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Another Megafaunal Extinction Challenge to Naturalistic Evolution

July 29, 2019

Which model, naturalistic evolution or biblical creation, best explains Earth's mass extinctions followed by introductions of new species? A new discovery helps provide an answer……


Gamma Ray Flares Constrain Beginning-of-Universe Speculations

August 12, 2019

Skeptics of big bang creation cite a loophole in their attempts to avert a beginning for our universe and, hence, the implication of a causal……

Laws of Physics

New Speciation Model Challenges Evolution, Supports Creation

August 19, 2019

Which model, naturalistic evolution or supernatural creation, best explains the pattern of life's history on Earth? If a test produces "strikingly divergent results" for the……

Creation vs. Evolution

Why Do We Need Snowball Events?

August 05, 2019

It may not occur to people living in a high-tech modern society, but an improbable confluence of natural events in Earth's past has made our……

Human Origins

The Cell's Design

Does Information Come from a Mind?

August 14, 2019

Imagine you're flying over the desert, and you notice a pile of rocks down below. Most likely, you would think little of it. But suppose……


Does Old-Earth Creationism Make God Deceptive?

July 17, 2019

Most people who follow my work at Reasons to Believe know I question the grand claim of the evolutionary paradigm; namely, that evolutionary processes provide……

Intelligent Design

Is SETI an Intelligent Design Research Program?

July 24, 2019

When I was a little kid, my father was chair of the physics department at West Virginia Institute of Technology (WVIT). We lived in faculty……


New Insights into Endothermy Heat Up the Case for a Creator

August 07, 2019

I feel cold all the time. When I was younger, I was always hot. I needed to be in air conditioning everywhere I went. I……



Five Greek Words and Apologetics Persuasion

August 06, 2019

What role does persuasion play in communicating Christian truth to people?…

Rhetoric & Debate

St. Augustine on Three Aspects of Creation

July 30, 2019

Science-minded people today may find it surprising to learn that a person who lived 1,600 years ago offers sensible insights on creation, but such is……


Three Goals in a Christian Apologetics Encounter

August 20, 2019

Recently someone asked me how you can know if you have had a successful apologetics encounter. My immediate answer was that defending the faith (Greek:……


Worshippers by Nature

August 13, 2019

Virtually every human being seeks to find an overarching purpose in life. As part of this common pursuit, people naturally attach themselves to belief systems,……


Theorems & Theology

A Post-Genomic Era? Ludicrous with an Incomplete Human Genome

August 15, 2019

I periodically draw attention on social media to the fact that the human genome sequence is not complete. I thoroughly enjoy the reaction of others……

Science in the News

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

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

Artificial Intelligence: Mastering Chess, Then Societal Challenges?

June 28, 2019

In May 1997, an IBM chess-playing computer called Deep Blue defeated a grandmaster human chess player (under regular time controls) for the first time in……

Artificial Intelligence

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

Is the Universe a Billion Years Younger?

June 21, 2019

AP News recently ran an article with the headline "New Study Says Universe Expanding Faster and Is Younger." Numerous other media outlets echoed the story,……

Science in the News

Jupiter: No Ordinary Planet

August 16, 2019

Each planet in our solar system possesses unique and fascinating features. Earth hosts an abundant, dazzling array of life. Mars houses the largest volcanoes and……



“I Think, Therefore It Must Be True,” Part 2: The Science of Certainty

August 09, 2019

Most of us think we're smarter than most of us. In a recent large survey, 65% of Americans rated themselves more intelligent than average.[1] Believing……

Carbon-14 Dating Supports the Writing of the Great Isaiah Scroll Prior to the Crucifixion

July 26, 2019

Radiocarbon dating is one of the best-known tools used by geochemists to obtain an age of ancient materials such as wood, bones, charcoal, and coral……

Changing the “We Can’t Expect Much” from Churched Kids Culture

June 28, 2019

Years ago, as a college student applying to veterinary school and then as a practicing veterinarian, the goals and expectations set forth were clear: anything……

Is Faith in Progress Warranted?

July 12, 2019

Anyone who has lived at least a couple of decades has witnessed technological breakthroughs that have transformed society. Many people hold the ideas of "progress"……

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