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Errors in Human Origins Dates

June 29, 2020

One of the most common inquiries posed to Reasons to Believe scholars can be expressed by this pair of questions: When did humanity originate? Can……

Human Origins

More Evidences for Biblical Claim of Unchanging Physics

June 22, 2020

One of the basic assumptions of physics is that the laws of physics are the same at all times and places throughout the universe. That……


Is Climate Change Real? Are Economic Sacrifices Needed to Stop It?

June 15, 2020

One of my motivations for writing my latest book, Weathering Climate Change, came from the repeated questions I heard at my outreach events and saw……

Global Warming

Our Special Star: Resolving the G-Dwarf Problem

June 08, 2020

Does it matter what kind of star the Sun is and where it formed and eventually migrated? Yes, astronomers have learned. In fact, without a……

Milky Way Galaxy

The Cell's Design

Meteorite Protein Discovery: Does It Validate Chemical Evolution?

June 10, 2020

Like most little kids, I was regaled with tales about genies and wizards who used their magical powers to grant people the desires of their……


The Argument from Beauty: Can Evolution Explain Our Aesthetic Sense?

May 13, 2020

Lately, I find myself spending more time in front of the TV than I normally would, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm not sure investing……

Argument from Beauty

Another Disappointment for the Evolutionary Model for the Origin of Eukaryotic Cells?

April 29, 2020

We all want to be happy. And there is no shortage of advice on what we need to do to lead happy, fulfilled lives. There……


How Can DNA Survive for 75 Million Years? Implications for the Age of the Earth

April 15, 2020

My family's TV viewing habits have changed quite a bit over the years. It doesn't seem that long ago that we would gather around the……



How Does Islam Differ from Christianity?

June 23, 2020

According to Pew Research, if current trends continue then by 2050 there will be nine billion people living on the planet. Approximately three billion will……

World Religions

What Happens to Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

June 09, 2020

What happens to people who never hear the gospel message about Jesus Christ?…


How the Trinity Shows God’s Love

May 26, 2020

Arguably one of the most important teachings in the Bible is the proclamation that "God is love," which is found in verses like 1 John……


My Soul Is Like a House

May 12, 2020

One of the things I like about the writings of the Christian church father St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is his rich use of analogies1……

Christian Life

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……


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……


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……


Impact Events

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……


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

Thinking Rightly about God: Ham vs. Zweerink Follow-Up, Part 2

October 25, 2019

The recent old-earth/young-earth discussion on Justin Brierley's Unbelievable? podcast revealed a number of differences and similarities between Ken Ham and me. Two important areas of……



Language and Biochemistry: Evidence for Intelligent Design

June 19, 2020

Have you ever composed a text message on your smartphone and had the app suggest the next word? It is amazing that, many times, the……


How to Think about COVID Conspiracy Theories

June 05, 2020

While people do indeed conspire and real conspiracies have existed, I tend to treat them with care because they can hurt one's credibility should they……

Abductive Reasoning

Are We All God’s Children?

May 22, 2020

I frequently see comments on social media claiming, "We are all God's children." Generally, people intend this sentiment to mean that God has the same……

Good Questions

How Did Daniel Cope with Trauma during Captivity?

May 08, 2020

Humans in all eras of history have suffered trauma, especially from the horrors of war. How might people in the ancient world have coped with……


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