Where Science and Faith Converge


  • Dead Reckoning in Human Beings: An Example of Excellent Design

    August 24, 2015

    In an airplane, one manner of navigating is called dead reckoning. With this technique, all that is needed is a map, a timepiece, a velocity indicator, and a compass (plus a compass angle or direction must be identified). However, the Apollo spacecraft needed a navigation system that could dead reckon without a compass.

    • Adaptation
    • Evolution
  • Global Warming Affects Carbon Dating

    August 20, 2015

    The mention of global warming—or its more current name, climate change—tends to bring out a lot of strong opinions. Those skeptical of human-induced climate change are often labeled “climate deniers.” Others use terms like scam or hoax toward the whole idea of global warming. Regardless of the issue’s criticisms, there is a reason to be concerned about increased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere.

    • Global Warming
  • Searching for Earth 2.0

    August 17, 2015

    “NASA Finds Earth-like Kepler-452b: Discovery May Help Prove We’re Not Alone”

    • Extrasolar Planets
  • New Discovery Hands Human Evolution a Challenge

    August 13, 2015

    The human hand is remarkable. It permits humans to manufacture and use a wide range of tools, distinguishing us from animals and undoubtedly contributing to our success as a species.

    • Humans vs. Chimps
  • Q&A: Does the Bible Misrepresent the Domestication of Camels?

    August 10, 2015

    A skeptical friend ... claimed that the Bible misrepresents the timing of camel domestication. He wrote, “If the Bible can’t even get that right, how can I believe the rest of what it says?”

    • Bible Difficulties
  • How to Evaluate the Certainty in Scientific Discoveries

    August 6, 2015

    ...my hope is that this article will help lay readers gain a better understanding of how to evaluate scientific results and help scientifically savvy readers better communicate that understanding to others.

    • General Apologetics
  • Cosmic Inflation: It Really Happened

    August 3, 2015

    In March 2014, a South Pole research team reported that BICEP2 had detected gravitational waves and definitively proved that the universe experienced hyper-expansion (an inflation event) when it was extremely young ... however, it was not to be. In their zeal to be the first to find gravitational waves, the research team mistook a signal from cosmic dust for “primordial gravitational waves.”

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Big Bang
  • Fine-Tuning the Ratio of Small to Large Stars

    July 30, 2015

    or decades, astronomers have assumed that the ratio of small-mass stars to high-mass stars observed in our Milky Way Galaxy (MWG) is a universal constant for all galaxies. A growing body of data, however, now challenges that assumption.

    • Galaxy Design
  • Weird Life: Is Ammonia-Based Life Possible?

    July 27, 2015

    We now know that the great majority of other known planetary systems are distinctly different from our own. What consequences might these planetary differences have for life that hypothetically could arise on them?

    • Exoplanets
  • Curriculum Review: The Crossroads of Science and Faith: Astronomy Through a Christian Worldview

    July 24, 2015
    • Education
  • Can We Verify Carbon Dating’s Reliability?

    July 23, 2015

    In the presentation speech for the 1960 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, one scientist described the work by honoree Willard Libby with these words: “Seldom has a single discovery in chemistry had such an impact on the thinking of so many fields of human endeavour.

    • Radiometric Dating Techniques
  • Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Reality

    July 20, 2015
    • Multiverse
  • Can Science Identify the Intelligent Designer

    July 16, 2015

    We live in a world that values tolerance and religious pluralism. Because of this widespread attitude, perhaps it’s not surprising that one of the questions I’m most often asked by non-Christian academics relates to the identity of the Designer.

    • Intelligent Design Movement
  • Engineers’ Muse: The Design of Biochemical Systems

    July 13, 2015

    It might seem odd to think that scientists and engineers would have muses, but they do. Some of the most important sources of their inspiration are biological systems.

    • Life Design
  • Does Astronomy Reveal Joshua’s Long Day?

    July 9, 2015

    Since 1970 various versions of an exciting “science apologetics” story have appeared in books, newspapers, and magazines across the United States and beyond. Many people have read the story or heard it and passed it along to others, thinking it a credible account. As a Christian and a scientist,

    • Bible Difficulties
  • Can Chimpanzees Cook?

    July 6, 2015

    Internet science discussions are abuzz about experiments showing that chimpanzees have the cognitive capacities for cooking. Scientists and laypeople alike are citing these discoveries as confirmation that chimps and humans are descended from a common ancestor.

    • Humans vs. Chimps
  • Weird Life: Could Life Be Based on Another Liquid?

    July 2, 2015

    The science-fiction television show Babylon 5 featured a giant space station where humans and aliens could meet in peace. The eponymous station’s design had to be able to support alien races whose natural habitat was drastically different from humans’.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Search for Earth Analogues Reveals Design

    June 29, 2015

    Does life exist beyond Earth? Not surprisingly, searches of the solar system yield no evidence because the only planet (or moon) located in the right place is Earth. However, the discovery of exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) boosted researchers' enthusiasm for finding life beyond Earth.

    • Solar System Design
  • The Creation-Evolution Controversy in “Jurassic World”

    June 26, 2015

    People are always surprised to learn that I have never seen Jurassic Park (or any of its sequels), and I probably won’t see Jurassic World, either. That doesn’t keep folks from asking me if scientists will ever be able to resurrect dinosaurs.

    • Transitional Forms
  • Mutations-How They Work and Which Worldview They Favor

    June 22, 2015

    Does evolution point to naturalism or to intelligent design? ... To force the observations to fit the paradigm just for the sake of maintaining the paradigm might truly hinder scientific progress.

    • Macro vs. Micro Evolution

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