Reasons to Believe

Universe Design

  • Cosmological Consequences of Massive Photons

    We all learned in our junior high science classes that photons are massless. This statement has resulted in a lot of confusion for laypeople. In our junior high science classes we were also taught … more

  • Like It or Not, Dark Energy Is Real

    Dark energy refers to the self-stretching property of the space-time fabric of the universe. Space, because of dark energy and independent of matter and of any heat or light, stretches itself. … more

  • Does the Multiverse Explain Too Much?

    In the 1980s, I publicly predicted that evidence for cosmic fine-tuning for human life to be possible would continue to mount until atheists would be left with only one way to avoid crediting God with … more

  • Another Way Life Requires Carbon

    Have you ever hard-boiled an egg? As the egg basks in the heat of the boiling water, the gooey, almost-liquid egg white and the gelatinous yolk slowly transform into spongy and powdery solids. Yet … more

  • Persuasive Reasons: Thoughts on Fine-Tuning

    Recently, I wrote about what I find as the most persuasive argument (scientifically speaking) for the truth of Christianity. Big bang cosmology reveals a marked correspondence between the biblical … more

  • Cosmic Creation Battle May Be Over

    The predominant cosmic creation model is a hot big bang creation model known as the ΛCDM model. The hot big bang refers to the universe being infinitely or near infinitely hot at its beginning … more

  • Fast Radio Bursts Update

    On December 29, 2016, I posted a blog article where I dispelled the widespread web speculations that fast radio bursts were signals being sent out by intelligent aliens. This web buzz arose from a … more

  • From the Big Bang to Humans

    Life abounds on planet Earth. We are familiar with numerous forms, like people, pets, insects, and fish. Using microscopes, we see a host of bacterial and viral organisms. Digging in the dirt reveals … more

  • Giving a Rip about the Big Rip

    In my last blog post I wrote about how astronomers have accumulated overwhelming evidence that the universe will continue to expand at an ever increasing rate. This accelerating cosmic expansion rate … more

  • Cosmic Acceleration: Is It Real?

    About a month ago, three physicists published a paper in Scientific Reports in which they called into question what most scientists consider the greatest scientific discovery of the twentieth … more

  • Does Life Need to Be Carbon-Based?

    Some science fiction writers imagine incredible adventures in bizarre or far-fetched environments. One personal favorite of mine is the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Where No One Has … more

  • Dark Energy and Gravity Withstand Tests

    In the life sciences, researchers are discouraged from challenging certain reigning paradigms, such as the evolutionary explanation for the origin of humans. The opposite is the case in the … more

  • Thank God for Merging Neutron Stars

    Have you thanked God for neutron and black hole merging events today? You should. A new study of an ancient dwarf galaxy shows that human life—and certainly a global high-technology … more