Where Science and Faith Converge


  • Design in Earth’s Interior

    April 26, 2018

    Studies of the waves generated during earthquakes continue to provide evidence of the amazing design of Earth’s interior. Earthquakes generate waves that propagate through Earth’s interior and reflect off regions where the composition changes. The boundary between the core and mantle (CMB) defines one such region and recent work demonstrates that the transition there is more complex than previously thought. In particular, the change includes a double transition (at least in some regions of the CMB), which serves as a blanket to keep heat from diffusing out of the core too quickly. This heat is responsible for generating Earth’s magnetic field and for driving plate tectonics. If the pressures at the CMB were much larger or smaller, this blanket would disappear, causing the magnetic field and plate tectonics to stop long before Earth attained its age of 4.5 billion years. RTB’s creation model predicts such design as the work of a supernatural Creator preparing Earth as a suitable habitat for long-standing life.

    • Earth/Moon Design
  • Harvard Scientists Write the Book on Intelligent Design—in DNA

    September 9, 2017

    One of the most provocative arguments for intelligent design focuses on the recognition that DNA is an information-based system. Yet skeptics argue that biochemical information is not genuine information.

  • We Are Living in a Safe Time Window

    August 9, 2017

    Negotiating traffic on Southern California freeways is tricky. Not long ago, I witnessed a collision of several cars in my rearview mirror—if I had gotten on that freeway anywhere from a few seconds earlier to an hour later, I either could have been involved in the collision or delayed for my appointment.

    • Galaxy Design
  • Synthetic Life and the Image of God

    July 31, 2017

    If synthetic biologists succeed in creating synthetic life, does this accomplishment prove the theory of naturalistic evolution—that life arose via undirected random processes? Does it make humans like God?

    • Life Design
  • Mites Take a Bite Out of Evolution

    July 29, 2017

    The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day holds special significance for our family. It is the time of the year we clean and re-organize our garage. It has become a family tradition that no one really wants to celebrate.

    • Convergence
  • Have You Had Your Selenium Today?

    July 27, 2017

    A group of Australian scientists have recently proposed that a severe depletion of selenium levels in the world’s oceans might have been a significant factor in three of the five mass extinction events over the last 550 million years.1 This, along with other data showing that both minimal and maximal amounts of selenium are essential to sustain animal life, suggests that selenium levels must be fine-tuned.

    • Mass Extinctions
    • Extinction
  • What Does the Discovery of a Supermassive Black Hole Binary Mean for Creationism?

    July 24, 2017

    A team of 10 Chinese astronomers recently announced the first-ever discovery of a supermassive black hole binary.1 They found the binary in the galaxy NGC 5548 ... a galaxy where more than 70 percent of its light comes from the nuclear core.

    • Universe Design
    • Origin of the Universe
  • Review: Four Myths of Science and Religion

    April 13, 2017

    If you would like a short introduction to a few of the key apparent conflicts between science and Christianity, here is a free opportunity to get informed.

    • Education
  • How Improbable Is Our Planet?

    September 1, 2016

    Have you ever noticed how strongly the Bible implies that everything God created serves his redemptive purpose and plan? My new book, Improbable Planet, makes a scientific case that all of creation—including countless details you may never have considered—has been exquisitely designed and shaped so that many billions of humans can be rescued from sin’s grip and enter an eternal, loving relationship with God.

  • Top 10 TNRTBs of All Time

    June 30, 2016

    RTB’s blog Today’s New Reason to Believe has certainly evolved since its first post, but what hasn’t changed is TNRTB’s consistent and faithful production of articles that integrate the latest scientific news with the Christian worldview.

  • Earth Science & Astronomy Series Review

    June 28, 2016

    Developed for homeschooling parents with little experience teaching science, Earth Science & Astronomy for the Grammar Stage and Earth Science & Astronomy for the Logic Stage are part of a classical homeschool education system for elementary and junior high level students.

    • Education
  • Announcing RTB’s New Blog Ring!

    June 27, 2016

    But times and technologies have changed, and we’re excited to take advantage of these changes in our efforts to advance Christ’s kingdom.

    • Faith & Reason
    • Faith
  • Can Planets in the Habitable Zone Actually Support Life?

    June 23, 2016

    It seems that all too frequently we read another exciting announcement that an extrasolar planet has been detected, one that is in the “habitable zone” and would likely be able to host life.

    • Exoplanets
    • Astronomy
  • Was Mars Once Plagued by Tsunamis?

    June 20, 2016

    Recorded tsunamis on Earth typically have waves a few tens of feet high, but the apocalyptic waves of cinema reach more than a football field in height. Recent studies show that these cataclysmic events actually happened on Earth’s neighbor Mars.

  • Do Neanderthal Cave Structures Challenge Human Exceptionalism?

    June 16, 2016

    Over the years, I have also come to learn that an extra measure of caution pays off when navigating “scientific” claims that Neanderthals possessed symbolic and religious capabilities just like us.

    • TCM
    • Neanderthals/Hominids
    • Archaeology
  • Complex Protein Biogenesis Hints at Intelligent Design

    June 13, 2016

    TOM (translocase of the outer membrane) and TIM (translocase of the inner membrane) function as biomolecular machines that operate in tandem to import newly made proteins into mitochondria.

    • Bad Designs
    • Design
  • How Can We Reconcile in a Way That Lasts?

    June 9, 2016

    The Bible has a lot to say about reconciliation. Christians, for example, are called to be ambassadors for reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18–20). Now, a scientific study is affirming what the Bible has taught for thousands of years.

    • War
    • Ethics
    • Christian Life
  • Was Jesus’s Arrival Accurately Predicted in the Bible?

    June 2, 2016

    In 538 BC, the angel Gabriel gave Daniel a prophecy pinpointing when the Messiah would arrive. “Know and understand this,” Gabriel told him (Daniel 9:25). While Daniel may have understood it, somewhere along the way that insight has been lost. Old Testament scholars have long been debating the prophecy’s meaning, but one scholar, Harold Hoehner, had a particularly astounding interpretation.

    • Historical Theology
    • Bible Codes
  • Nobel-Winning DNA Research Challenges Evolutionary Theory

    May 30, 2016

    In 2015, three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for decades of research into DNA—research that reinforces the idea that evolution is mythology and makes the modern evolutionary theory of abiogenesis seem more and more indefensible.

    • Origin of Life
    • Evolution
  • Why Skiers Can Be Thankful for Bacteria

    May 26, 2016

    Water doesn’t freeze at 0°C (32°F). It actually has to be much colder, -48°C, for pure water to freeze! Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that cold for it to snow. Earth’s atmosphere is full of microcontaminants that can serve as ice nucleators, allowing water to crystalize (a necessary first step for precipitation) at warmer temperatures.

    • RTB's Creation Model

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