Reasons to Believe

Artificial Life in the Lab

  • 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

  • New Discovery Fuels Case for Intelligent Design

    Scientists Re-engineer E. coli and unwittingly construct a case for a Creator

    Runaway gas prices in recent years and the threat of climate change have prompted a number of scientists and … more

  • A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 4 (of 4)

    Scientists One Step Closer to Artificial Life and the Best Case for ID

    Today much of the world is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Darwin’s theory of … more

  • A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 3 (of 4)

    Scientists One Step Closer to Artificial Life and the Best Case for ID

    About a year ago my family and I (along with some good friends) rode mules down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. That night … more

  • A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 2 (of 4)

    Scientists One Step Closer to Artificial Life and the Best Case for ID

    Sometimes the solutions to problems emerge from unexpected places. The Human Genome Project holds potential for understanding … more

  • A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 1 (of 4)

    Scientists One Step Closer to Artificial Life and the Best Case for ID

    Mary Shelley’s famous Gothic horror story presents a fascinating character: Victor Frankenstein. As a burgeoning … more

  • Life As We Know It Nearly Created in Lab

    Source: Yahoo! News, "Life As We Know It Nearly Created in Lab," by Robert Roy Britt, January 11, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090112/sc_livescience/lifeasweknowitnearlycreatedinlab more

  • Restricted by Design

    Rational Design of Novel Enzyme Highlights Biochemical Design

    In 1978, three scientists (Hamilton Smith, Werner Arber, and Daniel Nathans) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for … more

  • Twisted by Design

    Scientists Create Novel Allosteric Enzyme

    It’s not out of the ordinary for my wife to call me on my cell phone when I’m on the way home from the office to ask me to get something at the … more

  • Faster by Design, Part 2 of 2

    Scientists Create Enzyme from Scratch

    As the business adage goes, “Time is money.” Time is also a valuable resource for living organisms. By themselves, most chemical reactions needed to … more

  • Faster by Design, Part 1 of 2

    Scientists Create Enzyme from Scratch

    I have three teenage daughters who frustrate me to no end at times. I’m the type of person that likes to get where I’m going a few minutes early. And … more

  • No, No, Nanobacteria

    Size also matters to biochemists. Conventional wisdom places the lower bound on life at about 1 micron (give or take a few hundred nanometers). In 1999, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a … more

  • "Evolving" Robots Challenge Evolution

    “Evolvable” robots invented by a team of computer scientists from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, headlined the popular media last summer.1 According to the press, these … more