Reasons to Believe

Philosophy of Science

  • Multiverse Musings - A Matter of Faith?

     Just before Thanksgiving last year, a New York Times article by Paul Davies said:

    …”science has its own faith-based belief system. All science proceeds on the assumption that … more

  • All the Lonely Believers Part 2

    In the first installment of this series I mentioned that one of my favorite Beatles songs is “Eleanor Rigby.” It’s a reflective tune about the lives of melancholy, isolated people. … more

  • All the Lonely Believers Part 1

    Growing up in the 1960s, I was definitely a Beatles fan. I was introduced to them through The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, when they first visited America. Like many others, I was intrigued by the fact … more

  • Life to Death or Death to Life

    In the first installment of this series I offered some reflections about my visit to Arlington National Cemetery in the summer of 2007. Spending time in this celebrated memorial park left me in a very … more

  • Testing The Copernican Principle

    In the sixteenth century, Nicolas Copernicus revived an idea originating with early Greek philosophers that the Sun, instead of the Earth, resided at the center of the solar system. Subsequent … more

  • Uniqueness of Human Capacity to Express Malice

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are sinners. According to the Bible, all humans and only humans are born with the propensity … more

  • Are Biologists Willing To Test Evolution?

    The Fact and Theory of Evolution

    You don’t need to be a scientist to know that there’s a big difference between physics and biology. But you probably do need to be a scientist to be … more

  • Ancient Philosophers and Intelligent Design

    “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without … more

  • Beginning and End of Cosmology

    Study of the brightest galaxies in the universe persuaded astronomers that 99 percent of the matter in the universe was dark. And measurements of the brightest stars convinced astronomers that three … more

  • Science Without Experimental Verification?

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    Increasing scientific support for nontestable naturalistic models argues for the recognition of testable supernatural models. One criticism … more

  • Can Christians Trust "Secular" Science?

    How much trust can Christians-or anybody else-put in the findings of non-Christian scientists? Some believers say none, particularly on matters of origins.1 At first glance, such skepticism may seem … more

  • A Classical Perspective on the “Physics of Sin”

    In his apologetic speaking and writing, Hugh Ross has introduced a concept referred to as the “physics of sin.”[1] He argues that the laws of nature work in a divinely ordained way to curb … more

  • It’s a Miracle! Or, is it?

    The participants in a recently produced audiotape series from the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) suggest that Hugh Ross’s belief in “progressive creation”[1] means he … more

  • More Than Intelligent Design

    They swim against the powerful tide of naturalism, and I applaud their efforts and integrity. At the same time, however, I sense a need to clarify a subtle but significant distinction between their … more

  • Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity

    Human beings climb. Always have, always will. First hills, then mountains, then pinnacles so high they're called "death zones." That's as high as legs could carry them, but not high enough. So people … more

  • A Comment on Humility Theology

    The anthropic principle faces serious challenges from outside the disciplines of astronomy and physics. Many scholars in the humanities and social sciences fear that the anthropic principle will … more