Our search for material brought us to the website of World Magazine — a religious publication that promotes Discoveroid causes and sometimes prints articles by Discoveroids. Their “About Us” section says:
We stand for factual accuracy and biblical objectivity, trying to see the world as best we can the way the Bible depicts it. Journalistic humility for us means trying to give God’s perspective. … We believe that our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever — and forever begins right now.
Now that you know what we’re dealing with, their headline is The pursuit of discovery. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Since many leading universities are steeped in scientism and evolutionary theory, some Christian students shy away from pursuing a science degree at a secular school. Nathaniel Jeanson was not one of those students.
Ooooooooooooh! That’s a name we’ve seen before. Jeanson is one of the creation scientists at Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Here’s Jeanson’s write-up at AIG, which says he “holds a PhD in cell and developmental Biology from Harvard University. He serves as a research biologist, author, and speaker with Answers in Genesis and formerly conducted research with the Institute for Creation Research.”
Now we’re going to learn more about him. World Magazine says:
Jeanson, homeschooled through the eighth grade [How wonderful!], gained a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology at Harvard in 2009. A husband and father of four, he now serves as a research biologist with the creationist organization Answers in Genesis and has authored Replacing Darwin: The New Origin of Species.
Then the magazine tells us:
Jeanson entered Harvard with a burning desire to find a cure for cancer. He emerged with a determination to push back against evolution and help people struggling with science-religion tension find their way back to Biblical truth.
Phooey on curing cancer! Jeanson decided to fight evolution instead. The magazine article has a lot of excerpts from their interview of the great man. Here’s just a bit of it:
[Question:] Was there ever a time, with so much saturation in secular science, that you started to question your faith?
[Answer:] No, it was more the opposite. Growing up in a Christian home, I took the gospel for granted. I had heard it my whole life, so for me it became the old news rather than the good news. But the process of reading and investigating these questions during my years at Harvard sent me diving into Scripture. Suddenly the gospel became good news for me for the first time.
Great, huh? Let’s read on:
[Question:] You worked hard at Harvard to achieve a Ph.D. so you could pursue a career in medical research. But you ultimately chose a different path. Why?
[Answer:] During my time of spiritual searching at Harvard I began to rethink my career. … After I graduated, I accepted a position with the Institute for Creation Research because it allowed me to use my education but to use it for Bible-based research.
And as we know, from there he went on to work for Hambo. One more excerpt:
[Question:] What is the focus of your current research?
[Answer:] The major focus these days is not so much on undermining evolution, but on exploring the scientific strength of the creation model. We ask questions like: What allows new species to form and what also limits that? What stops a dog from becoming a cat? And, opposite of the origins question, what causes species to go extinct?
Okay, that’s enough. Click over there and read it all, if you like. No doubt you’ll agree with us that ol’ Hambo is fortunate to have such an intellect on his payroll.
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