Good Scientists were Poor Students?

There are some people who may have impressive academic credentials, but they lack the sense that God gave a goose. Is it untrue that institutions of higher learning are supposed to equip students to face the challenges of the future and to contribute to their fields?

It seems that in many cases, people who obtained degrees are mediocre scientists. However, many bad students had great impact in science.
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Today's schools are indoctrination centers for profit. If the university gets the money (the most important part) and the student can correctly answer test questions and write a dissertation, they win the prize. Yes, this child is cynical. Today's institutions have "safe spaces" and try to protect hurt feelings instead of spurring students to meet and deal with confrontations and challenges. If any become scientists, I reckon they'll be mediocre at best but excel in promoting evolutionism.

More than once I have encountered people who have claimed to be scientists who  did not exhibit much skill in the use of logic. One on social media who was pronounced in Atheist Spectrum Disorder claimed to have a doctorate but I did not believe him. Others were convinced that he was being truthful in that instance. I maintained that he was one of many who paid the money and did the work to get his ownself gradjitated.

Originally, institutions of higher learning were made to promote the Christian faith and equip people to become pastors. Nowadays, they are centers of atheistic evolutionism. Many Christians who have been ill-equipped to refute such things have lost what little faith they brought with them.

There have been pioneers in medical and other sciences who were actually poor students in their times. (Although it is a myth that Albert Einstein was a bad student, he excelled in some areas and was a bit quirky.) A recent study showed that many of the great medical innovators of the past would not make it in modern schools. These people were mavericks and did not easily kowtow to the status quo. We can look ahead. How about hiring based on what they have in terms of skill, character, and so on instead of simply looking at their papers and pedigrees? It's inconceivable, but consider godly wisdom and the courageous mavericks doing biblical creation science!
Are we recruiting scientists the wrong way? It takes a lot more talent than the ability to memorize and pass exams.
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. . .  scientists could shift their focus away from measuring ability based on how many hours a student has sat in a classroom chair, or how good they are at passing multiple-choice exams. Some people just have better natural ability and savvy than others. It’s called abductive reasoning, and many great scientists possessed it. They’re like the proverbial mechanic who just has a “knack” for observing a problem and knowing how to fix it. By contrast, a student can have spent years earning college credits yet not have the drive, character, or abductive sense to make a good scientist.
To read the rest of this very interesting article, click on "Bad Students Can Be Good Scientists". Below is a song in video format. It's by ApologetiX, "Come for Some" (wisdom), parody of "Cumbersome".