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  • Scripture’s Medical Wisdom Answers a Skeptic’s Challenge

    February 1, 2012

    Which has benefited humanity more, science or religion? Most atheists would say science. The hard-fought advances in knowledge, won by the unrelenting application of the scientific method, have consistently improved humanity’s lot—enabling us to live longer, healthier lives.

    • Life Design
    • Biochemical Design
  • Fossils of Primordial Galaxies Shed Light on Creation

    February 1, 2012

    It’s not just paleontologists who are eager to study fossils. Astronomers are also fascinated by them—fossils of a different sort, that is.

    • Big Bang
    • Galaxy Design
  • Human Beings: God or Creatures Made in God’s Image?

    February 1, 2012

    What is man’s exact relationship to God? The phenomenon of religion seeks to answer this profound question.

    • Image of God
  • No Primordial Soup for Earth’s Early Atmosphere

    February 1, 2012

    Keys to preparing a tasty soup include quality ingredients and cooking time. The primordial soup (mixture of organic molecules) evolutionary scientists propose to bring about the origin of life on Earth fails on both counts.

    • Geophysical Design
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  • Wisdom Teeth Reflect the Creator’s Foresight

    February 1, 2012

    Skeptics often point to human wisdom teeth as an example of a useless human body part. But a new study challenges this evolutionary account.

    • Bad Designs
  • Benefits from Beavers

    February 1, 2012

    A team of geologists and geophysicists at Colorado State University recently discovered that beavers gave humanity more than warm coats and hats.

    • Life Design
  • Creation : What Kind of Days Are These?

    February 1, 2012

    St. Augustine (A.D. 354–430) is one of the most brilliant and influential Christian scholars in history. Yet he was perplexed as to how to rightly interpret Genesis’ creation days.

    • Creation "Days"
  • Forging New Paths in Science-Faith Careers

    February 1, 2012

    Christians are uniquely positioned to transform the culture for Christ as they engage it at the highest academic levels, especially in science.

    • Youth
    • Educators/Homeschoolers
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  • New Frontiers in Christian Apologetics

    February 1, 2012

    Biomimetics, or biologically inspired design, is an emerging discipline where scientists study designs from nature and adapt them to solve real-world problems. Some classic examples include DaVinci’s flying machines based on his study of birds or examining gecko feet to enhance the stickiness of tape. Biomimetics motivates us to see living organisms as agents of inspiration for human innovation. Dr. Jeff Zweerink draws attention to several promising designs in his lead article, “Using Nature’s Designs to Build a Better Mousetrap.”

    • Biochemical Design
    • General Apologetics
  • Science Fair/Term Paper Ideas for Creation vs. Evolution

    February 1, 2012

    Students of all ages frequently ask for ideas on how to tie in principles from RTB’s testable creation model to their research projects. So I’ve compiled a list (with help from volunteer apologist Virginia Peterson, who researched links) to help get your creative juices flowing.

    • Youth
    • Educators/Homeschoolers
  • Explore Evolution: A High School Textbook Review

    November 1, 2011

    Christian educators often ask for an evenhanded presentation of biological evolution. One book, Stephen C. Meyer’s Explore Evolution: The Arguments for and against Neo-Darwinism (Hill House, 2007), fills this need nicely.

    • Youth
    • Educators/Homeschoolers
  • Testing the Multiverse

    November 1, 2011

    Isn’t the multiverse concept metaphysics because scientists have no way to ever detect its existence? How could scientists possibly test something beyond our universe? These questions represent common objections to any multiverse model. Yet recent work to understand the rapid inflation early in cosmic history reveals how one popular class of multiverse models can be tested.

    • Multiverse
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  • Update on the Quest for an Earth-Like Planet

    November 1, 2011

    During the Middle Ages and especially in Arthurian legend, the quest for the Holy Grail, the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper, became the consuming passion of nobles. They were driven by belief that the cup possessed miraculous healing powers. Today, many astronomers passionately pursue a different Holy Grail. Their quest—to find a planet sufficiently like Earth to support life, perhaps even advanced life. The discovery of such a planet could, some believe, hold the power to deliver humanity from our cosmic loneliness, from our isolated existence on this pale blue dot.

    • Geophysical Design
  • DNA Sequences: More Is Not Better

    November 1, 2011

    If a little is good, more must be better, right? Though it is tempting to live by this adage, it seldom turns out to be true. More is rarely better.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Using Neutrinos to Measure Earth’s Composition

    November 1, 2011

    Pigeons flying about chaotically, rock-melting lasers, targeted earthquakes, worldwide electrical storms, multiple nuclear bomb explosions, and an endless supply of Hot Pockets. All these elements feature prominently in a movie named The Core. A team of crack scientists and engineers undertake a mission to the center of the Earth to make the core spin again before all life is destroyed. During the team’s journey, they encounter unexpected obstacles because, frankly, humans have never seen the inside of Earth.

    • Particle Physics
  • Contrasting Buddhist and Christian Cosmologies

    November 1, 2011

    Can science put religion on the spot? In other words, can the empirical observations of science be used to test the truth-claims of the world’s major religions? Many people think not.

    • World Religions/Cults
    • Philosophy of Religion
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  • Arsenic Alert: The Danger of Tampering with a Fine-Tuned Poison

    November 1, 2011

    I had just finished high school and was grateful for a summer job as a janitor at the Vancouver Sun newspaper. A major part of that job was shoveling up printers’ lead and putting it into an open melting vat, all the while breathing in the exhalation from a hundred chain-smokers. Several decades later, I found out the hard way, through a couple of health crises, the consequence of being exposed to too much environmental arsenic.

    • Earth/Moon Design
  • Downsized by Design: Life’s Minimum Complexity Supports ID

    November 1, 2011

    A lot of people—including biochemists––are downsizing these days. But these scientists have not downscaled begrudgingly out of economic necessity. Instead, they enthusiastically work to simplify things by eliminating unnecessary biochemical systems from bacteria. Their goal is to define life’s minimum complexity and they will spare no expense to accomplish this extraordinary task.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Islamic Jihadists Clash Over 9/11 Conspiracy Theory

    November 1, 2011

    Why is it that two people can look at the same world event and come to fundamentally different conclusions about it? Sometimes the difference in perspective stems from one’s worldview.

    • Conspiracies
    • World Religions/Cults
  • Mismatches between Genetic Data and the Fossil Record

    November 1, 2011

    Charles Darwin acknowledged that one of the issues faced by his theory of evolution was that the fossil record didn’t match the theory.1 Specifically, his theory held that new species should be emerging continually, but the appearance of new, large-bodied species draws to a halt with the arrival of modern humans. Additionally, the fossil record lacks the broad expanse of transitional species predicted by evolution. Darwin hoped that with the passage of time and the discovery of more fossils, the mismatch would be resolved, but it has not been.

    • Molecular Evolution
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