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  • How Long Was Creation Day Six?

    February 24, 2014

    This is an interesting day and age in which to be a seeker of truth. We have more reasons to believe in God today than at any other time in the modern era thanks to confirmed facts of nature such as the big bang and anthropic principle. Moreover, the evidence reveals not just any deity, but points specifically to the God of the Bible. Substantiation for the biblical God is set forth in creation’s magnificent display

    • Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth
  • Mars Research Reinforces Creation Model

    February 20, 2014

    Data collected by the Curiosity rover reinforce two important points in RTB’s creation model—namely that Earth is the ideal home for humanity and that the solar system and its resident planets are billions of years old.

    • Mars
  • The Sixth Creation Day: Biblical Support for Old-Earth Creationism

    February 19, 2014

    Is there biblical support for an ancient Earth? Guest author Travis Campbell makes a compelling argument for old-earth creationism from the sixth day of creation and addresses common young-earth counterarguments.

    • Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth
  • Rovers Report on Mars’s Past Potential Habitability

    February 17, 2014

    Data from rovers continue to build strong evidence for transient periods of liquid water in local regions early in Mars’s history. Furthermore, those water environments likely contained the chemical ingredients and conditions that could provide a habitat for certain types of life. However, the transient, local nature of Mars’s “habitable” environments serves to highlight the unexpectedly long and global nature of Earth’s habitability.

    • Mars
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  • What Inspires Your Belief in God?

    February 13, 2014

    In the late 1990s, skeptic Michael Shermer and sociologist Frank Sulloway surveyed a number of people about their religious belief. When asked why they believe in God, people most cited the design, beauty, perfection, and complexity of nature.

    • Two Books
  • Scientific Upset: More Functions for Pseudogenes

    February 10, 2014

    Long-held scientific consensus that pseudogenes are functionless genetic junk has been further discredited by the discovery that some pseudogenes code for proteins. Does this unexpected finding support the evolutionary paradigm—or creation models?

    • Junk DNA
  • No Bad Flare Days for the Sun

    February 6, 2014

    Solar flares, if energetic enough, can spell bad news for advanced life. But ongoing research has revealed the unique stability of our own Sun, a quality that implies the solar system was designed for the benefit of advanced life and, in particular, humanity.

    • Universe Design
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Big Bang
  • Does Retroviral DNA Insert Randomly into Genomes?

    January 30, 2014

    For many people (not only atheists, but even Christians who embrace evolutionary creationism), shared features in genomes of humans and great apes reflect common ancestry and compelling evidence for human evolution, even more so, if the shared sequence elements are nonfunctional.

    • Junk DNA
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  • Is Evolution Making Us Less Intelligent?

    January 27, 2014

    A Stanford University biology professor, writing in a peer-reviewed journal, suggests neo-Darwinian evolution is causing humankind to lose mental capacity—at least for the last 3,000 years. This conclusion may suggest that the second law of thermodynamics applies to biological systems and provide important support for a creation model.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Did Einstein Believe in an Expanding Universe?

    January 23, 2014

    Einstein believed in a static universe and that the only way to overcome the known gravitational effects (that cause the universe to collapse) was by introducing the infamous “cosmological constant.” Eventually, Hubble’s observations falsified this belief, at which point Einstein adopted the oscillating universe model.

    • Multiverse
  • New Type of Star System to Test General Relativity

    January 20, 2014

    General relativity (GR) forms the backbone of big bang cosmology and provides a remarkably accurate description of the dynamics of the universe. Yet scientists expect future measurements to reveal discrepancies at some point because of GR’s incompatibility with quantum mechanics.

    • Laws of Physics
  • Old DNA Causes New Problems for Human Evolution

    January 16, 2014

    Recently, anthropologists set a world record when they isolated mitochondrial DNA from the 400,000-year-old femur of a Homo heidelbergensis specimen. The sequence of this DNA yielded a surprise for researchers when they discovered that it aligns more closely with that of the enigmatic Denisovans than with Neanderthal sequences. This latest work highlights the tentative nature of even the best ideas in human evolution.

    • Neanderthals
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  • Bacteria Found in NASA Clean Rooms Likely Traveled to Mars

    January 14, 2014

    Recently, two separate research teams discovered Tersicoccus phoenicis in NASA and ESA clean rooms, where engineers assemble spacecraft. This microbe’s ability to survive in the harsh clean room environments, with virtually no access to nutrients, raises the possibility that these microbes traveled with the Phoenix Mars lander and potentially contaminated the planet with Earth life. Of course, this surprising discovery confounds the search to discover life on the Red Planet.

    • Mars
  • Thank God for the Solar System’s Asteroid Belts

    January 10, 2014

    Both observations and theoretical models now establish that the solar system’s five belts of asteroids and comets are very rare for planetary systems. In other planetary systems, asteroids and comets are either far less than in our solar system (even nonexistent) or they are hundreds or thousands of times more numerous than ours. Either way, the properties of asteroids and comets in these extrasolar planetary systems rule out the possibility of advanced life.

    • Solar System Design
    • Extrasolar Planets
  • Jumping Jupiter Scenario Reveals More Evidence for Design

    January 7, 2014

    It is becoming increasingly evident that, unlike the 797 known extrasolar planetary systems, the Sun’s array of planets is exquisitely fine-tuned for the existence of advanced life. Recent studies of Jupiter and Saturn add substantially to the accumulating evidence for why, in spite of the probable existence of billions of planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, our solar system may be alone in manifesting all the attributes for sustaining advanced life.

    • Solar System Design
    • Extrasolar Planets
  • How Young-Earth Creationism Became a Core Tenet of American Fundamentalism, Part 2

    January 3, 2014

    Most Christians assume that young-earth creationism has always been a core tenet of American fundamentalist Christianity—but this linkage is more tenuous than is often presumed. The story of how American fundamentalists—and, by extension, many conservative evangelicals—came to associate young-earth creationism with biblical Christianity is one that all contemporary Christians should understand.

    • Historical Apologetics
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  • How Young-Earth Creationism Became a Core Tenet of American Fundamentalism, Part 1

    December 30, 2013

    Most Christians assume that young-earth creationism has always been a core tenet of American fundamentalist Christianity—but this linkage is more tenuous than is often presumed. The story of how American fundamentalists—and, by extension, many conservative evangelicals—came to associate young-earth creationism with biblical Christianity is one that all contemporary Christians should understand.

    • Historical Apologetics
  • 10 Christmas Conversation Starters

    December 26, 2013

    December provides plentiful opportunities to discuss a wide variety of topics related to Christianity with both fellow believers and skeptics. There’s the nature of the Christmas star (a perennial favorite on reasons.org), the moral issues of the season, and, of course, there’s the Incarnation, mysterious yet so vital to the Christian faith.

    • Apologetics
  • Reclaiming Reason from Atheism

    December 23, 2013

    Does atheism have a true monopoly on reason? In my conversations with nonbelievers, I’ve found that probing deeper into the atheistic worldview exposes a key weakness in that perspective and provides an opportunity to demonstrate Christianity’s solid footing in reason.

    • Atheism
  • TNRTB Classic: Evidence for an Ancient Earth

    December 19, 2013

    RTB maintains that the best integration of God’s revelation in Scripture and His revelation in nature leads to the conclusion that physical creation is ancient.

    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth
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