Today's New Reasons To Believe Index of Articles

Category Date Title Author Notes
Astrobiology Fri, Jul 27, 2007 Starts and Stops in the Search for Earth-like Planets Dave Rogstad Planetary system around M-type dwarf star creates excitement because one planet is in habitable zone. But tidal lock and thick atmospheres cause problems.
Astrobiology Fri, Sep 21, 2007 Starts and Stops in the Search for Earth-like Planets Dave Rogstad Planetary system around M-type dwarf star creates excitement because one planet is in habitable zone. But tidal lock and thick atmospheres cause problems.
Astrobiology Fri, Oct 12, 2007 When Life From Mars Isn�t Dave Rogstad Recent paper suggests high likelihood of Earth bacterial contaminant on Mars spacecraft. RTB predicts that any life found on Mars will have Earth origin.
Astrobiology Fri, Nov 16, 2007 Is It All a Mirage? Dave Rogstad Examines �follow the water� strategy for finding signs of life on Mars. Study shows that running water could not have been much of a player in the past 3 billion years.
Astrobiology Fri, Feb 8, 2008 Anybody Out There? Dave Rogstad Upgrade or Aricebo Observatory for SETI
Astrobiology Fri, Mar 14, 2008 Too Salty for Life Dave Rogstad Water on Mars would have been doubly bad for life: acidic and salty.
Astrobiology Fri, Mar 28, 2008 Doubts About Some Water on Mars Dave Rogstad New discoveries show that Mars has been very dry for a long time
Astrobiology Fri, May 16, 2008 Rare Earth Confirmed Dave Rogstad Discusses �Implications of an Anthropic Model of Evolution for Emergence of Complex Life and Intelligence� in Astrobiology, Febuary1, 2008.
Astrobiology Fri, Jun 27, 2008 Digging on Mars with Phoenix Dave Rogstad Problem with keeping Phoenix bacteria-free
Astrobiology Fri, Oct 24, 2008 From Dust to Planets Dave Rogstad New theory is a possible explanation of how boulders in primordial disk can aggregate to form planetesimals.
Astrobiology Fri, Feb 13, 2009 Anybody Out There? Dave Rogstad Upgrade for Aricebo Observatory for SETI
Astrobiology Thu, Sep 6, 2007 Viking Invasion of Mars Thwarted Fuz Rana Discusses Viking biology experiments on Mars. New Study Indicates No Organics in the Martian Soil.
Astrobiology Thu, Jul 3, 2008 Water on Mars Too Salty for Life Fuz Rana Mars was warm and wet at one time, but too salty
Astrobiology Mon, May 28, 2007 Why We Need to Return to the Moon Hugh Ross Fossilized remains of early earth life are on the moon. Analysis of remains could resolve creation/evolution debates
Astrobiology Mon, Jun 4, 2007 Effect of Distant Orbiters on Habitability Hugh Ross 23 percent of the 131 extrasolar planetary systems they observed contain two or more stars
Astrobiology Mon, Sep 24, 2007 Ideal Biomarker Hugh Ross Astrobiology is only data-free discipline in science. So far, all biomarker molecules have been found to be ambigious. New paper suggests Porphyrins as biomarkers, but they are very difficult to detect.
Astrobiology Mon, Oct 1, 2007 Planet Rotation Design Hugh Ross New twist on the fine-tuning of a planet's rotation rate. More rapid rotation is normal or Earth-size planet, but Earth's rate is slowed by Moon. Slow rotation is esential for advanced life.
Astrobiology Mon, Nov 5, 2007 Martian Climate Instabilities Compared to Earth's Hugh Ross Wholesale climate changes on Mars in last 5MY due to changes in the tilt of its rotation axis.
Astrobiology Mon, Dec 3, 2007 Does the Probability for ETI = 1? Hugh Ross Book by Amir Aczel says there is probability 1 for ETI. Hugh shows that it is essentially zero.
