Reasons to Believe

Life Design

  • The Female Brain: Pregnant with Design

    When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son.” (John 19:26)

    I’ve learned the hard way that it … more

  • Have You Thanked God for Earth’s Gravity Today?

    Three summers ago, Fazale Rana and I delivered four lectures on the Cambrian explosion to more than 40 supporters of Reasons to Believe within just a few miles of the site where the first Cambrian … more

  • DNA: Designed for Flexibility

    Over the years I’ve learned that flexibility is key to a happy and successful life. If you are too rigid, it can create problems for you and others and rob you of joy.

    Recently, a team of … more

  • More Reasons to Thank God for Apex Predators

    There is something majestic and beautiful about apex predators. When we took our sons to a zoo or a wild animal preserve during their childhood years, the first animals they wanted to see were lions, … more

  • 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