Reasons to Believe

Geology and the Bible

  • Ancient Tectonic Activity

    “Two great tastes that taste great together.” So goes the jingle for Reese’s peanut butter cups, where a layer of smooth milk chocolate coats a creamy peanut butter center. Take … more

  • Impact Events

    I distinctly remember where I was on October 16, 1999, at 2:45 AM. I awakened about 10 seconds before a large (magnitude 7.1) earthquake struck about 80 miles away. As my house rocked like a boat in … more

  • TNRTB Classic: Oxygenation Events

    Around 2.5 billion years ago, oxygen established a more permanent foothold (with some instability) in the atmosphere, and it rose to current values around half-a-billion years ago. The coordination of … more

  • A Hazy Atmosphere on Early Earth


    And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.... And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day....And God said, “Let there be lights in the … more

  • Dating Ancient Limestone in Ireland

    In County Clare, Ireland, one of the main sight-seeing destinations is the Burren, a stretch of terrain often described as “lunar” in appearance. The karst landscape features expansive … more

  • Sifting Fact from Fiction in Biblical Archaeology

    Whether it’s tall tales of daring quests and creepy tombs or documentaries of high-profile discoveries, archaeology continues to hold a fascination for many. Biblical archaeology is particularly … more

  • Exploring the Extent of the Flood: Part Three

    What was the purpose behind God’s act of judgment? The answer helps determine the extent of the Genesis Flood.

    The Lord’s dealings with Abraham over the destruction of Sodom show the … more

  • Earth Day 2009 - Earth Day Challenge

    God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them       reflecting our nature    So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, … more

  • Subduction Design

    Stanford University geophysicist Norman Sleep has outlined some new constraints on habitable planets.1 He explains how the possible existence of advanced life crucially depends upon a planet … more

  • Ode to Oxygen

    My seventh-grade science teacher asked the class to list “the three most essential needs of human life.” The “correct” answer—water, food, and sleep—illustrates how … more

  • Global Warming

    We tend to think Earth’s climate will always be optimal for human civilization if we just take good care of it. But nothing could be farther from the truth. When we put emotion and politics … more

  • Early Earth a Water World?

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    New studies of ancient zircon show consistency with RTB’s creation model prediction that the early Earth was covered in water (see Genesis … more

  • Deep Core Tests for the Age of the Earth

    In recent months, new evidence has emerged that may be simple enough for everyone to understand, regardless of science background-as simple as counting tree rings.

    Scientists are learning much about … more

  • Bacterial Design for Recycling Phosphorous

    A microbiologist and a geologist in Germany have found some amazing design features in a large sulfur bacterial species that benefits all life. Thiomargarita namibiensis is a colossal bacterium … more

  • The Usefulness of Carbon 14

    RTB's correspondence team is asked repeatedly to explain methods for dating the age of the universe and earth. The most frequent question has to do with the reliability of carbon 14 dating.

    I make no … more

  • Noah’s Flood: A Bird’s-Eye View

    by Steve Sarigianis

    Ms. Johnson smiles and settles her class for the week’s lesson. She opens the Bible on her lap and begins to read the story of Noah's flood. Her first-graders sit … more