Astrobiology Mon, Dec 10, 2007 Is Life Possible on a Moon? Hugh Ross Life is impossible on gas giant planets, even if within habitable zone. But even if it had a rocky moon, life on it would still be improbable.
Astrobiology Mon, Dec 31, 2007 Design of the Solar System's Gas Giants Hugh Ross Four gas giant planets are in an usual �quadruple mean-motion resonance,� which allows them to remain in stable orbits, for the long term benefit of Earth.
Astrobiology Mon, Apr 7, 2008 Life on Titan? Hugh Ross Uncertain conclusion that Titan has liquid water ocean.
Astrobiology Mon, Apr 14, 2008 Is Life Possible on a Moon? Hugh Ross Life is impossible on gas giant planets, even if within habitable zone. But even if it had a rocky moon, life on it would still be improbable.
Astrobiology Mon, Jul 28, 2008 Martian Climate Instabilities Compared to Earth's Hugh Ross Scientists developed detailed model for past forty ice ages on Mars. Large changes in planet rotational characteristics force large climate changes.
Astrobiology Mon, Sep 15, 2008 Is Life Possible on a Moon? Hugh Ross Life is impossible on gas giant planets, even if within habitable zone. But even if it had a rocky moon, life on it would still be improbable.
Astrobiology Mon, Aug 10, 2009 The Tidal Habitable Zones Hugh Ross A new study shows that low mass stars (about 90% of stars in MW galaxy) have a tidal habitable zone that generally does not coincide with the water habitable zone. (Fine-Tuning)
Astrobiology Mon, Sep 7, 2009 Finding Oceans and Continents and Extrasolar Planets Hugh Ross Two research teams shows that capabilities of new observatories make it feasible to detect extrasolar oceans and continents. http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.3742
Astrobiology Wed, May 2, 2007 Smaller Stars Offer Little Hope Jeff Zweerink Rocky planets in habitable zone around M-class stars still not suitable for life.
Astrobiology Wed, May 30, 2007 Habitability and God's Design for Earth Jeff Zweerink Planets with water, tectonics and magnetic field may be common. But right combinations and durability of these features are probably rare.
Astrobiology Wed, Jul 11, 2007 In the Habitable Zone But With No Water Jeff Zweerink Planets in the habitable zone around M-dwarf stars formed in conditions to hot for liquid water exist on the planet.
Astrobiology Wed, Aug 8, 2007 Ancient Oceans on Mars Reveal Design on Earth Jeff Zweerink Mars indeed had an ancient ocean that disappeared more than 3 billion years ago Just-right polar wander event on Earth may have triggered Cambrian explosion.
Astrobiology Wed, Sep 5, 2007 Getting Water into the Mantle Jeff Zweerink Tectonics requires water to lubricate the plates. Recent article in Science gives insight into how water is transported deeper into Earth's mantle.
Astrobiology Wed, Dec 12, 2007 Complex Life in the Milky Way? Jeff Zweerink New study finds that planets habitable for complex life peaked 2BYA and are 100 times less frequent than those that could support simple life.
Astrobiology Wed, Jan 30, 2008 A Planet's Magnetic Field Protects Its Water Jeff Zweerink Compares Earth & Venus. Without a magnetic shield, the solar wind strips away all the water from Venus� surface.
Astrobiology Wed, Feb 13, 2008 Earth Just Barely Large Enough Jeff Zweerink Earth just barely large enough to sustain plate tectonics. Just right size to allow complex life
Astrobiology Wed, Apr 16, 2008 A Planet's Magnetic Field Protects Its Water Jeff Zweerink Compares Earth & Venus. Without a magnetic shield, the solar wind strips away all the water from Venus� surface.
Astrobiology Wed, Apr 23, 2008 A Mega-Collision with Earth's 'sister Planet� Jeff Zweerink Theory that Venus resulted from planetary collision
Astrobiology Wed, Aug 13, 2008 Galactic Habitable Zones Jeff Zweerink Discusses the 2008 Astrobiology Sciences Conference. Two paper on galactic habitable zone which includes less than 10% of all stars.
