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Author: Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. I also am eager to equip Christians to engage, rather than withdraw from or attack, educated non-Christians. One of the approaches I’ve developed, with the help of my RTB colleagues, is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive.

I enjoy constructively integrating all 66 books of the Bible with all the science disciplines as a way to discover and apply deeper truths. 1 Peter 3:15–16 sets my ministry goal, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience."

  • Answering Questions about Reincarnation

    September 8, 2016

    People ask me whether or not reincarnation actually happens, why a loving God wouldn’t give people multiple chances to pass the test of life, why it matters if someone believes in reincarnation, and how I would explain people’s memories of events in “past lives” if reincarnation is not real. In this blog article, I will briefly answer these questions, but first I will explain the origin of reincarnation beliefs.

    • World Religions
    • Religion
    • Hinduism
    • Bible
  • What Does a Ninth Planet Mean for the Creation Model?

    September 5, 2016

    Recent research establishes that the configuration of planets in the solar system necessary to make advanced life possible on Earth requires that the solar system start with two gas giant planets (Jupiter and Saturn) and three ice giant planets (Uranus, Neptune, and another planet approximately the size of Neptune).

    • Early Earth
    • Comets
    • Asteroids
  • Why I Love Nature and Think Everyone Should Too

    September 1, 2016

    Ken Samples, our staff philosopher, says he doesn’t know anyone who loves nature as much as I do. He wanted to know what it is about nature that I find so attractive and why I will go to such extreme physical means to get to beautiful natural settings. He is not alone. Hundreds of friends and strangers alike have asked me the same question.

    • Creation
  • Are We Alone in the Cosmos?

    August 29, 2016

    My book Improbable Planet, due to be released next week, provides the most extensive explanation and documentation to date about how the entire universe, every event in Earth’s history, and every life-form that has ever existed must be exquisitely fine-tuned to make possible the existence of human beings.

    • Sun
    • Solar System Design
    • Exoplanets
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  • Did Aliens Put a Wow Signal in Our DNA?

    August 24, 2016

    The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) community has defined a Wow! signal as a transmission that is so unusual in its characteristics as to challenge reasonable naturalistic explanations, thereby leaving open the possibility that the transmission was sent by an intelligent being or community of intelligent beings.

    • SETI
    • Origin of Life
    • Evolution
    • Artificial Life
  • Unique Time Window for Mountain Scenery

    August 22, 2016

    Kathy and I, some RTB staff, and a few friends of the ministry recently returned from an extraordinary adventure. We trekked the Canadian Rockies, navigating around crevasses on three different glaciers with crampons, ice axes, and ropes, crossing several moraine fields, ascending and descending on shale and scree, ...

    • Mental Health
    • Earth's History
    • Geology
  • If Jesus is God, Why Did He Call Himself the Son of Man?

    August 18, 2016

    I have met a lot of skeptics and cultists who assert that Jesus never claimed to be God. Rather, they say he referred to himself as the son of man. It is not just skeptics and cultists who are troubled by this issue. I have met just as many Christians who ask, “If Jesus is the Son of God, why did he so consistently refer to himself as the son of man?”

    • Jesus Christ
    • Apologetics
  • More Reasons to Thank God for Apex Predators

    August 15, 2016

    There is something majestic and beautiful about apex predators. When we took our sons to a zoo or a wild animal preserve during their childhood years, the first animals they wanted to see were lions, tigers, bears, and wolves—the animals at the top of the food chain, what zoologists refer to as apex predators.

    • Life Design
    • Carnivores
    • Creation vs. Evolution
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  • Universe Cannot Be Created Because That Would Be Magic?

    August 10, 2016

    Naturalists, atheists, and skeptics are taking a not-so-new approach to dismissing the scientific evidence for God. Recently, they have been asserting that any claim to God creating the universe is out of bounds since such a claim is an appeal to magic.

    • Uncategorized
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Cosmology
    • Apologetics
  • Long-Term Habitability Requires a Sun-Earth Twin

    August 8, 2016

    The popular science news outlets are filled with articles claiming that our galaxy is teeming with habitable planets—as many as 40 billion by some estimates. These claims and estimates are based on astrobiologists noting that about 20 percent of the 3,480 planets discovered so far are “habitable” in that they could conceivably have liquid water existing on some part of their surface for at least a brief time period.

