Reasons to Believe

Patricia Babin
Visiting Scholar Dates: JanuaryDecember 2011

Patricia (Fanning) Babin is an RNA biochemist with a PhD from North Carolina State University and is a former consultant for software companies.


‘Junk’ DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 1 (of 6) ‘Junk’ DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 2 (of 6) ‘Junk’ DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 3 (of 6) Junk’ DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 4 (of 6) ‘Junk’ DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 5 (of 6) ‘Junk’ DNA: An Outdated Concept, Part 6 (of 6) Understated Elegance: The Uniqueness of Human Biology FOXP2: A Gene to Remember Becoming Human—Fast! Order vs. Chaos Timing Is Everything Bioinformatics and a Literal Adam and Eve Hidden in Plain Sight Genomic Data, the Fossil Record, and Bioinformatics TNRTB Classic: Bioinformatics and a Literal Adam and Eve Assumptions, Circular Reasoning, and a Literal Adam and Eve


Science News Flash: “Junk DNA Evidence for Biochemical Design Once Again” Science News Flash: “Synthetic Biology: Controlling Gene Expression in Yeast” Science News Flash: “Missing DNA Helps Make Us Human” Science News Flash: “Evolution of Cognition Might Be Down to Brain Chemistry” Science News Flash: “Normal Cells Can Spontaneously Morph into Stem Cells” Science News Flash: “New Insect Repellant Is ‘Thousands of Times’ More Effective than DEET” Science News Flash: “Adult Stem Cells Take Root in Livers and Repair Damage” Science News Flash: “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells at Risk for Rejection” Science News Flash: “Xenotransplantation: Common Design in Pigs Could Save Lives” Science News Flash: “Alternative Transcription: One of Six Ways to Measure Genetic Differences” Science News Flash: “Human Skin Cells Provide Potential Breakthrough for Alzheimer’s Disease” Science News Flash: “Biology’s New Supermodel” I Didn’t Know That!: “Synthetic Chemistry; Thankfulness?; Faster-than-Light Expansion?; Transitional Forms?” I Didn’t Know That!: “Reading Recommendations; RTB Creation Timeline Explained; Unpacking Cosmic Fingerprints DVD; My Genes Made Me Do It!” I Didn’t Know That!: “Bridging the Gap between Human and Chimp Genes?; The How of Telescopes; God’s View of ESCR; Looking for a Good University” I Didn’t Know That!: “An Angle on Collisions; Retrovirus Spin on Interbreeding?; Distinguishing the Gap Theory; To Infinity and Beyond?” I Didn’t Know That!: “Fine-Tuning the Fine-Tuning Argument; Panspermia Promotion?; Why God Made Stars; A Genetic Bottleneck” I Didn’t Know That!: “Fish as Brain Food; Where Are All the Fossils?; Durable Dino Collagen; Reinterpreting the Speed of Light” I Didn’t Know That!: “Coral Structures and RTB’s Model; Analyzing Stephen Hawking; Continental Drift in Peleg’s Time; Faith-Shattering Science” I Didn’t Know That!: “Arguing against Human-Neanderthal Interbreeding; Getting Back to Irreducible Complexity; Automatic Physical Constants?; Choking = Bad Design?” I Didn’t Know That!: “Are Humans Chimeras?; Theories of Time; Evidence in Moon Rocks; Old-Earther in a Young-Earth Environment” I Didn’t Know That!: “Benefits from ESCR?; Comparing Creation Views; Dino DNA in Chickens; The Power of Selection” I Didn’t Know That!: “Micro- vs. Macroevolution; Chemical Evolution’s Viability; Should We Embrace the CERN Experiment?; Could Evolution Do Away with Aging?” I Didn’t Know That!: “Maximum Population; Varying Laws of Physics; Are Hominids Prototypes?; Electromagnetism vs. Gravity” I Didn’t Know That!: “Reliable Computer Models; Can We Lose Our Salvation?; How Could Jesus Experience Temptation?; How Long Did People Live before the Flood?” I Didn’t Know That!: “Follow Up On ‘In the Beginning’ Conference; What Do We Mean by ‘Nothing’?; Do Humans Carry Genes for Photosynthesis?; Addressing the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens I Didn’t Know That!: “The Optimal Human Diet; Testing for Relationships with Christ; Advice for a Christian in Secular Science; Did God Rig Species to Go Extinct?” Educator’s Help Desk: “Future Careers in Science and Faith, Part 3”