Reasons to Believe

Creation Update Archive


Welcome to the Creation Update Archives,
Reasons to Believe’s weekly webcast that ran from 2002 to 2009.


2008 (back to top)

December 30, 2008
  Genetic Evidence for Design
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Primer on Genetics
- Alternative Gene Splicing
- Optimization and information in the genetic code
Full Outline
 
December 23, 2008
  Last Universal Common Ancestor
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Problems with high–temperature origin–of–life scenarios
- Biological cost–of–living analysis
Full Outline
 
December 16, 2008
  Bird In-Flight Brain Sleep Shows Design
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweeerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Similar design features in birds, mammals
- How space and time work
Full Outline
 
December 9, 2008
  Earth, Black Holes, and the Holocaust
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Rise of the Mountains
- “Black Max and Black Holes”
- Television Viewing and Sexuality
- Film review, “The Boy in Striped Pajamas”
Full Outline
 
December 2, 2008
  Science and Religion
Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Cambrian Explosion Defended
- Modeling Terrestrial Planets
- John Calvin on Science and Scripture
Full Outline
 
November 25, 2008
  Testing the Copernican Principle/Eschatology
Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Testing the void model of the universe’s expansion rate
- Differences among eschatological views: a proposal for learning each before critiquing
Full Outline
 
November 18, 2008
  First Things, Last Things
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Kenneth Samples
- Importance of Enzymes
- New Evidence for New Life on Earth
- Mere Christian Eschatology
Full Outline
 
November 11, 2008
  Miller-Urey Experiment Revisited
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Naturalistic origin–of–life problems remain
- Searching for dark matter
Full Outline
 
November 04, 2008
  Galaxy Formation Survey and Dark Flow
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Does new understanding of galaxy formation remove some fine–tuning?
- Dark flow and evidence for a multiverse
Full Outline
 
October 28, 2008
  Concretions and DNA Photo Stability
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Another biological "big bang"?
- DNA manufactures its own photo stability
Full Outline
 
October 14, 2008
  Physical Constants Still Constant
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Pulsar measurement most precise to date
- Another test for physical constants
- More evidence for solar system fine–tuning
Full Outline
 
October 7, 2008
  What Can Evolution Do?
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Ken Samples
- Report on Skeptics Conference and Debate at CalTech
- Metabolic Networks in the Cell
Full Outline
 
September 30, 2008
  Science and Faith Interviews
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Ken Samples
- Dr Gary Loechelt on the RATE Study
- Dr. Paul Copan – When God Goes to Starbucks
Full Outline
 
September 23, 2008
  Can Spaceships Travel Faster than Speed of Light?
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Physicists propose “bubble” method for space travel exceeding light speed Guest: Dr. Gerald Cleaver, Baylor University physicist
- New calibration technique allows for detection of universe’s features
- Searching for remnants of Earth life on the moon
Full Outline
 
September 9, 2008
  God is not Dead Yet
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Ken Samples
- Interview with Dr. William Lane Craig
- RTB scholars’ questions for Dr. Craig
Full Outline
 
September 02, 2008
  Planetary Models and Cellular Trash Transport
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Extrasolar Planet Simulations
- Quality Control System in the Cell
Full Outline
 
August 26, 2008
  The Sun, Eggs, and Hell
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Ken Samples
- Biochemical Chicken and Eggs
- Is the Sun Unique?
- Hell: No Final closure to Evil?
Full Outline
 
August 19, 2008
  The Cosmos and Christ
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Ken Samples
- Elegant Proofs of an Expanding Universe
- Tests for Relativity
Full Outline
 
August 12, 2008
  Microscope on a Chip
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Lensless microscopes may provide new tool for detecting design
- Engineered proteins suggest intelligent agent responsible for life
Full Outline
 
July 29, 2008
  Biochemical Design and Cosmological Argument
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Optimization in codons shows design
- What is the cosmological argument?
Full Outline
 
July 22, 2008
  Toward a Sensible Approach to Global Warming - Interview with Kevin Birdwell
Hugh Ross, Ken Samples, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Has the Earth warmed significantly?
- How much warming is due to human activity?
- What are the consequences of global warming?
- What is our responsibility?
Full Outline
 
July 15, 2008
  Old Rocks Affirm Creation Model
Fuz Rana, Ken Samples, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Landmass formation affirms RTB's creation model
- Oldest rock formations show early presence of life
- Kenneth Samples discusses a Christianity Today article, "God Is Not Dead Yet"
Full Outline
 
July 08, 2008
  The Best of Science News Flash
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Early Earth Marred by Acid Rain (Hugh Ross and Fuz Rana)
- Astronomers Find Batch of "Super-Earths" (Hugh Ross)
- Poll: Creationism, Intelligent Design Still Taught in U.S. Classrooms (Jeff Zweerink)
- Humans Almost Became Extinct 70,000 years ago (Fuz Rana)
- Einstein Letter Calls Bible "Pretty Childish" (Hugh Ross)
- Astronauts Say There Must Be Life in Space (Jeff Zweerink)
- Researchers Create Human-Animal Hybrid Embryos (Fuz Rana)
- Mysterious Phoenix Lights a UFO Hoax (Jeff Zweerink)
- Organism Lives 10 Times as Long after Genetic Tinkering (Fuz Rana)
Full Outline
 
July 01, 2008
  Clutches and Appendixes Show Design
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Natural clutches analogous to human-designed motors
- Appendix: bad design or good?
Full Outline
 
June 24, 2008
  Mars Lander Update
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Phoenix lander finds ice on Mars
- "Unreasonable" effectiveness of mathematics to describe the cosmos
- General relativity passes another test
Full Outline
 
June 17, 2008
  Science and Theology
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Kenneth Samples
- Repeated evolution?
- Cosmology's distance scale
- Creation: ex materia, ex Deo, or ex nihilo
Full Outline
 
June 10, 2008
  Contaminated Life on Mars?
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Phoenix Mars Lander may be transporting Earth life to Mars
- Passing of theoretical physicist John Wheeler
- Ken discusses a PBS program that shows religious beliefs lead to longer life spans
Full Outline
 
June 03, 2008
  Apologetic Reasoning
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Comets: Evidence for Young Earth Creation?
- Responding to apologetic challenges
- The Importance of Testing
Full Outline
 
May 27, 2008
  Human origins perspective
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Kenneth Samples
- Supernova Archeology
- GLO Pseudogene and Evolution
- Imago Dei: Degree and Kind
Full Outline
 
May 20, 2008
  Integrating science and faith
Hugh Ross, Ken Samples, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Science and Religion
- How much warming is due to human activity?
- Temperature of the Universe
- Biblical Creeds
Full Outline
 
May 13, 2008
  Time, Space, and Eternity
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Oxygenation Events
- Life's Components
- Out of Africa
Full Outline
 
May 6, 2008
  Cyclones and Supernovae
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Why would an all-powerful, benevolent God allow deadly storms?
- Difference between moral evil and natural evil
- Type Ia supernovae as standard candles
- Gray dust a possible source of supernova dimming
- Ken responds to the Institute for Progressive Christianity's announcement of Pluralism Sunday
Full Outline
 
May 1, 2008
  Prime Time - Interview with Dr. Michael Behe
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Discussion about his new book, "The Edge of Evolution" and how it compares to his book, "Darwin's Black Box"
Full Outline
 
April 29, 2008
  Nature and Scripture
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Junk DNA Reconsidered
- W-Map Data
- Two Books of Revelation
Full Outline
 
April 22, 2008
  Earth Day
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- A model for advanced life evolving on Earth
- Rise of atmospheric oxygen on Earth
- Ken responds to Time magazine's cover, "How to Win the War on Global Warming"
- Also, some comments on Pope Benedict's U.S. visit
Full Outline
 
April 15, 2008
  Searching for the Higgs Boson
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, Ken Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Guest Dr. Michael Strauss discusses theological implications of upcoming particle physics experiments
- Ken responds to the statement that "there's no point arguing science unless you're a scientist"
Full Outline
 
April 08, 2008
  Nanobacteria not Alive
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Size of nanobacteria help determine whether they're alive
- Direct evidence for complex life 253 million years ago
Full Outline
 
April 01, 2008
  Big Bang Test/Homochirality
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Three-dimensional topology of the universe's large-scale structure
- Proposed origin of homochirality in a meteorite
- Humans help others even when costs are involved
Full Outline
 
March 25, 2008
  The Elegant Cosmos
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- Preferred size of the universe
- Putting creation models to the test
- Mathematics: Comports best with which worldview?
Full Outline
 
March 18, 2008
  Traffic Signals Inside the Cell
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Molecular motors as transporters
- DNA "wired" to conduct electricity
- Does disunity within Christianity invalidate the faith?
Full Outline
 
March 11, 2008
  Solar System Comparisons
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Planets are Common
- Earthlike Planets are Rare
- Judge not
Full Outline
 
March 04, 2008
  Expansion of the Universe and DNA Barcoding
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect on the universe's expansion rate measures
- DNA barcoding and data storage
- Human brain studies support mind/body dualism
Full Outline
 
February 26, 2008
  Intermittent Plate Tectonics Beneficial for Life
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Formation and breakup of Earth's supercontinent shows finite time window for advanced life
- Astrophysical surveys buttress big bang creation
- Why do people believe in conspiracies?
Full Outline
 
February 19, 2008
  God's Creation?
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples
- Problems with a Naturalistic Origin of Life
- Salt Water on Mars
- Arguments for God?
Full Outline
 
February 12, 2008
  Search for a Solar Twin?
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Have scientists discovered another star like the Sun?
- Carbon-14 dating coincidences
- Are lonely people more likely to believe in the supernatural?
Full Outline
 
February 5, 2008
  Interview with Paul Copan
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Old-Earth Creationism
- Creation Ex Nihilo
- Arguments for God
Full Outline
 
January 29, 2008
  Cosmic Coincidence?
Jeff Zweerink, Fazale Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Accounting for the cosmic coincidence
- Alternative splicing differentiates chimps from humans
Full Outline
 
January 22, 2008
  Unique Universe
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Origin and History of the Universe
- Magnetic Field Makes All the Difference
- God-Man
Full Outline
 
January 15, 2008
  Battle for the Bible?
Dave Rogstad, and Kenneth Samples
- Is there anyone out there?
- Dr. John Battle Interview
Full Outline
 
January 08, 2008
  New Star Measurement Supports Big Bang?
Hugh Ross, Fazale Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- More-accurate star cluster dates from new technique
- Avalon explosion troubling for evolution, supportive of creation
- Ken discusses possible motivations for the "new" atheism
Full Outline
 

2007 (back to top)

December 18, 2007
  More Creation Model Evidence
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- New measuring technique promises better accuracy in distance to stars
- Globular cluster age consistent with big bang
- Is punctuated equilibrium supported by fossil records?
Full Outline
 
December 11, 2007
  Divorce’s Impact/Hominid Behavior
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Divorce takes toll on environment (as well as on humans)
- Hominid behavior distinct from that of humans
Full Outline
 
December 04, 2007
  Just Right Universe
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- “Super ‘Duper’ Earths?”
- Unique Moon Rising?
- Taking Science on Faith
Full Outline
 
November 27, 2007
  The New Watchmaker Argument
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana & Kenneth Samples
- The Watchmaker Argument
- A Biochemical Watch
- Nano Technology
Full Outline
 
November 20, 2007
  Is Complex Life Rare?
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Analysis of habitable planets in our galaxy
- Does hydrogen gas in space thwart big bang?
- Kenneth Samples discusses worldview considerations of evolution. Is unguided evolution a problem for naturalism?
Full Outline
 
November 13, 2007
  Smelly Lakes, String Theory, Multiverse
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Tracking human migration into the Americas
- Does string theory account for inflation in the universe?
Full Outline
 
November 06, 2007
  Magellanic Clouds
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad and Ken Samples
- Magellanic Clouds
- Dark Matter, Does It Really Exist?
- Ken comments on the new Apologetics Study Bible
Full Outline
 
October 30, 2007
  Religion’s Effect on Health
Dave Rogstad and Krista Bontrager
- Discussion of Kenneth Samples’ new book, A World of Difference
- Religion and Healthcare
- Discussion about education and homeschooling
- Discussion about RTB’s Volunteer Apologists and Chapters
- Discussion about RTB’s forthcoming documentary, Dual Revelation
- Discussion about RTB’s Message Of the Month program
Full Outline
 
