Where Science and Faith Converge
  • Dead Galaxy Gives More Proof of Big Bang Creation Model

    June 26, 2017

    The big bang cosmic creation model has been an enormous boost to scientifically establishing the veracity of the Bible and the Christian faith. This past week a paper was published announcing the fulfillment of yet another prediction of the big bang creation model, thus giving us even more confidence in the reliability and trustworthiness of the Bible and the Christian faith.

    • Big Bang Theory
    • Universe Design
    • Stars
    • God's Existence
    • Cosmology
    • Cosmic Expansion
  • Like It or Not, Dark Energy Is Real

    June 19, 2017

    Dark energy refers to the self-stretching property of the space-time fabric of the universe. Space, because of dark energy and independent of matter and of any heat or light, stretches itself. Moreover, the larger the space-time envelope of the universe grows, the more stretching energy it gains. This gaining of stretching energy causes some science writers to refer to dark energy as an...

    • Universe Design
    • Creation & Genesis
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Young-Earth Creationism
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Old Earth Creationism
    • Dark Energy & Dark Matter
    • Age of the Earth
  • Rare Planetary System

    June 12, 2017

    While many astrobiologists remain hopeful that one day we will find a planet on which microbes might reside, they acknowledge that the only place in the known universe where conditions are not hostile for intelligent life and advanced civilization is Earth.

    • Solar System Design
    • Planets
    • Astronomy
  • Rare Moon Just Got Rarer

    June 5, 2017

    We owe our very existence to the Moon ... If it were not for the Moon, Earth’s rotation axis tilt would change so dramatically as to induce climate changes severe enough to wipe out nearly all forms of life.

    • Solar System Design
    • Moon & Its Formation
    • Milky Way Galaxy
    • Life on Other Planets
    • Astronomy
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  • Quantum Uncertainty and Relativity Especially Fine-Tuned for You!

    May 30, 2017

    In addition to requiring exquisite fine-tuning of the four fundamental forces of physics and of the constants of physics, the existence of life demands more.

    • Intelligent Design
    • Relativity
    • Laws of Physics
    • Particle Physics
    • Proteins
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Design
    • Anthropic Principle
  • Grand Tack Model Reveals More Solar System Designs

    May 22, 2017

    All standard planetary formation models, when applied to the solar system, are stymied by the “Mars Problem” and the “Main Belt Problem.”

    • Uncategorized
    • Solar System Design
    • Planet Formation
    • Mars
    • Gas Giant Planets
    • Comets
    • Asteroids
  • Grasping God’s Nearness -- Even When He Seems Far

    May 15, 2017

    Many people have shared stories about how Beyond the Cosmos, in its earlier editions, impacted their life—

    • Education
    • Design
    • Evil & Suffering
    • Controversies
    • Anthropology
  • More Reasons to Thank God for Viruses

    May 15, 2017

    One of our staff scholars, Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts, is a virologist and molecular biologist. I have heard her speak several times on viruses and their connection to the Christian faith. It is an outstanding talk. She brilliantly explains why, on every biological and medical level, we need to thank God for viruses.

    • Viruses
    • Cancer
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  • Does the Multiverse Explain Too Much?

    May 8, 2017

    There is a fatal problem with appealing to the multiverse to explain away the need for a divine Designer;

    • Universe Design
    • Multiverse
    • God's Existence
    • Intelligent Design
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Apologetics
    • Anthropic Principle
    • Multiverse
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
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