Reasons to Believe

Prebiotic Chemistry

  • Do Humans and Chimps Belong In The Same Genus?

    A recent scientific study created a stir by asserting that humans and chimpanzees belong to the same genus.1 Morris Goodman, an evolutionary biologist from Wayne State University, and his research … more

  • Carbon Monoxide Kills Hopes for Primordial Soup

    Carbon monoxide (CO), a toxic gas that quickly causes death, is the ironic focus of a recent attempt by some researchers to resuscitate ailing naturalistic explanations for life’s origin. … more

  • Biotic Borders: Cell Membranes Under Scrutiny

    Although the Piscataqua River forms a natural boundary between Maine and New Hampshire, these two states have disputed the exact location of their border for the last 260 years. Maine contends that … more

  • Sea Vents Closed as Life-Origin Site

    A mile and a half down, beyond the reach of sunlight, volcanic geysers spew 400°C water into the oceans. Life teems around these deep, hidden vents—pink sea cucumbers, eyeless shrimp, … 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

  • Astrology: Help, Hoax, or Harm?

    How can I make such a strong statement? Consider the following points: Astrology

    bases horoscopes on the moment of birth, not the moment of conception when, in fact, one's genetic characteristics … more

  • Mars: Evidence for E.T. or Confirmation of Design?

    A review of the data by Dr. Hugh Ross

    Interest in the highly publicized Martian meteorite, ALH84001, still runs high. Ordinarily I would be thrilled to see science news make headlines for months on … more