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Earth’s Surface Water Percentage Is Fine-Tuned for Life

March 18, 2019

Seventy-one percent may seem like average, but when it comes to Earth's surface water percentage, that number appears to be ideal for advanced civilization. A……

Life History

How Whales Increase Fish Stocks and Help Control Global Warming

February 25, 2019

One of the most popular blogs I wrote in 2010 discussed how the recovery of the sperm whale population from near extinction to 12,000 individuals……

Ocean life

Moist Greenhouse Threshold Doomsday

March 11, 2019

Considerable political and scientific discussion today concerns the possible effects of global warming. Not much attention, however, has been given to potential future water loss-in……

Solar System Design

Tiny Habitable Zones for Complex Life

March 04, 2019

Scientists' quest to find a habitable planet like Earth continues to drive extraterrestrial research. However, new studies show that planets capable of sustaining complex life……


The Cell's Design

Biochemical Synonyms Restate the Case for a Creator

March 13, 2019

Sometimes I just can't help myself. I know it's clickbait but I click on the link anyway. A few days ago, as a result of……

Molecular Evolution

Discovery of Intron Function Interrupts Evolutionary Paradigm

March 06, 2019

Nobody likes to be interrupted when they are talking. It feels disrespectful and can be frustrating. Interruptions derail the flow of a conversation.…

Common Design vs. Common Descent

Molecular Logic of the Electron Transport Chain Supports Creation

February 27, 2019

It has been described as one of the most "heated and acrimonious debates in biochemistry during the twentieth century," and its resolution carries implications for……

Origin of Life

Origins of Monogamy Cause Evolutionary Paradigm Breakup

March 20, 2019

Gregg Allman fronted the Allman Brothers Band for over 40 years until his death in 2017 at the age of 69. Writer Mark Binelli described……



A Memorial to Christian Theologian Desmond Ford

March 19, 2019

One of my favorite contemporary Christian theologians, Dr. Desmond Ford (1929-2019), died recently. He was an Australian evangelical theologian with deep roots in the Seventh-day……

Walter Martin

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 1—Attitude

February 26, 2019

Apologia sophia (Gk: ἀπολογία σοφία) transliterates the Greek word endings and roughly translates to "apologetics wisdom." Since I am an adjunct professor for Biola University's……

General Apologetics

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 2—Christian Foundations

March 05, 2019

In part 1 of this series, we noted that Apologia Sophia (Gk: ἀπολογία σοφία) transliterates the Greek word endings and roughly translates to "apologetics wisdom."……

History of Christianity

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 3—Preparation

March 12, 2019

Are you prepared for apologetic engagement? In part 3 (of six) in this series, I'll offer three practical suggestions to help prepare you for potentially……

General Apologetics

Theorems & Theology

Life’s Layers of Complexity: When All Isn’t All

January 24, 2019

Looking back on 2018, I give thanks for the blessings God has rained upon me. I can't help but think how my vision of God's……

Challenges to Evolution

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……

What’s a Hemimastigote Got to Do with Progressive Creationism?

February 21, 2019

I love a good hiking story, and like all scientists I love the prospect of discovering something new. Really new. A recent "behind the paper"……


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

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

The Perils of Space Travel

February 15, 2019

If only space travel were as easy as depicted in Star Wars or Star Trek! Traveling a few thousand times the speed of light onboard……

UFOs & Extraterrestrials


Are There Traces of Pre-Fall Civil Society Today?

March 08, 2019

A young PhD candidate in sociology asked this question of RTB scholars: "When RTB scholars approach their field of truth, are there specific questions any……

Deformed in God’s Image?

February 22, 2019

Do children born with deformities reflect the image of the God who gives them life? Some websites feature disturbing images of such children along with……

God’s Genuine Love for All

March 22, 2019

Does God genuinely and savingly love everyone? Many theologians say no. However, there are good and substantial biblical reasons to think that God not only……

Seeing the Wonder of Transparency

February 08, 2019

I was pouring liquid laundry detergent into the washer when I realized, "Hey, it's clear!" In that moment I became entranced by the wonder of……

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