October 23, 2007
  Did Neanderthals Speak?
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Analysis of Neanderthal language capacity
- Will Martian “discovery” of life be the result of Earth contamination?
Full Outline
 
October 16, 2007
  Origin-of-Life Speculations
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Is there liquid water on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus?
- Is the evolutionary “tree of life” ready to topple?
- Kenneth Samples discusses a Muslim letter to Christians urging peace
Full Outline
 
October 09, 2007
  Science and Faith Issues
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad & Kenneth Samples
- Ice Age and Biblical Chronology
- Where’s All The Water?
- Origin of Science
Full Outline
 
October 02, 2007
  Underlying Apologetic Issues
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- Deep Oxygen Pockets in the Earth
- Junk DNA: A Fundamental Problem For Evolution
- Worldview Differences
Full Outline
 
September 25, 2007
  Jupiter and Earth
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- Jupiter and Earth
- The Important Placement of Jupiter
- Rowing the Christian Apologetic Boat
Full Outline
 
September 18, 2007
  Testing Creation Ideas
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana & Kenneth Samples
- Judaism, Christianity and Islam
- Accurate Creation Chronology
- Neanderthal – Human Interbreeding?
Full Outline
 
September 11, 2007
  Just-Right Timing of Oxygen on Early Earth
Jeff Zweerink, Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Oxygen content sufficient for complex life appeared at optimal time
- New method to detect extraterrestrial life?
- Kenneth Samples explores why some people are inclined to believe in conspiracies in light of 9/11 observance
Full Outline
 
September 04, 2007
  Can Scientists Create Life?
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Various recent news articles have described the likelihood of artificial life
Full Outline
 
August 28, 2007
  Microbes in Antarctic Ice
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- DNA fragments discovered in Antarctic ice have implications for life
- Habitable planets around M-class stars not necessarily conducive to life
- Introduction of Jacksonville, Florida, chapter members
Full Outline
 
August 21, 2007
  Spite Apparently Unique to Humans
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Discussion of research demonstrating that animals don’t hurt one another just because they can
Full Outline
 
August 14, 2007
  Testing Fundamental Assumptions
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- Testing General Relativity Again
- The Speculative Nature of Evolutionary Pathways
- Testing Christianity's Truth-Claims
Full Outline
 
August 07, 2007
  The Naturalistic Worldview and Scientilfic Discovery
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana & Kenneth Samples
- Naturalistic Worldview and Scientific Discovery
Full Outline
 
July 31, 2007
  Another Origin-of-Life Theory
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Analysis of an article in Biology Direct
Full Outline
 
July 24, 2007
  World View Thinking
Dave Rogstad and Ken Samples
- World View Thinking
Full Outline
 
July 17, 2007
  Why This Universe?
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Analysis of an article in Skeptic magazine
- Four explanations cited
- One Universe Models
- Multiple Universe (Multiverse) Models
- Nonphysical Causes
- Illusions
Full Outline
 
July 10, 2007
  Did the Universe Have a Beginning?
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Analysis of the Kalam cosmological argument and other theories
- Scholars referred to a presentation by James Sinclair
Full Outline
 
July 03, 2007
  Cosmology, Yesterday and Today
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Ken Samples
- A New Kind of Star
- An Amazing Star
- Cosmology and Worldview Systems
Full Outline
 
June 26, 2007
  Searching for an Earth Twin
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- More data on Earth-like planets in habitable zone
- New details on solar system formation show fine-tuning
Full Outline
 
June 19, 2007
  Creation Explanation
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Kenneth Samples
- Rare Milky Way Hypothesis
- Neanderthals and Division of Labor
Full Outline
 
June 12, 2007
  Not Much Gravity a Good Thing
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Gravity wave detection instrument affirms big bang cosmology
- New emphasis in origin-of-life research
- Ken discusses the passing of pragmatic philosopher Richard Rorty
Full Outline
 
June 05, 2007
  Stellar Research Shows Fine-Tuning
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- M-dwarf stars not likely life-support candidates
- Should science pursue expensive instruments built for limited research?
- Why bother if the universe will soon end?
- Ken discusses the apologetic implications of pursuing truth in light of the popularity of conspiracy theories.
Full Outline
 
May 29, 2007
  Neanderthals Did Not Interbreed with Humans
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Studies show no human-Neanderthal interbreeding
- Are humans hard-wired to see design?
- Ken discusses the philosophical implications of Jeff’s report on the origin of design recognition among children
Full Outline
 
May 22, 2007
  More Evidence for Big Bang Universe
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Does a dark matter ring discovery validate creation?
- Just how old is the universe?
Full Outline
 
May 08, 2007
  The Big Three: Newton, Darwin and Einstein
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana and Kenneth Samples
- “Einstein Proved Right Once Again”
- Surprises from the Elephant Shark Genome
- Newton’s Dark Secrets
Full Outline
 
May 01, 2007
  Exoplanet Discovery and Ten Questions for Christians
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, Hugh Ross, and Joe Aguirre
- Does the discovery of a planet in the habitable zone mean life is possible?
- Ken and the team discuss 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer.
Full Outline
 
April 24, 2007
  Show Title: Cosmic Design
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Has Lucy lost her luster?
- Earth’s core as evidence of design
- Analogies of the Trinity
Full Outline
 
April 17, 2007
  More on the Bird-Dinosaur Hypothesis
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Does T-rex soft-tissue discovery show link to birds?
- New method to detect extrasolar planets
- Ken discusses the problem of evil in light of the Virginia Tech shooting
Full Outline
 
April 10, 2007
  Core Issues About The Earth
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- Core Issues In Plate Techtonics
- Core Issues in Earth's Magnetic Field
- "William James and The Will To Live"
Full Outline
 
April 03, 2007
  Design of Pre-Cambrian Life
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Design of large sulfur bacteria before the Cambrian.
- Function for junk DNA
- Ken discusses reasoning to the best possible explanation (abductive reasoning)
- RTB announcement of publication of scientific paper. Special guest: Jackie Thomas, chemist
Full Outline
 
March 27, 2007
  What Are Multiverses?
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Fuz Rana.
- Astronomical evidence for God's existence
- Theological and Philosophical considerations
- Naturalistic responses to astronomical evidences for God's existence
- Are multiverse models incompatible with the Christian faith
Full Outline
 
March 20, 2007
  Simulation of Earth's Magnetic Field
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Scientists have mimicked Earth's magnetic field.
- Dinosaur genome sizes reveal function for junk DNA.
- Ken clarifies and expands some statements made last week regarding Pelagianism.
- Ken reports on a study on learning and longevity.
Full Outline
 
March 13, 2007
  The Search for Sterile Neutrinos
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Sterile neutrinos would explain seven anomalies
- Ken continues a series on ancient Christian heresies - Pelagianism
Full Outline
 
March 06, 2007
  Chimps Use Spears
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Does chimp tool use comprise evidence for evolution?
- Role of picoplankton in global warming.
- Ken discusses more fallout from The Lost Tomb of Jesus.
Full Outline
 
February 27, 2007
  Another Cyclic Universe Model
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Does a new oscillating universe model challenge big bang?
- Exoplanet studies show no water
- Ken discusses the nature of the atonement in light of an e-mail question
Full Outline
 
February 20, 2007
  Following Parasites to Human Origins
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Tracking human migrations through parasite studies
- Missing dwarf galaxies found; help resolve big bang anomaly
- Design of water for adequate plate tectonics
- How does one find real happiness? Ken comments on Britney Spears' plight.
Full Outline
 
February 13, 2007
  RTB's Perspective On Genesis 1-2
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Ken Samples
- The importance of understanding Genesis 1-2
- RTB's interpretation of creation days
- Other interpretations of creation days
- Understanding of terms used in Genesis 1
- Death before the fall
Full Outline
 
January 30, 2007
  A "Weakless" Universe
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Can we have a universe with no weak interactions?
- Anthropic principle and the Higgs field
- Ancient Christian heresies: Gnosticism: its tenets, origin
Full Outline
 
January 23, 2007
  Galaxy Survey Shows Design
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Galaxy survey affirms big bang, shows design
- Snow line location fine-tuned for life
- Ancient Christian heresies: Gnosticism
Full Outline
 
January 16, 2007
  Triassic Bacteria
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- Hydrogen Peroxide Life Hypothesis
- Triassic Microbes Found in Triassic Ambar
- Earth's Magnetic Reversals
- Ancient Christian heresies (part 2-Arian Heresy)
Full Outline
 
January 09, 2007
  Mapping Dark Matter
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Scientists have mapped dark matter
- Oxygenation events a precursor to advanced life
- Ancient Christian heresies (part 1-What is a heresy?)
Full Outline
 
January 02, 2007
  Evidence for the Anthropic Principle
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Discussion of Hugh Ross's updated catalog of evidences for the anthropic principle
Full Outline
 

2006 (back to top)

December 19, 2006
  Is there Evidence for Human Evolution?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Convergence of lactase persistence in humans
- Human-chimp brain DNA comparisons
- Explaining "strange" human behavior
- Responses to wealth
- Altruism
- Maintaining reputation
Full Outline
 
December 12, 2006
  A Catalog Of Binary Neutron Stars And Their Implications For The Christian Faith
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad & Kenneth Samples
- Binary Neutron Stars And Their Implications for the Christian Faith
- Hubble Ultra Deep Field Survey
- Ken Samples Discusses Conspiracy Theories
Full Outline
 
December 5, 2006
  Exploring Fermi's Paradox
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- If the universe is teeming with aliens . . . where is everybody?
- What makes a habitable zone? General discussion of features in the universe, galaxy, and solar system required for a planet capable of supporting advanced life
Full Outline
 
November 28, 2006
  Earth's Orbital Patterns and Rodent Life Cycles
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples & Joe Aguirre
- Earth's changing orbit responsible for mammal extinctions and replacements
- Scientists have sequenced portion of Neanderthal genome
- What is the difference between belief and knowledge? And why do some people believe in conspiracies?
Full Outline
 
November 21, 2006
  Dark Energy In The Early Universe
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink & Kenneth Samples
- Evidence For Dark Energy In The Early Universe
- Fine-Tuning Of Galaxy Size For Habitability
- Killing People In The Name Of Atheism
Full Outline
 
November 14, 2006
  Direct Measurement of Universe's Expansion
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Time-delay lenses provide evidence for big bang
- Three processes in early solar nebula responsible for life-essential elements
- M-dwarf stars not candidates for life-support planets
- Is religious instruction a form of child abuse?
Full Outline
 
November 7, 2006
  Big Bang Evidence and Stem Cell Update
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Scientists account for missing helium in big bang universe
- Another embryonic stem cell study gives reason to doubt
- Does God care about politics
- Ken on the recent Time cover article featuring Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins
Full Outline
 
October 31, 2006
  Evidence for Design in Social Amoebas and Krill
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Social amoeba study challenges evolution in two ways
- Krill mixing of ocean waters shows design
- Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
Full Outline
 
October 24, 2006
  A Big Bang Test
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink and Kenneth Samples
- Deuterium Measure: A Big Bang Test
- Hit and Runs Must Be Designed
- Design of Earth's Atmospheric Oxygen History
Full Outline
 
October 17, 2006
  Science and Faith: Are They Compatible?
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Interview with Dr. Francis Collins
- 2006 Nobel Prize announcements and their theological implications
- Physics: John Mather and George Smoot
- Chemistry: Roger Kornberg
Full Outline
 
October 10, 2006
  Lithium and Baby Lucy
Dave Rogstad and guest apologists Marj Harman and Virgil Robertson with Joe Aguirre
- Researchers now account for missing lithium in big bang models
- Does "Baby Lucy" fossil provide evidence for evolution?
Full Outline
 
October 3, 2006
  Neanderthals In The News
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Hugh Ross' Toronto Trip
- Several Neanderthal studies provide tests for human origins models
- Evidence for Design in Galaxy Spurs
Full Outline
 
September 26, 2006
  General Relativity Passes a Big Test
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Kenneth Samples
- Water Worlds – Are They Habitable?
- General Relativity Passes a Big Test
- Logical Laws – Invented or Discovered?
Full Outline
 
