Advice for Budding Creation Scientists

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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.

In a recent interview, AiG’s astronomer, Dr. Danny Faulkner, offered some advice to young people who wish to become creation scientists.

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! So I encourage young people, if you have the ability to do it and if you have the interest and the calling, you really need to [become an astronomer]! I made that decision my sophomore year of high school, and I can’t image doing anything else. 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.

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.

It helps to be stubborn. 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. 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.

For more advice on becoming a creation scientist, read, “So You Want to Be a ‘Creation Scientist’.” 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.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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