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Cosmic Creation Model Passes Another Test

January 21, 2019

Last May I debated with Peter Atkins, Oxford University chemist and well-known atheist, on the Unbelievable? radio show and video podcast. Toward the end of……

Milky Way Galaxy

How Cyclical Volcanic Activity Benefits Humanity

January 07, 2019

When we think about volcanoes, the images that typically come to mind are violent eruptions that devastate the surrounding landscapes and bring death or serious……

Ocean life

How the Sun’s Mass Affected Earth’s History of Life

December 31, 2018

For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, December is a good time to remind everyone about the Sun. It is the month……


Living on the Edge

January 14, 2019

During our mountaineering trips I am always the cautious one, carefully charting the safest routes to our destinations. Not so much my wife. Whenever we……

Galaxy Design

The Cell's Design

Endosymbiont Hypothesis and the Ironic Case for a Creator

December 12, 2018

People often use irony in humor, rhetoric, and literature, but few would think it has a place in science. But wryly, this has become the……

Life in the Lab

Long Noncoding RNAs Extend the Case for Creation

January 09, 2019

I don't like to think of myself as technology-challenged, but I am beginning to wonder if I just might be. As a case in point,……

Junk DNA & Bad Designs

Prebiotic Chemistry and the Hand of God

January 16, 2019

If you could time travel, would you? Would you travel to the past or the future? If asked this question, I bet many origin-of-life researchers……

Prebiotic Chemistry

Soft Tissue Preservation Mechanism Stabilizes the Case for Earth’s Antiquity

December 19, 2018

One of the highlights of the year at Reasons to Believe (well, it's a highlight for some of us, anyway) is the white elephant gift……

Fossil Record


Addressing Skeptical Challenges, Part 1

January 01, 2019

Social media and the internet allow ample opportunities to discuss the truth claims of historic Christianity. A while ago I interacted with a skeptic who……

Problem of Evil

Addressing Skeptical Challenges, Part 2

January 08, 2019

I'm not sure if the internet and social media as a whole are either an intrinsic good or an intrinsic bad, but as technologies they……


God’s Existence Best Explains Life’s Most Profound Realities

December 25, 2018

Can we justify concepts like logic, moral values, and universals from a naturalistic, atheistic perspective? Or do we need a transcendent grounding like historic Christianity's……


Scientific Discovery and God: The Universe, Part 1

January 15, 2019

How did the universe come into being? The last century has revealed a stark contrast between what secular scientists expected to find regarding the big……

Science & Faith

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 Great Is Our God?

December 21, 2018

In C. S. Lewis's Prince Caspian, where Jesus is represented by the huge lion Aslan, a sobbing Lucy comes upon Aslan-whom she hasn't seen for……

Newly Mapped Area of the Human Brain: Evidence for Exceptionalism?

January 07, 2019

The biblical account of Adam and Eve makes clear that humanity did not evolve from other primates. God establishes human exceptionalism by creating us in……

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."……

The Reformers and the Age of the Earth

January 18, 2019

October 31, 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. Along with global recognition of its significance, the event also sparked……

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