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Author: Fazale Rana

I watched helplessly as my father died a Muslim. Though he and I would argue about my conversion, I was unable to convince him of the truth of the Christian faith.

I became a Christian as a graduate student studying biochemistry. The cell's complexity, elegance, and sophistication coupled with the inadequacy of evolutionary scenarios to account for life's origin compelled me to conclude that life must stem from a Creator. Reading through the Sermon on the Mount convinced me that Jesus was who Christians claimed Him to be: Lord and Savior.

Still, evangelism wasn't important to me - until my father died. His death helped me appreciate how vital evangelism is. It was at that point I dedicated myself to Christian apologetics and the use of science as a tool to build bridges with nonbelievers.

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence - evidence that is being uncovered day after day - for God's existence and the reliability of Scripture.

  • Science News Flash: Stone Tool Use by Capuchin Monkeys Challenges Human Evolution

    July 14, 2016

    I love cashew nuts! Apparently, so do capuchin monkeys. A team of scientists from Oxford University (in the UK) and the University of Sao Paulo (in Brazil) report that capuchin monkeys in the northeast forests of Brazil make sophisticated use of stone tools to extract cashew nuts from shells.

    • Human Uniqueness
    • Archaeology
    • Hominids
    • Anthropology
  • Historical Contingency and the Improbability of Protein Evolution, Part 1 (of 2)

    July 13, 2016

    Can evolutionary processes produce biological innovation? Critics of the evolutionary paradigm—including me—would say, “No.” However, the reasons for my skepticism differ from many of evolution’s chief detractors. One argument against the evolutionary paradigm that causes me discomfort has to do with the “improbability” of the evolutionary process.

    • Molecular Evolution
    • Evolution
    • Design
    • Biochemistry
  • Science News Flash: Reinterpretation of Sea Worm Fossil Challenges Evolution

    July 8, 2016

    In a recent article published by the BBC, researchers from the University of Toronto announced the reinterpretation of an enigmatic fossil, Oesia disjuncta, now classifying this creature as a hemichordate. They also now think that tube-like structures, originally thought to be a type of seaweed, were made by Oesia.

    • Fossil Record
    • Genesis
    • Evolution
    • Cambrian Explosion
  • Adam and Eve: A Primordial Pair or a Population?

    July 6, 2016

    Today, one of the central science-faith issues facing evangelical Christianity centers around the historicity of Adam and Eve. Did Adam and Eve actually exist? Or are they merely mythical, functioning as theological constructs meant to represent every man and every woman? And if they did exist, were they the primordial pair that gave rise to all humanity? Or were they representatives, part of a population?

    • Anthropology
    • Human Origins
    • Adam & Eve
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