《New Scientist》于1976年11月公布了一份调查结果，题为“科学界的欺骗”。那时，极高推崇科学和科学家客观性的观点被击碎了…有204位科学家 回答了记者的问卷调查，其中197人说知道自己被同事欺骗。他们认为58%的欺骗是故意的。这些故意的欺骗者中，只有10%被开除，而实际上，他们中的绝 大多数人都得到了晋升。(Kosh, George (1977), A Challenge to Biology, p.86)
Ernst Haeckel（海克尔） (1834-1919)，德国生物学家。他是进化论的狂热信徒。在德国一所大学担任教授期间，他发表了不同的动物胚胎在不同发展阶段的绘图。其目的是要展示物种间的相似性，以此来证明进化论。
“18原来， 神的忿怒，从天上显明在一切不虔不义的人身上，就是那些行不义阻挡真理的人。19神的事情，人所能知道的，原显明在人心里，因为 神已经给他们显明。20自从造天地以来， 神的永能和神性是明明可知的，虽是眼不能见，但藉着所造之物就可以晓得，叫人无可推诿…”（罗马书1：18-20）。
Here's an interesting question: If a scientist does not believe in a standard of right and wrong, would he/she then believe it is wrong to lie?
The fact is many scientists believe in God. They are called creation scientists. But, many others do not. If they do not believe in God, then what standard of right and wrong do they follow? Consider this report from the magazine, New Scientist:
Exalted views of the objectivity of science and scientists were shattered… when the New Scientist reported in its November, 1976 issue on the results of a survey it conducted on the subject of “Cheating in Science.” Out of 204 scientists replying to the journalíst questionnaire, 197 reported they were aware of cheating by their colleagues. They judged that 58% of the cheating was intentional, and they reported that only 10% of these intentional cheaters were dismissed; most of them, in fact, were promoted (Kosh, George (1977), A Challenge to Biology, p.86)
Consider now one of the greatest lies in the history of science – a lie that is still taught in schools and universities…. the Haeckel Embryos.
Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German biologist and an ardent believer in evolution. While a professor at a German university, he published his drawings of different animal embryos in various stages of development. His purpose was to show the similarities between species, and therefore prove evolution.
His drawings were false. He drew them from his imagination. Haeckel was exposed by professor L. Rutimeyer of Balse University, was tried by 5 other professors, and was convicted by the university court.
The Haeckel lie was exposed in 1868 – nevertheless, his drawings are still printed in biology textbooks today.
How could this happen?
If one does not believe in God, there is no standard of right and wrong. If the truth is inconvenient, it should be falsified.
Do you want to live this way? Many don’t. God is real, and He has called us to higher and nobler lives.
God also teaches that His existence is obvious. It is clearly seen in nature – from the beauty and perfection of a child, to the mind-numbing complexity of the DNA code.
“ For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is manifest within them, for God has shown it to them. For the invisible things of Him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and divinity, so that they are without excuse....” (Romans 1:18-20)
Many scientists have lied to us, but still most of the world believes in a Creator. It is the natural thing to do.
by Triston Jacobsohn 德明; Chinese by Gadfly