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Are Oxygen and Ozone Signatures for Life?

September 17, 2018

Many people quickly identify oxygen and ozone as biologically produced molecules in Earth's atmosphere. For that reason, exoplanet researchers look for oxygen and ozone in……

Extrasolar Planets

Confirmation That Early Humans Were Making Bread

August 27, 2018

The discovery of two ancient ovens in Jordan provides evidence that humans were making bread at a time consistent with the Bible's account of early……

Human Flourishing

Highly Fine-Tuned Reverse Weathering Stabilized Earth’s Early Climate

September 10, 2018

It bothers my wife Kathy that I can be sitting in front of a computer and not even notice that the room temperature has dropped……

Early Earth

Probing the Moment of Creation with Large-Scale Magnetic Fields

September 03, 2018

In the past one hundred years astronomers have moved from knowing virtually nothing about the origin and history of the universe to possessing a detailed……

Inflation

The Cell's Design

Differences in Human and Neanderthal Brains Explain Human Exceptionalism

September 19, 2018

When I was a little kid, my mom went through an Agatha Christie phase. She was a huge fan of the murder mystery writer and……

Neanderthals/Hominids

The Endosymbiont Hypothesis: Things Aren’t What They Seem to Be

August 29, 2018

Sometimes, things just aren't what they seem to be. For example, when it comes to the world of biology.…

Evolution

The Multiplexed Design of Neurons

August 22, 2018

In 1910, Major General George Owen Squier developed a technique to increase the efficiency of data transmission along telephone lines that is still used today……

Design

Yeast Gene Editing Study Raises Questions about the Evolutionary Origin of Human Chromosome 2

September 12, 2018

As a biochemist and a skeptic of the evolutionary paradigm, people often ask me two interrelated questions:…

Humans vs. Chimps

Reflections

6 Straight A Christian Thinkers

September 18, 2018

The Christian church has been graced with brilliant and influential thinkers since its inception. A list of "who's who" in Christian scholarship would be long……

Christian History

How to Discern Education vs. Propaganda

September 04, 2018

There is a lot of discussion these days about things like fake news, yellow journalism, and political propaganda. There is also a lot of attention……

Learning

Learning about Christian Creeds, Part 3

August 28, 2018

If you come from a non-creedal Christian church tradition-and there are a good number of them within Evangelicalism-you might wonder what a creed is and……

Theology

Take Up and Read: Making Sense of It All

September 11, 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……

Books

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……

Teleology

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……

Ecosystems

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

Voices

A Chemist Discovers Philosophy

July 30, 2018

G. K. Chesterton tells of an "English yachtsman who slightly miscalculated his course and discovered England under the impression that it was a new island……

How to Become a Christian Apologist

August 16, 2018

Do you enjoy apologetics? Have you ever wondered how you can become a professional Christian apologist? Here are four practical recommendations to help guide your……

It’s Okay to Be an “Exclusivist”

July 09, 2018

A few years ago I attended the graduation of my stepdaughter at Seattle University, a highly respected Catholic institution. During her studies she had developed……

What Were Conditions Really Like on Early Earth?

August 23, 2018

As a chemist, I am fascinated by the complexity of the molecules that make up life. Life can do with ease what it takes chemists……

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