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Did Curiosity Find Evidence of Life on Mars?

June 08, 2018

Yesterday, NASA issued a major public announcement that Fox News termed a "massive Mars discovery."1 What was the discovery? At the announcement NASA spokesman and……

Life on Other Planets

Five Best Scientific Evidences for the God of the Bible

June 04, 2018

People we meet and audiences we address frequently ask us for brief descriptions of the best scientific evidences for God. Depending on individual backgrounds, what……


Hazy Early Earth: More Affirmation of Creation Day 4

June 18, 2018

When I first arrived in Pasadena for postdoctoral research at Caltech, the haze of Los Angeles smog was so thick that it was several weeks……

Creation & Genesis

Rapid Landmass Emergence Affirms Creation Day 3

June 11, 2018

When I first read Genesis 1 at age 17, the plate tectonics theory was in its infancy. Researchers were still not certain whether continents had……

Earth Design

The Cell's Design

A Genetically Engineered Case for a Creator

May 09, 2018

Since the 1960's, the drug noscapine has been used in many parts of the world as a non-narcotic cough-suppressant. Recently, biomedical researchers have learned that……

Life in the Lab

Did Neanderthals Produce Cave Paintings?

April 25, 2018

One time when our kids were little, my wife and I discovered that someone had drawn a picture on one of the walls in our……

Human Uniqueness

Sophisticated Cave Art Evinces the Image of God

May 23, 2018

It's a new trend in art. Museums and galleries all over the world are exploring the use of sounds, smells, and lighting to enhance the……

Image of God

Why Are Whales So Big? In Wisdom God Made Them That Way

April 18, 2018

When I was in high school, I had the well-deserved reputation of being a wise guy-though the people who knew me then might have preferred……



5 Important Philosophical-Apologetics Terms in the New Testament

June 05, 2018

There are five very important philosophical-apologetics terms in the New Testament that every Christian should have some familiarity with. Learning and appreciating these key terms……

History of Christianity

How about Reading Some Christian Classics? Part 1

June 12, 2018

Only human beings read. And from a biblical perspective, it may be reasonably inferred that humans' capacity to read is part of the intellectual endowment……

Blaise Pascal

How about Reading Some Christian Classics? Part 2

June 19, 2018

C. S. Lewis helped me to realize that I need to read books that appeal to my reason as well as books that appeal to……

C.S. Lewis

Take Up and Read: Fear and Trembling

May 29, 2018

This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner's guide to some of the Christian……

Christian Literature

Theorems & Theology

A Forest Stroll is Good for Body and Soul

March 15, 2018

At RTB we want to help others see that wherever we look in nature we find things that reinforce confidence in the God of the……


Answering FAQs on Vaccine Safety

February 01, 2018

My previous article titled "Vaccine Safety and Loving Our Neighbors" generated some ardent reader responses in 2015 when originally posted. In this follow-up article I……

Christian Life

God and Science: A Course in Due Course

April 19, 2018

Many fear to tread into culturally charged topics in an "us" versus "them" social media climate characterized by rapid escalation, rabid judgments, and character assassinations.……

Science & Faith

More Questions, Answers, and Comments on Vaccinations

February 08, 2018

I've recently (re)posted two blogs, "Vaccine Safety and Loving Our Neighbors" and "FAQs about Vaccine Safety," which I hope you'll take the time to read.……


Impact Events

Does the Multiverse Help Naturalism?

May 18, 2018

Perhaps our universe isn't as finely tuned as we thought! We know that life requires stars and planets to form. Overly rapid expansion of the……

Universe Design

Hawking’s Final Word on the Beginning

May 11, 2018

Did the universe begin to exist or not? The final paper from Stephen Hawking indicates that the universe did have a beginning. Here are the……

Famous Scientists

Is Replicating Self-Healing Life Possible?

June 01, 2018

A few weeks ago, I highlighted scientific advances of a "self-aware" cyberslug. Not to be outdone, scientists have now developed materials that automatically make mechanical……

Cool Science

Kepler Helps Reveal Answers to Big Questions about the Cosmos

June 15, 2018

"But wait, there's more!" This infamous phrase preceded the offer of yet another "great" benefit if you bought a Ginsu knife set or a Popeil……



Evaluating Christian Apologists

June 01, 2018

Imagine for a moment that you're watching a message on YouTube by Hugh Ross. You find the video incredibly faith-affirming. Your brother-in-law is an unbeliever……

Phosphate Chemistry Part 1: Fine-Tuned for Life

May 04, 2018

Phosphates don't get any respect. At least it seems that way from the generally negative attitude toward phosphates displayed on household products bearing the proud……

Phosphate Chemistry Part 2: Phosphates and the Origin of Life

May 18, 2018

Research into naturalistic explanations for the origin of life has long focused on how the "building blocks of life" (amino acids, nucleotides, sugars, and fatty……

Women in Apologetics on the Rise

June 18, 2018

Last November, while working for Reasons to Believe (RTB) at the annual meetings for the Evangelical Theological Society, I met Rachel Shockey from Women in……

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