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  • Faith and Reason

    October 1, 2006

    And at times even believers have spoken of faith in less-than-rational terms. However, historic Christianity affirms a necessary and proper relationship between faith and reason. There has been a broad measure of agreement in Christian history that the two are indeed compatible. The Christian faith is reasonable in four distinct ways.

    • Philosophy of Religion
    • General Apologetics
  • Beating the Odds in Monte Carlo

    October 1, 2006

    What does science have in common with games of chance? Is RTB now hooking up with gamblers to establish its creation model? You may be surprised to learn that many of the most difficult problems facing the scientist can be solved using the same approach a gambler takes in trying to improve his odds at the craps table or the roulette wheel. This technique is known as the Monte Carlo method and was invented in the late 1940s by mathematicians Stan Ulam and Nicholas Metropolis.1

    • Instrumentation
  • Most Detailed Map of Cosmic Background Radiation Confirms Biblical Creation Model

    July 1, 2006

    A team of American and Canadian astronomers dramatically strengthened the case for a big bang creation

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Constants of Physics
    • Laws of Physics
    • Scientific Evidence for a Young Earth
    • Einstein / Relativity
    • Particle Physics
    • Universe Design
    • Unification
    • TCM - Origin of the Universe
    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Big Bang
    • Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • What Makes the Christian God Unique?

    July 1, 2006

    For more than a decade I taught philosophy and religion courses at a public college in Southern California. One of the courses I enjoyed teaching most was the world religions class. Most students who took the class were interested in more than just fulfilling their humanities requirement. I was pleased to discover that the majority of these students were genuinely interested in learning about the various religions of the world.

    • Trinity
    • Salvation
    • Incarnation
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  • A Memorial Tribute to Ronald H. Nash (1936-2006)

    July 1, 2006

    Dr. Ronald H. Nash died on March 10 after a long illness. He was one of the most important evangelical Christian thinkers of the last half century. His impact as a professor, author, and churchman has been wide and deep, and his legacy will endure. Allow me to touch briefly on four areas that impressed me about this extraordinary man.

    • People of Faith
  • A "House of Cards" Gets a Foundation

    July 1, 2006

    Measurement of the universe's expansion (essential for knowing its size and age) critically depends on what astronomers call the cosmic distance scale. Distances to the farthest objects in the heavens cannot be measured directly but must be built up through a sequence of steps that some people have characterized as a "house of cards"-so dubbed because if the shorter distances are proven incorrect then the whole distance scale falls apart.

    • Instrumentation
  • Biochemists Ask, "How Low Can Life Go?"

    July 1, 2006

    "How low can you go?" This familiar call challenges limbo dancers to maneuver their way under a stick held ever closer to the ground. Some biochemists have taken part in a stick dance of their own. Advances in molecular biology make it possible for scientists to take up the challenge of determining "How low can life go?" as they assess life's minimal complexity.

    • TCM - Life's Origin
    • TCM - Biochemical Design
    • Biochemical Design
  • Is There a Controversy about Evolution?

    April 1, 2006

    On one side, most intelligent design (ID) proponents want students to become familiar with the evidence cited in support of evolution and with evidence against it. In short, they recommend that educators "teach the controversy" about evolution1

    • Dinosaurs to Birds Transitions
    • Transitional Forms
    • Dinosaurs
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  • Watching the Universe Grow Up

    April 1, 2006

    Among the vast expanses of the cosmos, humanity resides on an amazing planet with remarkable conditions for observing the birth and expansion of the universe. It seems as though a purposeful Designer has allowed human civilization and technology to develop so that the Designer's work can be studied in exquisite detail.

    • Universe Design
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Big Bang
    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • Just Another Animal?

    April 1, 2006

    After all, beginning at a very young age, children watch countless videos and cartoons where animal characters speak and display other human characteristics. And adults can flip to an educational science program where biologists explore the wonders of animal behavior and conclude that humans and animals are remarkably similar.

