Founder of Creation Science movement passes away at age 87

SANTEE, CALIFORNIA (ANS) — Dr. Henry Morris, the founder of the modern Christian creationist movement, has died in California at the age of 87.

Kentucky-based Answers in Genesis says Morris’s son sent an e-mail notifying friends and associates that his father died Saturday night in the presence of his children.

Henry Morris had been hospitalized earlier this month after suffering a series of strokes.

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Morris’s 1961 book “The Genesis Flood” helped launch the modern creationist movement, which holds to belief in a seven-day Creation less than ten-thousand years ago and a biblical worldwide flood. He also founded the Institute for Creation Research, where he remained president emeritus after his retirement.

Morris was a Professor of Hydrogeology. He was Former Director of the Institute for Creation Research and the author of numerous creation books and articles.

Morris gained his B.S. with honors in Civil Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas in 1939, his M.S. at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1948, and his Ph.D. also at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1950.

He was a former faculty member at Rice University (1942-46), University of Minnesota (1946-51), University of Southwestern Louisiana (1951-56) and Southern Illinois University (1956-57).

Morris also served as former head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1957-1970) as well as being former president of Creation Research Society (1967-1973).

Morris has biographical listings in “World Who’s Who in Science, Antiquity to Present,” “Who’s Who in America: American Men of Science;” “Who’s Who in Engineering;” “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering;” “Who’s Who in the World;” and “Contemporary Authors;” etc., among others.

He is the author of over 45 books regarding Creation-Evolution and the Founder and president emeritus of the Institute for Creation Research.

Writings by Morris appear in the following books that can be purchased on-line: “The Modern Creation Trilogy,” and “The Genesis Record.”

At the time of going to press with this story, details of funeral and or memorial services were not yet slated.

Michael Ireland is an international British freelance journalist. A former reporter with a London newspaper, Michael is the Chief Correspondent for ASSIST News Service of Lake Forest, California. Michael immigrated to the United States in 1982 and became a US citizen in September, 1995. He is married with two children. Michael has also been a frequent contributor to UCB Europe, a British Christian radio station.


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