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Earth, an Extraordinary Magnet for Life

April 15, 2019

We might take it for granted, but our planet's magnetic field is no sure thing. A just-published research paper by three Australian astronomers shows that……

Requirements for Life

Life Requires Galactic and Supergalactic Habitable Zones

April 08, 2019

Zones where advanced life can exist in the universe just became stricter. Astronomical researchers have discovered that livable neighborhoods must include not only favorable planet-to-star……

Solar System Design

Origin of Our Amazing Nitrogen

April 01, 2019

For several decades, astronomers have known that Earth's atmosphere possesses a nitrogen abundance that is exquisitely fine-tuned for advanced life. Now, a team of four……

Solar System Design

Solar and Lunar Tides Designed for Complex Life

March 25, 2019

In August 2017, Reasons to Believe organized a conference on the fine-tuned design of the Sun and Moon that makes advanced human civilization possible. We……

Ocean life

The Cell's Design

Does Transhumanism Refute Human Exceptionalism? A Response to Peter Clarke

April 03, 2019

I just finished binge-watching Altered Carbon. Based on the 2002 science fiction novel written by Richard K. Morgan, this Netflix original series is provocative, to……

Image of God

Origins of Monogamy Cause Evolutionary Paradigm Breakup

March 20, 2019

Gregg Allman fronted the Allman Brothers Band for over 40 years until his death in 2017 at the age of 69. Writer Mark Binelli described……


Self-Assembly of Protein Machines: Evidence for Evolution or Creation?

April 17, 2019

I finally upgraded my iPhone a few weeks ago from a 5s to an 8 Plus. I had little choice. The battery on my cell……

Intelligent Design

Timing of Neanderthals’ Disappearance Makes Art Claims Unlikely

March 27, 2019

In Latin it literally means, "somewhere else." Legal experts consider an alibi to be one of the most effective legal defenses available in a court……

Human Origins


#WednesdayWisdom from Thinker Mortimer J. Adler

April 16, 2019

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have a weekly segment called #WednesdayWisdom, where I provide thoughtful quotes from great thinkers in various fields. The……


Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 4—Online Engagement

March 26, 2019

Do you struggle with how to engage people who disagree online? You're not alone. As noted in parts 1, 2, and 3 (of six), the……


Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 5—Classics

April 02, 2019

What can past defenders of the faith teach us today? As it turns out, historic Christianity's preeminent voices have passed on a treasure trove of……

Blaise Pascal

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 6—More Classics

April 09, 2019

What is one of the best ways to prepare for explaining and defending Christianity's truth claims? I suggest that tapping into the wisdom of historic……


Theorems & Theology

Life’s Layers of Complexity: When All Isn’t All

January 24, 2019

Looking back on 2018, I give thanks for the blessings God has rained upon me. I can't help but think how my vision of God's……

Challenges to Evolution

Reveling in Revelation

August 09, 2018

I just love nature! I recently enjoyed five days of extended hiking-65 glorious miles of soaking in the beauty of hills and fields and ocean-bay……

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"……


Why Celebrate World Mosquito Day?

August 20, 2018

Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on Earth, killing over half-a-million people annually and sickening hundreds of millions more. So why on earth would we celebrate……


Impact Events

Finding Water Everywhere in the Search for Life

April 12, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of water? Personally, water reminds me of some of my favorite activities: canoeing down the spring-fed rivers of……

Life on Other Planets

Mastering Eddington’s Confirmation of General Relativity

August 31, 2018

Many people who witnessed the great eclipse of 2017 will remember it as a wondrous spectacle. But one amateur astronomer saw the event as an……

Laws of Physics

The Perils of Space Travel

February 15, 2019

If only space travel were as easy as depicted in Star Wars or Star Trek! Traveling a few thousand times the speed of light onboard……

UFOs & Extraterrestrials

Will Science Become “Useless”?

April 19, 2019

In his book A Universe from Nothing, Lawrence Krauss makes no bones about his belief that science provides great contributions to our fundamental knowledge. By……



Are There Traces of Pre-Fall Civil Society Today?

March 08, 2019

A young PhD candidate in sociology asked this question of RTB scholars: "When RTB scholars approach their field of truth, are there specific questions any……

Deformed in God’s Image?

February 22, 2019

Do children born with deformities reflect the image of the God who gives them life? Some websites feature disturbing images of such children along with……

God’s Genuine Love for All

March 22, 2019

Does God genuinely and savingly love everyone? Many theologians say no. However, there are good and substantial biblical reasons to think that God not only……

How Bacteria Train Our Immune System

April 12, 2019

When I was growing up, I learned to fear microorganisms. As a child I remember always being concerned about catching a sore throat because the……

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