Reasons to Believe

Life Design

  • Is Earth Running Out of Plants?

    You might have seen- Yahoo! News, Will Earth Run Out of Plants?, Sep 21, 2012; 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; 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

  • Ants Designed to Fight Disease

    You might have seen Yahoo! News, Sick Ants Help Vaccinate Colonies, Study Suggests, Apr 03, 2012; more

  • How Did the Zebra Get Its Stripes?

    You might have seen Yahoo! News, "Zebras' Stripes Tell Nasty Flies to Buzz Off" Feb 09, 2012; more

  • TNRTB Classic: Rodents Are a Good Thing

    It goes against human nature to feel gratitude for mice and rats—nevertheless, there are a lot of reasons to be thankful for rodents. This Monday I discussed the benefits mankind and the … more

  • Thank God for Beaver Dams

    For two centuries the fur trade supported Canada’s economy—and almost all that fur came from beavers. Before the arrival of European settlers, Canada was home to at least 60 million … more

  • Benefits from Beavers

    One wonderful feature of the higher animals God created is that each one seems to benefit humanity in multiple remarkable ways. As research advances, more of these ways come into view. A team of … more

  • Rise in Planetary Oxygen

    ScienceDaily, "Molecular 'Culprit' in Rise of Planetary Oxygen" Jan 10, 2012; more