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Even the Hyperarid Atacama Has Life!

May 21, 2018

The core region of the high Atacama Desert in Chile is the second driest place on Earth. The driest place on Earth is the McMurdo……

Ecosystems

Natural Source of Life’s Homochiral Molecules?

April 30, 2018

When we hear someone say "on the other hand," we know we are about to hear an alternative perspective. Every debate has two sides, and……

Origin of Life

Waterworld Planets Are Acidic, Primordial Earth Was Not

May 14, 2018

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink." This famous verse from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge describes a thirsty……

Exoplanets

Weathered Bedrock: Key to Advanced Life on Earth

May 07, 2018

I remember as a young boy tramping around the mountains near our home in Vancouver, British Columbia, being amazed at all the trees growing on……

Sun

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

Mitochondria’s Deviant Genetic Code: Evolution or Creation?

April 11, 2018

Before joining Reasons to Believe, I worked for nearly a decade in research and development (R&D) for a Fortune 500 company. During my tenure, on……

Common Design vs. Common Descent

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……

Design

Reflections

Confronting the Cognitive Dissonance over Grace

April 24, 2018

Historic Christianity's teaching that salvation is solely a gift of God's grace stands at odds with all other religions of the world. The New Testament……

Saved by Grace

Stoke the Faith Flame: Overcoming Spiritual Weariness

May 08, 2018

Over the years, I've had numerous people express to me that they have experienced a weariness concerning their faith journey. This is actually a pretty……

Christian Life

Take Up and Read: Institutes of the Christian Religion

May 01, 2018

This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner's guide to some of the Christian……

Book Reviews

Take Up and Read: The Screwtape Letters

May 15, 2018

This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner's guide to some of the Christian……

C.S. Lewis

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……

Fine-Tuning

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.……

Q&A

Impact Events

Do Both Science and Christianity Require Faith?

May 04, 2018

Davies basically argues that scientists must largely accept that the laws of physics work without having an adequate understanding of why they work. Nothing about……

Science & Faith

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

Earth Protects Life from Dangerous Space Radiation

April 20, 2018

On September 1, 1859, the Sun experienced an unusually large storm that ejected a massive cloud of charged particles. Seventeen hours later, on September 2,……

Earth Design

Hawking’s Final Word on the Beginning

May 11, 2018

Did the universe begin to exist or not? The final paper from Stephen Hawking indicates that the universe did have a beginning. Here are the……

Famous Scientists

Voices

Does the Tower of Babel Confirm Genealogical Gaps in Genesis 11?

February 09, 2018

A common assumption is that Genesis 5 and 11 contain complete, father-son genealogies without gaps and, therefore, one can rely on these genealogies to accurately……

Does yālad in the hiphil Prove There Are No Gaps in Genesis 5 and 11 Genealogies?

March 27, 2018

All attempts to calculate a date for creation and Noah's flood rest upon one assumption: Genesis 5 and 11 contain complete, father-son genealogies without gaps.……

Phosphate Chemistry Part 1: Fine-Tuned for Life

May 04, 2018

Phosphates don't get any respect. At least it seems that way from the generally negative attitude toward phosphates displayed on household products bearing the proud……

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……


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