Astronomy Fri, May 11, 2007 Magnetic Field of the Earth Dave Rogstad Evidence for the presence of a magnetic field in the early Earth of a strength similar to what is found today.
Astronomy Fri, May 18, 2007 Looking for a Firefly in the Face of a Searchlight Dave Rogstad New approach to detect exoplanets with optical telescopes
Astronomy Fri, May 25, 2007 Einstein Passes a Probing Test Dave Rogstad Gravity Probe B measures the geodetic effect and frame dragging effect
Astronomy Fri, Jun 1, 2007 Trying to See Dark Dave Rogstad Further evidence of dark matter in the location of a rich cluster of galaxies about 5 billion light years away. Also, there is structure in the dark matter.
Astronomy Fri, Sep 14, 2007 A Big Hole in the Sky Dave Rogstad Large void in space, nearly a billion light-years across and about 6 to 10 billion light-years from Earth Discovery is unexpected because universe is supposed to be homogeneous.
Astronomy Fri, Sep 28, 2007 Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Dave Rogstad New study shows Jupiter does not protect Earth from short period comets, and may even increase number of impacts on Earth.
Astronomy Fri, Oct 5, 2007 Measuring the Candle Dave Rogstad Improved methods to use Type Ia superovae to measue the accelerating expansion rate of the cosmos since the big bang.
Astronomy Fri, Oct 19, 2007 A Family Breakup Kills the Dinosaurs Dave Rogstad Recent study shows that asteroid family created by a collision 160 MYA formed the asteroid that collided with Earth and caused dinosaur extinction.
Astronomy Fri, Oct 26, 2007 From Dust to Planets Dave Rogstad Study fills a gap in theory of planet formation. Computer modeling shows how objects go from meter-sized boulders to kilometer-scale planetesimals.
Astronomy Fri, Dec 21, 2007 Filling the Gap Dave Rogstad Astrophysicists have developed a Cold Dark Matter model for the evolution of the universe. Predictions that large galaxies like the Milky Way should be surrounded by hundreds of very small dwarf galaxies has recently been confirmed by observations.
Astronomy Fri, Jan 11, 2008 You Are Star-Stuff Dave Rogstad New images of supernova remnants with Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Astronomy Fri, Feb 15, 2008 Coincidence Provides a Tool Dave Rogstad Exact alignment of three galaxies produces two concentric Einstein rings
Astronomy Fri, Feb 22, 2008 A Major Test for Relativity Dave Rogstad Two large black holes demonstrate gravitational time dilation
Astronomy Fri, Mar 21, 2008 Refinements In The Laws of Physics Dave Rogstad Precise measurements of galaxies' redshift velocities provide test of General Relativity and cosmic expansion.
Astronomy Fri, Apr 4, 2008 Microlensing Planets Dave Rogstad Search for planets
Astronomy Fri, Apr 25, 2008 Higher Dimensions Dave Rogstad Looking for primordial black holes and higher dimensions of string theory with radio astronomy
Astronomy Fri, May 23, 2008 Better Candles Dave Rogstad Does Dark Energy Need a Shave?
Astronomy Fri, Jun 6, 2008 Missing Matter Found Dave Rogstad All ordinary matter is now accounted for.
Astronomy Fri, Jun 20, 2008 Comments on Comets Dave Rogstad Advances in the study of Kuiper belt and Oort cloud support theory of cometary replenishment, thereby affirming the ancient age of the solar system and Earth.
Astronomy Fri, Jul 4, 2008 Mathematics and the Physical Universe Dave Rogstad Quotes Eugene Wigner. New correspondence between mathematics and physics published
Astronomy Fri, Oct 17, 2008 A Family Breakup Kills the Dinosaurs Dave Rogstad Recent study shows that asteroid family created by a collision 160 MYA formed the asteroid that collided with Earth and caused dinosaur extinction.
