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Does Complex Speech Expression Demonstrate Human Exceptionalism?

April 05, 2021

Last fall the announcement that phosphine was discovered in Venus's upper atmosphere stunned internet science geeks.1 This announcement generated over 4,700 news stories around the……

Human Uniqueness

Life Signature in Venus's Atmosphere: Genuine or Not?

March 29, 2021

Last fall the announcement that phosphine was discovered in Venus's upper atmosphere stunned internet science geeks.1 This announcement generated over 4,700 news stories around the……

Meteors

Mammals: Designed to Serve and Please Humans

March 22, 2021

Adam Smith, who founded the discipline of modern economics, wrote in his book on the wealth of nations, "Nobody ever saw a dog make a……

Human Uniqueness

How Recent Tibetan Plateau Uplift Enhanced Vegetation

March 15, 2021

Considering Earth's long geological history, the Tibetan Plateau is a never-before-seen geographical feature (see figure). We are living during a unique time when a landmass……

Ecosystems

The Cell's Design

Does Astro-Archaeology Appeal to Intelligent Agency?

March 31, 2021

From a scientific point of view, these questions fall under the purview of SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). And for the most part, SETI's……

Intelligent Design

Ancient Cave Art Strengthens Evidence for the Image of God

March 10, 2021

All human beings are creative. Creativity defines and distinguishes us from all other creatures that exist now-or ever existed. As a Christian, I view our……

Human Origins

The Genetic Code: Optimized for Resource Conservation

February 24, 2021

It is rare to hear this bit of sound advice today, given we live in a throwaway society. But growing up, I often witnessed my……

Biochemistry

Why Would God Command Circumcision?

February 10, 2021

Skeptics-and Christians-ask a lot of questions about the scientific accuracy of the Bible's Old and New Testaments. In many instances, these questions have little to……

Bible Difficulties

Reflections

Divine Hiddenness: A Sender or Receiver Problem?

March 30, 2021

If the biblical God wants everyone to believe in him and potentially come into a saving relationship with him, then why does he seem-at least……

Apologetics

How to Respond to the Challenge That God Is Hidden

March 16, 2021

One of the reasons cited in favor of atheism and against the idea that the God of Christian theism exists is known as the "hiddenness……

God's Existence

Is God's "Hiddenness" a Rational Objection to Christianity?

March 02, 2021

One of the common claims that atheists make in objection to God's existence is that God is hidden. This "hiddenness of God" challenge may take……

God's Existence

Neighboring Faiths: A Review of Winfried Corduan's Timeless Book

February 16, 2021

Fifty years ago, if I wanted to carry on a serious dialogue and apologetic debate with Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, and Muslim scholars I probably needed……

World Religions

Theorems & Theology

Human Origins Workshop with Peaceful Science and Reasons to Believe

June 11, 2020

On January 18, scientists, theologians, scholar community members, and friends joined us, virtually and on site in Covina, CA, for a workshop on RTB's human……

Human Origins

COVID Pandemic: God’s Fault or Ours?

April 16, 2020

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)1 across the world and throughout our communities leads many people to ask why a good God……

Viruses

Bringing Hope to the COVID–19 Days Ahead

April 09, 2020

With everyone's life disrupted, I find I am having many conversations with worried colleagues, friends, and family. One friend even got me to do a……

Diseases

Helpful Information in Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Conditions change rapidly with a viral outbreak, and people sometimes wonder where to find good sources of information. To that end, I hope that a……

Viruses

Impact Events

Standing against the Tide

November 06, 2020

Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Shermer, Victor J. Stenger. What do all these people have in common? They are all convinced that the……

Worldviews

Ethical Concerns with AI: Deepfakes

July 03, 2020

How would you respond to video footage of Richard Dawkins professing faith in Christ? Or one about Hugh Ross advocating for young-Earth creationism? Either situation……

Ethics

Can Artificial Intelligence Think Like a Human?

May 29, 2020

How close are we to developing machines that can understand and learn anything that humans can? Could such inventions eventually become self-conscious?…

Image of God

Is the Universe Closed?

April 24, 2020

Can our universe come from nothing? At least one prominent physicist, Lawrence Krauss, answers with a resounding "yes." In fact, he wrote a book titled……

Origin of the Universe

Voices

The Shroud of Turin, Part 2: An Examination of the Cloth

April 08, 2021

The Shroud of Turin contains the faint image of a man identical to the biblical descriptions of the crucified Jesus. Interest in the Shroud of……

Resurrection

The Shroud of Turin, Part 1: An Examination of the Man

April 01, 2021

In this post, we'll focus not on the Shroud of Turin's origins but rather on a medical description of the man whose image it bears,……

Resurrection

Avoiding Conspiratorial Thinking Requires Effort and Humility

March 25, 2021

The fall of humanity commenced with an assault on truth (Genesis 3:4-5), and for followers of Christ it may seem like the battle against truth……

Conspiracy Theories

Could the Tower of Babel Have Been in Yemen?

March 11, 2021

Genesis 11 relates the story of Noah's descendants after the ark grounded: And it came about, as they journeyed east, they found a plain in……

History

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