Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.


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 Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.

Founder of the Institute for Creation Research

Henry M. Morris is widely recognized as the founder of the modern creation science movement. He had a bachelors and master degrees in engineering. He worked as a professor and head of civil engineering at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and later at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Rice University in 1939, he accepted the Bible as the infallible and inspired Word of God. Then in 1946 he published a short book titled That You Might Believe, which exposed the scientific weaknesses in evolution. Another book he wrote along with Dr. John C. Whitcomb titled The Genesis Flood in 1961 became the document that established the creationist movement.

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Dr. Morris and nine other young-earth creationists founded the Creation Research Society in 1963. In 1970 he founded the Institute for Creation Research at Christian Heritage College. He wrote more than 60 books on topics that include creation science, evolution, and Christian apologetics. He also lectured worldwide and debated with evolutionary scientists. ICR continues to conduct research from the scientific and biblical perspective and communicate the truth of God’s Word. His final book in 2006 titled Some Call It Science, revealed the religion behind the so-called science of the evolutionary establishment.

Dr. Morris officially retired in 1996 but continued to work unofficially at ICR and write. He died at the age of 87 in 2006. He was a husband and father. His was a life devoted to the defense of the gospel.



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