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Extending Climate Stability through Wearable Thermoelectrics

June 10, 2019

Air conditioning and heating of all buildings and vehicles have greatly increased the productivity, health, and comfort of human beings and their domesticated animals. However,……

Global Warming

Naturalistic Evolution Challenge: Gaian Bottleneck Gets Narrower

June 17, 2019

Scientific advances continue to demonstrate our improbable planet's fine-tuned features. In a recent issue of Science, a team of scientists led by Francis Macdonald described……

Life Design

Saltation, a Problem for Astrobiology

May 27, 2019

Astrobiology is the scientific discipline dedicated to the search and study of life on other worlds. In spite of decades of research funding and dozens……

Exoplanets

Spiral Arms Designed for Life

June 03, 2019

Two weeks ago, I introduced my blog by describing my issue with how each of the Star Wars movies references civilizations in "a galaxy far,……

Galaxy Design

The Cell's Design

Biochemical Grammar Communicates the Case for Creation

May 29, 2019

As I get older, I find myself forgetting things-a lot. But, thanks to smartphone technology, I have learned how to manage my forgetfulness by using……

Anthropic Principle

Frog Choruses Sing Out a Song of Creation

June 12, 2019

My last name, Rana, is Sanskrit in origin, referring to someone who descends from the Thar Ghar aristocracy. Living in Southern California means I don't……

Argument from Beauty

Why Would God Create a World Where Animals Eat Their Offspring?

May 22, 2019

You may not have ever heard of him, but he played an important role in ushering in the Darwinian revolution in biology. His name was……

Animal Death

Why Would God Create a World with Parasites?

June 05, 2019

If God exists and if he is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? This conundrum keeps……

Animal Death

Reflections

A Christian Perspective on Pagan and Secular Belief Systems

June 04, 2019

How are Christians to view systems of thought that are rooted in pagan or secular beliefs? Are non-Christian belief systems so filled with error that……

Worldviews

Family Traits of Secular Naturalism, Part 2

May 28, 2019

In part 1 of this two-part series I noted that for Christians to effectively engage secularists in meaningful discussion, it is vital to understand secularists'……

Atheism

Quantum Mechanics and the Laws of Logic, Part 1

June 11, 2019

Having worked at science-faith apologetics organization Reasons to Believe for more than 20 years, I've observed that scientists and philosophers often think differently about the……

Physics

Quantum Mechanics and the Laws of Logic, Part 2

June 18, 2019

Do the experimental results of the incredibly small and unusual quantum world undermine our traditional understanding of reason and the laws of logic? In part……

Particle Physics

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"……

Genomics

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

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

Investigating Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction

May 31, 2019

Two questions fascinate me: (1) Does life exist in the universe beyond the confines of Earth? (2) Will we ever create artificial intelligence here on……

Artificial Intelligence

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……

Theology

Voices

"I Think, Therefore It Must Be True," Part 1: The Science of Belief

June 14, 2019

Late in life, atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell received this challenge: if, after death, he found himself face to face with God, what would he say?……

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……

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……

Journey from the Center of a Young Earth, Part 2: Faith and Reason

May 24, 2019

In my previous article, I argued that God as the Creator of reality is responsible for the basic components of our common existence. Our interactions……

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