September 19, 2006
  More Big Bang Evidence: Primordial Magnetic Field
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Hugh Ross on the need for a testable creation model
- Limits on the primordial magnetic field show design, resolve an anomaly
- Fine-tuning of galactic bulge and disk required for life
- Ken Samples comments on the hubbub over the Pope's statements about Islam
Full Outline
 
September 5, 2006
  Big Bang Anomaly Resolved
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Hugh Ross on the need for a testable creation model
- Researchers now account for helium abundance anomaly in early universe
- Ken Samples comments on the Vatican's possible shift from a form of evolution to a form of intelligent design
Full Outline
 
August 29, 2006
  Design in Biochemical Systems and Hydrogen Molecules
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Backup Biochemical Systems Debunk an Imperfection Argument
- Three-hydrogen molecule well-designed for star formation and probing the universe
- Ken Samples comments on whether Christian belief is tantamount to belief in UFO abductions
- Dr. Hugh Ross Introduces His New Book
Full Outline
 
August 22, 2006
  Direct Evidence for Dark Matter
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples and Joe Aguirre
- Existence of dark matter affirms RTB's creation model
- Fuz Rana comments on the future of stem-cell research
- Ken Samples comments on whether Christians should consider using the RU-486 pill
- Tighter constraints on planetary systems' habitable zones
Full Outline
 
August 15, 2006
  Precision in Scientific Measurement
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples
- Temperature of early universe confirms Big Bang Cosmology
- Precise measurement of Fine Structure Constant
- Apologetic Reasoning
Full Outline
 
August 1, 2006
  Evaluating Some Common Young-Earth Arguments
Guest apologists Mark Whorton and Hill Roberts with Joe Aguirre
- Response to AiG's Dr. Terry Mortenson's "Seven Reasons Why We Should Not Accept Millions of Years"
Full Outline
 
July 25, 2006
  Solar Neutrino Detection Would Explain Creation Model Anomalies
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Six anomalies explained, four new design evidences for creation in sterile neutrino detection study
- Following the parasites to human origins
- Ken clarifies Christian teaching on sin in response to a license plate that read, "X SINNR"
- Sheep Birth-Weight Study Tests Evolutionary Mechanism
Full Outline
 
July 18, 2006
  Supernovas and Distance measurements
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana and Kenneth Samples
- Introduction to Chris Winchester
- Continued Importance of Distance Indicators
- Guest Speaker, Chris Winchester: Review of Daniel Dennett's book, Breaking the Spell
- Diversity in Islam by Ken Samples
Full Outline
 
July 11, 2006
  Design of Earth's Magnetic Field
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- History of Earth's magnetic field tests young- and old-earth models
- How rare is Earth and the Solar System?
- Analysis of PCUSA receiving a proposal for alternate wordings describing the Trinity
Full Outline
 
June 27, 2006
  A Universe With No Beginning?
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- A new top-down approach to history of universe
- Dating the opening of the Drake Passage
Full Outline
 
June 20, 2006
  Science Points the Way to Salvation
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Jackie Thomas, and Fuz Rana
- Can Moons Orbiting Extra-solar Planets Serve as Life Support Sites?
- Early Life on Earth: Stromatolites and Microtubules from the Strelley Pool Cherts
- Stephen Hawking: We Need to Colonize Space to Survive
Full Outline
 
June 13, 2006
  Fine Tuning for Life
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink and Kenneth Samples
- Critical Importance of Photosynthetic Life
- Follow the Nitrogen
- Universal Christian Voice
Full Outline
 
June 6, 2006
  Giant Planet Simulations Show Fine-Tuning
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Extrasolar giant planets appear unlikely to form habitable planets
- Endosymbiont hypothesis as a standard biological evolutionary explanation appears incorrect
- Jackie Thomas, Professor of Chemistry, Southwestern College
- Was Jesus married? Implications for the Christian view of Christ
Full Outline
 
May 30, 2006
  Putting It to the Test
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Scientists sequence Neanderthal genome for first time; RTB offers predictions for human origins research
- Three more extrasolar planets discovered; RTB offers predictions based on new technique
- Lessons from The Da Vinci Code (part 3)
- Hugh and Fuz commented on recent tapings at Church Communication Network
Full Outline
 
May 23, 2006
  Human-Chimp Hybrids?
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Humans and chimps appear (from an evolutionary perspective) to have split more recently than previously thought
- Does Earth's magnetic field decay provide evidence for a young planet?
- Dr. Mark S. Whorton, Discussion of worldview differences and central issues dividing young- and old-earth creationists
- Assessing Da Vinci Code claims, part 2, with Kenneth Samples
Full Outline
 
May 16, 2006
  Solar System Design
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- More evidence for design in formation of solar system
- Characteristics of the Giant Planet's Spin Axis Tilt
- Assessing Da Vinci Code
Full Outline
 
May 9, 2006
  The Speculative Nature of the Naturalistic Explanations For The Universe
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana and Kenneth Samples
- Just How Speculative Are The Naturalistic Explanations for Our Universe?
- Imperfections of Nature
- The Apologetic Influence of C. S. Lewis
Full Outline
 
May 2, 2006
  Three Big Bang Confirmations from WMAP 2
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples and Joe Aguirre
- Second WMAP release provides three new tests for cosmological models (inflation, primordial helium abundance, quintessence)
- Any change in fundamental constants?
- Great Christian thinkers and their contributions to history of apologetics: Tertullian (c. 160-225)
Full Outline
 
April 25, 2006
  Evidence for Dark Matter
Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Explanation for warping of MWG disk
- Optimality in biochemical systems
- Interview with Dr. Victor Reppert on C. S. Lewis's "dangerous idea"
Full Outline
 
April 18, 2006
  Human Cooperation Study Affirms Biblical Creation
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Societies benefit from human sanctions
- Early methanogens show evidence for design
- Gospel of Judas and Gnosticism
Full Outline
 
April 11, 2006
  Design of the Cochlea
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink and Kenneth Samples
- Polystrate Fossils - Young Earth interpretation of a Tree going through multiple layers of sediment
- Design of the Cochlea (Inner Ear)
- Life in Mars Meteorites
- Cracks & Fins on Mars/Water on Enceladus (A Moon of Saturn's)
- The "Gospel of Judas"
Full Outline
 
April 4, 2006
  Signatures of Earth's First Life Point to Creation
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- First life-forms were early, metabolically complex
- Response to findings of a large prayer study
Full Outline
 
March 28, 2006
  Cosmic Strings Reconsidered
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink and Kenneth Samples
- CSL-01 Not a Cosmic String
- Late Precambrian Oxygenation; Inception of the Clay Mineral Factory
- Best Models for the Origin of the Universe
Full Outline
 
March 21, 2006
  WMAP Provides Stronger Evidence for Biblical Creation
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Second release of WMAP data
- Great Christian thinkers and their contributions to history of apologetics (part 3--tribute to Ron Nash)
- More fine-tuning evidence for Moon formation event
Full Outline
 
March 14, 2006
  Earth's Methane and Bromide Emissions Fine-Tuned for Life
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Fine-tuning of methane
- Fine-tuning of bromine compounds
- Great Christian thinkers and their contributions to history of apologetics
- Implications of microevolutionary changes in human genome (part 2--C. S. Lewis)
Full Outline
 
March 7, 2006
  Life's Minimum Complexity
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre - The minimum number of genes required to define life
- The minimum number of genes required for the last universal common ancestor
- Great Christian thinkers and their contributions to history of apologetics (part 1--Justin Martyr)
- RTB perspective on review of a book on history of the search for extraterrestrial life
Full Outline
 
February 28, 2006
  Cosmic Strings, and Crystal Structure Design in the Earth's Core
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink and Kenneth Samples
- Discussion of Recent RTB Seminars
- Cosmic Strings
- Crystal Structure Design in the Earth's Core
- What Chondrites Reveal About the Early Solar System
Full Outline
 
February 21, 2006
  New Method to Measure Astronomical Distances
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink and Kenneth Samples
- New Measurement of Distances: Triangulation (Paralax)
- First Observational Constraints on Dark Matter
- Astronomers Offer List of Top Candidates for Extraterrestrial Life
Full Outline
 
February 14, 2006
  Studies of Type 1A Supernova
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink and Kenneth Samples
- Supernova Cosmology Project
- Continental Crust Growth
- Vacation Bible School Science Curriculum
- Teaching Children About Doctrinal Issues
- Creation Ex Nihilo
- Teaching, Rather than Propagandizing our Children
- Children and Doctrinal Issues
Full Outline
 
February 7, 2006
  Limits on Quantum Foam
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- First experimental limit on quantum gravity
- Detection of solar system object in Kuiper Belt
- The Christian view of truth (part 2)
Full Outline
 
January 31, 2006
  Probing the Universe's Dark Ages
Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- New method to probe content of early universe
- Empathy differences in women and men
- The Christian view of truth
- Martian water search update
Full Outline
 
January 24, 2006
  Biology's "Big Bang" Really Happened
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Cambrian explosion a real event
- Perfect timing of the Cambrian explosion
- Magnetic field anomaly in big bang cosmology resolved
- Why can't Islam and Christianity both be true?
Full Outline
 
January 17, 2006
  Test of General Relativity Validates RTB Creation Model
Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Most precise test to date of E=mc2
- Fundamental constants test reveals no change
- Does string theory tie nature's laws together?
- What is the argument from reason?
Full Outline
 
January 10, 2006
  More Confirmation for Cosmic Creation Model
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Dr. Ross reports on recorded televised debate at Ankerberg Theological Research Institute
- Model-independent way to show that universe has been expanding
- Convergence of panda's thumb evidence for optimal design
- First-time measurement of change in pulsation cycle of white dwarf
Full Outline
 
January 3, 2006
  Did Evolution Really Break Through in 2005?
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Evaluation of Science magazine's top ten breakthroughs of the year
- "Junk" DNA
- Speciation/Mate Preference and Viral Evolution
- Origin of Life Date
- Human Migration Patterns
- Planetary Blitz
- Mars Rovers and the search for water
- Stardust Mission (Comet Tails)
- Deep Impact Mission
Full Outline
 

2005 (back to top)

December 27, 2005
  Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2005 - The Best of Creation Update
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, Krista Bontrager and Joe Aguirre
- Danger of Too Much Exposure to Evil - Airdate: 06-07-2005
- U/Th Creation Date; Earth at Ideal U/Th Moment - Airdate: 07-26-2005
- Definitive Cosmic Expansion Time Dilation Test - Airdate: 07-12-2005
- Complex Interaction of Biological, Geological, and Atmospheric Processes - Airdate: 09-27-2005
- Lunar Mass Design - Airdate: 01-04-2005
- Molecular Motors/Clocks in Cyanobacteria - Airdate: 05-31-2005
- First Chimp Fossils - Airdate: 09-20-2005
- Junk DNA and Convergence - Airdate: 01-18-2005
- Evidence Favoring RTB's Speciation Model - Airdate: 08-23-2005
- SDSS Confirmation of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Galaxy Development - Airdate: 11-22-2005
Full Outline
 
December 20, 2005
  ID Struck Down in PA
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- General discussion of Intelligent Design ruling in Dover, Pennsylvania
- Book review on scientific credibility of multiverse theory
- Biblical basis for Christian doctrine of the Incarnation
- How other faiths view the Incarnation
Full Outline
 
December 13, 2005
  Solar Analogs and Twins
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Ken Samples, and Fuz Rana
- Solar Analogs and Solar Twins
- Earth and Lunar Ages and the Moon-Forming Impact
- Getting Ready for Christmas and the Incarnation
Full Outline
 
December 6, 2005
  New Tools for Measuring Expansion of Universe
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Supernova legacy survey
- Expansion of cosmic web
- Fuz Rana cites a scientific discovery as part of a response to "natural evil"
Full Outline
 
November 29, 2005
  Evolution and the ID Wars
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- New confirmation of the large-scale structure of the universe
- Biochemical design in bacterial chemotaxis
- General discussion of evolution and ID as cited in Skeptical Inquirer
Full Outline
 