Astronomy Fri, Oct 31, 2008 You Are Star-Stuff Dave Rogstad New images of supernova remnants with Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Astronomy Fri, Jan 9, 2009 From Dust to Planets Dave Rogstad Study fills a gap in theory of planet formation. Computer modeling shows how objects go from meter-sized boulders to kilometer-scale planetesimals.
Astronomy Fri, Jan 23, 2009 You Are Star-Stuff Dave Rogstad New images of supernova remnants with Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Astronomy Mon, Jun 18, 2007 Gravitational Lens Measurements Yield New Cosmic Creation Test Hugh Ross Expansion history of the universe is justified.
Astronomy Mon, Jun 25, 2007 Extending the Reach of Cosmic Creation Measures Hugh Ross 69 different gamma-ray burst events that covered the portion of cosmic history ranging from 1.5 to 12 billion years ago. Implies cosmic dark energy density is constant.
Astronomy Mon, Jul 9, 2007 A New Kind of Star Solves an Old Problem Hugh Ross Early white dwarfs spewed more heavy elements when it sent super nova.
Astronomy Mon, Jul 23, 2007 Where Is the Cosmic Density Fine-Tuning? Hugh Ross Inflation and dark energy can eliminate the one part in 10E60 fine-tuning in the mass density of the universe, they can only do so by introducing the far more exquisite one part in 10E120 fine-tuning in the dark energy density.
Astronomy Mon, Jul 30, 2007 The Milky Way: An Exceptional Galaxy Hugh Ross Many features of a galaxy must be fine-tuned for life to be possible within it. For advanced life to become a possibility within a spiral galaxy, the galaxy must absorb dwarf galaxies that are large enough to preserve the spiral structure, but not so large as to significantly disturb or disrupt the spiral structure.
Astronomy Mon, Sep 17, 2007 Gravitational Lens Measurements Yield New Cosmic Creation Test Hugh Ross Expansion history of the universe is justified.
Astronomy Mon, Oct 15, 2007 Black Holes Provide More Evidence for Strings Hugh Ross Theoretical physicists have demonstrated a seventh confirmation of string theory.
Astronomy Mon, Oct 29, 2007 Planet Migration Tests Solar System Design Hugh Ross Results from planetary formation model matches 200+ extrasolar planetary systems but does match Sun's planetary system.
Astronomy Mon, Mar 17, 2008 Search for the Sun's Twin Hugh Ross Many stars have twins, but the closest candidate for the Sun's twin could not posses a planet like Earth.
Astronomy Mon, Mar 31, 2008 Milky Way Galaxy's Tiny Black Hole Hugh Ross MWG's central black hole is relatively small
Astronomy Mon, Aug 11, 2008 Design of the Solar System's Gas Giants Hugh Ross Four gas giant planets are in an usual �quadruple mean-motion resonance,� which allows them to remain in stable orbits, for the long term benefit of Earth.
Astronomy Mon, Sep 1, 2008 Milky Way Galaxy's Tiny Black Hole Hugh Ross MWG's central black hole is relatively small
Astronomy Mon, Sep 29, 2008 Why Jupiter and Saturn Have No Twins Hugh Ross Computer simulations demonstrated that a set of gas giant planets akin to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune requires exquisite fine-tuning.
Astronomy Mon, Oct 6, 2008 Too Much Sulfur Hugh Ross Sulfur is essential to life, but must be fine-tuned in the environment. Earth is just right, Venus too low and Mars is too high. New study indicates high acidity a problem for life on Mars.
Astronomy Mon, Oct 13, 2008 Where Did Earth Get Its Phosphorous? Hugh Ross Phosphorous is a relatively rare element in the universe but an abundance is necessary for complex life. However, Earth's crust has more than 100 times the concentration of phosphorous than the solar system. Scientists have suggested an impact event as an explanation.
Astronomy Mon, Oct 20, 2008 Rare Solar System Location Hugh Ross New study concludes that habitable locations in galaxies are much rarer than what astronomers had previously considered.