    • Image of God
  • A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

    April 1, 2006

    Sometimes scientific instruments themselves are quite remarkable. Take, for example, modern telescopes. Their amazing measuring capacities and the stunning images they provide buoy astronomers' hopes for solving mysteries about the nature of the cosmos. Such understanding also presents powerful new evidence for RTB's biblical creation model.

    • Instrumentation
  • Mars Looking Drier All the Time

    January 2, 2006

    "Follow the water," astrobiologists say, and the search for extraterrestrial life will inevitably prove fruitful.

    • Mars
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  • First Chimpanzee Fossils Cause Problems for Evolution

    January 1, 2006

    Where were you on September 1, 2005? Perhaps you missed the announcement of a scientific breakthrough: the influential journal Nature published the completed sequence of the chimpanzee genome.1

    • Transitional Forms
    • Humans vs. Chimps
  • How Humans Differ from Animals

    January 1, 2006

    For many people the distinction between human beings and animals has become increasingly blurred.

    • Image of God
  • What If There Were No Hurricanes?

    January 1, 2006

    Those who have suffered through the recent North Atlantic hurricane season would probably prefer nothing more than an afternoon shower ever again.

    • Natural Disasters
    • Earth/Moon Design
  • Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

    January 1, 2006

    In the best-selling science book of all time, author Stephen Hawking explains that no human is content until he or she has complete answers to the following questions: "What is the nature of the universe? What is our place in it and where did it and we come from? Why is it the way it is?"

    • Creation Passages
    • Origin of the Universe
    • General Apologetics
    • Resurrection
    • Galaxy Design
    • Solar System Design
    • Heaven and Hell
    • End Times
    • Universe Design
    • TCM - Two Creations
    • Problem of Evil
    • Human Origins and the Bible
    • Multiverse
    • Earth/Moon Design
    • Christian Life
    • Astronomy and the Bible
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  • Continuous Cosmic Expansion

    October 1, 2005

    Some promote an infinitely (or near infinitely) old universe to avoid a creation event in the relatively recent (roughly 14-billion-year) past. So, they argue that the universe is static or semi-static-no general cosmic expansion. Others promote a very young creation (6,000-10,000 years old) to fit a particular interpretation of Genesis 1. They need the expansion to occur much more rapidly than a few billion years. Nestled in between is the established scientific-and biblical-model saying that expansion has occurred continuously over the past 13.7 billion years.

    • TCM - Big Bang
    • Universe Design
    • Light Travel Time and the Cosmology of Russell Humphreys
    • Scientific Evidence for a Young Earth
    • Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Big Bang
    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • The Buzz On UFOs

    October 1, 2005

    Flying saucers, aliens, abductions, and channeled messages. In a scientifically enlightened age, global interest in UFOs shows no signs of waning. How can Christians-or non-Christians-evaluate this phenomenon?

    • UFOs and the Bible
    • Close Encounters
  • Peril in Paradise: Theology, Science and the Age of the Earth

    October 1, 2005

    Any old-earth creationist who has ever locked horns with a Christian friend about the age of the earth knows that there is far more to the debate than simply interpreting Genesis 1. The discussion inevitably shifts to a debate about how to understand Genesis 3. How has Adam's sin affected the creation?

    • Animal Death Before Adam
  • Why Aren't There Any 900-Year Old Human Fossils?

    October 1, 2005

    "You don't really believe that humans lived to be 900 years old, do you?" A well-known local atheist posed this question last spring (2005) when I spoke in Albany, New York. For many skeptics the long life spans recorded in Genesis chapters 5 and 11 seem absurd. If anything, anthropological evidence seems to indicate that humans who lived just thousands of years ago had shorter life spans than they do today. Yet conservative Bible scholars affirm that a literal reading of these passages teaches that the first human beings lived to be several hundred years old. And, it was only after the Flood that human life expectancy decreased to a maximum of 120 years. How do we resolve this conflict?

    • TCM - Human Origins
    • Human Origins and the Bible
    • Bible Difficulties
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