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A Supermassive Black Hole Like No Other, But Optimal for Life

May 20, 2019

I have a problem with the Star Wars movies. Each saga film opens with the famous words, "In a galaxy far, far away." We astronomers……


Fine-Tuned India-Asia Collision Cools Earth for Human Habitation

May 06, 2019

Earth has experienced many tectonic plate collisions throughout its history. By far the most dramatic collision began 50 million years ago and continues to this……


Helium Hydride Detection Affirms Big Bang Creation Model

April 29, 2019

Astronomers' unusual but effective means of detecting helium hydride has generated excitement among researchers by helping to account for the "missing helium hydride" in big……

Big Bang Theory

No Nearby Nasty Supermassive Black Holes

May 13, 2019

Medical doctors tell us that it is not good for our health and wellbeing to possess a pot belly. They warn us, too, that the……


The Cell's Design

Competitive Endogenous RNA Hypothesis Supports the Case for Creation

May 15, 2019

When Francis Crick, codiscoverer of the DNA double helix, first conceived of molecular biology's organizing principle in 1958, he dubbed it the central dogma. He……

Junk DNA & Bad Designs

Pseudogene Discovery Pains Evolutionary Paradigm

May 08, 2019

It was one of the most painful experiences I ever had. A few years ago, I had two back-to-back bouts of kidney stones. I remember……

Intelligent Design

Self-Assembly of Protein Machines: Evidence for Evolution or Creation?

April 17, 2019

I finally upgraded my iPhone a few weeks ago from a 5s to an 8 Plus. I had little choice. The battery on my cell……

Intelligent Design

Why Mitochondria Make My List of Best Biological Designs

May 01, 2019

A few days ago, I ran across a BuzzFeed list that catalogs 24 of the most poorly designed things in our time. Some of the……



Family Traits of Secular Naturalism, Part 1

May 14, 2019

Belief systems, like family members, often share recognizable features or traits. In that sense one can determine what a belief system is about by observing……


How to Address Christian Hypocrisy

May 07, 2019

Hypocrisy among Christians is a serious issue. At minimum, it's a huge turnoff for believers and unbelievers alike. In situations where people are actually victimized……


Is Sunday a “Pagan” Day of Worship?

April 30, 2019

With the recent observance of Easter, I'm reminded of an exchange I had with a reader concerning when Christians should worship. About a year ago……

Seventh-Day Adventism

Thoughts on the Movie, Tolkien

May 21, 2019

British thinker and writer J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien (1892-1973) is one of the most beloved fantasy authors ever. As author of The……

Famous People

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

Finding Water Everywhere in the Search for Life

April 12, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of water? Personally, water reminds me of some of my favorite activities: canoeing down the spring-fed rivers of……

Life on Other Planets

First Image of a Black Hole

May 03, 2019

When Albert Einstein first proposed his general theory of relativity, it transformed the way scientists thought about space and time. Specifically, the theory predicted that……

Laws of Physics

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

Will Science Become “Useless”?

April 19, 2019

In his book A Universe from Nothing, Lawrence Krauss makes no bones about his belief that science provides great contributions to our fundamental knowledge. By……



Are Religious Experiences Valid?

May 10, 2019

When people ask me how I became a follower of Christ, I am always struck with a sudden mixture of ecstasy and caution. My story……

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……

How Bacteria Train Our Immune System

April 12, 2019

When I was growing up, I learned to fear microorganisms. As a child I remember always being concerned about catching a sore throat because the……

Journey from the Center of a Young Earth, Part 1: Epistemology

April 26, 2019

We've all had journeys of various kinds. Sometimes the conceptual ones are the toughest. They're fraught with uncertainty, fear, even peril-but the rewards of a……

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