Reasons to Believe

Geophysical Design

  • Cool Discovery: Mountains Moved by Lightning

    Growing up in the Midwest instilled in me a fascination with thunder and lightning. Summer storms would light up the sky with brilliant flashes, filling the air with deafening thunderclaps. While … more

  • Earth: God’s Great Symphony

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra comprises over 100 musicians who play more than twenty distinct instruments. Exquisite talent and diversity of instruments enable the orchestra to produce a … more

  • Water: Designed for Life, Part 7 (of 7)

    Water, water, every where,And all the boards did shrink,Water, water every where,Nor any drop to drink.

    This well-known stanza from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient … more

  • Water: Designed for Life, Part 6 (of 7)

    “Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomalous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune … more

  • Water: Designed for Life, Part 4 (of 7)

    From a chemical viewpoint, the most fascinating thing about water is that it is unique. In many of its properties, water differs from similar compounds and has values outside the normal range. It is … more

  • Water: Designed for Life, Part 3 (of 7)

    “tip of the iceberg Fig. only the part of something that can be easily observed, but not the rest of it, which is hidden. (Referring to the fact that the majority of an iceberg is below the … more

  • Water: Designed for Life, Part 2 (of 7)

    “Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man—who has no gills.” Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

    It’s easy to take … more

  • Water: Designed for Life, Part 1 (of 7)

    Water is a simple triatomic molecule, but its behavior is very complex. No chemist, biologist, or physicist would dare to say that water has been thoroughly studied or that how it functions on a … more

  • Oh, What a Rain: Earth’s Remarkable Water Cycle

    A song I sing to my little daughter as I get her ready for the day goes like this:

    If all of the raindrops Were lemon drops and gumdrops Oh, what a rain that would be!

    I imagine that sort of … more

  • TNRTB Classic: Animals’ Relationships to Humans

    On Monday, guest writer Dr. Hugh Henry continued his discussion of design evidence in animals that possess magnetoreceptors (internal magnetic mapping systems). Observing and studying animals provides … more

  • TNRTB Classic: Incredible Animal Instincts

    Earlier this week, guest writer Dr. Hugh Henry introduced the topic of animals’ internal “GPS” as evidence of divine design. Research continually proves that animals have remarkable … more

  • Storm Clouds Crawling With Bacteria

    You might have seen- Yahoo! News, Storm Clouds Crawling With Bacteria, Jan 23, 2013; http://news.yahoo.com/storm-clouds-crawling-bacteria-221441662.html more

  • Fine-tuning in Earth's Atmosphere Via Meteoroids

    You might have seen- Live Science, Meteoroids Change Atmospheres of Earth, Mars, Venus, Sep 04, 2012;http://www.livescience.com/22924-meteoroids-change-atmospheres-of-earth-mars-venus.html more

  • An Atmosphere Without Oxygen

    Multicellular life (like humans) requires abundant oxygen in the atmosphere. Geological studies indicate that oxygen was not a permanent component of Earth’s atmosphere until 2.5 billion years … more

  • TNRTB Classic: Early Earth’s Atmosphere

    On Monday, visiting scholar Kevin Birdwell discussed the importance of cloud cover in understanding Earth’s climate changes. The alterations to Earth’s temperature and atmosphere over the … more