Astronomy Mon, Jan 12, 2009 Planet Formation: Problems With Water, Carbon and Air Hugh Ross Earth has the just right amount of water and carbon. A new study shows that the normal planetary accretion process would leave Earth with hundreds of times too much carbon and water.
Astronomy Mon, Jan 19, 2009 Planet Formation: Metallic Cores Hugh Ross New research has found two planet accretion pathways that lead to rocky planets without cores. It may be likely that extra solar rocky planets do not have cores. When comparing the Solar System's rocky planets and normalizing for distance & mass, it is shown that Earth's density (and core) is double that of next most dense.
Astronomy Mon, Apr 6, 2009 Pulsars in Ultra-compact Binaries Hugh Ross Binary neutron star systems provide the strongest confirmation of general relativity. Newly discovered neutron star system provide tighter constraints on theory.
Astronomy Mon, Apr 27, 2009 Another Dwarf Galaxy Test of Big Bang Cosmology Hugh Ross The Cold Dark Matter model of the universe is most consistent with the Bible. However, the number of observed dwarf galaxies differs by a factor of 10 with the model. Recently, new observations and updates to the CDM model diminishes the problem of missing galaxies.
Astronomy Mon, Jun 15, 2009 A Superior Milky Way Galaxy Map Hugh Ross
Astronomy Mon, Jun 22, 2009 Cepheid Variable Stars Hugh Ross
Astronomy Mon, Jul 6, 2009 The Least Luminous Known Galaxy Hugh Ross The cosmic model predicts that thousands of cold exotic dark matter haloes should accompany large galaxies.
Astronomy Mon, Jul 20, 2009 Measuring the Taurus Star Association Helps Astronomers Understand the Milky Way Hugh Ross
Astronomy Mon, Nov 30, 2009 More Accurate Measures of Creation: Shoring Up The Distance Measure Measure Hugh Ross The Distance Ladder Mechod uses direct (geometric) distance measurements on nearby objects to calibrate indirect distance methods for more distant objects. Astronomers have produced the first �tip of the red giant branch.�
Astronomy Mon, Dec 14, 2009 Rare Solar System, Rare Sun Hugh Ross Astronomers have found that the Sun possesses a startlingly unique elemental signature, implying that 'solar-systems with planetary systems similar to ours are a relatively rare occurrence.�
Astronomy Mon, Jan 11, 10 Creation of the First Stars Hugh Ross New research has developed models of population III stars that explain why they have not been observed. The research also add two more fine-tuning parameters to the anthropic principle.
Astronomy Wed, Jun 6, 2007 Ingenious Discoveries Jeff Zweerink Describes a series of ingenious techniques of discovery in astronomy. Naturalistic explanations are unlikely.
Astronomy Wed, Jun 20, 2007 Birth Date of Old Star Confirms Universe's Age Jeff Zweerink Since all four techniques are consistent, we can be confident in the 13.8-billion-year age they give for creation
Astronomy Wed, Aug 1, 2007 Solar System Turns Out Well Despite Violent Birthplace Jeff Zweerink Solar system formed in violent environment with nearby supernova and stars. Then the stars dispersed.
Astronomy Wed, Aug 29, 2007 Hints of Newborn Universe Detected Jeff Zweerink Deflection of CMB photons give hints of our newborn universe.
Astronomy Wed, Sep 12, 2007 Stellar Sizes�Then and Now Jeff Zweerink No wasted space. Recent journal article explains why universe must be large in order to lead to long lasting 3rd generation stars like our Sun.
Astronomy Wed, Nov 7, 2007 Jupiter, Friend or Foe? Jeff Zweerink Study shows that Earth-sized planets can form after Jupiter-like planets migrate close in to star. But these Earth-like planets would be subject to long term bombardment.
Astronomy Wed, Nov 14, 2007 Black Holes Constrain Fundamental Constant Variation Jeff Zweerink Application of second law to black holes constrains tbe value of the fine structure constant.
Astronomy Wed, Dec 19, 2007 Unique Moon Rising? Jeff Zweerink Recent observations of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals that max of 5-10 percent of Sun-like stars have an object like the Moon orbiting a planet.
