Inventor of the MRI Passes Away

Noted Christian inventor Raymond Damadian passed away on Aug. 3. He was 86. Dr. Damadian, biophysicist, was the recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Achievement Award as “the man who invented the MRI scanner.” In 1988, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest award for applied science, and a year later, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame, an honor he shared with Thomas Edison, Samuel Morse, and the Wright Brothers. The first MRI scanner that Dr. Damadian and his colleagues built in 1977, “The Indomitable,” resides at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. In a 2012 interview, Dr. Damadian was asked, “Why do you believe that the Bible is true?” He replied, “If you take the trouble to examine the evidence supporting the Bible and contradicting alternative theories, from my perception, the evidence is overwhelmingly in support of the biblical record and vacates alternative thoughts such as evolution. The evidence for evolution is non-existent. In my opinion, evolution is science fiction.” Dr. Damadian was also asked, “How can you be sure of going to heaven?” He replied, “In John 3:3 and 5, Jesus makes this unequivocal. Jesus said, ‘Except that a man be born again, he shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.’ And John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’”

(Friday Church News Notes, August 12, 2022,,, 866-295-4143)