November 22, 2005
  Origin of Fluorine
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Jeff Zweerink, and Joe Aguirre
- Fluorine production in certain stars provides design evidence
- Powerful new test for cosmic creation
Full Outline
 
November 15, 2005
  Bottom Dwellers and Black Holes
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Biological convergence in benthic species
- Probable black hole discovery will confirm classic general relativity test
- Role of Clays in Origin of Life
- Lutetium Decay Rate Is Constant
Full Outline
 
November 8, 2005
  Evidence for Population 3 Stars
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- New technology provides direct evidence for universe's first stars
- Evaluation of recent RATE conference
Full Outline
 
November 1, 2005
  Breaking the Bird/Dinosaur Connection
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Krista Bontrager
- Problems with bird-dinosaur connection
- Quasars - Increased understanding showed evidence for big bang creation
- Stem cell research update - new techniques
- Olivine deposits common on Mars - not evidence for water
- Discussion of the passing of Nobel Prize winner, Rick Smalley.
Full Outline
 
October 25, 2005
  Design of Habitable Zones
Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- Water lubricates earthquake faults to lessen their severity
- What makes a habitable zone? General discussion of features in the universe, galaxy, and solar system required for a planet capable of supporting advanced life
Full Outline
 
October 18, 2005
  "Bad Designs" In Nature
Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Joe Aguirre
- General discussion about why apparently bad designs actually manifest good design when studied properly
- Detailed study of open star clusters shows fine-tuning
- Antineutrinos emerge from within Earth
Full Outline
 
October 11, 2005
  Learning from Hermann Bondi (1919-2005)
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and David Rogstad
- The rise of oxygen levels over the past 205 million years. (part 1) & ( part 2)
- Learning from Hermann Bondi 1919-2005
- RTB Ministry Update
Full Outline
 
October 4, 2005
  Thoughts about the 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Krista Bontrager
- Source of asteroids for the late heavy bombardment
- 2005 Nobel Prize in medicine - Heliobacter pylori parasite
- Ancient DNA
- Boot Camp: Jason wanted to know: Are radiometric techniques reliable?
Full Outline
 
September 27, 2005
  ID Lawsuits: Helpful or Harmful to Christianity in the Public Square?
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, and Krista Bontrager
- Embryonic stem cells - potential fatal flaw in cultured stem cell lines
- Embryonic stem cells - use of stromacells (adult cells)
- Complex design in marine microbial community
- Comments about the Dover, PA lawsuit about Intelligent Design being taught in public schools.
Full Outline
 
September 20, 2005
  Chimp Genome Project
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, and Krista Bontrager
- First chimp fossils
- Chimp genome
- Gene expression in human and chimp brains
- Helium diffusion from rocks - Evidence for a young earth?
- First protective footwear
- Comments about the ACSI lawsuit against the University of California system about science education standards.
Full Outline
 
September 6, 2005
  New Measurement for Age of Earth
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Age of Earth measurement 20 times more accurate
- Searching for alternatives to water-based origin of life
- Olivine of supernova origin affirms solar system design
- Chondrites show evidence of large impact in the early solar system
- Problem of evil in light of hurricane Katrina
Full Outline
 
August 30, 2005
  More Problems for Martian Origin-of-Life Scenario
Fuz Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Mars' surface too cold for liquid water
- Martian "soil" inhospitable for life
- Cold-temperature origin-of-life scenario exposed
- Nine methods for testing a worldview
Full Outline
 
August 23, 2005
  Large Body Size: Confirmation of RTB's Speciation Model
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- Evidence favoring RTB's speciation model - large body size
- Bitter taste receptor - another genetic test for human origins
- RTB's perspectives on science education in a homeschool context
Full Outline
 
August 9, 2005
  Ape to Man: Search for the "Missing Link"
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Discussion of History Channel documentary, Ape to Man.
- Mojokerto child (H. erectus infant)
- Neanderthal skeletal reconstruction
- Anomaly Resolved: Faintest Known Dwarf Galaxy
- Comments about a recent letter to the editor at Science:
- Comments on editorial: Arthur L. Caplan, "Misusing the Nazi Analogy,"
Full Outline
 
August 2, 2005
  Magnetic Reversals: Evidence for an Ancient Earth
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Discussion of new "planet" - 2003UB313
- Rarity and design of late heavy bombardment
- Discussion of young-earth view of short period comets
- Junk DNA - role of genetics in the complexity of organisms
- Magnetic reversals
- Putting a Worldview to the Test, part 1: Coherence
- Hugh and Fuz comment about President Bush's remarks concerning Intelligent Design
Full Outline
 
July 26, 2005
  Radiometric Dating and Creation
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Creation date measure based on U/Th Ratio
- Design of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis
- Creation ex nihilo, part 6
Full Outline
 
July 19, 2005
  Supernatural Climate Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Climate change orbital inclination variation link
- Climate to Orbital Eccentricity Variation Link
- Edicarians - vendobiont
- Triple star planetary formation
- Creation ex nihilo, part 5
Full Outline
 
July 12, 2005
  Putting Time Dilation Models to the Test
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Confirmation of the biological origin of kerogen on the Apex fossils
- Petroleum Evidence for Huge Ancient Biomass
- Why isn't there any fossil evidence for humans living to be 900+ years old?
- Definitive Cosmic Expansion Time Dilation Test
- Creation ex nihilo, part 4
Full Outline
 
June 28, 2005
  NASA Experiments Confirm Creation
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Discussion of Hugh's recent radio appearances on Coast to Coast AM and Apologetics.com
- Lunar laser reflector tests of gravity theories
- More evidence for design of terrestrial lightning
- Interview with Dr. Mark Whorton at NASA about the Cosmos 1 mission
- Creation ex nihilo, part 3
Full Outline
 
June 21, 2005
  New Technology For Seeing Biomolecular Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Ken Samples
- New Technology For Seeing Biomolecular Design
- Another Function for "Junk" DNA
- Design of Giant Planets' Orbital Structure
- Implication of Creation Ex-Nihilo
Full Outline
 
June 14, 2005
  Human Origins Burgoo
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, and Krista Bontrager
- Using leprosy to track early human origins and migration
- Neanderthal DNA sequencing / femur
- Neanderthal tooth
- High precision cloc
- Toumai Man update
- Latent regenerative capacity of progenitor cells
- "New Planet Discovered, Twice Earth's Size"
Full Outline
 
June 7, 2005
  Resolving Heavy Metal Anomalies for Big Bang Cosmology
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Solving the heavy element abundance anomaly
- Resolving nickel overproduction anomaly
- Methane on Mars
- Danger of Too Much Exposure to Evil
- What is creation ex nihilo?
Full Outline
 
June 2, 2005
  Primetime #16 - Age of the Earth: Core Christian Doctrine?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- Interview with Dr. Ted Cabal, Professor of Christian Philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Interview with Dr. Jay Richards, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute
Full Outline
 
May 31, 2005
  Early Human Migration Mystery Solved
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Early human migration
- Lunar mass design
- Molecular motors--clock in cyanobacteria
- Galactic carbon and oxygen abundance design
- Discussion of John Ankerberg Debate: Young-Earth vs. Old Earth
- Discussion of ABC’s 20/20 special: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
- Discussion of Korea’s recent announcement about therapeutic human cloning and stem cell research
Full Outline
 
May 17, 2005
  More Terrestrial Design Features
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Biological Control of Silica Recycling
- Biological Modification of Earth's Reflectivity
- Biochemical Design: Molecular Motors
- Logical Relationships as Applied to Historic Christian Truth-Claims
- What is a contradictory relationship?
- What is a contrary relationship?
- What is a subcontrary relationship?
Full Outline
 
May 10, 2005
  DNA vs. The Book of Mormon
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Gamma ray burst mass extinction event: Interview with astronomers, Dr. Jeff Zweerink at UCLA, and Brian Thomas at University of Kansas
- Homosexual male brains and pheromones
- Biochemical Design: Molecular Motors
- New Design Features in Planetary Formation
- Interview with Scott Johnson, from Living Hope Ministries
Full Outline
 
May 3, 2005
  What the [bleep] do we know?!
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Discussion of Ohio State skeptic’s forum and ID movement
- What’s the meaning of multiple origins of life?
- Discussion of the documentary, What the [bleep] do we know?!
Full Outline
 
April 19, 2005
  Our Rare Solar System Gets Rarer
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Rarity of planets with Non-Eccentric Orbits
- Iberian Peninsula Neanderthal genetic study
- Re-evaluating H. antecessor
- Gravitational lens test for cosmic design
- Design of human muscles
- Ken shares his thoughts about the election of Pope Benedict XVI
Full Outline
 
April 12, 2005
  Toumai Man Update: Early Hominid Creates Evolutionary Conundrums
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Animal humor and joy
- Toumai man update
- Benefit of burning fossil fuels
- Design and Cellular and Protein Aerosols
- Ken shares his thoughts about Pope John Paul II
Full Outline
 
April 5, 2005
  Narrowing Another Origin of Life Loophole: Deep Biosphere Hypothesis
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad and Krista Bontrager
- Deep biosphere hypothesis
- Adult stem cells
- Interview with Dr. Rogier Windhorst, Arizona State University, about the Vatican telescope in Arizona
- Human/chimp DNA comparisons — recombination hot spots
Full Outline
 
March 29, 2005
  Sorting Through T-rex Blood Confusion
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Extra-solar planet updates
- T-Rex soft tissue recovery, fact of fiction?
- Discussion with petroleum engineer, Pat McGuire
- Comments on the recent Resurrection Debate between Dr. William Lane Craig and Bishop John Shelby Spong
Full Outline
 
March 22, 2005
  Reconciling “Adam” and “Eve”
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- mDNA and y-chromosome Analysis
- Natural nuclear reactors in the early Earth
- Ken Samples comments on Charles Townes' quote "science involves assumptions and faith"
Full Outline
 
March 15, 2005
  Genetic Convergence of Modern Birds: An Unexpected Result
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- Convergence--modern bird origins
- Atmospheric air pressure design--Hugh’s thought experiment
- Natural evil--Infant mortality rates
- Extending mDNA analysis to bone calcium
Full Outline
 
March 8, 2005
  No Shortage of Short Period Comets
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Design of Earth’s Early Ocean
- Hobbit update — Homo floresiensis
- Short period comets
- Endocast comparisons of modern humans, archaic H. sapiens, and Neanderthals
Full Outline
 
March 1, 2005
  Life’s Building Blocks--Still Unique to Earth
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- No interstellar glycine
- No interstellar pyrimidine
- Discussion of the movie, Million Dollar Baby
- Uric acid metabolism — imperfections in nature
- “Missing” baryons found
Full Outline
 
February 24, 2005
  Creation Update Primetime #15
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- Interview with Simon Conway Morris
Full Outline
 
February 22, 2005
  Omo Kibish Man Update
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Omo Kibish man update
- Extra-solar planet update
- Isn’t the trinity a contradiction?
- Mass of galaxies
- Mars update
Full Outline
 
February 15, 2005
  Mammal Inner Ear Convergence
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Mammal inner ear convergence
- Skeptic’s Forums - Dr. Dave Rogstad
- Monkeys’ non-appreciation of music
- New world monkeys making stone tools
- Cardiac renewal -- Embryonic stem cell research
- Block cardiac fibrosis
Full Outline
 
February 1, 2005
  Bacterial Design for Phosphorous Cycle
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Colossal Bacterium Designed for Recycling Phosphorous
- What is the Christian doctrine of Creation ex nihilo and what are its theological implications?
Full Outline
 
January 25, 2005
  Insect Police Systems
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Emergence of bi-pedalism
- Kenneth Samples discusses his new book, Without a Doubt: Answering The 20 Toughest Faith Questions
- Repeated Creations of Insect Police Systems
- Hypersaline Life and the Design of Global Cycles
Full Outline
 
January 18, 2005
  Miraculous “Junk” DNA and Convergence
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Inventory of the density of the universe
- Junk DNA and Convergence
- Attributes of God: Holiness and Love
- Cassini/Huygens update, with Dave Rogstad
Full Outline
 
January 11, 2005
  Socio-Cultural Big Bang
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Ivory flute
- “hyper-evolution” of the human brain
- Cassini-Huygens mission — discussion with Dr. Dave Rogstad
- Attributes of God: Mercy and Grace
- Autophagy Design
Full Outline
 
