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Lee Spetner

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Lee Spetner is a physicist and Creation apologist. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] He was educated at MIT and Washington University, and employed by Johns Hopkins University. Lee Spetner majored in physics. He endeavoured to prove God's creation using physics. Dr. Spetner is a convinced Jewish scientist with regard to such evidences. He opposes evolutionists who support Darwinism. He wrote numerous articles and emails to support his view.[2][3][4]


Lee Spetner majored in mechanical engineering at Washington University. He was one of the researchers and professors of Johns Hopkins University.[5] At Johns Hopkins University he made great improvements to the discipline of Applied Physics. He became the principal of Applied Physics Laboratory to develop guided-missile systems, spending half his professional life on military electronic systems. He also developed statistical communications. Later on, he conducted research into alleviating the suffering of cancer patients.[4]

Work History

During the time Lee Spetner was in university, he became interested in correcting information concerning evolution, which has been his focus of study ever since. Dr. Spetner published approximately 23 articles on creation and evolution.[4]

The Lee Spetner/Edward Max Dialogue demonstrates what kind of view evolutionists have of creationists. The conversation between these two camps arguably underpins the biggest controversy of our time. However, the evidences of the Bible are of no interest to Edward Max. In this dialogue, Max and Spetner commented on specific situations and arguments to prove their case. They both talked about the B-cell Hypermutation Model, the role of gene duplication, interpretations of the word “evolution,” information content of proteins, etc. Each of the topics had significance in supporting the evidence. Spetner addressed some common misconceptions of evolutionists.[6]

Not By Chance! Shattering The Modern Theory of Evolution by Lee Spetner was met with much criticism because secular scientists did not consider Spetner to have successfully demonstrated a new scientific paradigm. Evolutionists argued that Spetner was putting forward his religious beliefs as part of the evidence.[7][8]

Tom Schneider, author of “Mr. Information Theory,” is another evolutionist who disagreed with Lee Spetner's point of view. In that book, Schneider is seen to have humiliated Spetner on his miscalculation pertaining to mutations. The calculations by both these scientists appear to differ from each other. They debated whose calculation is the correct one.[9] Spetner elaborated on random mutations which cannot occur in reality. He reiterated that biologists should reject the notion of so-called random mutations. Dr. Spetner provided real life examples from his book during his address. He stirred up issues such as metric information and Xylitol.[10]



  1. Unknown Author. Lee Spetner Wikipedia. Web. Accessed on April 16, 2012.
  2. Edward E. Max. The Evolution of Improved Fitness The TalkOrigins Archive. Web. Updated on January 10, 2001.
  3. Unknown Author. Biography Worldscibooks. Web. Accessed on March 26, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Unknown Author. Lee M. Spetner, Ph.D. B'OR HA'TORAH. Web. Accessed on March 8, 2011.
  5. Unknown Author. Lee Spetner enotes. Web. Accessed on April 16, 2012.
  6. Lee Spetner. Lee Spetner/Edward Max Dialogue The True.Origin Archive. Web. Updated on May 23, 2001.
  7. Mark Perakh. A Lost Chance: Dr. Spetner derives non-random evolution from the Talmud Web. First posted on January 14, 2000.
  8. Gert Korthof. A review of Lee Spetner's "NOT BY CHANCE!" home.planet. Web. Accessed on December 31, 1998.
  9. William Dembski. Lee Spetner responds (briefly) to Tom Schneider Uncommon Descent. Web. Posted on November 10, 2006.
  10. Ian Musgrave. Information Theory and Creationism: Spetner and Biological Information The TalkOrigins Archive. Web. Posted on July 14, 2005.