Science: Natural Philosophy

“Be instructed more perfectly…Of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth;” (D&C 88: 78-79)

“It is through work not words that we must seek divine and scientific truth.” -Dimitri Mendeleyev

“If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal…unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom, but unto the world it is not given to know them.” (D&C 42:61, 65)

Antoine Lavoisier the chemist spent 3 hours each morning before work in his private chemistry lab, then went to work as an accountant/lawyer. He also returned to his lab after dinner. He did not let his mandatory day job get in the way of his research. Eventually, his day job became his passion. He had imported materials at great expense to make one of the best private labs on earth.

1. The Kolob Theorem by Lynn Hilton – Book Notes
2. Is Genesis History? – Documentary Notes
3. Convincing Professors of Truths Not Found in Academic Journals: Who’s Empirical, & Who’s Religious?
4. Prophets Teach Creation without Organic Evolution Theory
5. Latter-day Prophets in Favor Of Modern Creation Science Theories
6. 70+ Signatures & Many Stories: Dear President Worthen, Please Stop Teaching (Organic Macro) Evolution at BYU
7. Creationism Vs Evolution with Ken Ham & Bill Nye – Debate Notes
8. Recent Dinosaurs & Earth, a Creationist Perspective – Documentary Notes
9. Reflections of a Scientist by Henry Eyring – Book Commentary
10. Morality Doesn’t Make Sense Without God’s law: Refuting Bill Nye
11. Building the Great Cathedrals – Documentary Notes
12. Evolution of Species is Incomprehensible – President Russel M Nelson Quote
13. Evolution by God is Laughable – Joel Skousen Quote



Additional Science Resources:

Science & Religion Forums

Pro-Creation, Anti-Evolution Resources

Science & Religion: Resources in Favor of Evolution

Creation Science Videos:

Additional Science Resources


Science & Religion Forums:


-LDS – Science, Cosmology, and Mormonism (79 members)

-Latter-day Saints Who Love Latter-day Science (433 members)

-F.A.C.T.S – Fellowship Alliance of Christian teachers of Science (33 members)


Pro-Creation, Anti-Evolution Resources:

-Book: Using the Book of Mormon to combat falsehoods in organic evolution 1992 by Clark A Peterson – Over 1000 PhD Scientists Skeptical of Darwinism: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.” Institution for creation research

-Mormon Prophets on Evolution vs Creation [Extended]

-Kent Hovind – see his videos on YouTube, brilliant materials. See has a plethora of free mp3 and video downloads of Kent Hovind, etc.


Science & Religion: Resources in Favor of Evolution

-Teryl Givens: Book Wrestling the Angel, has a section on science & religion. See also his lectures, etc. on the topic.

-Andrew Steane: book ‘Faithful to Science’. Suggested by Dave Rockwood.

Science & Religion by Richard Williams, BYU 

Science & Religion by Robert George, BYU  

Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding– February 15, 2001 by Trent D. Stephens  (Author), Jeff Meldrum (Author), Forrest B. Peterson (Author)

– What does the Church believe about evolution? Ugo Perego 2017 Fair Mormon Conference ( also about BoFM DNA, he is a leading geneticist who is referenced in the gospel topics essays on that subject.)

– Bart J Kowallis on From All Eternity to All Eternity Deep Time and the Gospel (Interpreter Foundation Lecture)


– Ron Hellings on Joseph Smith and Modern Cosmology (Interpreter Foundation Lecture); interesting theory of what caused the big bang from a larger universe, etc.

-John Widtsoe: ‘Joseph Smith as Scientist’, ‘Science and the Gospel’, ‘Rational Theology’

– John S Lewis on The Scale of Creation in Space and Time (Interpreter Foundation Lecture); speaks of the 2.55 billion year message from Joseph Smith, how it was derived, and other topics.

– Steven L Peck on Why Evolution and LDS Thought are Fully Compatible (Interpreter Foundation Lecture)

– Richard N Williams on Science, Religion, and Agency (Interpreter Foundation Lecture)

– Jeffrey M Bradshaw on Science and Genesis A Personal View (Interpreter Foundation Lecture)

Mormonism and Evolution: The Authoritative LDS Statements by William E. Evenson and Duane E. Jeffery, Jan 11, 2006

– Richard Dawkins demonstrates the evolution of the eye


Creation Science Videos:

-Full Documentary: Our Solar System: What you aren’t being told, by Spike Psarris of

-Full Documentary: Stars and Galaxies: What you aren’t being told, by Spike Psarris of

-Lecture: Universe: What you aren’t being told, by Spike Psarris of (this is a lecture, not the full documentary):

-53 Min. Lecture: Evolution: Not a Chance! by Dr. David Menton

-1hr 6 min Lecture: Dr Jason Lisle – Astronomy Reveals 6,000 Year Old Earth – Institute For Creation Research

-25 Proofs Earth is Young – Dr Grady McMurtry – 6,000 Year Old Earth?

-Noah’s Flood and Catastrophic Plate Tectonics (from Pangea to Today)

-10 Min Presentation: How the Universe is Way Bigger Than You Think

-What You Haven’t Been Told About Dinosaurs – Institution of Creation Research – Seminar by Brian Thomas; Apologetics Symposium; Cedar Park Church, Bothell WA

-81 min video: Hubble – 15 years of discovery

-78 min video: Defeating Atheism with Science by Spike Psarris of





Additional Science Resources:

Elder Nelson doesn’t believe in Evolution

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