Reasons to Believe

Scientists

  • How a Climatologist Integrates Science and Faith

    This summer climatologist Kevin Birdwell returned to RTB headquarters for his third stint as a visiting scholar. RTB editor Maureen Moser sat down for a chat with Kevin about the role science plays in … more

  • The Inconceivable Misuse of Science Words

    In the oh-so-quotable The Princess Bride, swashbuckling Spaniard Inigo Montoya calls out bossy Sicilian Vizzini on his overuse of the word “inconceivable.”

    “You keep using that … more

  • Understanding the Galileo Trial

    Further, it started the process of removing humanity’s central location in the cosmos to the more correct position of “virtual irrelevance.” But there’s one main problem with … more

  • Enjoying God's Creation Through Astronomy

    “The heavens declare the glory of God.” Psalm 19:1

    Hugh Ross launched his career at age seven when he went to the library to investigate why stars are hot. Physics and astronomy captured … more

  • Alfred Russel Wallace and Intelligent Evolution

    In a previous article I discussed the influences bearing upon Charles Darwin as he developed his theory of evolution. Here attention is directed toward Alfred Russel Wallace, the principal subject of … more

  • What Did Darwin Know and When Did He Know It?

    Those of us old enough to remember well recall the Watergate hearings in 1973 when Senator Howard Baker asked, "What did the President know and when did he know it?" That question first focused … more

  • Cool Discoveries 2

    Discovery #1

    The last "Cool Discoveries" installment discussed the most recently observed distant gamma-ray burst (GRB). It occurred when the universe was a mere 800 million years old. A new burst … more

  • Miller-Urey Redo

    Discovery of Old Lab Vials Erupts New Interest in a Famous Origin-of-Life Experiment

    It never ceases to amaze me what turns up when I clean out our garage: forgotten stuff that brings back memories, … more

  • Creationism or Science?

    A recent article in Science discusses the difficult spiritual journey of Stephen Godfrey. Raised in a strong, Bible-believing home, Godfrey showed great aptitude for both science (particularly biology … more

  • Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Reflections on Stanley Miller's Death and Life

    Chemist Stanley L. Miller died in late May (March 7, 1930-May 20, 2007).

    Even if you don't recognize the name, you are probably familiar with his … more

  • Biology Textbooks Get It Wrong on Life’s Origin

    If you don’t recognize the name, you are probably familiar with his famous experiment. Virtually every high school biology text describes the work Miller performed in the early 1950s. He filled … 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