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J0023+0307, a Pristine Firstborn Star?

April 09, 2018

A new discovery of a low-mass star stands to put big bang creation on even more solid footing. In the biblically predicted big bang creation……

Big Bang Theory

Life and the Transfer of Life Near the Galactic Center

March 26, 2018

In the latest issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters three astrophysicists claim that there are habitable planets near the center of our galaxy and that these……


One Uniquely Smooth, Regular, and Stable Star

April 16, 2018

In several of my speaking events, I remind my audiences that stars are like human beings: they are all unstable to some degree. Also, like……


Probing the Cosmic Creation Event with the Star S0-2

April 02, 2018

Throughout the past five decades, our scientific confidence in a hot big bang cosmic creation event that is perfectly consistent with what the Bible for……

Cosmic Expansion

The Cell's Design

Are Perforated Shells Evidence for Neanderthal Symbolism?

March 28, 2018

When my kids were little, there was a good chance my wife and I would spend our Saturday afternoons hanging out at Chuck E. Cheese's,……

Human Uniqueness

Did Neanderthals Have the Brains to Make Art?

April 04, 2018

Are you a left-brain or a right-brain person? In the 1960s, Nobel laureate Roger W. Sperry advanced the idea of the split-brain, with each hemisphere……


Mitochondria’s Deviant Genetic Code: Evolution or Creation?

April 11, 2018

Before joining Reasons to Believe, I worked for nearly a decade in research and development (R&D) for a Fortune 500 company. During my tenure, on……

Common Design vs. Common Descent

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……



A Dozen Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus

March 27, 2018

Jesus's resurrection is at the very heart of historic Christianity. In fact, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is both a central doctrinal belief of……

Christianity's Dangerous Ideas

Living Life Looking at a Screen

April 10, 2018

How much of your day is spent looking at a screen? Remember that "screen" includes smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions, movies, jumbotrons, video games, digital billboards,……

Life of the Mind

Take Up and Read: City of God

April 17, 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

Take Up and Read: Our Triune God

April 03, 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……


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

A Brief Response to Stephen Hawking’s Passing

March 16, 2018

As announced in the Daily Mail, the renowned Stephen Hawking died peacefully at his home on Wednesday. Since I work for an Christian organization that……

Famous Scientists

A Virtual "Self-Aware" Predator

March 23, 2018

What do these movies have in common? Bicentennial Man, Tron, Short Circuit, WarGames, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, D.A.R.Y.L. If you guessed that artificial intelligence……

Artificial Intelligence

Earth Protects Life from Dangerous Space Radiation

April 20, 2018

On September 1, 1859, the Sun experienced an unusually large storm that ejected a massive cloud of charged particles. Seventeen hours later, on September 2,……

Earth Design

The Role of Plate Tectonics in the Symphony

March 09, 2018

Find the common theme among these things: a good joke, a well-hit baseball, a long touchdown pass, a moving piece of music. Give up? They……



Does the Tower of Babel Confirm Genealogical Gaps in Genesis 11?

February 09, 2018

A common assumption is that Genesis 5 and 11 contain complete, father-son genealogies without gaps and, therefore, one can rely on these genealogies to accurately……

Does yālad in the hiphil Prove There Are No Gaps in Genesis 5 and 11 Genealogies?

March 27, 2018

All attempts to calculate a date for creation and Noah's flood rest upon one assumption: Genesis 5 and 11 contain complete, father-son genealogies without gaps.……

Human Milk Designed to Protect Infants

January 29, 2018

Around the turn of the last century, studies showed that babies who were breastfed had a lower mortality rate and fewer incidences of diseases than……

Welcome to Voices

January 06, 2018

With the arrival of the new year, new things are afoot. And one of the new creations at Reasons to Believe is a web feature……

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