Where Science and Faith Converge


  • Are Humans Special?

    September 15, 2014

    Is human life on Earth special or not? According to the popular narrative, science continues pushing humanity off any supposed pedestal—a process that began when Nicolaus Copernicus promoted a heliocentric solar system.

    • Life on Other Planets
  • The Amazing Disappearing Hominid!

    September 11, 2014

    Vanishing acts have played a role in magic spectacles for centuries. But what might be good entertainment in a theatre is no laughing matter for paleoanthropology. The human fossil record has recently experienced a possible disappearance of sorts.

    • Lucy and Other Hominids
  • Are Tsunamis Natural or Moral Evil?

    September 9, 2014

    Skeptics often point to natural disasters as a reason to reject God’s existence. Yet a recent status update on the Caribbean tsunami warning system demonstrates how a significant loss of life and a large proportion of property damage can be avoided during a tsunami if our communities are willing to invest appropriate resources into disaster preparedness. It turns out that much of the pain, suffering, and death that results from natural activities, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, is due to poor decision-making and human moral failing, not the design of the natural realm.

    • Bad Designs
  • Did Humans Cause the Global Extinctions of Mammals?

    September 9, 2014

    Cursed is the ground because of you. — Genesis 3:17 Humans cause a lot of damage to the environment. Understandably, many people attribute the destruction to the ballooning human population and the activities associated with advancing and sustaining first world economies and industrializing the nations of the second and third worlds.

    • Animal Death Before Adam
  • Q&A: Did Petroleum Deposits Result from Inorganic Sources?

    September 4, 2014

    " Is there any connection between petroleum abiogenesis and a creationist worldview?" There certainly is a connection between petroleum, coal, and natural gas abiogenesis and young-earth creationism. Many young-earth creationists recognize that less than 10,000 years of maximal biological activity cannot possibly account for all the fossil fuel resources. Thus, they argue that most of the earth’s petroleum, coal, and natural gas resources come from non-organic sources—but this is a failed hypothesis.

    • Biodeposits
  • Q&A: Does the Moon’s Shallow Dust Layer Support a Young-Earth Model?

    September 1, 2014

    ... NASA scientists tried to aim Apollo 11 so that it landed on the side of the crater because the scientists were scared that the lunar lander would sink in the 4.5-billion-years worth of dust that had gathered on the surface. However, when the astronauts landed, there was very little dust and the lander didn’t sink; therefore, the earth was 6,000 years old, proving the Bible right ...

    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
  • Q&A: How Did Human Disease Originate?

    August 28, 2014

    "I know many believe that diseases came about as a result of the fall. I do not believe this is RTB’s position, but I could not articulate exactly what RTB’s position is on this. If diseases did not originate with the fall, then when?"

    • Parasites & Diseases
  • Is Forgiving-and-Forgetting Good for You?

    August 25, 2014

    Have you ever felt that things were just not right, that you were not at peace? Have you ever realized that perhaps a conflict with a friend had caused some ongoing hurt, and you had not yet done anything to repair that relationship? Or worse, you experienced a slow burning anger that wouldn’t die out because you were not ready to forgive the other person? If this sounds like you then read on—because this is important to your health!

    • Medicine & Physiology
  • The Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

    August 21, 2014

    How would the world look if you saw only gamma rays? Instead of the normal tapestry of colors, everything would appear rather uniform and mundane. Lifting your gaze upward would reveal an uneven glow with a bright band corresponding to the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy.

    • Galaxy Design
  • Mixing It Up: Burrowing Animals Contribute to Regulated Oxygen Levels

    August 18, 2014

    Have you ever built a tower of blocks? If so, then you know the importance of starting with a stable base. Without such a base, the weight of the blocks, small nudges, or even the vibrations from a passer-by can cause the tower to come crashing down. A stable base is also essential to support diverse ecosystems.

    • Life Design
  • What’s in a Name?: Hurricane Monikers and the Problem of Evil

    August 14, 2014

    ... psychologists have recently learned there is much “in a name”—at least when it comes to hurricanes. And failure to recognize the implications of a hurricane’s name on the part of meteorologists, the media, public officials, and policymakers has unwittingly led to tragic outcomes.

    • Bad Designs
  • Neanderthal Population Data Raises Doubt about Human-Neanderthal Interbreeding

    August 11, 2014

    As it turns out, those anthropologists who claim that modern humans and Neanderthals interbred have the same problem as mischievous students who are poor liars—their story doesn’t quite hang together. Molecular anthropologists claim they have detected signatures for interbreeding in the Neanderthal and modern human genomes, but other data challenge this idea.

    • Neanderthals
  • Q&A: Relativity, Expansion, and the Speed of Light

    August 7, 2014
    • Universe Design
  • Q&A: Did Radiation Levels Change during Noah's Flood?

    August 4, 2014
    • Flood Geology
  • Q&A: Does the Gobekli Tepe Site Contradict the Biblical Account of Man?

    July 31, 2014

    How does RTB explain the Gobekli Tepe mystery? For many people this type of archeological evidence is very difficult to reconcile with the biblical account of man.

    • Bible Difficulties
  • It’s No Gag: Pharyngeal Reflex Shows Intelligent Creation

    July 28, 2014

    Dentists constantly remind patients to brush their teeth well, including the tongue. But as any brusher knows, an errant stroke to the back of the tongue triggers a gag reflex, which also causes the eyes to tear. But why should a stimulus applied in the oral cavity—the opening of the gastrointestinal tract—have any effect on the eyes?

    • Intelligent Design
  • Q&A: Does Tubal-Cain Predate the Bronze and Iron Ages?

    July 24, 2014

    ... in biblical Hebrew one is not compelled to conclude that only six generations transpired between Cain and Tubal-Cain. There may have been many more than just six generations. You will find several articles that address this subject on our website (see here and here, for examples).

    • Genealogies
  • Hints of Fine-Tuning Amidst Uncertainty about Breakthroughs

    July 21, 2014

    ... some skepticism surfaces when breakthroughs such as two recent ones hit the news. One finding showed that the universe really did undergo inflation––the hypothesized extremely rapid, very early expansion that affirms big bang theory. Another announced the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson, which fills out the standard model for how the physics of the universe operates.

    • Particle Physics
  • A Key Transitional Form in Human Evolution May Not Have Existed

    July 17, 2014

    “What? You mean to tell me that Sherlock Holmes wasn’t real!?” Some fictional characters are so instantiated in our collective psyche that we often think of them as actual people who once lived, though they never did.

    • Lucy and Other Hominids
  • Artificial DNA, Actual Design

    July 14, 2014

    ... researchers from Scripps Institute in La Jolla, CA, garnered headlines in May of 2014 when they announced the creation of the first-ever organism to utilize “alien” DNA.1 This type of advance not only captures the public’s imagination but also raises a number of urgent concerns, including two related to the origin of life:

    • Artificial Life in the Lab

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