January 6, 2005
  Primetime #14 - Special Edition: Interviews with Don Stoner & Brother Guy Consolmagno
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Special Guest: Don Stoner
- Special Guest: Brother Guy Consolmagno
Full Outline
 
January 4, 2005
  Moon’s Divine Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Lunar Mass Design
- Banded Iron Formations
- The problem of natural evil
- Hugh's prediction summary of 2004 and new predictions for 2005
- Fuz's prediction summary of 2004 and new predictions for 2005
- Overdue Glaciation
Full Outline
 

2004 (back to top)

December 21, 2004
  Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2004 - The Best of Creation Update
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, Dave Rogstad, and Krista Bontrager
- #10 Scientific evidence for a global flood? Airdates 07-13-2004 & 09-21-2004
- #9 Fossil record of whale speciation - Airdate 11-16-2004
- #8 Nearby pulsar-pulsar binary - Airdate 01-06-2004
- #7 Gypsy moth parasites - Airdate 07-27-2004
- #6 Cellular midbody design - Airdate 07-13-2004
- #5 Physics of the Moon’s origin- Airdate 05-25-2004
- #4 Is human evolution a fact? - Airdate 12-14-2004
- #3 Late heavy bombardment - Airdate 05-18-2004
- #2 The discovery of uranium/thorium fractionation - Airdate 01-06-2004
- #1 Dark energy - Airdate 12-14-2004
Full Outline
 
December 14, 2004
  Genetically Testing Human/Neanderthal Inter-Breeding
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Genetically testing human/Neanderthal inter-breeding
- Solar system design
- Independent confirmations of dark energy
- Christmas Star
- The Doctrine of the Incarnation
Full Outline
 
December 7, 2004
  The Wonderful World of Neutrinos
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Kenneth Samples
- Neutrinos: Evidence for Design
- Fine Structure Constant
- Cicada Resource Pulses in Forest Ecosystems
- Attributes of God: Eternality
Full Outline
 
November 30, 2004
  Evolutionary Problems with Dental Phylogenies
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Problems with dental phylogenies
- Outer Solar System Design
- New Clock for Radiometric Dating — hafnium-182
- Attributes of God: Immutability
Full Outline
 
November 23, 2004
  Breakthroughs for RTB’s Speciation Model
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Sediment Bioturbation
- RTB’s speciation model summary
- Commentary on the Gallop Poll about the Bible and creation
- Polarization of the Cosmic Background Radiation
- Adventists and creationism
Full Outline
 
November 16, 2004
  Busting Evolutionary Icons
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Whale transitional series
- Convergence — orb-building spiders
- Follow up discussion on convergence
- Human/chimp DNA — brain comparisons
- Attributes of God: Spirituality
Full Outline
 
November 2, 2004
  Homo Hobbits?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Homo floresiensis
- SETI update
- Attributes of God: Independence
Full Outline
 
October 26, 2004
  New Developments in Behe's Mousetrap
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Kenneth Samples
- Interview with Michael Behe
- Solar luminosity stability
- RTB Chapter leaders Kurt Lightfoot and Stan Leonard
- Attributes of God: Personality
Full Outline
 
October 19, 2004
  Putting Cope’s Rule to the Test
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Cope’s rule
- Species co-extinctions
- Earth’s core design
- Elegant hurricane design
- Field Report - Dr. Dave Rogstad
- Attributes of God: Omniscience
Full Outline
 
October 12, 2004
  Ancient Zircons Confirm Reliability of Radiometric Dating Methods
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Advanced Neanderthal culture?
- 2004 Nobel prize in chemistry
- Zircons confirm radiometric dating methods
- Attributes of God: Omnipresence
Full Outline
 
October 5, 2004
  Photosynthetic Life: Fingerprint for Divine Design
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Discussion of PBS Origins series — origins of life
- Anoxygenic photosynthetic life at 3.4+ billion years ago
- Light harvesting apparatus in photosynthetic synthetic bacteria
- Attributes of God: Introduction and omnipotence
Full Outline
 
September 28, 2004
  Homo erectus Infant Skull Analysis
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Opening discussion on convergence
- Homo erectus infant skull analysis
- sine DNA comparisons between humans and chimps
- Discussion of the PBS documentary, The Question of God: Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis with Dr. Armand Nicholi
Full Outline
 
September 21, 2004
  Salvaging the Genesis Capsule
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Natural product total synthesis
- Genesis Capsule -- Interview with Roger Wiens
- NGRIP ice core
- Dome C telescope site
- Primordial homogeneous magnetic field — (also discussed plasma big bang model)
- Ancient DNA analysis
- A Christian view on voting, with Ken Samples
Full Outline
 
September 14, 2004
  Extra-Solar Planet Round Up
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Discovery of small rocky extra-solar planets
- Gravitational microlensing
- Nitrogen fixation in the oceans
- Does RTB use evidential apologetics? What about presuppositional apologetics?
Full Outline
 
September 7, 2004
  Earlier Emergence of Bi-Pedalism
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Earlier emergence of bi-pedalism
- Whale audio transmission
- Interview Segment - Embryonic Stem Cell Research and California’s Proposition 71, with guest Richard Deem
- RTB's Statement of Faith: Article 12: The Great Commission
Full Outline
 
August 31, 2004
  What if Jesus Christ had a radio show?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Mars water updates
- Special Guest: Lay-apologist and radio personality, Neil Saavedra, from KFI 640 AM (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
- The Jesus Christ Show
Full Outline
 
August 24, 2004
  Archaeopteryx Bird Brain
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Archaeopteryx: brain scan
- Solar system design: pebble planet formation
- RTB's Statement of Faith: Article 11: Future Things, part 2
Full Outline
 
August 17, 2004
  Evidence for Supernatural Design of Proteins
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Kenneth Samples
- Supernatural Design of Proteins
- Endogenous Retroviruses and You (Part 1) and (Part 2)
- RTB's Statement of Faith: Article 11: The Church
Full Outline
 
August 10, 2004
  Now Abel Kept Flocks and Cain Worked the Soil
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Analysis of starch grains in Israel
- Herbivores and eco-systems
- Galaxy morphology
- RTB's Statement of Faith: Article 10: The Church
Full Outline
 
August 5, 2004
  Creation Update PRIMETIME #13 - Interview with Old Testament Theologian, Jack Collins
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- C. John Collins, Science & Faith: Friends or Foes? (Crossway Books, 2003)
- C. John Collins, The God of Miracles: An Exegetical Examination of God’s Action in the World (Crossway Books, 2000)
Full Outline
 
August 3, 2004
  Wild Chimp Dental Emergence
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Wild chimp dental emergence — with RTB intern, Megan Bloom
- Biochemical design — quality control in protein production
- Biochemical design — bar codes in DNA sequences
- Biochemical design — information parity code
- Email question from Rigel S.: If we cannot directly observe God, how can we ever come to the conclusion that the evidence we are examining is in fact proof for God?
Full Outline
 
July 27, 2004
  A Good Use for Parasites In Creation
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Gypsy moth parasites restore ecological balance
- Hominid longevity study affirms biblical creation model
- RTB's Statement of Faith: Article 9: Resurrection
- RTB's Statement of Faith
- Without a Doubt by Kenneth Samples
Full Outline
 
July 22, 2004
  Early Christian Fathers: Interview with Tom Oden
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Dr. Oden’s books:
- Genesis 1-11: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Old Testament, volume 1
- The Justification Reader
- The Transforming Power of Grace
- After Modernity...What?
Full Outline
 
July 20, 2004
  Physics at a Millisecond after the Creation Event
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Measurement of the mass of the top quark — Interview with Dr. Mike Strauss (Part 2)
- Nucleon decay — Interview with Dr. Mike Strauss
- Human/Chimp DNA
- Fine-tuning the late-heavy bombardment
- RTB's Statement of Faith: Article 8 - Justification
Full Outline
 
July 13, 2004
  Dating the Earth through Ice Cores
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Antarctic Ice Core
- Sediment Core
- Cellular midbody design
- Interview with Dr. Hugh Henry, member of the RTB Cincinnati chapter about the apparent gaps in genealogy of Moses.
Full Outline
 
July 6, 2004
  Christian Perspectives on the Cassini Spacecraft
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Cassini spacecraft
- ALH84001 Mars Rock
- Gamma-ray burst/Extinction event connection
- Science in the News — Hominid skull fragment
- RTB’s Statement of Faith: Article 7 — Redemption
Full Outline
 
June 22, 2004
  Reagan vs. Bush: The Stem Cell Controversy
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Stem cell research update — Beta cells and Type I diabetes
- Life’s minimum complexity
- Biochemistry of aging
- RTB’s Statement of Faith: Article 6 — Mankind
- Interviews with RTB summer interns: Megan Bloom and Tyler Green
- Discussion of the book, Yellow & Pink, by William Steig
Full Outline
 
June 17, 2004
  In the Space of Six Days
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Interview with Dr. William Barker
- William Barker, “The Westminster Assembly on the Days of Creation: A Reply to David W. Hall,” Westminster Theological Journal 62 (2000), 113-120
Full Outline
 
June 15, 2004
  Explosion of New Big Bang Discoveries
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Evidence for structure of universe from particle physics
- Independent confirmations of dark energy
- Response to AiG's "Secular Scientists Blast the Big Bang"
- RTB’s Statement of Faith: Article 4 — The Person of the Holy Spirit
Full Outline
 
June 8, 2004
  Refining the Age of the Universe
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Human-chimp chromosome comparisons
- Radiometric breakthrough
- White dwarf cooling
- Speed of carbon-nitrogen-oxygen cycle
- RTB’s Statement of Faith: Article 4 — The Person of Christ
Full Outline
 
June 1, 2004
  Impact Events: God’s Housecleaning Tool
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Moon craters
- Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary — evidence in New Zealand
- Early evidence for extra-terrestrial collisions — evidence in Australia
- Astronaut Dr. Leslie Wickman on the challenges of long-term space travel
- God’s Providence in History — 60th anniversary of D-Day
Full Outline
 
May 25, 2004
  Our Lunar Miracle
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Moon origin
- Is the universe 156 billion light-years wide?
- RTB’s Statement of Faith: Article 2 — God and the Trinity
Full Outline
 
May 18, 2004
  Magma Ocean
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Sulfate-reducing bacteria (Part 1 and Part 2)
- Hyperthermophyles
- Magma Ocean
- Ancient Crater Discovery
- Mexican Air Force UFO Sighting
- RTB’s Statement of Faith: Article 2 — Creation
Full Outline
 
May 11, 2004
  Rethinking Vela
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Supernova update
- Unknown Functional DNA
- RTB’s Statement of Faith: Article 1 — Scripture
Full Outline
 
May 4, 2004
  Mantle Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Mantle viscosity
- Neanderthal teeth
- Physics of trees
- What are the “essentials” of end times theology?
Full Outline
 
April 27, 2004
  Hominid Jewelry?
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Report on Stephen C. Meyer and Marcus Ross’s report at the Biola University ID conference, April 2004
- Closing another Darwinian loop-hole on the Cambrian Explosion
- Microtubules -- New evidence for early life on earth
- Molecular motors update
- Blombus cave — Evidence of hominid jewelry?
- What is “blasphemy”?
Full Outline
 
April 20, 2004
  Searching in Earth’s Attic for Life
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Extremophiles
- Moon — Earth’s attic: Interview with Guillermo Gonzalez, astronomer at Iowa State
- Comments on the launch of Gravity Probe-B satellite
- What is “heresy”?
Full Outline
 
April 15, 2004
  Interview with Physicist and Theologian, Dr. Robert Newman
Hugh Ross, David Rogstad and Krista Bontrager
- Mentioned Resources: Biblical Theological Seminary
- Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute (IBRI)
- Genesis One and the Origin of the Earth, by Robert Newman and Herman Eckelman
- The Biblical Firmament: Vault or Vapor?
- Robert C. Newman, “Divine Action in Nature: Where Do the Angels (et al) Fit In?” pre-print version
Full Outline
 
April 13, 2004
  Fine Structure Constant: Evidence for Supernatural Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Homochirality
- Fine Structure Constant
- Origin of Land Tetrapods
- Interview with New Testament scholar, Dr. Ben Witherington to discuss The Shroud of Turin
Full Outline
 