Astronomy Wed, Jul 16, 2008 Milky Way Gobbled Gobs of Galaxies Jeff Zweerink Recent image of Milky Way galaxy with two spiral arms
Astronomy Wed, Nov 12, 2008 Cool Discoveries, Part 1 Jeff Zweerink Most Distant Gama-ray Burst, Brightest Gamma-ray Burst, Earth's Oldest Crustal Material
Astronomy Wed, Jan 14, 2009 Solving the �First Stars� Problem Jeff Zweerink Only hydrogen and helium were available to form the �first stars� and inflationary cosmology could not explain the onset of nuclear fusion. Recent simulations showed that primeval CMB density fluctuations could generate protostars, thus solving one of the vital first steps in star formation.
Astronomy Wed, Feb 18, 2009 Making Massive Stars Jeff Zweerink Scientists recently created a three-dimensional model of star formation. This model demonstrates how 100 solar-mass stars can form. These massive stars produce the heavy elements needed for our Solar system and life.
Astronomy Wed, Apr 29, 2009 Supernovae Calibration Jeff Zweerink Astronomers rely on the uniform brightness of Type 1a supernovae to determine the expansion of the universe. But their brightness varies as the universe ages. A new method can compensate for the aging effect, thereby ensuring accurate determination of expansion.
Astronomy Wed, Jun 10, 2009 Cool Discoveries: Part 2 Jeff Zweerink (1) Gamma-ray burst 13 BYA is most violent explosion ever seen. (2) The world's first practical flying car. (3) Fragments were collected of an asteroid that had recently been observed in space.
Astronomy Wed, Jun 17, 2009 In Search of the First Stars Jeff Zweerink
Astronomy Wed, Sep 23, 2009 Warning! Supernova Explosion Imminent Jeff Zweerink Astronomers have found a white dwarf approximately three thousand light years away that is accreting matter from a nearby companion. They expect it to explode as a Type Ia supernova between 10,000 and 2000,000 years from now.
Astronomy Wed, Oct 21, 2009 First Simulation of Type Ia Supernova Jeff Zweerink Scientists recently demonstrated the first 3-dimensional computer simulation of the stages preceding a supernova explosion. This is a significant step in confirming the 'standard candle� signature of Type Ia supernovae that make them useful probes of cosmic expansion.
Astronomy Wed, Nov 4, 2009 GRBs Expand Astronomers Toolbox Jeff Zweerink Ancient Gamma Ray Bursts provide a way for astronomers to study models of the first stars (such as Population III stars) and models of quantum gravity, as well as Big Bang cosmology.
Astronomy Wed, Dec 9, 2009 Cosmic Ray Source Discovered Jeff Zweerink Recently, an international collaboration using the most powerful gamma-ray telescope in the northern hemisphere found evidence of cosmic ray in a 'starburst galaxy� known as M82.
Astronomy Wed, Dec 16, 2009 Death of Massive Stars Seeded Future Life Jeff Zweerink Massive stars form supernovae. Core-collapse supernovae (8-100 Solar mass) result in massive dense objects, whereas pair instability supernovae (100-150 Solar mass) scatter metals throughout the surrounding environment.
Biochemical Design Fri, Jan 18, 2008 Little Motors, Big Designer Dave Rogstad Machines found in cells demonstrate design
Biochemical Design Fri, Jul 11, 2008 Changing Gears Dave Rogstad Researchers discovered that the flagellum motor in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis also has a clutch that allows the rotor to disengage.
Biochemical Design Fri, Jan 30, 2009 Little Motors, Big Designer Dave Rogstad Machines found in cells demonstrate design
Biochemical Design Thu, Jan 10, 2008 A Biochemical Watch Found in a Cellular Heath Fuz Rana Kai ABC Proteins Re-invigorate the Watchmaker Argument for God's Existence
Biochemical Design Thu, Mar 6, 2008 DNA Barcodes Used to Inventory Plant Biodiversity Fuz Rana New Research Substantiates DNA as an �Information Harboring� Molecule
Biochemical Design Thu, Jul 24, 2008 Faster by Design, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Scientists create enzyme from scratch.
