Think of all the drooling children who dream of growing up to be creation scientists. Where can they go for advice? There’s no better source than Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Hambo’s new post is Advice for Budding Creation Scientists. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
We often receive emails from young people who desire to study God’s creation and the book of Genesis to the glory of God. We’re always thrilled to hear about teens (and even some children) who love science and want to research starting with God’s Word.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Can you imagine those emails? “Oh, Hambo! I want to be a great creation scientist — just like you! All my teachers tell me I’m an idiot, but I don’t care! What can I do?”
In a recent interview, AiG’s astronomer, Dr. Danny Faulkner, offered some advice to young people who wish to become creation scientists.
Danny’s undergraduate degree is from Bob Jones University, so he’s the right man to offer advice. This is what he tells the drooling children:
We need replacements — we need new people out there. I used to be able to count the number of biblical-creation astronomers on one hand, and now I’m on my second hand. But I’m not content — I want to take my shoes off and count the toes too!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! After describing his decision to be a creationist astronomer when he was in high school, Danny says:
It is a calling, and people need to seek God and pray; and if that is their calling, I encourage them to go for it because we do need more people. You can’t have too many scientists who are creationists — the more we have the better off we’ll be.
Yeah, we’ll all be better off. Danny’s advice continues:
If you go to a secular college, you’re going to have to get yourself grounded in biblical authority and creation science, sometimes even if you attend a Christian school. You need to know what you believe and why. Make sure you get plugged in with other students or with people within a local church or on campus who can support and help you.
That’s great advice! It’s vital to associate with people who know more than your professors. Let’s read on:
It helps to be stubborn.
Oh yeah! You gotta be stubborn. Danny explains:
People think stubbornness is a bad trait; I am convinced it’s not. Like many other traits, it’s neutral. The question is: can you channel that stubbornness? You can channel it towards being stupid, and that’s what most people think of. But who else are stubborn people? Honest businessmen and politicians, people who maintain their principles despite the sinfulness of the world.
Did you follow that? An honest businessman stubbornly resists being a thief, and a creation scientist stubbornly resists the sinfulness of secular science. They’re both good because they’re stubborn. Here’s the last of Danny’s advice
There’s a reason God has given this trait of stubbornness, so you need to channel that in the right way. Be committed to God’s Word and staying true to it.
Then Hambo returns with a link to yet more advice, after which he says:
And keep up to date with creationist research and writings on the Answers in Genesis website and with cutting-edge creationist research on our peer-reviewed Answers Research Journal.
That’s great advice too! Every child should be given a copy of Hambo’s article. It’s wonderful! And then Danny can play with his toes.
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