April 6, 2004
  Planetary Desert: Our Solar System’s Happy Coincidence
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Solar System design
- Human/Chimp DNA gene expression (Part One) & (Part Two)
- Distance measurements in astronomy
- Medical perspective on the crucifixion, interview with Dr. Alex Metherell (Part One) & (Part Two)
Full Outline
 
March 30, 2004
  MYH16: The “Missing” Gene Link in Human Evolution?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Genetic mutation — jaw sizes and brain sizes
- Cultural diversity in animals vs. humans
- Gamma ray bursts and their role in producing certain critical elements for life
- Discussion of scientists’ claims that they will soon be “creating” life in the lab
- Circular reasoning & Apriorism
Full Outline
 
March 25, 2004
  Primetime #9 -- Interview with Scholars, Dr. Walt Kaiser & Dr. John Jefferson Davis
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Interview with Old Testament scholar, Dr. Walt Kaiser at Gordon-Conwell Seminary
- Interview with Christian Theology scholar, Dr. John Jefferson Davis at Gordon-Conwell Seminary
Full Outline
 
March 23, 2004
  Searching for the “God” Particle
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Interview with particle physicist, Dr. Mike Strauss at the University of Oklahoma
- Neanderthal/Modern human interbreeding?
- The “God” Particle — Higgs boson
- “Dead” black holes — Another confirmation of the big bang creation model
- Slippery Slope/Domino effect
- Circular Reasoning/Begging the Question
Full Outline
 
March 16, 2004
  10th “Planet” Found
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Sedna planetoid discovery in Oort cloud
- South African caves
- Response to Wall Street Journal editorial about Intelligent Design
- Yucatan crater and the K-T Extinction
- Ockham’s Razor
Full Outline
 
March 9, 2004
  New Ethiopian Hominid Fossil Discovery
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Hominid fossil teeth challenge evolutionary tree
- Reionization of early universe affirms big bang predictions
- Discussion of informal logical fallacies
- Gambler's fallacy
- Genetic fallacy
Full Outline
 
March 2, 2004
  Red Planet Round-Up
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- SETI update
- Mars “drenched” in water — live feed from JPL news conference
- Response from Hugh Ross about JPL's announcement
- Binary pulsar update
- Review of Mel Gibson’s, The Passion of the Christ
Full Outline
 
February 27, 2004
  Creation Update Primetime #8
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Inerrancy of the Bible -- Interview with Dr. Norman Geisler
- The Analogical Day View of Creation -- Interview with Dr. Vern Poythress
Full Outline
 
February 24, 2004
  Homochirality Problem Still a Problem
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Homochirality
- Are Catholics Christians?
Full Outline
 
February 17, 2004
  Why did God wait billions of years before creating humans?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- New class of astronomical objects discovered
- Astrosexology
- Farthest Known Object from Earth Detected. [based on paper submitted to the Astrophysical Journal]
- Discussion of therapeutic cloning
- Hasty Generalization
- False Cause
Full Outline
 
February 10, 2004
  Theological Potpourri
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Genetic similarities between humans and coral
- ad Populum (appeal to the people) / ad Misericordiam (appeal to pity) / Wishful Thinking
Full Outline
 
February 6, 2004
  Creation Update Primetime #7
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Special Guest: Stanton Jones
- Homoexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate
Full Outline
 
February 3, 2004
  Breaking The DaVinci Code
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Pleiades — accurate and reliable distance measurement
- Discussion of the ekpyrotic big bang model
- Putting Neanderthals to the Test — Evaluating models
- Interview with Colin Hansen at Christian History magazine about the book, The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown
- Read Colin’s article: Breaking The DaVinci Code, in Christianity Today
Full Outline
 
January 27, 2004
  Mars Updates
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Mars updates with physicist, Dr. David Rogstad, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Human/chimp DNA comparisons — brain development
- Ancient DNA breakthrough
- Cave bears — convergence update
- What would it mean for the Christian faith if scientists find life on another planet?
- Fungus farming in snails
Full Outline
 
January 20, 2004
  Refining the Idea of Galactic Habitable Zones
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager with special guest, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, astronomer from Iowa State University
- Galactic habitable zones
- Strange stars
- mDNA mutation rate update
- Human genetic bottlenecks
- Crash Course on Logic: Fallacies of Irrelevancy — ad hominem fallacy, ad baculum fallacy, “red herring” fallacy
Full Outline
 
January 13, 2004
  Lion Man Statue Update
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Lion man statue update
- Modern human remains discovered in Arctic at 30,000 years ago
- Ocean pumps
- Biochemical design — Translocase protein
- “Straw Man” Fallacy
Full Outline
 
January 6, 2004
  Christian Perspectives on NASA’s Mission to Mars
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager with special guest: Dr. David Rogstad, from Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Spirit’s landing on Mars
- Davies’ perspective on the “follow the water” roadmap to life
- Binary pulsar — another test for general relativity
- New geo-chemical marker for early life on Earth — uranium/thorium fractionation
- Crash Course on Logic: Inductive vs. Deductive reasoning
Full Outline
 

2003 (back to top)

December 23, 2003
  Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2003 that Support RTB’s Testable Creation Model
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- 1 Publication of the WMAP results lends support for the accuracy of the Bible 2-18-2003
- 2 Discovery adds to mounting evidence against the traditional Darwinian explanation for the Cambrian Explosion 7-08-2003
- 3 A new model for the early life of the sun 4-29-2003
- 4 Chloromethane and mounting evidence for the fine-tuning of the early earth 7-22-2003
- 5 Is human evolution a fact? 5-13-2003
- 6 Gamma ray bursts used to test rates of time dilation 7-15-2003
- 7 Are endogenous retroviruses proof for human evolution? 10-14-2003
- 8 Radiometric dating confirms the Biblical date for Hezekiah’s tunnel 9-23-2003
- 9 Parasites Trace the Origin and Spread of Humanity 9-02-2003
- 10 Five species symbiosis 2-04-2003
Full Outline
 
December 16, 2003
  Neanderthal Brain Structures: Evidence for the Uniqueness of Modern Humans
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Neanderthal brain structure
- Human/chimp DNA comparisons
- Protein interaction map of fruit flies
- Dipole confirmation
- Theology segment: The Christmas Star, by Hugh Ross
Full Outline
 
December 9, 2003
  Advances in Organ Transplant Technology Provide Workable Alternative to Human Cloning
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Xenotransplantation — use of pig organs in humans
- Solar system design — Kuiper Belt design
- Convergence update — toxic frogs
- Stasis in the fossil record
- Decay in cold, dark matter?
- Error Correction to The Genesis Question, by Hugh Ross
Full Outline
 
December 2, 2003
  Petroleum Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Petroleum Design
- Biochemical design — enzyme in charge of quality control
- Biblical support for God’s provision of optimal environments for His creatures
Full Outline
 
November 25, 2003
  Thanksgiving Discovery-Palooza
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Punctuated Equilibrium
- Meteorite fragments in Antarctica
- Solar system design — fine-tuning mass of gas giants
- Biodiversity — Why did God make dinosaurs?
- Evidence against a “warm and wet” Mars
- Genetic similarities between human and chimp DNA
Full Outline
 
November 18, 2003
  Baryon Update: Another Confirmation of the “Big Bang” Creation Event
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Possible climatic cause for the Pleistocene extinction
- Minimum complexity for life update
- More precise measurement of cosmic baryon density
- Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?
Full Outline
 
November 11, 2003
  Replication of Life-Detection Experiments of the Viking Mission
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Replication of life-detection experiments of the Viking Mission (1976) to Mars
- Analysis of the first data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
- Another independent confirmation of the cosmic density
- The doctrine of creation ex nihilo
Full Outline
 
November 4, 2003
  James Ossuary Box: Genuine or Fraud?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager with special guest, Ben Witherington
- Electrical charge used in DNA Repair — Watchmaker argument
- Future of the universe
- Ben Witherington, professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary
- The Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story & Meaning of the First Archeological Link to Jesus and His Family, by Hershal Shanks and Ben Witherington
Full Outline
 
October 28, 2003
  Genetic Deserts: An Answer to the “God of the Gaps” Objection
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Dwarf spiral galaxies
- Sloan Digital Sky Survey
- Gene deserts — junk DNA
- The Tricky Topic of Halloween, by Kenneth Samples
Full Outline
 
October 21, 2003
  Is the universe the shape of a soccer ball?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- A new model for the shape of the universe — a dodecahedron?
- Mapping budding yeast cells
- Life’s minimum complexity — archaeal parasite
- Approaches to apologetics
Full Outline
 
October 14, 2003
  General Relativity: The Most Theologically Significant Theorems Ever Discovered?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Another Confirmation of General Relativity — light deflection
- Decimation of the killer whale ecosystem and a Christian perspective on environmentalism
- Retro-viruses -- “junk” DNA update
Full Outline
 
October 7, 2003
  Biblical Defense of Death before the Fall
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager with special guest: Rev. Lee Irons
- Age/Metalicity Relationship — test for the big bang model
- Astrobiology debate
- Does animal death before Adam undermine the atonement?
Full Outline
 
September 30, 2003
  Human Migration Into North America
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Early Human Migration vs. the Bible and the Book of Mormon
- Biotechnology Update
Full Outline
 
September 23, 2003
  Hezekiah’s Tunnel: Another Confirmation of the Bible’s Historical Accuracy
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- Hezekiah’s tunnel
- Did the universe come from a black hole?
- Recent developments in young-earth cosmology
- What is post-modernism?
Full Outline
 
September 18, 2003
  Primetime #7: Radiometric Dating Methods and the RATE Study
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- Special Guest: Geochemist, Dr. Roger Wiens
Full Outline
 
September 16, 2003
  Lion-Man Statue: Evidence for Human Imagination
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Lion man statue takes its place as the oldest statue
- Worm resistance to metals
- Optimality of DNA replication
- Responding to “Modernism”
Full Outline
 
September 9, 2003
  Function for "Junk" DNA Debunks Imperfection Argument
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Three Studies Affirm Conservation and Function of "Junk" DNA
- Gene Expression Analysis in Humans and Apes Shows Differences
- Frequency of Martian Tornados Demonstrates Earth's Just-Right Position
- Worldview Analysis of Premodernism
Full Outline
 
September 2, 2003
  Gamma-Ray Bursts Allow Look at Early Universe
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Gamma-Ray Bursts Provide Measuring Stick for Star Formation Events
- Parasites Trace Origin and Spread of Humanity
- Large Spiral Galaxy Formation Rare
- How can Christian parents respond to ideas that represent a "Post-Christian Age" in the public schools?
Full Outline
 
August 26, 2003
  Optimal Period for Viewing Mars
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Implications of Mars' Proximity to Earth
- Explanation for Human Tails
- Do apologetic arguments alone create faith?
Full Outline
 
August 19, 2003
  Distinguishing Features of Oort Cloud Comets
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Putting the “6 degrees of separation” theory to the test
- Comets in the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt
- Minimum genome size for photosynthetic bacteria
- Donald A. Bryant, “The Beauty in Small Things Revealed,” PNAS, USA 100(2003), 9647-9649
Full Outline
 
August 12, 2003
  Biotechnology Update
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Multipotent stem cells — Do they exist?
- Stem cells from lost baby teeth
- Tumorgenic stem cells
- Xenotransplantation – pig organs in humans
- Genetic screening
- Sexual dimorphism in bi-pedal primatess
- Sloth — Advances in DNA extraction
Full Outline
 
August 5, 2003
  The Domino Effect of Asteroid Impacts on Mass Extinctions
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Planetary orbits and Extinction events
- Carbon “problem” -- Solved
- Perspectives on the promotion of an openly gay bishop
Full Outline
 
July 29, 2003
  Early Quintessence: Emerging Evidence for a Third Factor Controlling the Expansion Rate of the Universe
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Early quintessence
- Minimum Complexity for Life
- New Example of Irreducible Complexity
Full Outline
 
July 22, 2003
  Chaos for the Descent of Man Hypothesis
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Origin of humanity phylogenies
- Kenyanthropus update
- Chloromethane and the Faint Sun Paradox
- Clarifying the characteristics of Pop 3 stars
- Star conception and birth
- Isn’t the Incarnation of Jesus a contradiction?
Full Outline
 