    • Solar System Design
    • Exoplanets
  • If We Allow Science to Correct the Bible, Doesn’t That Make Science God?

    August 3, 2016

    Many Christians, and for that matter many non-Christians, are uneasy about an alliance between science and the Bible. Non-Christians worry that the Bible will be allowed to trump or discount science. Christians worry that science will be permitted to trump or discount the Bible.

    • Science & Faith
    • Interpretation
    • Bible
    • Apologetics
  • Dark Energy and Gravity Withstand Tests

    August 1, 2016

    In the life sciences, researchers are discouraged from challenging certain reigning paradigms, such as the evolutionary explanation for the origin of humans. The opposite is the case in the astrophysical sciences. Astrophysicists are encouraged to critique and test even the best established facts, principles, and laws of physics and astronomy. An example of such a critique and test, one that has enormous implications for our biblical cosmic creation model, was announced just days ago.

    • Universe Design
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Laws of Physics
    • Cosmology
    • Dark Energy
    • Cosmic Expansion
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  • The Cambrian Explosion and Evolutionists’ Responses

    July 27, 2016

    Whether I speak at a church, a university, a seminary, or a research firm, during the Q&A time I am inevitably asked about the Cambrian explosion. I also get emails about the Cambrian explosion. Here is an an example from our inbox and my answer:

    • Naturalism
    • Animals
    • Evolution
    • Genesis
  • Farming Revolution Simultaneously Launches in Multiple Locations

    July 25, 2016

    The earliest humans were engaged in agricultural industry, but humans were not able to launch and sustain a large-scale, specialized agricultural industry until Earth entered a period of extreme climate stability.1 Discoveries that early humans were engaged in agriculture are so recent that I was not able to include much of that news in my new book, Improbable Planet (releasing September 2016), until the day before final galleys were sent to the publisher.

    • Human Uniqueness
    • Archaeology
    • Anthropology
  • Were Humans Specially Created, or Did They Evolve from a Hominid?

    July 20, 2016

    Some of the most frequent questions I get asked on Twitter are about human origins. Here is an example of a question and my answer in slightly more than 140 characters. Q: I was taught humans and Neanderthals evolved from a common ancestor. You say humans were created. What evidence shows my teachers are wrong?

    • Human Origins
    • Evolution
    • Hominids
    • Common Design vs. Common Descent
    • Anthropology
  • Another Reason to Thank God for the Ice Age Cycle

    July 18, 2016

    In my new book, Improbable Planet, I list and describe 11 different reasons why a human civilization sustaining billions of humans would be impossible if it were not for our living at the end of a highly fine-tuned ice age cycle.

    • Ecosystems
    • Geology
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Earth
    • Design
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  • How to Persuade a Skeptic That God Must Be Triune

    July 13, 2016

    One of the most common questions I get at my speaking events is, how can we prove that God is a Trinity? It is also one of the more frequent questions I get on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Here is a slightly expanded version of my answer.

    • World Religions
    • Trinity
    • Hinduism
    • God
    • Doctrine
  • The Chameleon's Amazing Tongue Challenges Evolutionary Paradigm

    July 11, 2016

    The ability to change skin color is just one of several outstanding body design features that chameleons possess. They also possess the longest tongue-to-body-length ratio of any animal. Some chameleon species can project their tongues out of their mouths to an astounding length that is double that of their bodies (not including their tails)!

    • Life Design
    • Challenges to Evolution
    • Convergence
    • Common Design vs. Common Descent
    • Animals
  • Why Did God Make Animals So Violent?

    July 6, 2016

    Many of you have told me how much you enjoy the brief answers I post to the frequent questions I get on my Facebook and Twitter pages. But many of you have also asked if I could offer somewhat more complete answers that are still easy to share with others.

    • Carnivores
    • Evil & Suffering
    • Animals
    • Animal Death
  • "Electric Wind" Becomes 9th Habitable Zone

    July 4, 2016

    The Internet has been abuzz lately with several articles and posts claiming that "at least a trillion alien civilizations have almost certainly existed in the universe."1 These claims are founded on the following four presuppositions:

    • Life on Other Planets
    • Exoplanets
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Design
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