Reasons to Believe

Biochemical Design

  • Biology’s Morse Code

    Long before Samuel Morse put his telegraphic code to work, neurons and other cells were processing extracellular dash- and dot-type signals into instructions for cellular decisions. Researchers in … more

  • Bacteria More Complex than Imagined

    A few weeks ago, my wife and I headed up to Pismo Beach for a few days for a little R&R. While there, we decided it would be fun to rent a couple of buggies and ride the dunes.

    It was … more

  • Bacteria Organized by Design, Part 2 (of 2)

    In graduate school I loved spending time in the library, walking around “the stacks.”

    Admittedly, I am a geek, but strolling up and down the library aisles, surrounded by rows of bound … more

  • Bacteria Organized by Design, Part 1 (of 2)

    I am not a very organized person. One look at my office would attest to that.

    Occasionally, I reach the point where I can’t take the clutter any longer and decide to roll up my sleeves and put … more

  • Comparing Computer Operating Systems and Genomes

    I know how to use a computer, but truth be told, I really don’t know how a computer works. New research by Yale University scientists gives me a better understanding. These scientists show that … more

  • Circuits, Circles, and Clocks

    “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

    Bible believers normally use this scriptural wisdom when discussing circumstances and … more

  • Making the Case for Intelligent Design More Robust

    I love April Fool’s Day. As a practical joker, it’s the one time of the year my mischievous acts are officially sanctioned (perhaps tolerated is the more appropriate word).

    But sometimes … more

  • Get Smart about Synthetic Spider Silks

    In the 2008 comedy Get Smart, Maxwell Smart, aka Agent 86, is armed with an array of crazy spy gadgets, including a grappling gun outfitted with super strong spider silk line. The tech guys at CONTROL … more

  • Channeling the Case for Intelligent Design

    One of my favorite memories from growing up in West Virginia was traveling through the East River Tunnel. The tunnel is almost a mile long and remarkably spacious.

    Construction of the tunnel began in … more

  • Fattening up the Case for Intelligent Design

    A few days ago while fueling up my car I was “elated” (and by elated, I mean annoyed) to discover that the price of gasoline was over $3.00 a gallon—again. Recent work by a team of … more

  • Falling Back and Jumping Ahead

    In a few days (March 14) Daylight Saving Time will begin. And even though I will lose an hour of snooze time, I am sleeping much better these days now that I delivered the manuscript for my new book … more

  • Uprooting a “Bad Design” Argument

    In spite of recent claims, the enzyme rubisco is optimally designed

    A few years ago I delivered a lecture to faculty and students at the University of North Florida as part of their weekly science … more

  • More Complex than Imagined, Part 2 (of 2)

    New Research Reveals Insight into Life’s Minimum Complexity

    After being married for nearly 24 years and raising three daughters, I have come to appreciate that women are much more complicated … more

  • More Complex than Imagined, Part 1 (of 2)

    New Research Reveals Insight into Life’s Minimum Complexity

    Originally Posted on 1/7/2010

    First impressions mean a lot. My initial exposure to introductory undergraduate classes in … more