A respected scientist who believed in Creationism recently ignited a huge controversy with the Wikipedia site. According to Christian News, Günter Bechly is a paleo-entomologist from Germany whose areas of expertise include fossil history and insect origins.
Although he graduated summa cum laude with a Ph.D. and wrote many scientific papers in geosciences from the University of Tübingen in Germany, his Wikipedia page was deleted after a number of Wikipedia users agreed that his “notability” was insufficient.
Christian News reported that his senior fellow David Klinghoffer of the Discovery Institute believes that, his Wikipedia page was deleted because of another censorship. He pointed out on his blog post that Beckly lost his previous job because of his support for the theory of Intelligent Design.
“This is a big deal, and a reminder of a key dynamic in the debate about ID,” wrote Klinghoffer.
“We have documented a range of instances of censorship and intimidation,” he added. “Rarely, though, do the censors reveal themselves as clearly as in the case of Wikipedia versus Bechly.”
“Clearly, the editors trying to erase Dr. Bechly’s record do not have some sort of knockdown, objective algorithmic case against him,” he continued. “It’s a mad world, a funhouse world, where the notability of a paleontologist of Günter Bechly’s stature is uncontested one day but, following his admission of finding ID persuasive, suddenly and furiously contested.”
Many people accused Bechly to be religious from the very beginning and labeled him as an evangelical Christian because of his doubts against the neo-Darminian process.
But he said in a documentary published recently on YouTube, “I came via a totally different path…I’m coming from a family background which is totally secular, agnostic. [I] was not baptized, didn’t join any kind of religious education, never went to church, so I was completely irreligious.”
“My conversion was based on a critical evaluation of empirical data and philosophical arguments, following the evidence wherever it leads,” he wrote on his personal blog. “I am skeptical of the neo-Darwinian theory of macro-evolution and support Intelligent Design theory for purely scientific reasons.”
Therefore, his work as a scientist led him to believe in the hand of God in creation.
Source: Christian News