Reasons to Believe

Biochemical Design

  • 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

  • The Greatest Gift of All

    During the Advent season we celebrate the Incarnation. Jesus, who is fully God, became fully human to dwell among us. His birth was not the Divine plan in and of itself, but only the beginning of it. … more