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How Did Earth Get Its Long-Standing Stable Climate?

December 10, 2018

In last week's blog1 I described how a careful reconstruction of temperature proxies at sites all over the world revealed that the climate stability humans……


Phosphorus and Molybdenum Problems for Life on Other Worlds

November 19, 2018

Stymied by attempts to find life-friendly conditions on surfaces of extraterrestrial planets and moons, astrobiologists have turned to increasingly exotic sites. Two such sites are……

Requirements for Life

Present Climate Epoch Has Been Extremely Stable

December 03, 2018

One of the most outstanding and blessed features of Earth is that it has an ice age cycle where, for the past 9,000 years of……


Science Affirms Genesis 6:3 and Human Life Span Limit

November 26, 2018

Just a year ago, I had a regular attendee in my Paradoxes Sunday school class1 who was 101 years old. He was mentally sharp and,……


The Cell's Design

Did Neanderthals Start Fires?

December 05, 2018

It is one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time. Written by Bob Wells and Mel Torme in the summer of 1945, "The……

Image of God

Spider Silk Inspires New Technology and the Case for a Creator

November 28, 2018

On December 14th (2018), Columbia Pictures-in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation-will release a full-length animated feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The story features Miles Morales,……


Vocal Signals Smile on the Case for Human Exceptionalism

November 21, 2018

Before Thanksgiving each year, those of us who work at Reasons to Believe (RTB) headquarters take part in an annual custom. We put our work……

Image of God

When Did Modern Human Brains—and the Image of God—Appear?

November 14, 2018

When I was a kid, I enjoyed reading Ripley's Believe It or Not! I couldn't get enough of the bizarre facts described in the pages……

Human Uniqueness


Approaching End Times Prophecy with Care

December 04, 2018

One of the most controversial topics that the Bible addresses is eschatology. This theological term literally means the study of last things-popularly known as end……

End Times

How JFK and C. S. Lewis Influenced My Life

November 20, 2018

Two men I've been reading about for virtually my entire life but for very different reasons died on the exact same day. For more than……


Take Up and Read: C.S. Lewis’ Case for the Christian Faith

November 13, 2018

I am writing this ongoing blog series on Reflections to encourage Christians to read more vigorously and enrich their lives with Christian classics in such……


Take Up and Read: Nicomachean Ethics

November 27, 2018

I am writing this ongoing blog series on Reflections to encourage Christians to read more vigorously and enrich their lives with Christian classics in such……


Theorems & Theology

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

Reveling in Revelation

August 09, 2018

I just love nature! I recently enjoyed five days of extended hiking-65 glorious miles of soaking in the beauty of hills and fields and ocean-bay……

Viruses are People Too!

July 26, 2018

One of my pet peeves is when people endow viruses and cells with humanlike abilities and characteristics-a process known as anthropomorphizing. I used to tell……


Why Celebrate World Mosquito Day?

August 20, 2018

Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on Earth, killing over half-a-million people annually and sickening hundreds of millions more. So why on earth would we celebrate……


Impact Events

Mars’s Discoveries Showcase Earth’s Design

August 24, 2018

Earth's neighbor Mars has created a lot of discovery-driven headlines lately. In one, scientists found seasonal variation of methane in the atmosphere. In another, 3-billion-year-old……

Earth Design

Mastering Eddington’s Confirmation of General Relativity

August 31, 2018

Many people who witnessed the great eclipse of 2017 will remember it as a wondrous spectacle. But one amateur astronomer saw the event as an……

Laws of Physics

Maybe We Are Alone in the Universe

June 29, 2018

Back in the summer of 1950, famed physicist Enrico Fermi visited Los Alamos National Laboratory and discussed the possibility of interstellar travel with his colleagues……

UFOs & Extraterrestrials

Preparing Earth for Multicellular Life

August 17, 2018

My family vacationed in the California redwoods and the giant sequoias this past summer. Seeing these majestic trees towering above the surrounding landscape invokes a……

Earth Design


How Divine Simplicity Comforts the Soul, Part 1

November 26, 2018

Many people are aware of the adage that the most important thing about a person is what he or she thinks of God, for it……

How Divine Simplicity Comforts the Soul, Part 2

November 29, 2018

Bilbo Baggins once said, "But today, of all days, it is brought home to me, it is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life."1……

Is Calendar-Day Creation an Essential of the Faith? What Christian Creeds Reveal about Ancient and Traditional Church Beliefs

November 05, 2018

One of the greatest challenges to the theory of evolution is to explain sexuality. How could sexual reproduction have emerged by random, natural processes from……

The Origin of Human Chromosome 2: Another Look

December 06, 2018

In a September 2018 article, Fazale Rana discredited what is purported to be evidence for an evolutionary theory that humans descended from an "ancestral ape."……

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