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Author: Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. I also am eager to equip Christians to engage, rather than withdraw from or attack, educated non-Christians. One of the approaches I’ve developed, with the help of my RTB colleagues, is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive.

I enjoy constructively integrating all 66 books of the Bible with all the science disciplines as a way to discover and apply deeper truths. 1 Peter 3:15–16 sets my ministry goal, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience."

  • How the Flora Family of Asteroids Shaped the History of Life

    May 1, 2017

    The solar system has asteroid/comet belts like no other known planetary system. The great majority of known planetary systems have had their comet/asteroid belts completely eradicated

    • Solar System Design
    • Life History
    • Earth's History
    • Exoplanets
    • Comets
    • Asteroids
  • What Does Animal Altruism Tell Us about God?

    April 24, 2017

    Genesis 1 singles out the nephesh animals for their distinction from previously existing creatures. The Hebrew word nephesh is best translated as “soulish animal.” It refers to those animals that God has endowed with mind, will, and emotions.

    • Genesis
    • Human Uniqueness
    • Naturalism
    • Creation vs. Evolution
    • Animals
    • Common Design vs. Common Descent
  • Our Sun Is Still the One and Only

    April 17, 2017

    ... we astronomers have not been able to find another star sufficiently like the Sun that could sustain advanced life on a conceivable planet orbiting it. Only the Sun appears to possess all the fine-tuned features that advanced life requires in its host star.

    • Solar System Design
    • Life on Other Planets
    • Stars
    • Sun
    • SETI
  • Dragging Space and Time and the Existence of God

    April 10, 2017

    Proving the reliability of general relativity to precisely describe the dynamics (movements) of massive bodies in the universe is fundamental to establishing the space-time theorems. These theorems prove the beginning (creation) of space and time.

    • Origin of the Universe
    • God's Existence
    • Einstein
    • Creation
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  • Why Water Worlds Are Inhospitable to Life

    April 3, 2017

    In the classic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the thirsty mariner looks out at the ocean surrounding him and declares, “Water, water, every where, / Nor any drop to drink.”1 Similarly, astronomers studying exoplanets are recognizing that too much liquid water on a planet isn’t necessarily a good thing.

    • Life on Other Planets
    • Solar System Design
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Extrasolar Planets
    • Atmosphere
  • Earliest Complex Vegetation and the Bible’s History of Life

    March 27, 2017

    A new discovery reveals that complex vegetation appeared much earlier on Earth than previously thought. This discovery, as I will explain, has profound theological significance. Let me first, however, set the historical stage.

    • Origin of Life
    • Early Earth
    • Genesis
    • Challenges to Evolution
    • Creation
    • Life History
    • Cells
    • Bacteria
  • Testing Quantum Gravity Models

    March 20, 2017

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about how recent observations of distant quasars and blazers at short wavelengths eliminated many of the quantum gravity models certain atheists appeal to in their attempts to escape a cosmic beginning and the implied cosmic Beginner.

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Cosmology
    • Laws of Physics
  • Oxygen Problem for Naturalistic Origin-of-Life Models

    March 13, 2017

    Nearly every high school student has been taught the results of the Miller-Urey experiment ... Today we know that Miller’s flask experiment is irrelevant to the origin of life ...

    • Prebiotic Chemistry
    • Origin of Life
    • Early Earth
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  • Does Quantum Gravity Avoid the Need for a Cosmic Creator?

    March 7, 2017

    Many people use quantum gravity as a loophole for avoiding the conclusion that a Creator must have intervened from beyond space and time to create the universe ... A recent breakthrough shows the possibility of observational testing in this area.

    • Big Bang Theory
    • Relativity
    • Particle Physics
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Laws of Physics
    • God's Existence
    • Cosmology
  • Rapid Recovery from the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction Event

    February 28, 2017

    The Permian-Triassic mass extinction event is by far the most catastrophic known event to ever impact life on Earth. It occurred 251.9 million years ago. This cataclysm eradicated 90–96% of marine species and at least 70% of land species.1 It even wiped out insect species.2 Not even cockroaches survived the catastrophe.

