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Author: Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. I also am eager to equip Christians to engage, rather than withdraw from or attack, educated non-Christians. One of the approaches I’ve developed, with the help of my RTB colleagues, is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive.

I enjoy constructively integrating all 66 books of the Bible with all the science disciplines as a way to discover and apply deeper truths. 1 Peter 3:15–16 sets my ministry goal, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience."

  • Response to Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth Sequel

    August 6, 2017

    Al Gore’s next major film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is essentially the audiovisual version of his same-titled book released on July 25, 2017.

    • Global Warming
  • Inhabitability of Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs

    July 30, 2017

    Scripture declares that God knows the number of stars in the universe and that he has assigned a name to each star (Psalm 147:4). Astronomers do not know the exact number but they have a rough estimate: 50–60 billion trillion stars. Of those 50–60 billion trillion stars, astronomers have assigned proper names to only a few hundred.

    • Atmosphere
  • Does a Possible Photon Mass Pose a Threat to Creation Models?

    July 23, 2017

    During the last several years and even weeks, astronomers and physicists have developed new tools that now place strong limits on the maximum possible value of the photon rest mass that, to a significant degree, alleviate concerns about the consequences I raised.

    • Big Bang Theory
  • Cosmological Consequences of Massive Photons

    July 17, 2017

    We all learned in our junior high science classes that photons are massless. This statement has resulted in a lot of confusion for laypeople. In our junior high science classes we were also taught that photons possess energy and, thanks to Einstein’s special relativity theory, energy is equivalent to mass. ... Whenever physicists state that a photon is a massless particle, they mean that it has a “zero rest mass.”

    • Universe Design
    • Inflation
    • Galaxy Design
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Dark Energy & Dark Matter
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  • Thank God for Perfect Solar Eclipses

    July 10, 2017

    A perfect solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the Moon exactly blocks out the disk of the Sun. Such eclipses are a relatively recent phenomenon and humans are privileged to be able to witness these wonders.

    • Solar System Design
    • Sun
  • Plant Roots-Fungi Symbiosis Is Multifaceted

    July 3, 2017

    The most prevalent known plant symbiosis is the mutual relationship between the roots of vascular plants (plants with xylem and phloem that act as a hydraulic system to bring water and nutrients up from the soil to the leaves and food produced in the leaves to the rest of the plants) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF).

    • Life Design
    • Ecosystems
    • Symbiosis
    • Plants
  • Dead Galaxy Gives More Proof of Big Bang Creation Model

    June 26, 2017

    The big bang cosmic creation model has been an enormous boost to scientifically establishing the veracity of the Bible and the Christian faith. This past week a paper was published announcing the fulfillment of yet another prediction of the big bang creation model, thus giving us even more confidence in the reliability and trustworthiness of the Bible and the Christian faith.

    • Big Bang Theory
    • Universe Design
    • Stars
    • God's Existence
    • Cosmology
    • Cosmic Expansion
  • Like It or Not, Dark Energy Is Real

    June 19, 2017

    Dark energy refers to the self-stretching property of the space-time fabric of the universe. Space, because of dark energy and independent of matter and of any heat or light, stretches itself. Moreover, the larger the space-time envelope of the universe grows, the more stretching energy it gains. This gaining of stretching energy causes some science writers to refer to dark energy as an...

    • Universe Design
    • Creation & Genesis
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Young-Earth Creationism
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Old Earth Creationism
    • Dark Energy & Dark Matter
    • Age of the Earth
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  • Rare Planetary System

    June 12, 2017

    While many astrobiologists remain hopeful that one day we will find a planet on which microbes might reside, they acknowledge that the only place in the known universe where conditions are not hostile for intelligent life and advanced civilization is Earth.

    • Solar System Design
    • Planets
    • Astronomy
  • Rare Moon Just Got Rarer

    June 5, 2017

    We owe our very existence to the Moon ... If it were not for the Moon, Earth’s rotation axis tilt would change so dramatically as to induce climate changes severe enough to wipe out nearly all forms of life.

    • Solar System Design
    • Moon & Its Formation
    • Milky Way Galaxy
    • Life on Other Planets
    • Astronomy
  • Quantum Uncertainty and Relativity Especially Fine-Tuned for You!

    May 30, 2017

    In addition to requiring exquisite fine-tuning of the four fundamental forces of physics and of the constants of physics, the existence of life demands more.

    • Intelligent Design
    • Relativity
    • Laws of Physics
    • Particle Physics
    • Proteins
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Design
    • Anthropic Principle
  • Grand Tack Model Reveals More Solar System Designs

    May 22, 2017

    All standard planetary formation models, when applied to the solar system, are stymied by the “Mars Problem” and the “Main Belt Problem.”

    • Uncategorized
    • Solar System Design
    • Planet Formation
    • Mars
    • Gas Giant Planets
    • Comets
    • Asteroids
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  • Grasping God’s Nearness -- Even When He Seems Far

    May 15, 2017

    Many people have shared stories about how Beyond the Cosmos, in its earlier editions, impacted their life—

    • Education
    • Design
    • Evil & Suffering
    • Controversies
    • Anthropology
  • More Reasons to Thank God for Viruses

    May 15, 2017

    One of our staff scholars, Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts, is a virologist and molecular biologist. I have heard her speak several times on viruses and their connection to the Christian faith. It is an outstanding talk. She brilliantly explains why, on every biological and medical level, we need to thank God for viruses.

    • Viruses
    • Cancer
  • Does the Multiverse Explain Too Much?

    May 8, 2017

    There is a fatal problem with appealing to the multiverse to explain away the need for a divine Designer;

    • Universe Design
    • Multiverse
    • God's Existence
    • Intelligent Design
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Apologetics
    • Anthropic Principle
    • Multiverse
  • How the Flora Family of Asteroids Shaped the History of Life

    May 1, 2017

    The solar system has asteroid/comet belts like no other known planetary system. The great majority of known planetary systems have had their comet/asteroid belts completely eradicated

    • Solar System Design
    • Life History
    • Earth's History
    • Exoplanets
    • Comets
    • Asteroids
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  • What Does Animal Altruism Tell Us about God?

    April 24, 2017

    Genesis 1 singles out the nephesh animals for their distinction from previously existing creatures. The Hebrew word nephesh is best translated as “soulish animal.” It refers to those animals that God has endowed with mind, will, and emotions.

    • Genesis
    • Human Uniqueness
    • Naturalism
    • Creation vs. Evolution
    • Animals
    • Common Design vs. Common Descent
  • Our Sun Is Still the One and Only

    April 17, 2017

    ... we astronomers have not been able to find another star sufficiently like the Sun that could sustain advanced life on a conceivable planet orbiting it. Only the Sun appears to possess all the fine-tuned features that advanced life requires in its host star.

    • Solar System Design
    • Life on Other Planets
    • Stars
    • Sun
    • SETI
  • Dragging Space and Time and the Existence of God

    April 10, 2017

    Proving the reliability of general relativity to precisely describe the dynamics (movements) of massive bodies in the universe is fundamental to establishing the space-time theorems. These theorems prove the beginning (creation) of space and time.

    • Origin of the Universe
    • God's Existence
    • Einstein
    • Creation
  • Why Water Worlds Are Inhospitable to Life

    April 3, 2017

    In the classic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the thirsty mariner looks out at the ocean surrounding him and declares, “Water, water, every where, / Nor any drop to drink.”1 Similarly, astronomers studying exoplanets are recognizing that too much liquid water on a planet isn’t necessarily a good thing.

    • Life on Other Planets
    • Solar System Design
    • Fine-Tuning
    • Extrasolar Planets
    • Atmosphere
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