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Today's New Reason to Believe
Integrating Science and Faith
- 10/23/2014 02:19 AM
Three Discoveries Marked by the Creatorâ€™s Fingerprints
Over the past month, three different topics important to the science-faith discussion have appeared in scientific literature. Discoveries in each of these areas showcase an apologetic intersection that helps buttress the Christian faith and point to Godâ€™s work in fashioning the cosmosâ€”from distant galaxies to Earthâ€™s mountain rangesâ€”for life. 1. Distant Galaxy Affirms Big Bang … Continue reading
- 10/20/2014 02:27 AM
Newly Discovered Process Drove Ancient Tectonic Activity
â€śTwo great tastes that taste great together!â€ť So goes the tagline for Reeseâ€™s Peanut Butter Cups. The first ingredientâ€”chocolateâ€”provides the sweet, rich taste. The secondâ€”peanut butterâ€”adds a dense, salty kick. Together, they do indeed taste great. And just like you need chocolate and peanut butter to make a Reeseâ€™s, so you need liquid water and … Continue reading
- 10/17/2014 06:07 PM
Ambassadors for Reconciliation
In 2 Corinthians 5:19bâ€“20a we read, â€śHe has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christâ€™s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.â€ť Clearly this passage refers to our role in spreading the gospel. And yet I think it has wider implications, as well. One way we can help … Continue reading
- 10/16/2014 02:04 AM
Scientists Uncover a Good Purpose for Long-Lasting Pain in Animals
Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creationâ€™s final law Thoâ€™ Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shriekâ€™d against his creed â€” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. If God existsâ€”and if He is all-powerful, -knowing, and -goodâ€”why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? Perhaps nothing epitomizes … Continue reading
- 10/13/2014 02:07 AM
Gene Architecture Illuminates the Brilliance of Lifeâ€™s Molecular Logic
Because of my responsibilities at Reasons to Believe, I spend a lot of time reading scientific magazines and journals. While I can make my way quickly through most of the articles, sometimes it takes me hoursâ€”even daysâ€”to read and process a single item published in a scientific journal, including those that are just a few … Continue reading
- 10/09/2014 02:50 AM
Q&A: Is Historical Science Supported by Direct Observation?
From Jim in South Point, Ohio I was watching a â€śdebateâ€ť on TBN featuring Hugh and Ken Ham among others; and Mr. Ham used an argument that seems to have become extremely popular with young-earth creationists (YEC) concerning what they perceive as a dichotomy between â€śoperationalâ€ť science and â€śhistoricalâ€ť science. I know that Hugh on … Continue reading
- 10/06/2014 02:08 AM
Sudden Appearance of Jurassic Dinosaurs Demonstrates the Creatorâ€™s Work
Only during the last few decades have scientists recognized the many mass extinction and mass speciation events throughout lifeâ€™s history. Psalm 104:29â€“30, however, described these events thousands of years ago: When you [God] hide your face, they [Earthâ€™s creatures] are terrified. When you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When … Continue reading
- 10/02/2014 02:31 AM
Q&A: Why Do Christians Study Science?
From Bob Miller: lf one believes unequivocally that God created our universe, why would one even consider, no less research and study, scientific explanations for the origins of the universe or alternative ideas such as its not having a beginning? **** Science is possible only because our universe is an orderly place governed by natural … Continue reading
- 09/29/2014 02:19 AM
Did Vertebrate Animals Die before the Fall of Man?
The Bible makes clear that human death did not occur until after Adam and Eve sinned (Genesis 3). But did animals die before the fall? The young-earth creationist (YEC) movement holds that no vertebrates died before the fall. According to this view, a world with vertebrate death could not merit the description â€śvery goodâ€ť (Genesis … Continue reading
- 09/25/2014 02:52 AM
Q&A: Do We Have a Reliable Starting Point for Radiocarbon Dating?
From Ben in Muncie, IN I have a nagging question about radiometric decay that Iâ€™m having trouble finding an answer to. In order to calculate somethingâ€™s age, we need to know what the C-14 to C-12 ratio was at the time when it stopped exchanging carbon with the environment. But how exactly do we know … Continue reading