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How Cyanobacteria Regulate Oceans’ Salt and Life

June 25, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration is concerned that Americans consume too much salt. Yet, when my wife was pregnant with our sons, her obstetrician……


The End of Civilization As We Know It? Part 1

July 09, 2018

Not a week goes by that I don't get at least three questions about global warming. Frequently, what underlies these questions is a concern, and……


The End of Civilization As We Know It? Part 2

July 16, 2018

If an ice age is coming soon, how will our lives be affected? In my first blog post in this series, I described the latest……


Unveiling a Mystery of Cosmic Dark Matter

July 02, 2018

The nature of cosmic dark matter, the exotic matter that makes up about 5/6 of all matter in the universe, ranks as one of the……

Universe Design

The Cell's Design

A Genetically Engineered Case for a Creator

May 09, 2018

Since the 1960's, the drug noscapine has been used in many parts of the world as a non-narcotic cough-suppressant. Recently, biomedical researchers have learned that……

Life in the Lab

Did Neanderthals Produce Cave Paintings?

April 25, 2018

One time when our kids were little, my wife and I discovered that someone had drawn a picture on one of the walls in our……

Human Uniqueness

Sophisticated Cave Art Evinces the Image of God

May 23, 2018

It's a new trend in art. Museums and galleries all over the world are exploring the use of sounds, smells, and lighting to enhance the……

Image of God

Why Are Whales So Big? In Wisdom God Made Them That Way

April 18, 2018

When I was in high school, I had the well-deserved reputation of being a wise guy-though the people who knew me then might have preferred……



How about Reading Some Christian Classics? Part 3

June 26, 2018

As a passionate lifelong reader, I have several reading goals in mind. First, I certainly want to be well-read when it comes to Holy Scripture.……


How about Reading Some Christian Classics? Part 4

July 03, 2018

Being a disciple of Jesus Christ and living the Christian faith in the world can, at times, be quite challenging. I enjoy reading about how……


Two More Movies to Make You Think in 2018

July 17, 2018

How much of your recreation time is devoted to watching movies? For many people, watching films at the theater and viewing movies at home are……

World War II

Two Movies to Make You Think in 2018

July 10, 2018

Why do you go to the movies? For many people, it is for sheer enjoyment or to escape from life's pressures for a few hours.……


Theorems & Theology

A Forest Stroll is Good for Body and Soul

March 15, 2018

At RTB we want to help others see that wherever we look in nature we find things that reinforce confidence in the God of the……


Answering FAQs on Vaccine Safety

February 01, 2018

My previous article titled "Vaccine Safety and Loving Our Neighbors" generated some ardent reader responses in 2015 when originally posted. In this follow-up article I……

Christian Life

God and Science: A Course in Due Course

April 19, 2018

Many fear to tread into culturally charged topics in an "us" versus "them" social media climate characterized by rapid escalation, rabid judgments, and character assassinations.……

Science & Faith

More Questions, Answers, and Comments on Vaccinations

February 08, 2018

I've recently (re)posted two blogs, "Vaccine Safety and Loving Our Neighbors" and "FAQs about Vaccine Safety," which I hope you'll take the time to read.……


Impact Events

Does the Multiverse Help Naturalism?

May 18, 2018

Perhaps our universe isn't as finely tuned as we thought! We know that life requires stars and planets to form. Overly rapid expansion of the……

Universe Design

Is Replicating Self-Healing Life Possible?

June 01, 2018

A few weeks ago, I highlighted scientific advances of a "self-aware" cyberslug. Not to be outdone, scientists have now developed materials that automatically make mechanical……

Cool Science

Kepler Helps Reveal Answers to Big Questions about the Cosmos

June 15, 2018

"But wait, there's more!" This infamous phrase preceded the offer of yet another "great" benefit if you bought a Ginsu knife set or a Popeil……


Maybe We Are Alone in the Universe

June 29, 2018

Back in the summer of 1950, famed physicist Enrico Fermi visited Los Alamos National Laboratory and discussed the possibility of interstellar travel with his colleagues……

UFOs & Extraterrestrials


Evaluating Christian Apologists

June 01, 2018

Imagine for a moment that you're watching a message on YouTube by Hugh Ross. You find the video incredibly faith-affirming. Your brother-in-law is an unbeliever……

It’s Okay to Be an “Exclusivist”

July 09, 2018

A few years ago I attended the graduation of my stepdaughter at Seattle University, a highly respected Catholic institution. During her studies she had developed……

Phosphate Chemistry Part 2: Phosphates and the Origin of Life

May 18, 2018

Research into naturalistic explanations for the origin of life has long focused on how the "building blocks of life" (amino acids, nucleotides, sugars, and fatty……

Women in Apologetics on the Rise

June 18, 2018

Last November, while working for Reasons to Believe (RTB) at the annual meetings for the Evangelical Theological Society, I met Rachel Shockey from Women in……

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