July 15, 2003
  Using Time Dilation to Test Cosmological Models
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Testing time dilation
- Cell membrane design and complexity
- Voice recognition in fetuses
- Methuselah planet
Full Outline
 
July 8, 2003
  Harry Potter: Open Door to the Occult?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager with special guest: Dr. James Hedges, Professor of Literature at Azusa Pacific University
- Hypernovae causes for gamma ray bursts
- Evidence for urochordates at the Cambrian Explosion
- Squeezars
- Evaluation of extra-solar planet candidates for life
- Does Harry Potter provide children with an “open door” to the occult?
Full Outline
 
July 1, 2003
  Complex Altruistic Animal Behavior Challenges Evolution
Hugh Ross and Krista Bontrager
- Small Dispersion of Random Velocities in Local Galaxies — independent confirmation of the cosmological constant
- Cluster Baryon Mass Puts Powerful Constraints on Cosmic Creation Models
- Complex Altruistic Behavior Challenges Evolution
- New Technique for Exploring Biochemical Design
- Christian theology of vocation
Full Outline
 
June 24, 2003
  Observational Concessions of Young-Earth Cosmology
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- Bering Land Bridge Vegetation
- Connection between Indian Monsoons and Ice Ages
- Young-Earth creationist critique of cosmic clock problem
- Young-Earth creationist critique of neutrino “problem”
- Unique human face structure
- Convergence update
- Does all truth qualify as “General Revelation”?
Full Outline
 
June 17, 2003
  Is Homo sapiens idaltu the “Missing Link?”
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Krista Bontrager
- New bi-pedal primate species: Homo species idaltu
- Human-Chimp DNA comparison update
- Oxygenation and the Oceans
- Solving the Globular Cluster Paradox
- What does it mean to be human? Response to Discovery Channel documentary, “Walking With Cavemen.”
Full Outline
 
June 10, 2003
  Avian’s “Big Bang”
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Sudden appearance of birds in the fossil record
- Rapid mouse evolution?
- Fine-tuning the co-rotation of galaxies
- Should Christians use birth control?
Full Outline
 
June 3, 2003
  God’s Perfect Timing for Life: Geophysical Evidence for the Early Heavy Bombardment
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager
- Samarium to Neodymium insights into the early Earth
- Short tandem repeats — genetic research for human origins
- God can do it better than man!
- Television Psychics: Are they real?
Full Outline
 
May 27, 2003
  Cosmology and Particle Physics "Problem"
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Cosmological constant suggests more fine-tuning
- Response To Chimp-Human Link
- Fish Feel Pain (discussed during philosophy/theology segment)
- Hugh Ross (on front cover) and Fuz Rana featured in Charisma magazine
- Brief interview with Tim Boyle of RTB Japan
Full Outline
 
May 20, 2003
  Homo Erectus Skull Discoveries Too Small
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Brain size of Homo erectus too small to link to humans
- Oldest (35,000 years) modern human remains found
- Worm protein find has implications for long life spans
Full Outline
 
May 15, 2003
  Primetime Interview with Phillip Johnson
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- Discussion of Intelligent Design/Similarities and Differences with RTB
Full Outline
 
May 13, 2003
  DNA Evidence and Multiregional Hypothesis
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Joe Aguirre
- DNA Sequencing Refutes Neanderthal-Human Connection and Multiregional Origin for Humanity
- Early Star Formation, Metallicity Confirm WMAP Discovery
- Interplanetary Dust from Meteorites has Origin-of-Life Implications
- Ancient DNA and Protein Studies to Aid Scientific Advance
Full Outline
 
May 6, 2003
  Black Hole Discovery Confirms WMAP Result
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Distant Quasar Contains Massive Black Hole
- Function Found for a Pseudogene
- Discussion of James Watson and Francis Crick's comments on science and religion as quoted in BreakPoint, May 5, 2003
Full Outline
 
April 29, 2003
  Hominid Fossil Remains Redated
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- New Date Places Australopithecine Specimens One Million Years Earlier
- Brighter Young Sun Permits Abundance and Diversity of Life on Early Earth
- Do all Muslims believe similarly? Can a nation under Islamic rule be free? How can Christians relate to their Muslim neighbors?
Full Outline
 
April 22, 2003
  Two New Big Bang Confirmations
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- New Critique of Cardassian Expansion of Universe
- Population III Stars Detected as Big Bang Predicts
- Genes of human pathogen provide information about origins
- African malaria parasite expansion follows human agricultural spread
- How can Christians responsibly discuss the Scott Peterson double homicide case in light of inevitable arguments about abortion?
- How do abortion rights advocates view the baby (fetus) at eight months?
Full Outline
 
April 15, 2003
  Solar-type Stars, Rotation, and X-rays Show Narrow Window of Time for Life
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, and Dave Rogstad
- Just-Right Star Parameters
- Life's Minimum Complexity
- Response to National Center for Science Education's published article on intelligent design
Full Outline
 
April 1, 2003
  Dark Energy Density and Dust Fine-tuned for Life
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Cosmological Parameter Testing Shows Fine-tuning
- Planets Enshrouded In Dust Necessary for Life
- Gut Bacteria Beneficial to Human Hosts
- Why so many wars fought in the name of Christianity?
Full Outline
 
March 25, 2003
  Convergence and the Dinosaur-Bird Link
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Convergence in teeth design of jawed vertebrates and insect body plans
- Feathers first for dinosaurs or birds?
- Microbial diseases a part of God's good design
- Why do many in the Arab/Islamic world hate America?
- Is it right that America should see itself as the world's policeman?
- Should we allow our children to watch war coverage on television?
Full Outline
 
March 18, 2003
  Magnetars Reveal Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Joe Aguirre
- Fine-tuned Supernovae Events Yield Life-Essential Elements
- Resource for list of r-process elements essential for life
- Fine-tuned Characteristics in Supernova of 1006
- How do we interpret apocalyptic literature responsibly?
Full Outline
 
March 13, 2003
  Creation Update PRIMETIME #5
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples
- Interview With Dr. Duane Gish, Institute for Creation Research
Full Outline
 
March 11, 2003
  False Memories and Alien Abductions
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- The steady-state model and the cosmic background radiation
- Gamma rays result of quantized red shifts?
- Biochemical design of kidneys
- Local fluff and Local bubble
- Interview with Harvard psychologist, Richard McNally, about his research into false alien memories
Full Outline
 
March 4, 2003
  Putting the Anthropic Principle to the Test
Hugh Ross and Krista Bontrager with Special guest Dr. Don Page, from the University of Edmonton, Alberta
- Gamma ray bursts, an independent test for an expanding universe
- Migrating gas giants
- Testing the anthropic principle
- How are humans different than animals?
Full Outline
 
Febrary 25, 2003
  "Missing" Baryons Found
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- OH 62, new H. habilis specimen
- Mungo man update
- "Missing" baryons found
- Can't I do whatever I want with my own body as long as I don't hurt anyone?
Full Outline
 
Febrary 18, 2003
  Baby Pictures of the Universe
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- WMAP image of the early universe
- Globular clusters
- Alternatives to embryonic stem cell research
- Theological implications of the Big Bang model
Full Outline
 
Febrary 11, 2003
  Preplanning of the Cell Cycle
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Design of protein produced in cycle of the cell
- New independent method for measuring the cosmological constant -- angular
- Supernovas
- Ken's recommendations on war
Full Outline
 
February 4, 2003
  Consider the Ant
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Five Species Symbiosis
- Oscillating Neutrinos
- Interview: General Robert Stewart about the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy
- Kenneth Samples and Hugh Ross respond to History Channel documentary, ?UFOs in the Bible? featuring Hugh. He was taken out of context.
Full Outline
 
January 28, 2003
  New Discoveries Reveal Oxygen-Poor Atmosphere of Early Earth
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Sulfur isotopes reveal chemistry of early atmosphere
- New technique for discovering extrasolar planets (transit method)
- Speed of Gravity Update
- Radioactive resistant bacteria and impact reseeding
- Guest Interview: Dr. Rogier Windhorst, ASU astronomer (observational cosmology)
- Sanctity of Life
Full Outline
 
January 21, 2003
  Computer Simulation Stymies Evolutionary Theory
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Computer simulation of Darwinian Evolution
- Cholera in Bangladesh Diminished by Filtering Water
- Anthropic Principle discussed in Discover magazine
- What's the difference between moral evil and natural evil? Does "natural evil" really exist?
Full Outline
 
January 14, 2003
  Mapping Human History
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager With special guest, Dr. Andrew Steinmann at Concordia University, IL.
- Genetic unity of humanity
- Population dynamics and genetic bottleneck
- Measuring the speed of gravity -- Einstein was right!
- Complications with mDNA dating methods
Full Outline
 
January 7, 2003
  Breakthrough Confirmation for the Big Bang Model
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Measuring the polarization of background radiation
- Refining the measurement of the temperature of the background radiation
- Hubble constant (measuring the expansion rate of the universe)
- Small RNA breakthrough
- Is the Christian doctrine of the Trinity a logical contradiction?
Full Outline
 

2002 (back to top)

December 31, 2002
  Response to ClonAid Birth Announcement
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Ken's New Year's challenge
- Krista's list
Full Outline
 
December 17, 2002
  Putting Mormonism to the Test
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Evidence for oldest meso-American culture
- Testing DNA for Jewish connection to American Indians
- Sequencing the mouse genome
- Imaging the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation
- Measuring the temperature of the Microwave Background radiation
Full Outline
 
December 10, 2002
  Mars: The End of the Warm, Wet Planet Theory?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- No more warm, wet Mars
- Martian ejecta
- Measuring the mass of extra-solar planets
- Re-evaluation of the earliest life on Earth
- Truth or Fiction? Alien implants
Full Outline
 
December 5, 2002
  Prime Time #4 - Origin-of-Life Researcher, Dr. Robert Shapiro
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples, and Krista Bontrager with special guest Dr. Robert Shapiro, New York University
- Hugh's guide to the best books on the origin-of-life
Full Outline
 
December 3, 2002
  Tidal Dwarf Galaxies: More Astronomical Design
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Tidal dwarf galaxies
- Helium-decay rate
- Bilirubin - example of elegant metabolic design
- Fast-forming planets
- Alien abductions and perspectives on Steven Spielberg's, Taken
Full Outline
 
November 26, 2002
  Have Scientists Discovered a Trigger for the Cambrian Explosion?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Convergence Update: Fungus farming ants
- Convergence Update: Placenta of live-bearing fish
- Trigger for the Cambrian Explosion?
- Stars with uranium and thorium - refining radiometric dating methods
- Ammonia at the center of the Milky Way
- Boot Camp: Where is the scientific method exemplified in the Bible? (from Ron K.)
- Will scientists create "life" in the lab? What are the moral ramifications?
Full Outline
 
November 19, 2002
  Tracing Human Migration through Parasites
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Using parasites to date human migration to South America
- Sea snakes
- Do the signs of the zodiac proclaim the Gospel?
Full Outline
 
November 12, 2002
  A STARtling Discovery: A Nearly Metal-Free Star
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Metal-free star
- Forests and nitrogen fixation
- Carbon-monoxide rich origin of life scenario
- Boot Camp: Is carbon 14 dating reliable? Why are so many Christians skeptical about it?
- Scientific literacy in America
Full Outline
 
November 5, 2002
  Resolving Timeline Problems with the Formation of Stars
David Rogstad, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Dating the formation of stars in our galaxy
- Extra-solar planet update
- James, the brother of Jesus, ossuary box
- Boot Camp: How solid is the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus?
Full Outline
 
October 29, 2002
  Blue Stragglers and Black Holes
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Joe Aguirre
- Blue stragglers
- Intermediate mass black holes
- Super giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy
- DNA parity - biochemical design
- Should Christian parents allow their children participate in Halloween?
Full Outline
 
October 22, 2002
  Christianity: A Historical Religion
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Joe Aguirre
- Origin of life in freshwater
- Confirmation of the Cosmological Constant - F-R Type IIb radio galaxies
- Jerusalem ossuary box
- Why does it matter if the Christian faith is historically based?
Full Outline
 
