Reasons to Believe

Human Origins and the Bible

  • The Dark and Bright Sides of Cosmology

    Astrophysics has its ironies. Here’s one: Studies of the brightest galaxies in the universe led to the discovery that 99 percent of all matter is "dark matter".1 But matter is only part of the … more

  • Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

    From a naturalistic perspective, the pain, death, decay, and evil that humans and all life experience serve no real purpose. They simply are the consequence of a random set of cosmic coincidences that … more

  • Why Aren't There Any 900-Year Old Human Fossils?

    "You don't really believe that humans lived to be 900 years old, do you?" A well-known local atheist posed this question last spring (2005) when I spoke in Albany, New York. For many skeptics the long … more

  • Scientific Support for Genesis 3:17-20

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    New research into the extinction of the Australian fauna between 50,000 and 45,000 years ago makes sense in light of Genesis 3:17-20. This passage … more

  • Carbon Dioxide Abundance Climate Change Link

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    Researchers have uncovered more evidence for the supernatural timing of humanity’s arrival in Earth’s history. Their work shows that the … more

  • Agriculture's Origin Fits RTB Human Origins Model

    Did Adam and Eve really exist? Some people say no. They view the biblical account of humanity's beginning as mythical. However, recent scientific advances substantiate the historicity of the biblical … more

  • Human Curiosity as Evidence for God

    Why do human beings ask why? Does this driving curiosity simply reflect humans' intellectual superiority? According to evolutionary theory, the distinctions between humans and other species are … more

  • New Date for First Aussies

    It may seem so, or at least it did a few years ago. The RTB creation model places the creation of humanity at roughly 50,000 years ago, with the spread of peoples and civilization outward from … more

  • Equipped for High-Tech Society

    Human beings seem vastly "over-endowed" for hunter-gatherer or agrarian existence. For tens of thousands of years humanity carried intellectual capacities that offered no discernable advantage. From a … 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

  • The Distinctive Human Self

    Unfortunately there is an obsession by “advanced” thinkers to discredit traditional value systems as obsolete, presumably because they had a religious base. So the challenge is to … more

  • The Genesis Genealogies

    For the updated version of this article, please download the PDF here.

    In 1650, James Ussher, the archbishop of Ireland came up with a detailed timeline for all the events in the Bible, going all … more

  • Are There Gaps in the Biblical Genealogies?

    William Henry Green, "Primeval Chronology” Bibliotheca Sacra (April, 1890), 285-303.

    The question of the possible reconciliation of the results of scientific inquiry respecting the antiquity … more

  • Why Shorter Life Spans?

    None of the explanations offered in the accompanying article imply that God randomly selected the life span of early humans or that He simply reacted to natural disasters in shortening human life. … more

  • Cosmic Acceleration Narrows Life's Time Window

    Recent discoveries about the universes expansion rate significantly impact the case for divine design. Past research revealed that only after a certain period of expansion would the universe be ready … more

  • Wheat Tells a Story of Beginnings

    DNA “fingerprinting” helps with investigations beyond the criminal courtroom. In one recent case, this research technique was applied to the study of agriculture’s origin, and the … more