Reasons to Believe

Life Design

  • Fireflies Inspire Better LEDs

    Growing up, I loved catching fireflies (or lightning bugs). Truth be told, I still do. What’s not to like about a bug whose rear-end glows on command? And scientists just gave me a new reason to … more

  • Complex Carbohydrates Illustrate the Design in Cells

    Life requires information and information is the product of mind. We know that DNA and protein structures are information-rich molecules. However, what is less known is that carbohydrates are perhaps … more

  • Bacteria May Offer a Climate Change Solution

    What is the dominant and most abundant life-form on Earth? Surprisingly, it is not humans, cows, trees, grass, or insects. By a very wide margin, bacteria dominate our planet.

    The biomass of bacteria … more

  • Beetles Inspire an Engineering Breakthrough

    The Beatles are recognized for inspiring countless musicians and shaping the face of pop music. Likewise, beetles (the insect, not the musicians) have offered their fair share of inspiration—at … more

  • Thank God for Gut Microbes

    The microbes in your lower intestine are like Rodney Dangerfield—they get no respect. So, I am guessing that the bacteria in your bowels helping you digest turkey and pumpkin pie are near the … more

  • Thank God for Trees and Responsible Lumbering

    In Genesis 1:28–30, God commands humanity to rule over all the earth and to manage the planet’s resources for the benefit of itself and all life. Key to that ruling responsibility are the … more

  • Thank God for Hungry Hippos

    On one of my ministry trips to Africa I observed hippopotamus footprints along the banks of a river. My guide told me that as soon as the Sun drops low in the sky all the hippos exit the river and … more

  • What Are the Odds of You Being You?

    For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;    your works are … more

  • 16 Steps to Generating Advanced Life

    Why does the history of life appear the way it does? Naturalists, materialists, deists, and most theistic evolutionists would answer that the chemicals on early Earth spontaneously self-assembled into … more

  • How Can Fish Live at Different Ocean Depths?

    “Let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?”

    Job 12:9b–10

    As the old adage goes, “You only get one … more

  • Plants, Evolution, and Cold Climates

    You might have seen- Science Daily, Clues to How Plants Evolved to Cope with Cold, more

  • Nature-Inspired Camera Brings Design Into Focus

    Even the lowly housefly reveals nature’s wonder and points to the divine Designer. In 2013, a team of researchers achieved an important breakthrough in digital camera design by producing a … more

  • The Road Less Traveled Is Not for Ants

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.— Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”

    Though popular in … more