Biochemical Design Thu, Jul 31, 2008 Faster by Design, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana Scientists Create Enzyme from Scratch
Biochemical Design Thu, Aug 21, 2008 Biochemical Synonyms Optimized, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana New Study Uncovers More Evidence for Biochemical Optimization and Intelligent Design
Biochemical Design Thu, Aug 28, 2008 Biochemical Synonyms Optimized, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana New study uncovers more evidence for biochemical optimization and intelligent design.
Biochemical Design Thu, Oct 2, 2008 Restricted by Design Fuz Rana Rational Design of Novel Enzyme Highlights Biochemical Design
Biochemical Design Thu, Oct 9, 2008 Disposing the Cell's Trash, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana New Insight into the cell's quality-control systems provide added evidence for design. Describes how waste products form and the process of the cell's waste disposal machinery.
Biochemical Design Thu, Oct 16, 2008 Disposing the Cell's Trash, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana New Insight into the cell's quality-control systems provide added evidence for design. Describes how waste products form and the process of the cell's waste disposal machinery.
Biochemical Design Thu, Nov 20, 2008 DNA Soaks Up Sun's Rays Fuz Rana It appears that DNA has been designed to have optimal photostability. The UV wave lengths that it absorbs best are the ones that are most shielded by the ozone layer, thereby restricting opportunity for damage. This is only one of several optimized features of DNA. Optimized systems comprise evidence of intelligent design.
Biochemical Design Thu, Dec 11, 2008 Winding Up Payley's Watch, One More Time Fuz Rana A protein complex found in cyanobacteria functions as a mechanical watch that keeps biological time. This watch regulates metabolic processes. This discovery strengthens the watchmaker analogy.
Biochemical Design Thu, Apr 23, 2009 Proteins Made by Design, Part 1 (of 3) Fuz Rana Article describes how ribosome complex, RNA and amino acids build protein molecules. The ribosome acts like a complex machine, manufacturing proteins in assembly line fashion.
Biochemical Design Thu, Apr 30, 2009 Proteins Made by Design, Part 2 (of 3) Fuz Rana Early detection of production errors is the mark of a well designed manufacturing process. Recent recent research has found an early detection check point in protein synthesis that improves the cell's production efficiency by a factor of 10. Such quality control procedures reflect intelligence and ingenuity, indicators of the work of a mind.
Biochemical Design Thu, May 7, 2009 Proteins Made by Design, Part 3 (of 3) Fuz Rana A recent study found that �heat shock proteins� mediate a final safeguard in protein synthesis by serving as quality control inspectors. This task performed by heat shock proteins is similar to the strategies employed in man-made manufacturing processes.
Biochemical Design Thu, May 21, 2009 Increasing the Torque on Intelligent Design Fuz Rana An explanation of analogical reasoning in the Watchmaker argument. New research provides a tighter analogy of the bacterium flagellum with human designed machinery. Biophysicists have developed a mathematical model that explains the flagellum's torquing mechanism.
Biochemical Design Thu, Jun 18, 2009 Getting Ready for Fun in the Sun Fuz Rana DNA has a "sunscreen" built into its structure. This allows us to enjoy the sun.
Biochemical Design Thu, Jul 2, 2009 Deviant by Design, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Evidence indicates that the advent of a permanent oxygen component in the planet's atmosphere instigated these periodic snowball Earths.
Biochemical Design Thu, Jul 9, 2009 Deviant by Design, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana
Biochemical Design Thu, Sep 24, 2009 Bringing Order to the Case for Intelligent Design, Part 1 Fuz Rana Article describes the latest understanding of cell membranes. These membranes have an elegant order and organization at the molecular level, providing evidence of the work of a creator.
