Where Science and Faith Converge


  • Red Clay Reveals Extraordinary Climate Cycle

    January 4, 2016

    “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

    • Earth/Moon Design
  • The Top 12 Reasons to Believe of 2015

    December 31, 2015

    Quite a bit happened in 2015—Einstein’s theory was “disproved,” blood moons filled the sky, and op-eds showing a scientific case for God were printed in secular newspapers. All of these events influenced the RTB science scholars—Hugh Ross, Fazale Rana, and Jeff Zweerink—and led to some of Today’s New Reason to Believe’s most-viewed articles of the year.

    • General Apologetics
  • Facing Failed Predictions: Extinction, Not Biological Innovation, Explains Biodiversity

    December 28, 2015
    • Extinction
    • Mass Extinctions
    • Evolutionary Trees
  • God Reveals Himself in Christmas and in Creation

    December 24, 2015

    During Christmas we celebrate how God made himself known to humanity very personally by sending his Son to live among us. As Christ walked the Earth, his presence revealed God’s glory in a special way. The Bible also tells us that God reveals himself to all, in a more general way, through the universe he created and fashioned for us to live in. Investigation of the natural world helps us know God better.

    • Extrasolar Planets
    • Constants of Physics
    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • Star Wars Apologetics

    December 21, 2015

    Can Star Wars and apologetics go together? It seems more and more people think so. Over the last two weeks I’ve given several interviews with Christian broadcasters who want to know how believers can use this culturally important film series to tell the bigger story of the gospel.

    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • Three (More) Reasons Why Junk DNA Is No Longer Evidence for Evolution

    December 17, 2015

    At one time, many researchers viewed shared junk DNA sequences as the most compelling evidence for common descent and, hence, biological evolution. This made shared junk DNA sequences one of the most significant scientific challenges to the biblical creation model.

    • Junk DNA
  • Why Does Written Language Appear So Late after Human Origins?

    December 14, 2015

    Written language is a manifestation of symbolism, a quality that accounts for the exceptional cognitive ability displayed by human beings. Through symbolism, humanity can represent the world with discrete symbols and combine those symbols in a near infinite number of ways.

    • Human Origins and the Bible
    • Adam & Eve
  • Dinosaur Extinction Challenges Evolutionary Paradigm

    December 10, 2015

    While evolutionary biologists know the Cretaceous-Paleogene event did indeed rid the planet of dinosaurs, they have nurtured a hope that perhaps the wipeout was not as drastic as it seems to have been.

    • Extinction
    • Speciation Events
    • Speciation
    • Mass Extinctions
    • Dinosaurs
  • Modern Brains Emerged in the Cambrian Explosion

    December 7, 2015

    The Avalon and Cambrian explosions, events that marked the sudden appearance of myriad complex life-forms, present two of the biggest challenges to the evolutionary theory. Now a new discovery makes the Cambrian explosion an even more profound difficulty for evolutionists to account for.

    • Earth/Moon Design
    • Cambrian Explosion
  • Our Only Hope? A New Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life

    December 3, 2015

    In Star Wars: A New Hope Princess Leia utters the famous plea, “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” Carl Sagan, in a short course I took from him at the University of Toronto, asserted that mankind’s only hope for survival was to get counsel from an extraterrestrial intelligent civilization, specifically from such a civilization’s “Encyclopedia Galactica.”

    • SETI
    • Life on Other Planets
    • Extrasolar Planets
  • How God Equipped Humans to Outrun Animals

    November 30, 2015

    Over a period of about 100,000 years, humans advanced from hunter-gatherers living in caves to walking on the Moon. About 300,000 years ago, Neanderthals were also hunter-gatherers living in caves, but when they went extinct approximately 40,000 years ago, they were still cave-dwelling hunter-gatherers.

    • Human Uniqueness
  • Fascinating Discoveries on Pluto and Their Significance to Earth

    November 26, 2015

    Want to start an argument? Either joyfully declare that Pluto is no longer a planet or insist that it should be. For some reason, feelings run deep about the planetary status of this distant, icy body. Regardless of your stance on this controversy, the latest research on Pluto reveals some fascinating discoveries.

    • Solar System Design
  • Is the Design of the Human Retina Sensible?

    November 23, 2015

    Having frequently heard the cries of “poor design!” from those who believe an intelligent designer would never create the human eye the way it is, I have taken it upon myself to review the human eye’s anatomy, physiology, and histology.

    • Bad Designs
  • Does a Universe from Nothing Mean There Is No God?

    November 19, 2015

    When addressing whether God is needed to create the universe, Dr. Mir Faizal made this comment in the British news site Express, “If by God you mean a supernatural super man who breaks his own laws then yes he’s done for, you just don’t need him.”1 Faizal’s comment reflects the common thought of many scientists—but can it also reveal how science supports God? Let’s look at his claim in more detail.

    • Origin of the Universe
  • Is Earth Really an Early Bird?

    November 16, 2015

    If humans represent the crown jewel of God’s creation, why did it take billions of years for us to come into the picture? Many peop

    • Extrasolar Planets
  • Do Self-Replicating Protocells Undermine the Evolutionary Theory?

    November 13, 2015

    It’s remarkable to think that two people can examine the same facts and arrive at vastly different conclusions, yet this is what’s happening as people interpret advances in synthetic biology. Researchers are striving to create protocells—chemical supersystems with the properties of life—

    • Human Civilization
    • Origin of Agriculture
    • Junk DNA
    • Evolutionary Trees
    • Artificial Life in the Lab
  • Genetics Discovery in Snakes Adds Legs to the Case for Creation

    November 9, 2015

    The serpent caused Adam and Eve a lot of problems in the Garden of Eden. Snakes continue to create difficulties today, especially for creationists and intelligent design proponents. However recent work by geneticists from the University of Georgia illustrates that this need not be the case.1

    • Molecular Evolution
  • How Earth Has Avoided an Iceball Catastrophe

    November 5, 2015

    We have ice now. Given the fact that the Sun was a lot dimmer in the past (see figure 2), we would expect Earth to have been heavily covered with ice in its earlier stages, and as the Sun brightened, to have less and less ice coverage. Such is not the case. This oddity is known as the faint young Sun paradox.

    • Earth/Moon Design
  • Thank God for Gut Microbes

    November 2, 2015

    I am guessing that the bacteria in your bowels helping you digest turkey and pumpkin pie are near the bottom of your list of things you will be thanking God for this Thanksgiving Day. Perhaps this article will change that.

    • Life Design
  • Why Argue about Evolution?

    October 29, 2015

    Is debating about the validity of the evolutionary paradigm a waste of time?

    • Ethics

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