Where Science and Faith Converge


  • Evolution and Stamp Collecting, Part 1 (of 2)

    June 3, 2011

    “In science there is only physics; everything else is stamp collecting.” This quote, from Ernest Rutherford, a 1908 Nobel laureate described as the “father of nuclear physics,” seems especially relevant today as modern evolutionary biologists claim to find new “evidence” for the theory of naturalistic macroevolution.

  • A Failed Comeback: Efforts to Reclaim Stanley Miller’s Legacy, Part 2 (of 2)

    June 1, 2011

    Last week, I retold the story of chemist Stanley Miller’s sudden rise to fame with the success of his spark-discharge experiments in the 1950s. Scientists believed that Miller’s experiment proved that life could have formed naturalistically. But subsequent research showed that the chemical conditions on early Earth differed from those used in the experiment.

    • Prebiotic Chemistry
  • Epigenetics—Sins of the Father

    June 1, 2011

    I was in Chicago recently delivering a series of lectures on my new book, Creating Life in the Lab. Before heading home, I took a quick detour on my way to the airport to find the perfect Chicago hot dog. And thanks to my hosts, I was successful.

  • Using Flies to Solve Computer Network Problems

    June 1, 2011

    Got a computer network problem? Don’t call I.T. Get a microscope, catch a fruit fly, and study its sensory bristles. Preposterous? No.

    • Life Design
  • Curriculum Review - Exploring Creation Series by Jeannie K. Fulbright

    May 31, 2011
    • Education
  • The Remarkable Design of the Solar System’s Turbulent Youth, Part 1

    May 30, 2011

    Among all species, humans are unique in that we, as individuals, take an exceptionally long time to develop physically and mentally.

    • Extrasolar Planets
    • Solar System Design
    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • Supernova Remnant Discoveries Affirm an Ancient Cosmos

    May 29, 2011

    A radio search for supernova remnants (SNRs) answers a common objection from those who argue for a young (six- to ten-thousand-year-old) cosmos. The number of currently known Galactic SNRs falls far below the number predicted for a 12-billion-year-old Milky Way Galaxy. Young-earth creationists use this discrepancy to contend that the Galaxy cannot be billions of years old, but instead is a few thousand years old. However, astronomers expect these SNRs to be difficult to detect based on size and brightness biases and source confusion in previous surveys. Recently, a sensitive, high-resolution radio survey of the Galactic plane revealed 35 new SNRs, more than tripling the number known in this part of the Galaxy. This result strongly suggests that similar surveys in the future will completely resolve the discrepancy between predictions and observations. Consequently, the young-earth objection no longer stands and RTB’s cosmic creation model receives new affirmation.

    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
  • Dogs Designed: How Our Best Friends Point to a Creator

    May 27, 2011

    A recent NOVA special entitled Dogs Decoded (available on Netflix) provides remarkable evidence of dogs’ incredible intelligence and demonstrates how they bond with humans in ways their ancestors, wolves, cannot. It also provides yet another reason to believe in the work of a divine Creator.

  • A Failed Comeback: Efforts to Reclaim Stanley Miller’s Legacy, Part 1 (of 2)

    May 25, 2011

    Fame can be fleeting. One moment: adorned by fans. The next: all but forgotten. Still, comebacks are possible. Ironically, one of the best ways to revive a floundering career is to die. People somehow seem to place more value on the talents and accomplishments of a movie star or musician post mortem.

    • Prebiotic Chemistry
  • Let the Land Produce Vegetation

    May 23, 2011

    Skeptics relish bashing the Genesis 1 creation account for its supposed failure to place the events of life’s history in the correct chronological order.

    • Creation Miracles
  • Multiverse Musings: An Updated Summary

    May 20, 2011

    I started writing about multiverse related topics back in May 2007. I summarized some of these ideas in early 2008, but I have written numerous other articles since and thought it time for a more up-to-date summary. So here it is.

    • Multiverse
  • Bacterial Flagellum Structure Stacks the Case for Intelligent Design

    May 18, 2011

    My mother’s side of the family is Germans from Russia. Drawn to Russian culture, my mother loved collecting babushka dolls. When she downsized a few years ago, we wound up inheriting her collection.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Interpreting Creation, Part 5: Hermeneutical Principles Continued

    May 16, 2011

    This principle maintains that God purposely inspired the Bible to communicate relevant content and instruction to all generations of humanity

    • General Apologetics
  • Understated Elegance: The Uniqueness of Human Biology

    May 13, 2011

    During the international coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, I heard a commentator describe the style of the bride’s gown as “understated elegance.” This phrase is also an apt description of the subtle cellular mechanisms used to create the extraordinary uniqueness of human biology.

    • Life Design
  • Manufacturing the Case for Intelligent Design

    May 11, 2011

    I worked for a number of years in research and development for a Fortune 500 company. Visits to our manufacturing facilities stand out as some of the most memorable experiences during my tenure. It was truly astounding to watch the massive assembly lines in operation, generating products I had helped develop in the lab and pilot plant.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Interpreting Creation, Part 4: Hermeneutical Principles

    May 9, 2011

    We affirm the harmony of special with general revelation and therefore of biblical teaching with the facts of nature

    • General Apologetics
  • “Junk” DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 6 (of 6)

    May 6, 2011

    I started this article series by retelling an evolutionist’s claim that the existence of Alu elements in the human genome is proof of evolution. His hypothesis could be stated as follows:

    • Junk DNA
  • A Cornucopia of Evidence for Intelligent Design: DNA Packaging of the T4 Virus

    May 4, 2011

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the food, fellowship, and the chance to reflect on the abundance of blessings in my life. I’m filled with a spirit of gratitude.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Interpreting Creation, Part 3: The Scientific Method

    May 2, 2011

    We note that the Bible outlines a method for developing more reliable interpretations of both Scripture and nature’s record.

    • General Apologetics
  • “Junk” DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 5 (of 6)

    April 29, 2011

    For the last four weeks, this article series has detailed the junk DNA argument against intelligent design and shown why this argument no longer holds water.

    • Junk DNA

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