Reasons to Believe

Biochemical Design

  • 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

  • Biochemical Synonyms Optimized, Part 2 of 2

    New Study Uncovers More Evidence for Biochemical Optimization and Intelligent Design

    My new favorite drink is Coke Zero. I love how this zero-calorie soda tastes like the real thing, without any of … more

  • Biochemical Synonyms Optimized, Part 1 of 2

    New Study Uncovers More Evidence for Biochemical Optimization and Intelligent Design

    Most people who do a lot of writing find a thesaurus a valuable resource. Having a list of synonyms handy helps … more

  • Inability to Repeat the Past Dooms Evolution

    Philosopher George Santayana, an important intellectual at the turn of the last century, produced a number of influential philosophical works. Ironically, few people know about his philosophy. … more

  • Feedback Control in Biology

    Calcium levels of pregnant cows in Iowa may not be the first image that comes to mind when Christian apologists invoke supernatural design, but that appears to be the case based on a recent feedback … 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

  • Changing Gears

    The intricate design present in biological systems never ceases to amaze. A few months ago I wrote about molecular motors present in biological cells and how they are giving insight to researchers in … more

  • iDNA: The Next Generation of iPods?

    A couple of years ago I bought a 30GB iPod classic for Christmas. At that time I couldn’t imagine what I would do with all that storage capacity, but it was the same price as an 8GB iPod nano, … more

  • Déjá vu—Again, Part 1 of 2

    Newly Discovered Example of Convergence Challenges Biological Evolution

    “It’s like déjá vu all over again.” This expression, attributed to Hall of Fame catcher Yogi … 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

  • Bombarded by Design

    “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” — Richard Dawkins, atheist biologist, in The Blind Watchmaker … more

  • Traffic Signals in the Cell

    I saw a film a while back where a key part of the plot involved the main characters establishing control over the traffic lights in a major city. By slightly “adjusting” the action of the … 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