Reasons to Believe

Particle Physics

  • First Hint of Dark Matter Detection

    It appears that a 75-year-old hunt may finally end in the capture of an elusive prey. Tantalizing results from an old underground iron mine in Minnesota suggest that a direct detection of dark matter … more

  • More on Dark Matter

    Dark matter (matter that cannot be seen in any normal sense of the word) has been the subject of considerable controversy in the astronomical community ever since cosmologists, based on analysis of … more

  • Black Holes Provide More Evidence for Strings

    The significance of string theory is that if it or some other multi-space-dimensional theory of physics accurately describes physical reality, then religions that insist on a doctrinal construct of … more

  • Where Is the Cosmic Density Fine-Tuning?

    This word picture helps to demonstrate a number used to quantify that fine-tuning, namely 1 part in 1060. Compared to the total mass of the observable universe, 1 part in 1060 works out to about a … more

  • Large Hadron Collider Not a Doomsday Machine

    Earth's imminent demise looms as scientists fire up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator yet built. So argue a handful of scientists who claim that the LHC will … more

  • Neutrinos May Constitute Dark Matter

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    Theoretical calculations may shed light on the elusive nature of dark matter (which is thought to comprise about a quarter of the universe). While … more

  • Cosmic Brane Scans

    As physicians use scanning devices to view the hidden structures and activities of the brain, astronomers can now use distant supernovae and high-resolution cosmic background radiation maps to scan … more

  • Missing Solar Neutrinos Found

    What makes the Sun shine? Where does Earth’s life-sustaining radiation originate? Astronomers answered these questions in part with the discovery of nuclear fusion, the same process that powers … more

  • Black Holes, Singularities, and Wormholes

    From a realistic rather than science fiction perspective, the wormhole question is moot. Since black holes are relatively rare, the probability that the singularities of two spatially distant black … more

  • Facing Up to Big Bang Challenges

    What danger lurks in associating big bang cosmology with biblical cosmology? Most Christian physicists, astronomers, and other scientists would say, “None.” Many Christian philosophers, … more