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  • Q&A: Does a Multiverse Negate Biblical Truth?

    May 1, 2014
    • Multiverse
  • Humanity’s Built-In G-Suit: A Product of Evolution or Creation?

    April 28, 2014

    An average healthy person can not only withstand an increase of positive gravity (up to 3–5 g’s—gravity forces) but also stand up without fainting. This ability mirrors the g-suits (or, antigravity suits) designed to help aviators stay conscious while flying and maneuvering at high velocities. The function’s integrated complexity and even its existence imply the hand of a purposeful Designer.

    • Life Design
  • A Response to Four Young-Earth Objections to Inflation

    April 24, 2014

    A remarkable correspondence exists between inflationary big bang cosmology and the Bible's accounts of the universe's origin. Both describe a universe that began to exist (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3), as well as the subsequent expansion of the universe (Isaiah 40:22, 42:5, 44:24, 45:12, 48:13, 51:13), all governed by constant laws of physics (Jeremiah 33:25), specifically by the pervasive law of decay (Romans 8:18–21).

    • Origin of the Universe
  • Inflation’s Smoking Gun

    April 21, 2014

    Last month's announcement that the BICEP2 Collaboration had discovered the "smoking gun" that proves inflation happened early in the history of the universe made headlines and caused a lot of discussion

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Multiverse
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  • Digital and Analog Information Housed in DNA

    April 14, 2014

    Two researchers have demonstrated that DNA harbors information in both digital and analog formats. These two types of information appear to be coupled intrinsically through DNA nucleotide sequences to form an irreducibly complex system.

    • Biochemical Design
  • How Can Fish Live at Different Ocean Depths?

    April 14, 2014

    Recent work by scientists from around the world has uncovered the biochemical mechanism that allows fish to thrive at extreme ocean depths. This mechanism exemplifies the splendor of biological designs found throughout nature—designs worthy of a Creator.

    • Life Design
  • Q&A: Four Rivers and the Location of Eden

    April 10, 2014

    "Four rivers come together in Eden? The text says a river flowing through Eden became four heads. You look for the source [of the river], not the effluent. In addition, there is no reason for putting Eden in Mesopotamia except human tradition, which is almost always wrong. "

    • Creation Passages
  • Q&A: Who Created God?

    April 7, 2014

    Your question is one of the most important any human being could ask—and one that most Christians are ill prepared to answer. As I understand your query, if explaining the natural realm’s ability to support life, especially human life, requires extreme levels of complexity and design, then would not the cause of all this complexity and design need a cause that is even greater than Him? As Richard Dawkins puts it, the problem with Christianity is accounting for who “designed the Designer?”

    • Extra/Trans Dimensions
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  • The Higgs Apocalypse

    April 3, 2014

    In Monday’s post, we saw how God could have used the Higgs mechanism to help power the creation event—but the Higgs might also provide the mechanism by which God will someday sweep away this creation and replace it with the new heavens and new earth.

    • Particle Physics
  • The Higgs Boson: How to Create Everything from Nothing

    March 31, 2014

    Physicists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have reported new results showing that the “Higgs-like” boson discovered in 2012 is indeed consistent with expectations for a standard model Higgs boson (sometimes called the “God Particle”). This important particle could help explain the “how” of creation ex nihilo, or how God created everything out of nothing. The Higgs also gives mass to matter, a necessary condition for life to exist.

    • Particle Physics
  • Q&A: What Is the Purpose of the Numbers in the Genesis Genealogies?

    March 27, 2014

    In a series of earlier articles we discuss compelling evidence that the genealogical lists in Genesis 5 and 11 are incomplete and include gaps that can be substantial chronologically. One reason is that the Hebrew word yālad is much more general than its usual English translation of “begat.” Hence, the numbers in Genesis 5 do not necessarily record the age of the progenitor when the named descendant was born.

    • Genealogies
  • Hypernaturalism: Integrating the Bible and Science

    March 24, 2014

    Though the views of naturalism and supernaturalism often pit science and religion against one another, hypernaturalism is proposed as an alternative that combines divine power and natural law. It is hoped that such a synthesis of science and faith can help religious people become more accepting of science, and place Christianity in a logical framework that the scientifically minded can accept.

    • Creation Miracles
    • Bible Difficulties
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  • Are You Ready to Talk about Noah?

    March 20, 2014

    Depictions of giraffes, polar bears, kangaroos, and other animals happily marching up the ramp of a big ship remain firmly fixed in most people’s minds when the name Noah is mentioned. Though appealing in children’s picture books, such images raise questions and even draw ridicule from skeptics.

    • Noah's Flood
    • Flood Geology
  • Particle Reservoir Blunts Solar Storm Damage

    March 17, 2014

    Our Sun looks remarkably stable, but as with all other stars, its magnetic field exhibits variability. This variability leads to events where the Sun's magnetic field connects to Earth's and causes an influx of charged particles. Recent observations show that Earth's magnetic field houses a reservoir of charged particles that blunts the disruptive effects of such “reconnection” events.

    • Earth Design
  • When Is Y-Chromosomal Adam’s Birthday?

    March 13, 2014

    A study published in 2013 by scientists from University of Arizona reported a date for Y-chromosomal Adam at 338,000 years ago. This date made Y-chromosomal Adam almost 200,000 years older than mitochondrial Eve, presenting a problem for the RTB creation model for humanity’s genesis.

    • Adam & Eve
  • New Research Suggests Two Overlooked Functions of Junk DNA

    March 10, 2014

    Life scientists continue to identify new functions for so-called junk DNA. Recently, a researcher from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointed out two overlooked “junk DNA” functions:

    • Biochemical Design
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  • Research Rules Out Rogue Planets

    March 6, 2014

    A high-sensitivity search for very distant planets in the solar system reveals a lack of rogue planets and other features common in other planetary systems. This remarkable circumstance allows our solar system to manifest a benign environment for enduring advanced life and suggests the involvement of an intentional Designer.

    • Solar System Design
  • Deuterium Measurements Double-Check Cosmological Parameters

    March 3, 2014

    A report in a recent Astrophysical Journal issue reveals that astronomers have used measurements of unprecedented accuracy for the primordial deuterium abundance to double check the values of the cosmic expansion rate and the fraction of the universe made up of ordinary matter. Knowledge of these parameters’ values enables astronomers to build a detailed cosmic origins model that can be compared with the Bible’s claims about the universe’s beginning and history.

    • Universe Design
    • Big Bang
  • Increasing Lunar Coincidences Lead to “Philosophical Disquiet”

    March 3, 2014

    The list of fine-tuned “coincidences” required for our unique Moon’s formation appears to be growing. The creation implications of these discoveries, including recent findings published in Nature, seem to have astronomers feeling unsettled.

    • Earth/Moon Design
  • Q&A: How Do You Envision the Big Bang?

    February 27, 2014

    ...one of the tenets of the standard inflationary hot big bang model is that at the beginning of the universe all matter, energy, space, and time was compressed into an infinitely, or near infinitely, small volume. However, at this high compression point, matter, energy, space, and time are not separate entities.

    • Big Bang
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