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  • Does the Childbirth Process Represent Clumsy Evolution or Good Engineering?

    June 11, 2015

    Human beings have big heads to house large brains. Unfortunately, big heads make it difficult for infants to pass through the birth canal. This is called the obstetric dilemma.

    • Human Origins and the Bible
  • One-of-a-Kind: Three Discoveries Affirm Human Uniqueness

    June 8, 2015

    Robert Ripley, the originator of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! franchise, traveled the world in search of all manner of oddities; yet he once quipped, “I have traveled in 201 countries and the strangest thing I saw was man.”

    • Adam & Eve
  • Carving a Path for Future Christian Scientists

    June 8, 2015

    This is why we’re launching The Lab, RTB’s new mentoring program for science students ages 16–22. Our big vision for the next five years is to build relationships with 150–200 Christian students who intend to enter graduate programs in science, engineering, mathematics, and medical research.

    • Christian Life
  • Thank God for Trees and Responsible Lumbering

    June 1, 2015

    In Genesis 1:28–30, God commands humanity to rule over all the earth and to manage the planet’s resources for the benefit of itself and all life. Key to that ruling responsibility are the “green plants.” In Genesis 1:30, God explains that “everything that has the breath of life” is fundamentally dependent upon green plants (the Hebrew word here, deshe’, is generic for all photosynthetic life) for food.

    • Life Design
    • Earth/Moon Design
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  • Did Arabia Provide a Migration Route for Early Humans?

    May 28, 2015

    Archeological and DNA evidence places the origin of humanity in eastern and southern Africa 50,000–150,000 years ago.

    • Human Origins and the Bible
  • Weird Life: Must Life Use Water as Its Solvent?

    May 25, 2015

    In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the crew of the Enterprise regularly encounters exotic alien life-forms. Many of these extraterrestrials are truly “weird”—distinctly different from life as we know it. In one particular episode, a crystalline life-form refers to humans as “ugly bags of mostly water.

    • Requirements for Life
  • Multiverse Musings: Exercise Caution

    May 21, 2015

    Does the multiverse exist? Well, multiverse models might qualify as scientific, and the Bible does not clearly rule out the possibility. ... Nevertheless, we should exercise caution.

    • Multiverse
  • Does Science Make the Case for God, or Not? (Part 2 of 2)

    May 18, 2015
    • Universe Design
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  • How to Relate Science and Faith Without Conflict (Part 2)

    May 14, 2015
    • Science & Faith
  • How to Relate Science and Faith Without Conflict (Part 1)

    May 11, 2015
    • Science & Faith
  • My Response to a Young-Earth Critique of Navigating Genesis

    May 7, 2015

    In my book Navigating Genesis, I explained how the four great rivers described in Genesis 2 all joined together in the Garden of Eden, then split apart and emptied into the Indian Ocean. My explanation has drawn public rebukes from young-earth proponents ...

    • Garden of Eden
  • Astronomers Improve Type Ia Supernova Measurement Methods

    May 4, 2015

    For centuries astronomers were convinced that the universe was infinitely large, structurally static with no beginning. For millennia, however, the Bible has implied that the universe has expanded, and continues to expand...

    • Universe Design
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Big Bang
    • Biblical Inerrancy
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  • Weird Life: Could Life Be Based on Silicon?

    April 30, 2015

    Could alien life be based on the element silicon rather than on carbon? This idea has been seriously proposed in the scientific literature for more than a century.

    • Silicon Based Life
  • Weird Life: Must Life Chemistry Be Carbon Based?

    April 27, 2015
    • Alien Life
  • The Proton-Neutron Mass Difference Illustrates Fine-Tuning

    April 23, 2015

    Our daily lives depend on neutrons, protons, and electrons. These building blocks of atoms determine how those atoms behave, how long they last, and so many other things. Although protons and neutrons both exceed the mass of electrons by almost a factor of 2,000, the relatively tiny difference in mass between protons and neutrons plays a critical role in our existence

    • Universe Design
  • Has the Big Bang Gone Bust?

    April 20, 2015

    Did the universe begin to exist or has it always existed? RTB argues that strong biblical and scientific evidence point to a beginning. We would say the Bible claims that the universe began to exist and that science can address the assertion.

    • Big Bang
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  • The Human Hand in Creating Superbugs

    April 16, 2015

    Superbugs are frightening and the latest news on this medical front isn’t good.

    • Problem of Evil
  • Darwin’s Problem: The Origin of Language

    April 13, 2015

    Whether we speak the same language or not, all human beings possess a common language faculty. We are born with an innate capacity to learn language. This is a defining feature of humanity.

    • Adam & Eve
  • Darwin’s Problem: The Origin of Language

    April 13, 2015

    Language can bind us together and language can separate us. One of the most frustrating things I encountered on a speaking tour in Lima, Peru, last spring was struggling to communicate with my Peruvian audience and hosts, many of whom spoke only Spanish.

    • Adam & Eve
  • Q&A: Is the Methuselah Star Older Than the Universe?

    April 9, 2015

    This Methuselah star currently ranks as the star with the oldest measured age (14.46 ± 0.31 billion years).1 However, this age measurement is in apparent conflict with the best measured age for the universe (13.79 ± 0.06 billion years).2

    • Big Bang
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