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A. E. Wilder-Smith

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A. E. Wilder-Smith

Dr. Arthur Ernest Wilder-Smith (December 22, 1915 - September 14, 1995), more commonly known as A. E. Wilder-Smith, was a creationist and a chemist who is widely recognized by creationists as the pioneer of alternatives to the theory of evolution.

Wilder-Smith is the author and co-author of over 70 scientific publications and more than 30 books which have been translated into many different languages.

"The Bible teaches us that we are the living lessons that God uses to demonstrate His divine wisdom to the angelic beings as He works in us. How God deals with us in this world demonstrates His character to the angels!" -- Dr. Wilder Smith [1]

The impact that Prof. Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith has had on the world of Creation is one of great proportions. Some believe that he is also the reason that Richard Dawkins refused to participate in any other debates after the debate that they participated in against each other. The literary works, scientific contributions, disproving of theories, and overall genius make A.E. Wilder-Smith one of the most brilliant Creation scientists of all time. His life started as an atheist but in his early 20's he converted to Christianity. The fact that he obtained three doctorates in his lifetime also attributes him to being an extremely intelligent man.

Major Works

The list of Wilder-Smith's major works is an extremely large list. He was an author or co-author of over seventy scientific publications, author of more than thirty books that were published in seventeen languages, was a NATO three star general, and was the former Director of Research for a Swiss pharmaceutical company. [2] Not only did he do all of these things, but he is also considered to be the father of Intelligent Design for his studies and major contributions to the world of Creation. [3] Dr. Wilder-Smith is also known for starring in an award winning creation film titled, Origins: How the World Came to Be. [4] A book entitled, Fulfilled Journey: The Wilder-Smith Memoirs, is a written memoir by Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith and his wife Beate Wilder-Smith. [5]

Schooling and Faith

Wilder-Smith was an extremely well-educated and a genius in the opinion of many. Not only did A.E. Wilder-Smith receive a PhD, but he also received two doctorates! This only further solidifies his brilliance. His PhD was in organic chemistry from Reading University in 1942. His first doctorate was achieved in biochemistry which he received from Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, also known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The second doctorate that he worked towards was in pharmacological sciences from the University of Geneva. Both of his doctorates were completed in the year 1964. [6]

This is a quote from a conversation between Dr. Wilder-Smith and a man who he calls the General, whom Wilder-Smith credits his conversion to Christianity. "After a long conversation, he asked me directly if I felt my need of forgiveness and the transforming power of God in my life. My answer was: "Yes. A thousand times, yes." After this conversion the General goes on to tell the young Wilder-Smith to tell his wife and kids, all of the General's kids being described as the same age or older as Wilder-Smith. When Mrs. Frost, the General's wife, hears of his accepting of Christ, she replies by saying, "The days of miracles are not yet passed after all!." Before Wilder-Smith's accepting of Christ, he had already had a conversation with the General about Christ and had told the General that he was "a committed atheist". This profound change of heart shows how Christ can reach people even when they may not be seeking Him. [7]



Books in other editions


  • Urinary elimination of synthetic oestrogens and stilboestrol glucuronide in animals. (Biochem J. 1948; 42(2): 253–257)
  • The isolation and properties of the monoglucuronides of stilboestrol, hexoestrol and dienoestrol (Biochem J. 1948; 42(2): 258–260)
  • Preparation of some new 4-substituted derivatives of p-amino-o-hydroxyphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazolone-5 and study of their mycobacteriostatic activity. VII. (Arzneimittelforschung. 1967 Jun;17(6):768-72)
  • Some tuberculostatic 1,3,4-oxadiazolones(-5) and 1,3,4-oxadiazolthiones(-5). II: Biological spectrum in vitro and activity in vivo in relation to resistance emergence. (Arzneimittelforschung. 1962 Mar;12:275-80.)
  • The excretion of synthetic oestrogens as ethereal sulphates and monoglucuronides in the rabbit and in man (Biochem J. 1949; 44(3): 366–368.)
  • The Action of Phosgene on Acid Hydrazides to Give 1,3,4-Oxdiazolones of Interest in the Treatment of Tuberculosis (Science, Volume 119, Issue 3094, pp. 514)
  • Metabolism of Synthetic Å’strogens in Man (nature 160, 787-787 (6 December 1947))
  • M. B. Sahasrabudhe, A. E. Wilder Smith (1947) The determination of dienoestrol Biochem J.; 41(2): 190–192.
  • The Instability of Oestrogens in Solution (J Endocrinol January 1, 1946 5 152-157)
  • Preliminary screening of some new oxadiazol-2-ols with special reference to their antipyretic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. V. (Arzneimittelforschung. 1963 Apr;13:338-41.)
  • Smith, A. E. W., Frommel, E. and Morris, R. W. (1959), Effect of Local Anaesthetics on Barbiturate Sleeping Time. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 11: 600–606.
  • A. E. Wilder Smith & HANS Brodhage (1961) Biological Spectrum of Some New Tuberculostatic 1,3,4-Oxadiazolones with Special Reference to Cross-Resistance and Rates of Emergence of Resistance Nature 192, 1195 (23 December 1961)


Wilder-Smith was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry[8]


The Great Debate: Evolution or Creation


  1. Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith Accessed October 27, 2013.
  2. Unknown. Biblical Creationist, Organic Chemist, and Lecturer Web. 15 October 2014. (Date-Accessed)
  3. Viklund, Andreas. No Serious Scientist.. Malgwyn's Views examining origin. Web. October 19, 2014. (Date-Accessed).
  4. Unknown. A. E. Wilder-Smith Creation Evolution Headlines. Web. October 26, 2014. (Date-Accessed).
  5. Unknown. Arthur Ernest Wilder-Smith Who's Who? in Creation/Evolution. Web. October 26, 2014. (Date-Accessed).
  6. Unknown. From Oxford Atheist to Leading Creationist The Evolution Crisis. Web. 14 October 2014. (Date-Accessed).
  7. Unknown. From Oxford Atheist to Leading Creationist The Evolution Crisis. Web. 14 October 2014. (Date-Accessed).
  8. Ernest, Arthur; Wilder-Smith, Beate; Wilder-Smith, Arthur E (1998). Fulfilled Journey. Costa Mesa, CA: TWFT Publishers. pp. 538–539. ISBN 978-0-936728-75-9.