Reasons to Believe

Universe Design

  • Entropy of the Universe

    Entropy measures the amount of decay or disorganization in a system as the system moves continually from order to chaos. By that definition I have one of the most entropic offices at Reasons to … more

  • Did the Universe Hyperinflate?

    For most people, inflation refers to how much money they need to purchase basic goods and to the interest rates on their loans when their government decides to pay its bills by printing more money. … more

  • Confirming Cosmic Expansion, Part 4 (of 4)

    For over two thousand years the Bible stood alone as the only text to claim that the cosmos have been continually expanding under fixed physical laws from the beginning of space, time, matter, and … more

  • Confirming Cosmic Expansion, Part 3 (of 4)

    Although written thousands of years ago, the Bible’s scientific information was so far ahead of its time that advances in astronomy and cosmology didn’t catch up to it until the big bang … more

  • Confirming Cosmic Expansion, Part 2 (of 4)

    Continual cosmic expansion under fixed physical laws from an actual beginning of matter, energy, space, and time is the key to the biblical cosmic creation model. Efforts to further confirm continual … more

  • Confirming Cosmic Expansion, Part 1 (of 4)

    Important decisions in life—who to marry, which job to take, what house to buy—are best made in the context of multiple independent confirmations. When every possible confirming source … more

  • Explaining Faster Star Formation in the Past

    Grilling a tasty, medium-rare hamburger requires the right kind of fire. Too much heat causes the outside to taste like charcoal. An overly cool fire cooks too slowly and leaves the inside of the … more

  • Locating the Ordinary Dark Matter

    For centuries, science students were taught that darkness was not some kind of stuff but rather simply the absence of light. Thanks to recent astronomical discoveries, we now know that the oldest book … more

  • The Hunt for Dark Matter

    This topic was suggested via the Take Two Facebook fan page by Dr. Nick Tavani of the RTB Washington DC chapter. If you have ideas for Take Two articles, just contact us via Facebook!

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  • Earth Not at Center of the Universe

    One might think that scientific evidence long ago debunked the idea that Earth resides at the center of the universe. Beginning with Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543, the heliocentric (sun-centered) model … more

  • Moons Like Avatar's Pandora Could Be Found

    Yahoo! News, “Moons Like Avatar's Pandora Could Be Found,” by Charles Q. Choi, December 28, 2009 ; more

  • Death of Massive Stars Seeded Future Life

    During the first three minutes of the universe’s existence, a significant fraction of the hydrogen was fused into helium. For hundreds of millions of years, the normal matter in the universe … more