Reasons to Believe

Artificial Life in the Lab

  • Through the Lens: Evolution, "Synthetic Biology" HD

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_evo_ep5_synthbio_hd.mp4

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    Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline which may not be covered in conventional biology textbooks. However, this area of research … more

  • Through the Lens: Evolution, "Synthetic Biology" SD

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_evo_ep5_synthbio_sd.mp4

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    Before watching the video:

    Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline which may not be covered in conventional biology textbooks. However, this area of research … more

  • Organism Simulated By a Computer Model

    You might have seen- MSNBC, Pesky germ inspires first complete 'virtual organism', July 20, 2012; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48264372/ns/technology_and_science-science more

  • Evolution of Synthetic DNA

    You might have seen BBC, Evolution seen in 'synthetic DNA', Apr 19, 2012; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17769529 more

  • TNRTB Classic: Thinking About Cloning

    A few days ago I proposed a theological framework to help Christians think about synthetic biology and the creation of life in the lab. It is also important that believers know how to think about … more

  • A Theology for Synthetic Biology, Part 2 (of 2)

    Most importantly, they ask, “Are scientists playing God?” It has become apparent to me that the best way to address these questions is by establishing a theology for synthetic … more

  • TNRTB Classic: Cell Blueprints

    A few days ago I asserted that the creation of artificial life in the laboratory demonstrates that the genesis of life requires the work of intelligent agency. Success in synthetic biology, whether … more

  • Multicellular Evolution in 60 Days?

    Wired.com, "Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory" Jan 17, 2012; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46076744/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.Tx2kpoHNmEW more

  • A Theology for Synthetic Biology, Part 1 (of 2)

    This endeavor causes many Christians concern and raises a number of important philosophical and theological questions. It has become apparent to me that there is a need for a theology for synthetic … more

  • Artificial Life: Ready or Not Here It Comes

    They hope these synthetic cells will provide useful biomedical and biotechnology applications. They also hope the manufacture of these cells will shed light on the origin of life question. Many … more

  • The Blueprint for an Artificial Cell

    It isn’t such a good idea to try to build a house without a set of blueprints to guide the construction. The same goes for building cells. That’s why a team of synthetic biologists from … more

  • The "Best Of" Post: So It's Come to This

     

     

    “It’s alive! It’s ALIVE!”

    That’s what people will likely say when I finally creep out of the 10’ x 15’ foot cave* (my office) I’ve … more

  • The Celebrity of Artificial Life

    Some celebrities seem to be famous for being famous. But most people in the spotlight have achieved recognition through talent and hard work.

    If there is a scientist who is famous because he is … more

  • A Case for Divine Design

    “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, … more