Reasons to Believe

Biochemical Design

  • Titanic: 100 Years Later

    April 15, 1912. In the wee hours of the morning, hundreds of panicked souls faced inevitable death in the icy North Atlantic waters as the most fantastic luxury liner ever built broke apart and sank … more

  • TNRTB Classic: Protein Life Times

    A few days ago, I wrote about the recent discovery that the 20 amino acids used to build proteins embody an optimal set, possessing a wide spectrum of continually varying chemical and physical … more

  • Why These 20 Amino Acids?

    Over the last few decades, researchers have made some progress in addressing this question. Recent work from the University of Hawaii adds new insight, indicating that the set of amino acids used to … more

  • New Frontiers in Christian Apologetics

    Biomimetics, or biologically inspired design, is an emerging discipline where scientists study designs from nature and adapt them to solve real-world problems. Some classic examples include … 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

  • TNRTB Classic: Optimizing the Genetic Code

    In my book The Cell’s Design, I illustrate how optimization indicates intelligent design. That is, when humans create objects and/or systems, they optimize their creations to handle … more

  • Protein Life Times: Just-Right Evidence for Design

    Systems and objects produced by human designers are also optimized. In fact, optimization in an engineered system requires extensive planning and forethought and, therefore, stands as a hallmark of … more

  • Crossing the Gene Desert to Form Fingers

    Science Daily, "Finger (Mal)formation Reveals Surprise Function of Desert DNA" Nov 23, 2011; http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111123133516.htm#.TtOi2krJ more

  • You Might Soon Say “I Heart Snakes”

    “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” Indiana Jones’ lament in Raiders of the Lost Ark resonates with all fearers of the slithery, scaly, downright scary creatures. Many people … more

  • 25 Years, 25 Reasons to Believe - Patricia Fanning

    W hile DNA sequences are often touted as evidence for humans’ descent from chimps, there are five areas of breaking research that demonstrate the data’s superior consistency with Scripture … more

  • DNA Sequences: More Is Not Better

    If a little is good, more must be better, right? Though it is tempting to live by this adage, it seldom turns out to be true. More is rarely better.

    Evolutionary biologists have begrudgingly come to … more

  • Digital Monkeys Recreate Shakespeare

    CNN, "Digital monkeys with typewriters recreate Shakespeare" Sep 26, 2011; http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/26/tech/web/monkeys-typewriters-shakespeare/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 more

  • A Skunk by Any Other Name

    Over the few short months I’ve been a visiting scholar at RTB, I’ve noticed the emergence of new terminology in the scientific literature to describe data and observations that don’t … more