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Supercluster Design, Part 1

October 14, 2019

A well-designed home is a house where every room, wall closet, and cabinet of the interior has been configured to suit the specific needs and……

Milky Way Galaxy

Our Galaxy’s Heart: No Longer Bubbling Deadly Radiation

October 07, 2019

Physicians possess various tools for determining the health status of your heart. In addition to stethoscopes, physicians possess advanced instruments like electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, and angiograms……

Old Earth Creationism

Rats’ Hide-and-Seek Game Affirms Biblical Creation

September 30, 2019

In many war movies that were released fifty to eighty years ago, an infantry lieutenant would challenge his platoon with the question, "Are we mice……

Human Uniqueness

Tool Use and Mental Well-Being

September 23, 2019

If you ever watched Tim Allen on Tool Time, the handyman show within the television show Home Improvement, you saw a man who always expressed……

Life Complexity

The Cell's Design

New Insights into Genetic Code Optimization Signal Creator’s Handiwork

October 16, 2019

I knew my career as a baseball player would be short-lived when, as a thirteen-year-old, I made the transition from Little League to the Babe……


Is the Optimal Set of Protein Amino Acids Purposed by a Mind?

October 09, 2019

As a graduate student and a postdoc, I spent countless hours in the lab doing research. Part of my work involved performing biochemical assays-laboratory procedures……

Intelligent Design

Can Dinosaurs Be Resurrected from Extinction?

September 25, 2019

If you could visit a theme park that offered you a chance to view and even interact with real-life dinosaurs, would you go? I think……

Synthetic Biology

Primate Thanatology and the Case for Human Exceptionalism

September 18, 2019

It was the first time someone I knew died. I was in seventh grade. My classmate's younger brother and two younger sisters perished in a……



How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study Part 1

October 15, 2019

In historic Christianity the field of apologetics (a reasoned defense of the faith) is considered a branch of theology. Apologetics often has a close connection……


Wednesday Wisdom from Thinker William Bennett

October 08, 2019

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have implemented a weekly segment called #WednesdayWisdom, where I provide quotes from significant scholars from various disciplines. Education……


Thursday Theology from Jaroslav Pelikan

October 01, 2019

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have a weekly segment called Thursday Theology, where I provide quotes from important theological thinkers past and present.……


Suicide: An Unpardonable Sin for Christians?

September 24, 2019

Throughout my professional career as both a college professor and a Christian scholar I have been asked thousands of questions. However, whenever I'm asked about……

Mental Health

Theorems & Theology

Creating HIV-Resistant Humans: What Could Go Wrong?

October 10, 2019

I'm surprised when I find others who haven't yet heard of CRISPR gene-editing. Application of this groundbreaking technology has exploded over the past six years.……

Life Complexity

No Greater Love Than to Lay One’s Life (or Organs) Down for One’s Friends

September 26, 2019

More than 6,000 people die every year in the US because they didn't receive a transplant in time.1 Help may arrive soon, according to a……


A Post-Genomic Era? Ludicrous with an Incomplete Human Genome

August 15, 2019

I periodically draw attention on social media to the fact that the human genome sequence is not complete. I thoroughly enjoy the reaction of others……

Science in the News

What’s a Hemimastigote Got to Do with Progressive Creationism?

February 21, 2019

I love a good hiking story, and like all scientists I love the prospect of discovering something new. Really new. A recent "behind the paper"……


Impact Events

AI Investigations: Philosophy Is Not Dead

October 18, 2019

Why can we think about the universe when the universe cannot think about us? This simple, yet profound, question leads to fascinating philosophical, theological, and……


Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth: Ham vs. Zweerink Follow-Up

October 11, 2019

On September 25, 2019, Justin Brierley's Unbelievable? show posted a video where Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham and I discussed our different views on……

Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth

Another Bizarre Exoplanet

September 13, 2019

What does the discovery of a strange new planet mean? From any perspective, it may mean that the universe continues to surprise us with its……

Solar System Design

Dark Matter from before the Big Bang?

August 30, 2019

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The Bible starts with a remarkable claim: the universe began to exist. However, a recent……



Is Supernatural Causation Compatible with Science?

October 11, 2019

When defenders of naturalistic evolution state their case, they frequently begin with the claim that their theory is "scientific." Alternative views, especially those that would……

Do Nutrition Scientists and the Bible Agree on What Constitutes a Healthy Diet?

September 27, 2019

One of the promises Christians hold dear-and invite nontheists to consider-is that as humans place their faith in the redemptive work of Christ, the infinite……

Luck or Design? Earth’s Water-to-Landmass Ratio Essential for Life

September 13, 2019

Humans have always wondered about their place in the universe-specifically, whether we are alone. And in today's scientific age, we have added more details to……

“What We Thought Wasn’t True”: How Erroneous Belief Helped Fuel the Opiate Epidemic

August 23, 2019

America remains in the grip of an opiate* epidemic. Over 70,000 Americans died from legal and illegal drug overdose in 2017 alone, more than four……

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