Reasons to Believe

Galaxy Design

  • Fine-Tuning For Life On Earth (Updated June 2004)

    Evidence for the Fine-Tuning of the Galaxy-Sun-Earth-Moon System for Life Support

    The environmental requirements for life to exist depend quite strongly on the life form in question. The conditions … more

  • Sloan Galaxies

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    As astronomers continue to study the sky, they discover more evidence for supernatural creation. Researchers used new measurements from the Sloan … more

  • Star Formation in the Inferno

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    Scientific advance continues to affirm that our solar system is designed for human life. Astronomers have found more support—in the context of … more

  • Probability For Life On Earth (APR 2004)

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    Probability Estimate  for Attaining the Necessary Characteristics for a Life Support Body

    Notes: Estimate of dependency and longevity factors are accounted for … more

  • Gravitational Radiation

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    Optimism exists that an important new test for cosmic creation models (including RTB’s biblical model) may be easier to achieve than once … more

  • Last Gamma Ray Bursts

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    A team of German and Brazilian astronomers has discovered another design feature in gamma-ray burst events. They demonstrated that very high energy … more

  • Local Star Formation Bursts

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    Astronomers have discovered another reason for why life’s origin occurred too rapidly for a naturalistic explanation to be possible. They … more

  • Most Distant Galaxy

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    Although some Christians still question the veracity of the big bang, it continues to receive a steady stream of confirmations. In discovering the … more

  • Circular Polarization

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    Astronomers have uncovered a new constraint on a naturalistic explanation for life’s origin. That naturalistic explanation requires as a first … more

  • Galactic Bulges

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    German astronomers have strengthened the case for the design of a spiral galaxy’s bulge mass (the nucleus of stars at the center) for the … more

  • Slow Merger History

    A team of astronomers has discovered more evidence for supernatural cosmic design. They observed that galaxies in the vicinity of the Milky Way manifest a slow but measurable merger rate compared to … more

  • Massive Black Holes

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    Two Japanese astronomers have discovered why only a very few galaxies are candidates for the possible support of life. Life is possible only in a … more

  • Early Supernova Rate

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    Astronomers have discovered what appears to be an additional design requirement for life: early supernova rates. They found that when the universe … more

  • Trigonometric Distance to Galactic Center

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    Astronomers have measured the distance to our galaxy’s center and, in doing so, have strengthened the big bang. One of the most important … more

  • Presolar Galactic Merger

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    An American astronomer discovers a possible new design feature that would explain how Earth received the elements it needed for the eventual support … more

  • Dim Central Black Hole

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    A new discovery describing the structure of our Milky Way galaxy’s core reveals evidence for cosmic design. A requirement for life’s … more

  • Galactic Spurs and Feathers

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    Astronomers have discovered additional galactic design characteristics. A requirement for human life is that the home galaxy maintain a stable … more

  • New Clues to a Genesis Mystery

    The biblical record of patriarchs who lived 900+ years has raised questions and doubts for centuries. In the context of current life expectancy (which places me on the brink of “senior … more

  • Seyfert Galaxies

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    A new galaxy survey affirms RTB’s biblical cosmic creation model. Our Milky Way Galaxy is well protected for life because it lacks … more

  • Dwarf Spiral Galaxies

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