Reasons to Believe


  • Can We Travel outside Our Solar System?

    How do you get to a planet orbiting another star? The Millennium Falcon would simply make a jump to light speed. Although creators of the Star Wars universe never really explain how this works, it … more

  • Did Aliens Put a Wow Signal in Our DNA?

    Thanks to Facebook and Google Translate, I have developed a relationship with a budding Christian apologist and scientist in Ukraine. Artem recently alerted me to a paper published in the journal … more

  • Water on Mars Too Salty for Life

    The intense salty taste followed by spewed water in the sink is a telltale sign that the system isn’t properly washing the column with the liquid from the brine tank.

    Salty water is not good to … more

  • Digging on Mars with Phoenix

    This NASA mission left Earth about 9 months ago and successfully landed a spacecraft near Mars’ north polar cap on June 25, 2008. Using a scoop on the end of a 7-foot arm, Phoenix has and will … more

  • No, No, Nanobacteria

    Size also matters to biochemists. Conventional wisdom places the lower bound on life at about 1 micron (give or take a few hundred nanometers). In 1999, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a … more

  • Through the Glass Darkly

    My teenage daughters spend a lot of time in front of the mirror. For my girls, life without a mirror is unimaginable.

    But they aren’t the only ones who feel that way. Origin-of-life researchers … more

  • Anybody Out There?

    At the age of seven, I heard about the crash of a flying saucer recovered on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. While my dad thought the whole thing was a bunch of foolishness, my friends and I had … more

  • Ideal Biomarker

    Part of the problem is that in their search for signs of present or past existing life beyond planet Earth, astrobiologists have been attempting to detect biomarker molecules that already are known to … more

  • Viking Invasion of Mars Thwarted

    The possibility of life on Mars has held human interest for hundreds of years and has recently become an obsession for NASA.

    A number of atmospheric probes and surface craft have been sent to Mars … more

  • Natural Sugar Synthesis?

    Compulsory features for the replicating molecules of life (DNA and RNA) include five-carbon sugars, namely deoxyribose for DNA and ribose for RNA. These sugars form the backbone of DNA and RNA. … more

  • Search for Reservoirs of the Building Blocks of Life

    Even the simplest life-form is orders of magnitude more complicated than anything on display at Legoland. Nevertheless, like the Legoland structures, life molecules are assemblages of a relatively … more

  • Life on Mars

    Will such a discovery shake the foundations of Christian faith? The answer lies in the difference between the words indigenous and transported. I reported sixteen years ago1 and in all three editions … more

  • Interstellar Rocks Miss the Mark

    by Roger Wiens

    Where, when, and how did life originate? Answers to these questions prove more elusive than ever to the science community—specifically to those who demand a naturalistic answer. … more

  • Aliens From Another World? Getting Here From There

    Growing numbers of UFO and ETI cults, some overtly religious, others with the pretense of purely scientific endeavor, preach their own message of salvation for the human race, a message that directly … more

  • Mars Life: A Second Opinion

    The “possible” discovery of Martian life made headlines again in March 2001. In a strained effort to uphold the evolutionary paradigm, secularists seize any hope of a Martian … more