Reasons to Believe

TCM - Cosmic Design

  • Ask Questions, Seek Answers

    Last week on RTB’s official Facebook page we invited people to share some of the science-faith questions their kids ask. Soon, questions poured in. A 5-year-old asked whether her teddy bear … more

  • Grand by Design

    It’s as busy as Grand Central Station. This New York landmark, correctly referred to as Grand Central Terminal, is often thought of as the epitome of chaos. Rightfully so. I happened to be there … more

  • Eat This: Zombies Are Real

    They prey on their own kind. Some might call it cannibalism, but it’s the only way they can survive. Indeed, the zombie apocalypse is here.

    Sort of.

    So-called “zombies” exist … more

  • Gas Giants: A Favorite among Teens!

    ***Sandra and Maureen are taking a week off from blogging fun. They’ll be back to their usual schedule next week. In the meantime, please enjoy this guest post by RTB’s Outreach Manager … more

  • Worlds Apart: Differences between Venus and Earth

    My sisters and I may have been raised in the same home, by the same parents, but our personalities couldn’t be more different. I’m the pragmatic oldest sibling, the middle sister is … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "The Right Sun" (SD)

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_raresun_sd.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the idea behind the "Copernican Principle."

    Discuss: How do scientists view the sun? As unique or common? Why? … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "The Right Sun" (HD)

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_raresun.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the idea behind the "Copernican Principle."

    Discuss: How do scientists view the sun? As unique or common? Why? … more

  • Coreless Terrestrial Planets

    As I described in last week’s Today’s New Reasons To Believe, two MIT planetary scientists added to the list of these features. Their modeling of the formation history of planets the size … more

  • A Dark Galaxy: Finding the "Missing" Dark Stuff

    Many independent sets of observations confirm that only about six percent of all the ordinary matter (neutrons and protons) in the universe is made up of stars and stellar remnants.1The other 94 … more

  • Rare Solar System Location

    The solar system’s current position (in between two nearby exceptionally symmetrical and widely separated spiral arms that are devoid of any significant spurs or feathers) keeps the solar … more

  • Where Did Earth Get Its Phosphorus?

    Phosphates serve as the backbone for all nucleic acids and are the major repository of chemical energy for metabolism. The human body contains about 11,000 parts per million of phosphorus by weight. … more

  • Too Much Sulfur

    Sulfur plays a crucial role in life chemistry. This fact became personal for me a year ago when I was diagnosed as sulfur deficient. Many protein functions crucially depend on sulfur. Fortunately, … more

  • Gravitational Lens Test for Creation

    Yet multiple Bible passages1 described this cosmic feature—making a bold scientific prediction—more than 2,400 years previous to its discovery.

    While astronomers have developed many tests … more

  • Puzzling Rocks

     It’d be like attempting to fit a child’s ten-piece puzzle with the tiny pieces of a complex jigsaw puzzle. While the pictures might be the same, pieces made using a 2:1 scale would … more

  • Milky Way Galaxy’s Tiny Black Hole

    The latest and most definitive measurement puts the mass of that black hole at 3,600,000 times the mass of the Sun.1

    The Milky Way Galaxy’s central black hole by itself is not dangerous to … more

  • Creation vs. Evolution: Why a Model Is Essential

    One of the most frequent complaints scientists make about the Intelligent Design movement is that their brand of intelligent design is not testable, falsifiable, or predictive. This brand lacks these … more

  • More Evidence for the Design of Earthquake Activity

    In the December 2007 issue of Astrobiology Stanford University geophysicists Norman H. Sleep and Mark D. Zoback note that the higher tectonic activity during Earth’s early history could have … more