Reasons to Believe

Life Design

  • Thank God for Sand

    Like the air we breathe, sand is taken for granted yet it is life-essential. It is everywhere and abundant. There are about as many grains of sand on Earth as there are stars in the universe.

    Sand … more

  • Cockatoos Make Rakes, Other Tools

    You might have seen- Yahoo! News, Clever Cockatoo Invents Tools to Reach Food, Nov 6, 2012; http://news.yahoo.com/clever-cockatoo-invents-tools-reach-food-001523327.html more

  • Rats Teleconferencing with Humans

    You might have seen- Yahoo! News, Rats Control Human Avatars, Nov 1, 2012; http://news.yahoo.com/rats-control-human-avatars-231125831.html more

  • Why So Many Species?

    Only in the last year have ecologists determined a reliable count of the total number of species on Earth. For eukaryotic species—organisms with a membrane-bound nucleus—the estimate is … more

  • A Reason We “Otter” Give Thanks

    Who doesn’t enjoy watching sea otters at play? Whether frolicking freely in the waters near Monterey, CA, or entertaining aquarium visitors worldwide, otters fascinate and delight us with their … more

  • Hyenas and Humans Live in Harmony

    You might have seen- BBC News, Large numbers of hyenas and humans coexist, study finds, Oct 24, 2012; http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20031460 more

  • Is Earth Running Out of Plants?

    You might have seen- Yahoo! News, Will Earth Run Out of Plants?, Sep 21, 2012; http://news.yahoo.com/earth-run-plants-183932320.html more

  • Sea Otters as Global Warming Fighters

    Prized for their fur and once hunted to near-extinction, sea otters’ comeback may herald not only a boon for conservationists but also a partial solution to global warming. Denizens of the … more

  • Cloning Woolly Mammoths Like Jurassic Park?

    You might have seen- Yahoo! News, Mammoth fragments from Siberia raise cloning hopes, Sep 11, 2012; http://news.yahoo.com/mammoth-fragments-siberia-raise-cloning-hopes-165221958.html more

  • TNRTB Classic: Imitating Nature

    As a frequent reader of scientific literature, I often come across articles highlighting the innovations derived from biological organisms. The growing discipline of biomimetics testifies to this … more

  • Nature’s Inspired Designs

    The following will briefly describe three new examples. The fact that Earth’s life provides insights and innovations for scientists and engineers to build more advanced devices fits more … more

  • Flowers for Mom—and for Earth

    I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania … more

  • Optical Illusion Exposes Reality of Design

    Each day new discoveries provide more evidence for God’s existence and the Bible’s reliability—but the research often remains buried in the academic journals. So most people, even … more

  • Under the Sea at Monterey Bay

    The first sardine cannery opened on Ocean View Avenue, Monterey in 1908—by the 1950s, overfishing forced the canneries to close their doors. The innovative Hovden Cannery was the last to close … 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