Answers in Genesis (AiG) is mainly known for its scientific approach to Creationism, and its literal interpretation of Genesis (for example; God created in six literal 24-hour days). The founder is Ken Ham, originally of Australia. If you want to try to find a creation-scientist’s view on something, this would be my first stop: www.answersingenesis.org
There are many Ph.D.’s involved in this ministry…and yes, the many of those degrees came from secular institutions.
One of the main teachings of the ministry is that the foundation for many Christian doctrines find their start in Genesis. Also, that a non-literal reading of Genesis contradicts several other key scriptures. It is quite interesting to follow along when the Young Earth Creationists (YEC’s) and the Old Earth Creationists (OEC’s) disagree.
Thus far, I do indeed lean YEC, though I’m open to many different ways of see the beginning of our world (and us), as long as it fits with scripture. If someone puts forth a metaphorical position, it is important to make sure the it fits logically with scripture. It also must be completely accurate.
AIG offers an extensive set of articles, and previously answered questions that you can take advantage of via their “search” on the main page. Biology, Botany, Geology, Philosophy, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, etc… are all included.
Any drawbacks? As always, I never agree completely with any ministry, just as one example, I believe that God could indeed have made starlight in transit to earth. AIG rejects this notion, claiming it would be deceptive of God to do so, since it would contain events that never actually happened. (Sometimes this gets thrown in with the “apparent age” hypothesis.) Instead they favor other, alternative explanations for the “starlight” question. Starlight in transit serves a purpose all on it’s own, IMO, and I believe it could indeed have been created on the way here for signs in the heavens, and also as a “declaration” of God’s handiwork.
Regardless, if you are interested in Creationism in the least, check out AiG; they are a very comprehensive ministry on the subject.
You can also see my Creation Museum Review.