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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Global Cooling and Planet Habitability

December 09, 2019

At this time of year, Christmas carols and songs are in full swing. One song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," won an Academy Award in 1949……

Requirements for Life

How Much Are We Willing to Pay for Prayer?

December 02, 2019

Whenever a catastrophe strikes in the United States, political and public figures almost always offer "thoughts and prayers" and call the public to join them……

God's Existence

Carbon Cycle Requirements for Advanced Life, Part 2

November 25, 2019

When humans experience or learn of an earthquake or volcano anywhere in the world, a natural response is to express concern and then mobilize to……

Earth Science

Carbon Cycle Requirements for Advanced Life, Part 1

November 18, 2019

The movement of carbon through Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, crust, and mantle may not immediately fascinate everybody, but we will appreciate those cycles as we understand……


The Cell's Design

Mutations, Cancer, and the Case for a Creator

December 11, 2019

Cancer. Perhaps no other word evokes more fear, anger, and hopelessness. It goes without saying that cancer is an insidious disease. People who get cancer……

Intelligent Design

Evolutionary Story Tells the Tale of Creation

December 04, 2019

In high school I was a bit of a troublemaker. It wasn't out of the ordinary for me to be summoned to Mr. Reynolds' office-the……


Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance Makes the Case for a Creator

November 27, 2019

What would it be like to live in a world without antibiotics? It isn't that hard to imagine, because antibiotics weren't readily available for medical……


Analysis of Genomes Converges on the Case for a Creator

November 13, 2019

Are you a Marvel or a DC fan? Do you like the Marvel superheroes better than those who occupy the DC universe? Or is it……

Intelligent Design


What Are Science’s Operating Limits?

December 10, 2019

Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some……

Philosophy of Science

3 Things You May Not Know about Blaise Pascal

December 03, 2019

Frenchman Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was one of the founding fathers of the scientific revolution in the seventeenth century. A true Renaissance man, Pascal was an……


Thursday Theology from Peter Toon

November 26, 2019

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter you know I have a weekly segment called Thursday Theology. I like to introduce people to important……

Jesus Christ

God as the Best Explanation of Beauty

November 19, 2019

Some of Western civilization's greatest works of art are housed in the Vatican Museums. Museum benefactors say that part of their mission is to promote……


Theorems & Theology

Leaning in with Hope

November 07, 2019

The work we do at RTB has at its core the desire to help you and others see the heart of God, his love, his……

Problem of Evil

A Measles-Free Future

October 24, 2019

One day the world could be measles-free. The 15 children that die every hour from measles infections could be saved. The 20-30% of infected people……


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……


Impact Events

Thinking Rightly about God: Ham vs. Zweerink Follow-Up, Part 2

October 25, 2019

The recent old-earth/young-earth discussion on Justin Brierley's Unbelievable? podcast revealed a number of differences and similarities between Ken Ham and me. Two important areas of……


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


Do Extremophiles on Earth Mean That Life Is Common in the Galaxy? Part 1

November 22, 2019

In Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, both the Americans and Nazis are desperately attempting to find and capture the Ark of……

Reality Is More Than Sense Perception

November 08, 2019

As a child, I hated playing double-deck pinochle with my father. He always won-unless, I had learned, some of the cards were missing. Then I……

Two Reliable Tools Provide Evidence for an Old Earth

October 25, 2019

Calculating Earth's age remains a contentious area of study that often divides Christians and keeps scientifically minded skeptics from considering evidence for the Christian faith.……

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……

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