October 15, 2002
  God and Time
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Joe Aguirre
- Polarization of the Cosmic Background Radiation
- Chemistry of Planetary Systems
- Information Content in Sugars
- Toumai Man update
- "If God made everything, then who made God?"
Full Outline
 
October 8, 2002
  Did NASA Go to the Moon?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager with special guest, Gen. Robert Stewart (ret.)
- More genetic differences between humans and chimps
- Quaoar - new discovery in the Kuiper Belt
- Supernova confirmation of the cosmological constant
- Kepler mission
- Truth or Fiction: Did NASA go to the moon? with General Robert Stewart (ret.)
- How are humans different than animals?
Full Outline
 
October 1, 2002
  Information Theory and the Young-Earth Speciation Model
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Measuring the distance to a supernova
- Parallax measurements confirmed
- Uranium-eating bacteria
- What is post-modernism?
Full Outline
 
September 26, 2002
  PRIMETIME #3 - Interview with Young-Earth Astronomer, Dr. Danny Faulkner
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad and Krista Bontrager
- Comets, Kuiper belt and Oort Cloud
Full Outline
 
September 24, 2002
  Molecular Convergence
Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- More evidence for genetic differences between Neanderthals and humans
- Molecular convergence
- Could forensic science provide a model for discovering whether a natural phenomenon is the result of natural processes or agency?
Full Outline
 
September 17, 2002
  Missing Anti-Matter...Found!
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Evidence for Neanderthal burial rituals
- Anti-matter
- Nitrogen fixation
- Ostrich study — severs bird-dino link
- Is there credible evidence for the Bible code?
Full Outline
 
September 10, 2002
  Earth Formed Faster than Originally Thought
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Earth formed faster than first thought
- Chondridic meteorites
- DNA computing
- Molecular motor update
- Boot Camp: What is “faith”?
Full Outline
 
September 3, 2002
  Quantized Red Shifts: Evidence of an Earth-Centered Universe?
Hugh Ross, Dave Rogstad, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Quantized Red Shifts
- Sticky gecko feet
- Distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud
Full Outline
 
August 27, 2002
  “Disturbing Implications” of the Cosmological Constant
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Fine-tuning of the cosmological constant
- More verification of the cosmological constant
- SETI update
- Impact event
- Biodiversity
- Truth or Fiction: Are crop circles a valid evidence of UFO activity?
Full Outline
 
August 20, 2002
  Human Language Gene
Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Language gene in humans
- Genetic similarities and differences between chimps and humans
- Eukaryotic big bang
- Myosin molecular motor
- Examples of convergence
- Does Christianity stifle scientific inquiry? Can it co-exist with the methodological naturalism of the scientific method?
- Truth or Fiction: Are UFOs attacking people in India?
Full Outline
 
August 13, 2002
  Is the Speed of Light Slowing Down?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Use of the malaria parasite as a confirmation of the first humans
- Use of haplotype maps as a confirmation of the first humans
- Response to Paul Davies paper and the speed of light
- Source of Nitrogen in the universe
- Do quantum mechanics and chaos theory prove open-theism?
- Boot Camp: If God didn’t create the sun, moon and stars until Day 4, what did He make on Day 1? Does Reasons To Believe think that the earth is young or old?
Full Outline
 
August 6, 2002
  Are Genetics a New Excuse for Abuse?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Earth-based evidence for the late heavy bombardment
- Possible fine-tuning of special relativity
- Genetics of Child Abuse
- Boot Camp: Does God operate within time or outside of time?
Full Outline
 
July 30, 2002
  Perspectives on the Rare Earth debate on space.com
Hugh Ross and Krista Bontrager
- Read the debate about the book, Rare Earth, on the space.com web site. Listen to our interview with Rare Earth author, Don Brownlee (show #121) or order the cassette.
- Fine-tuning of subduction
- Triassic-Jurassic extinction — 10,000 year window?
Full Outline
 
July 23, 2002
  Promising Advances in the Use of Adult Stem Cells
Fazale Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Stem cell research
- Cell membrane design
- mRNA design
Full Outline
 
July 16, 2002
  Toumai “Man”: A Barrel Full of Questions for Darwinian Evolution
Fazale Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Toumai bi-pedal primate
- Rapid reforestation after KT extinction event
- Repeated evolution — pliosaur
- Virus self-assembly?
- Boot Camp: How do bi-pedal primates fit into the biblical scenario for creation?
Full Outline
 
July 9, 2002
  New Trends in Origin of Life Research: ISSOL 2002 Report
Hugh Ross, Fazale Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Program and abstracts from the 10th International Society for the Study of Origin of Life and 13th International Conference on the Origin of Life, ISSOL '02
- Extremophiles
- Boot Camp: Why did God wait so long (billions of years) before creating the first life?
- Analysis of origin of life logic: Life appeared on earth quickly. Therefore, life must be abundant in the universe.
Full Outline
 
June 25, 2002
  Response to "15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense" in Scientific American
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Response to "15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense" in Scientific American
Full Outline
 
June 18, 2002
  Have Scientists Discovered Jupiter's Twin?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Joe Aguirre A Dialog about Science and Faith: Interview with Dr. Eugenie Scott
- Interview with Dr. Eugenie Scott
Full Outline
 
June 13, 2002
  Prime Time #2 - God, Darwin or Both?
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples, Fuz Rana and Dave Rogstad
- A Debate with Eugenie Scott, Hugh Ross and Duane Gish
Full Outline
 
June 11, 2002
  Can E.T. Phone Home?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager With special guest, Dr. Mark Clark
- Hugh's recent updates to the fine-tuning of the universe
- Evidence for the Fine-Tuning of the Galaxy-Sun-Earth-Moon System for Life Support
- Fine-Tuning for Life in the Universe
- An Estimate of the Probability for Attaining the Necessary Parameters for Life Support
- Truth or Fiction: Thinking rationally about conspiracy theories: JFK assassination, Apollo 11 moon landing hoax
Full Outline
 
June 4, 2002
  The Physics of Sin
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Fine-tuning of Aquaporin membrane
- Vela supernova update
- Boot Camp: What is the difference between micro and macro evolution?
- Follow up to Hugh’s article, “The Physics of Sin” in Issue 8 of FACTS for FAITH
Full Outline
 
May 28, 2002
  Evaluating Evidence for the First Life
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Geo-chemical evidence for early life
- Dinosaur extinction and replacement
- Confirmation of an expanding universe
- Boot Camp: Does the geography of the Mesopotamian region support a local flood?
- What is a Christian perspective on cremation??
Full Outline
 
May 21, 2002
  Whales: Evidence of Special Creation
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Whale development
- Functionality of "Junk" DNA
- Effect of television on aggressive behavior
- Gas on deposit and Population 3 stars
- Aren't our emotions the result of chemical reactions in our brain?
- Truth or Fiction: Will we be able to build human colonies in space?
Full Outline
 
May 14, 2002
  Report from the Astrophysics of Life Conference: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Special Guest: Dr. Guillermo Gonzales from Iowa State University
- Planetary orbits
- Critique of cosmology models that appeal to negative pressure
- Minimum genome size for life
- Is the TNIV an accurate translation of the Bible?
Full Outline
 
May 7, 2002
  Energy Efficiency of Amino Acids: New Challenge to the Origin of Life Problem
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Energy-efficiency of amino acids
- Beta sheet design
- Amino acids in space
- Bacteria in space
- Boot Camp: Where did the different races come from?
- The controversy in the Roman Catholic church about sexual abuse
Full Outline
 
April 30, 2002
  Oscillating Universe on the Rebound?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Oscillating universe
- Retraction of M22 globular cluster discovery discussed on 4-23
- Measuring the age of the universe through white dwarf stars
- Galapagos Islands finch research by Peter and Rosemary Grant
- Response to Discovery Channel's documentary: The Real Eve
Full Outline
 
April 23, 2002
  Closing Evolutionary Loopholes
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Solar system design updates
- Cambrian Explosion
- Tree of Life vs. Fossil record
- Boot Camp: Did Noah's flood cover the entire earth?
Full Outline
 
April 16, 2002
  Ancient DNA
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Testing penguin mDNA mutation rate
- Repeated creation update: Tortoises
- Design update: Smoking quasars
- Speciation model update: Plant inbreeding
- Truth or Fiction: Is a real "Jurassic Park" possible?
Full Outline
 
April 9, 2002
  The Big Bang and the Christian Worldview
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Could micro-meteorites deliver amino acids to the early earth?
- Laboratory attempts to simulate amino acid formation
- Mammal migration from Asia
- Another confirmation of the "flat" universe
- Boot Camp: Does the "big bang" contradict the Bible?
Full Outline
 
April 2, 2002
  Hox Gene: Evolution's Magic Bullet?
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Joe Aguirre
- Hox Gene
- Testing the dipole moment of the cosmic background radiation
- Black holes: More evidence of divine design
- Boot Camp: Does the Bible contradict what the fossil record says that carnivores existing before the fall of Adam?
Full Outline
 
March 26, 2002
  Time Travel: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Hugh Ross and Krista Bontrager
- Fine-tuning of plate tectonics
- Diversity in Speciation
- Orbit of Io (Jupiter's moon)
Full Outline
 
March 19, 2002
  More Evidence for Supernatural Design in the Biochemical Realm
Fuz Rana, Dave Rogstad and Krista Bontrager
- Using DNA technology to make nano-machines
- Stem cell mutation and tumor formation
- Redrawing the evolutionary tree
Full Outline
 
March 12, 2002
  Fossilized Evidence of the Earliest Life or Very Old Dirt?
Fuz Rana, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Earliest life
- Clarifying the identity of archaic homo sapiens
- Genetic evidence for multi-regional hypothesis?
Full Outline
 
March 7, 2002
  Young-Earth Creationism: Interview with Dr. John Mark Reynolds
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Dr. Reynolds's book, Three Views of Creation and Evolution
- Dr. Reynolds's paper about the "appearance of age" argument
Full Outline
 
March 5, 2002
  Cambrian Explosion -- Now More Explosive!
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Gamma-Ray Bursters
- Cambrian Explosion -- Discovery of new phylum
- Asteroids and Extinction
Full Outline
 
February 26, 2002
  Challenging the Mechanism for Punctuated Equilibrium
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Punctuated Equilibrium
- Brane Scan
- Design of Eukarytoic Cells
Full Outline
 
February 19, 2002
  Stem Cell Research without Destroying Embryos
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Stem-cell research
- Carbonate in dust around old stars
- Confirmation of Yockey's origin of life calculation
- Truth or Fiction? Will a mysterious Planet X and brown dwarf destroy the earth sometime in 2002?
Full Outline
 
February 12, 2002
  Evolutionary Speed Limits
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Evolutionary Speed Limits
- Social behavior in insects
- Compound eyes in arthropods
- Bat origins
Full Outline
 
February 5, 2002
  Supernatural Interventions on the Early Earth
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Zircons
- Methanogen Model for the Early Earth
- Nitogen14 enriched kerogen tars
- Skeletal structure of bacteria
- Minimum gene products for life
Full Outline
 
January 29, 2002
  Science and the Koran
Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager
- Daniel Golden, "Strange Bedfellows: Western scholars play key role in touting the 'science' of the Quran," Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2002
- The Bible, The Quran, and Science, by Maurice Bucaille
- Christian response to Bucaille's book: The Quran and the Bible in the Light of History and Science, by William Campbell
Full Outline
 
January 22, 2002
  Scientifically Testing Death before the Fall
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- The role of predators in an eco-system
- Skull and cranial-dental anatomy
- Measuring "dark matter"
- Confirmation of solar age
Full Outline
 
January 15, 2002
  Population 3 Stars: Refinement of the Big Bang Model
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Population 3 stars
- Ochre discovered in S. Africa dated at 75,000 years ago
- Sugars in the Merchanson and Murray meteorites
Full Outline
 
January 8, 2002
  Fine-tuning of the Earth's Dynamo
Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana and Krista Bontrager
- Fine-tuning of the earth's dynamo (core)
- 2 new tests for the principle of General Relativity
- Haplotype diversity on chromosome 21
- Y-chromosome study on chimpanzee genetic diversity
Full Outline