Reasons to Believe

Bad Designs

  • The Human Appendix: What Is It Good For?

    Absolutely nothing! That’s the answer soul singer Edwin Starr gave in 1970 to the question, “War, what is it good for?” It’s also the same response evolutionary biologists give … more

  • Humpback Whale Fins: Fresh Evidence for Design

        I remember being taught as a child that the humpback whale must be an accident of nature. The weird bumps along the leading edge of the humpback’s flippers (or fins) seemed to … more

  • A Couple of Tasty Morsels

    A sampling of new research uncovers more function for junk DNA, undermines one of the best arguments for biological evolution

    My wife enjoys shopping at large club stores. I, however, don’t … more

  • Functional DNA amid Piles of Junk

    Sometimes my daughters' bedrooms are unbelievably messy. Junk everywhere. It often looks like a clothes bomb detonated. I have no idea how they can find anything in the aftermath of such devastation. … more

  • Junk DNA: A Problem for the Evolutionary Paradigm?

    New Discoveries Raise Questions about Molecular Evolution

    One of the most significant challenges to the Christian faith comes from the problem of evil. If God is all-powerful, all-knowing and … more

  • Junk DNA Regulates Gene Expression

    unk DNA Plays an Important Role in Development

    My wife enjoys looking for antiques (and, to my horror, buying them.) For Amy, antiques are priceless treasures. From my standpoint, these relics from … more

  • More on the Nucleoskeletal Hypothesis

    Study of Sexual Parasite Reveals Function for Junk DNA

    Cell biologists believe that in addition to housing genetic information, DNA plays a skeletal role in the nucleus; the more DNA in the nucleus, … more

  • Are Pseudogenes Junk?

    Evolutionary biologists regard “junk” DNA as one of the most potent pieces of evidence for biological evolution. Often identical (or nearly identical) segments of junk DNA occur in a wide … more

  • Is Junk DNA Evidence for Biological Evolution?

    Long Terminal Repeats Function as Promoters for the NAIP Gene in Mammals

    Both Christians and skeptics alike expect superior designs to exist throughout nature if, indeed, the all-powerful, … more

  • An Inordinate Fondness

    When asked what the study of nature told him about God, the legendary biologist J. B. S. Haldane quipped, "The Creator must have an inordinate fondness for beetles. He made so many of them."

    For … more

  • Junk DNA Has Function

    "Junk" (or noncoding) DNA has become an icon of evolution. Evolutionary biologists maintain that because junk DNA is an imperfection, it provides incontrovertible evidence for evolution. After all, … more

  • Kidney Stones- Evidence for Divine Design

    "It's the closest that a man will ever come to experiencing the pain of childbirth," the attending nurse proclaimed with a noticeable glee in her eyes. Her comment only added to my misery as I writhed … more

  • 30% Inefficiency by Design

    Roughly 30 percent of all newly synthesized proteins must be degraded (broken down) by the cell immediately after formation because they are improperly made.1 On the surface, this new discovery seems … more

  • Yet Another Use for “Junk” DNA

    A team of scientists from Case Western Reserve (CWRU) School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, has developed convincing circumstantial evidence for yet another function for so-called “junk” … more

  • "Junk" DNA Not so Junky

    A recent report by researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) provides new evidence that non-coding DNA (typically referred to as “junk” DNA or “selfish” DNA) is … more