    • Ocean life
    • Ecosystems
    • Carnivores
    • Fossil Record
    • Extinction
    • Creation vs. Evolution
    • Challenges to Evolution
  • Earth’s Seven Sisters: Are They Really Similar?

    February 24, 2017

    NASA just announced the discovery of the largest ever batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around a single star, 39 light-years away ... Just how Earth-sized and habitable are these planets? Details about the features of the seven planets and their host star were published on February 22 in the British science journal Nature. The host star for the seven planets is far from Sun-like. In fact, it is about as far from being Sun-like as one can get ...

    • Solar System Design
    • Stars
    • Extrasolar Planets
    • Exoplanets
  • Is Lithium a Problem for the Big Bang Creation Model?

    February 20, 2017

    ... the remaining doubters of the big bang creation model are atheists and young-earth creationists. Atheists reject the big bang creation model because of its theistic implications and because it makes the universe too young. Young-earth creationists reject it because of what it implies about God (that God spread his creation miracles over long time periods and tolerated thermodynamics, carnivorous activity, and disease before the fall of Adam) and because it makes the universe too old.

    • Big Bang Theory
    • Universe Design
    • Atheism
    • Young-Earth Creationism
    • Stars
    • Milky Way Galaxy
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  • Overcoming Objections to the Big Bang Creation Model

    February 13, 2017
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Young-Earth Creationism
    • Origin of the Universe
    • God's Existence
    • Genesis
    • Cosmology
  • Cosmic Creation Battle May Be Over

    February 6, 2017

    The predominant cosmic creation model is a hot big bang creation model known as the ΛCDM model. The hot big bang refers to the universe being infinitely or near infinitely hot at its beginning and therefore cooling as it expands. The ΛCDM refers to the primary components of the universe. 

    • God's Existence
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Universe Design
    • Stars
    • Dark Energy
  • A Brief Comment on the Movie Is Genesis History?

    February 6, 2017
    • Science & Faith
    • Noah's Flood
    • Intelligent Design
    • Creation & Genesis
    • Age of the Earth
  • Could Corruption-Beating Technology Bring on the Mark of the Beast?

    January 30, 2017
    • Prophecy
    • End Times
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  • Could Capturing a Trillion-Dollar Asteroid Fulfill Revelation 8:10–11?

    January 25, 2017

    I often use my blog to alert readers to scientific discoveries that provide more evidence to the Bible’s accuracy concerning nature and science. Occasionally, there are scientific discoveries that could potentially affirm that the Bible may also be on target when it predicts future events in human history. Two such examples appeared in the scientific literature this past week.

    • Science & Faith
    • Prophecy
    • Asteroids
  • The Best of All Interglacials

    January 23, 2017

    In case you haven’t noticed, we are living in an interglacial period. For the last 2.59 million years of Earth’s history and only for the last 2.59 million years of Earth’s history, Earth has experienced an ice age cycle. During Earth’s ice age cycle, our planet oscillates between about 10 percent of its surface under heavy ice cover to about 20 percent being covered with ice.

    • Earth's History
    • Earth
  • Have You Thanked God for Your Oxygen Today?

    January 19, 2017

    Probably nothing is taken more for granted than the air we breathe. At sea level our atmosphere has an air pressure of 15 pounds per square inch. It contains 21% oxygen by volume. This air pressure and this amount of oxygen is optimal for humans and for human civilization.

    • Gas Giant Planets
    • Atmosphere
    • Moon & Its Formation
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Exoplanets
    • Early Earth
    • Animals
  • More Archaeological Evidence for the Bible’s Historical Accuracy

    January 16, 2017

    For over two centuries liberal skeptics of an inerrant Bible have challenged the Bible’s historical accounts. Archaeological digs in Israel over the past hundred years, however, have been silencing these critics, artifact discovery by artifact discovery ...

    • Bible
    • Inerrancy
    • Historical Theology
    • Archaeology
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