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  • Vaccine Safety and Loving Our Neighbors

    October 20, 2015

    In the wake of a recent outbreak of measles originating at Disneyland and spreading to more than 20 states, California state legislators have passed a bill implementing mandatory vaccination for students attending public schools.

    • Diseases
  • Wasn’t the Flood Miraculous?

    October 15, 2015

    A few weeks ago, Kirby Hansen and I wrote an article addressing the scientific possibility of a global flood. A reader named Joe responded with this question:

    • Flood Geology
  • M Dwarf Stars and the Search for Another Habitable Planet

    October 12, 2015

    When searching for something, it often seems the best course of action is to start by looking in the most likely location. If that initial search doesn’t yield results, the next step would be to continue exploring probable sites while trying to uncover clues to help refine the investigation.

    • Extrasolar Planets
  • Hypernaturalism: The Improbable Reveals God’s Handiwork

    October 8, 2015

    In an earlier article we defined the concept of hypernaturalism and justified it through the biblical text. We strove to provide scriptural evidence that God has acted hypernaturally—that is, He sometimes performed miracles by manipulating natural law, rather than by supernaturally overriding it.

    • Hypernaturalism
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  • The First Humans Developed Food-Processing Technology

    October 5, 2015

    In a previous article I wrote about a recent archeological discovery that proved humans living along the shore of the Sea of Galilee cultivated wild cereals as early as 23,000 years ago.1

    • Human Origins and the Bible
    • Human Origins
  • Strengthening the Case for Firstborn Stars

    October 1, 2015

    In a previous article, I described how a key feature of the biblically predicted big bang creation model is its deduction that the firstborn stars will initially be comprised of just three elements: 76 percent hydrogen, 24 percent helium, and a trace amount of lithium.

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Big Bang
  • Finding the Firstborn Stars

    September 28, 2015

    The big bang creation model—which the Bible uniquely described thousands of years before any astronomer did—predicts a hierarchy in star formation. Since the big bang creation event results in the universe’s ordinary matter being composed of 76 percent hydrogen, 24 percent helium, and a trace amount of lithium, the firstborn stars, at least initially, will be composed of these three elements.

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Big Bang
  • The Martian: Surviving on the Red Planet

    September 24, 2015

    Make no mistake about it—Mars is an extremely hostile place for life. And a new movie called The Martian, which is set to release October 2, seems to understand just how difficult it can be for humans to visit Earth’s neighbor.

    • Mars
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  • Is a Global Flood Scientifically Possible?

    September 21, 2015

    Christians have long debated the extent of the flood recorded in Genesis 6–9. Typically, old-earth creationists (OEC) suggest it was a local flood, whereas young-earth creationists (YEC) argue for a global flood.

    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
  • A Common Design View of ERVs Encourages Scientific Investigation

    September 17, 2015

    Viruses are a mystery: No one knows where they originate. As a virologist, I’ve always thought of viruses as incomplete components of once functionally reproducing cells. As a Christian, I’ve often linked viruses to the fall because of their association with disease and suffering. Although evolutionists certainly wouldn’t agree with my second line of reasoning, many do support an escaped gene theory to explain the origin of viruses.

    • Viruses
  • Questioning Evolutionary Presuppositions about Endogenous Retroviruses

    September 17, 2015

    In a 2006 lecture at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Dr. Graeme Finlay, an immunologist, cancer biologist, and Christian, made some remarkable observations about the genetic similarities of human and nonhuman primate (NHP) genomes.

    • Junk DNA
    • Speciation Events
  • Exploring the Human Genome: Can We Make Predictions from Infancy?

    September 14, 2015

    Have you ever thought about which characteristics are critical for an infant’s development? By observing whether an infant is breathing, cooing, eating, sleeping, crying, and responding to movement and sounds, we can project that the child will continue growing.

    • Genes & DNA
    • Geonomic Discovery
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  • The First Humans Were Likely Farmers

    September 10, 2015

    Archeological and DNA evidence places the origin of humanity and human culture at 50,000–150,000 years ago. Later archeological and DNA evidence places the Neolithic Revolution—the origin of human civilization and the first evidence for villages, towns, specialized agriculture, the manufacturing of household goods, and trade—in the Persian Gulf region and Mesopotamia about 12,000 years ago.

    • Human Origins and the Bible
  • Your Galaxy’s Diet Is Important for Your Health

    September 7, 2015

    What is true for the human body is also true for spiral galaxies. For a variety of reasons, advanced life is only possible in a spiral galaxy that maintains highly symmetrical spiral arms for billions of years. However, for the spiral structure of a galaxy to be maintained, it must receive frequent infusions of gas.

    • Galaxy Design
  • Water Does Not Equal Habitability

    September 3, 2015

    “The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters” (Genesis 1:2). ... recent studies of Mars highlight the importance of remembering the Bible’s description of Earth’s early conditions.

    • Mars
  • Reverse Engineering: A Seahorse Tale

    August 31, 2015

    A fundamental assumption in the scientific investigation of living things is that the components of an organism or cell have specific functions .... Consider the seahorse tail, which was recently highlighted in the journal Science.

    • Intelligent Design
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  • Mitochondrial Genomes: Evidence for Evolution or Creation?

    August 27, 2015

    ... skeptics object to the notion of creation and intelligent design by asking, “If God is responsible for creating life, why are there so many ‘bad designs’ in nature?”

    • Bad Designs
  • Dead Reckoning in Human Beings: An Example of Excellent Design

    August 24, 2015

    In an airplane, one manner of navigating is called dead reckoning. With this technique, all that is needed is a map, a timepiece, a velocity indicator, and a compass (plus a compass angle or direction must be identified). However, the Apollo spacecraft needed a navigation system that could dead reckon without a compass.

    • Adaptation
    • Evolution
  • Global Warming Affects Carbon Dating

    August 20, 2015

    The mention of global warming—or its more current name, climate change—tends to bring out a lot of strong opinions. Those skeptical of human-induced climate change are often labeled “climate deniers.” Others use terms like scam or hoax toward the whole idea of global warming. Regardless of the issue’s criticisms, there is a reason to be concerned about increased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere.

    • Global Warming
  • Searching for Earth 2.0

    August 17, 2015

    “NASA Finds Earth-like Kepler-452b: Discovery May Help Prove We’re Not Alone”

    • Extrasolar Planets
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