Sciences and Scriptures

Ariel A. Roth, Ph.D. Official Webpage


Scientist, teacher, researcher.

Ariel Roth has deep respect for both science and the Bible, and strongly believes that both these sources are of extraordinary explanatory importance for our deep questions of origins, purpose and destiny.

Career Sketch

    Dr. Ariel A. Roth was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a B.A. degree in Biology from Pacific Union College, a Master’s degree in biology and a Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of Michigan. He has taken additional training in geology, mathematics and radiation biology at various campuses of the University of California. He served as chairman of the biology departments at Andrews and Loma Linda universities, and for 14 years directed the Geoscience Research Institute at Loma Linda, California, editing their journal Origins, for 23 years.

His research has been mainly in invertebrate zoology dealing especially with fossil and living coral reefs in both the Pacific and Caribbean oceans. There he has investigated the effects of light and other factors on the rate of coral reef growth. His research in various aspects of biology has been financed by several United States Government agencies including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He is currently investigating the authenticity of fossil termite nests in the Jurassic Morrison Formation.

Dr. Roth has been active in the evolution-creation controversy in the United States serving as a consultant, keynote speaker, or witness for the States of California, Oregon, and Arkansas.  He has also conducted numerous paleontological and geological field trips in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America in areas significant to the creation-evolution controversy; and has given many hundreds of lectures over the world. His publications include over a hundred and eighty articles in both scientific and popular journals. His book Origins: Linking Science and Scripture which presents scientific evidence that authenticates the Bible has been published in 17 languages. A new book titled Science Discovers God: Seven Convincing Lines of Evidence for His Existence, is now available in ten languages.


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