Reasons to Believe

TCM - Life Design

  • Why We Need to Return to the Moon

    The Apollo missions were more than just television spectaculars, however. The Apollo program helped us solve the mystery of the moon’s origin and helped establish how amazingly designed the moon … more

  • Ode to Oxygen

    My seventh-grade science teacher asked the class to list “the three most essential needs of human life.” The “correct” answer—water, food, and sleep—illustrates how … more

  • Diminutive Plankton Do Heavy Lifting

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    Studies of tiny marine organisms provide additional evidence of design in Earth’s biological and geological processes. As a greenhouse gas, … more

  • Rats! Why not Kill Them All?

    OK, not everybody hates rats but most of us would prefer to get through a day without a rodent encounter. Some people might even gloat over reports of mass extinctions of these creatures. How can … more

  • Human Degradation of the Environment

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    A pair of environmental scientists demonstrated the detrimental effects of human activity on the land, thereby affirming a biblical passage that … more

  • Why Would a Good God Create Parasites?

    Some skeptics base their rejection of the Christian faith on bugs-specifically parasites. They argue that the existence of parasites is incompatible with belief in the all-loving, all-powerful God of … more

  • New Clues to a Genesis Mystery

    Medical doctors say if you live long enough you'll probably get cancer. Cancer is one reason why none of us can live much beyond 120 years.1 How is it possible, then, that humans (before Noah) could … more

  • Petroleum: God's Well-Timed Gift to Mankind

    But, even at today's high prices, gasoline is a bargain compared to what it could cost if it were not so easily and abundantly accessible. Recent research by geologists and physicists reveals that … more

  • Equipped for High-Tech Society

    Human beings seem vastly "over-endowed" for hunter-gatherer or agrarian existence. For tens of thousands of years humanity carried intellectual capacities that offered no discernable advantage. From a … more

  • Follow the Water...to Life?

    However, despite a quadrupling of funds in just six years (compared to a vastly smaller increase for all the other sciences) and despite decades of diligent searching, no one has found any evidence … more

  • The Distinctive Human Self

    Unfortunately there is an obsession by “advanced” thinkers to discredit traditional value systems as obsolete, presumably because they had a religious base. So the challenge is to … more

  • Gamma Rays Burst Biological Evolution

    The energy released during a gamma ray burst strains the imagination. With the power of 10 billion billion suns, gamma ray bursts are the most brilliant photon emitters in the universe. By comparison, … more

  • Bacteria's Long Reign

    Why do stars twinkle? Why does God sometimes seem silent? Some “why” questions are more elusive than others.

    When presented with RTB’s biblical creation model people often ask, … 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

  • Aliens From Another World? Getting Here From There

    Growing numbers of UFO and ETI cults, some overtly religious, others with the pretense of purely scientific endeavor, preach their own message of salvation for the human race, a message that directly … more

  • Timely Appearance of Land Life Benefits Humans

    Two more pieces of evidence strengthen the case for the early appearance of land life. The significance of such findings is two-fold. First, it demonstrates the accuracy of the Genesis 1 record, which … more

  • Bacteria Help Prepare Earth For Life

    Sulfate-reducing bacteria are among the oldest life forms on Earth. They are dominant in the geologic record from 3.9 to 2.9 billion years ago, an era in which oxygen concentrations in Earth’s … more

  • Why Shorter Life Spans?

    None of the explanations offered in the accompanying article imply that God randomly selected the life span of early humans or that He simply reacted to natural disasters in shortening human life. … more