors and ask people [high-level scientists] where does life come from, do you understand where it came from? Every time they say no. They say no! They don’t understand. Because they know exactly what my arguments are. And over and over again, yet they don’t understand. They just say “well here we are, so it must have formed”. Great, but that’s not a scientific explanation of the origins of life. (…) We have no idea how it formed and they will always agree with me behind closed doors. But when we get into an open forum or one that is filmed, they won’t say it so openly. Because then they open themselves up for an attack.”
As final thoughts prof. Tour addressed future scientists with the following statement:
“All I’m saying is science has many many problems and there are many things we don’t know. So to say that science has somehow disproved the Bible, again that is sophomoric, that is novice, it is ridiculous to make such a claim. I have never seen a discord between a scientific fact and something written in the Bible. And that’s why I base my life on the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. There is so much historical evidence for that. The Bible has not been discounted. You can believe it.”
Excerpts of the best parts of the interview can be found here:
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