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Louis Pasteur was a creationist (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Louis Pasteur was a creationist (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.


Claim CA114.1:

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a creationist.

Source: Morris, Henry M. 1982. Bible-believing scientists of the past. Impact 103 (Jan.), http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=view&ID=185

CreationWiki response:

(Talk.Origins quotes in blue)

Pasteur wrote little on the subject of evolution or creation. He was apparently skeptical of the popularity of Darwin's theory, but he accepted evolution.

Talk Origins also quote a quote indicating that, at one stage at least, Pasteur accepted evolution. However

...it was a distortion for Vallery-Radot to assert that Pasteur was favorable to ideas of evolution. John Hudson Tiner said, “Pasteur rejected the theory of evolution for scientific reasons. He was the first European scientist to do so. He also rejected it on religious grounds” (History of Medicine, p. 81). Creation Safaris: World's Greatest Creation Scientists.
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