Biochemical Design Thu, Oct 1, 2009 Bringing Order to the Case for Intelligent Design, Part 2 Fuz Rana Prokaryotes are organisms that lack a cell nucleus (i.e. bacteria). New microbiology work has shown an unexpected order in the biomolecules of these organisms.
Biochemical Design Thu, Oct 22, 2009 The Nobel Prize, Ribosomes, and Evidence for Intelligent Design Fuz Rana The 2009 prize in chemistry was awarded to three scientists who figured out the atom-by-atom map of the ribosome. Their work inadvertently makes the case for intelligent design. An RTB podcast explains why. MP3
Biochemical Design Thu, Oct 29, 2009 AAA+ Biomolecular Motors Provide A-1 Evidence for Design Fuz Rana Recently published work identifies yet another protein complex with machine-like properties: the HslU transporter.
Biochemical Design Thu, Jan 7, 10 More Complex Than Imagined, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Life is minimally complex, but it is also organized at its most basic level, which creates problems for the evolutionary paradigm. Protein localization is a recently found example of cell complexity and organization.
Biochemical Design Thu, Jan 14, 10 More Complex Than Imagined, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Life is minimally complex, but it is also organized at its most basic level, which creates problems for the evolutionary paradigm. Protein localization is a recently found example of cell complexity and organization.
Biology Fri, Apr 11, 2008 Traffic Signals in the Cell Dave Rogstad Molecular motors direct traffic in cell.
Biology Thu, Nov 26, 2009 Viruses and God's Providence Revisited Fuz Rana Researchers used the HIV-1 virus to successfully treat two boys with a rare brain disorder called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The same characteristics that make HIV-1 harmful to life also turn out to be the ideal properties for gene therapy.
Biology Mon, Sep 28, 2009 Intelligence Design Hugh Ross New study directly measured the energy cost of the brain's information processing systems. Nueral processes appear to be optimized in birds and mamals. (Intelligent Design)
Biology Mon, Oct 26, 2009 Novel Nitrogen Uptake Design Hugh Ross Botanists have found a small Siberian plant (Corydalis conorhiza) that can take up nitrogen from the snow using 'snow roots.�
Biology Mon, Nov 23, 2009 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Design Hugh Ross The symbiotic relationship between AMF and vascular plants is difficult to explain from an evolutionary paradigm. New research shows the importance of that relationship.
Biology Wed, Dec 2, 2009 The Ears Have It Jeff Zweerink Recent research explains how the ear seems optimally designed to allow humans to understand and appreciate the sounds that enrich life while ensuring quick response to danger.
Biology Wed, Oct 31, 2007 Ask the Animals and They Will Teach You Katie Galloway Geckos and Mussels Inspire New Wet/Dry Adhesive
Biology Mon, Jan 14, 2008 Internet Too Slow? We�ll Get Some Bees Right on That! Katie Galloway Bee Foraging Provides Insight on Optimization of Server Allocation
Biology Wed, Mar 19, 2008 How to get a grip and not get stuck: A gecko's story Katie Galloway Scientists study gecko's mechanical strategy of adhesion.
Biology Fri, Oct 3, 2008 Holy Fish Armor, Batman! Katie Galloway Ancient Armored Fish May Hold Clues to Lighter, Stronger Bioinspired Armor
Biology Fri, Apr 24, 2009 Evolvability: A Good Design Principle Katie Galloway Building adaptability into a system is a good design principle. Certain enzymes have unexpected secondary functions that allow proteins to be adaptable so as to satisfy the changing conditions of life.
Biology Mon, Aug 4, 2008 Feedback Control in Biology Keith McPherson Human-designed control systems are examined and compared with natural ones found in cows.
Cosmology Fri, Feb 29, 2008 More On Dark Matter Dave Rogstad Using the gravitational lensing technique astronomers were able to obtain the most-detailed correlation between dark matter and visible matter to date. Such results provide indirect but powerful evidence for dark matter in the presence of visible matter .
Cosmology Fri, Jun 13, 2008 The Right Temperature Dave Rogstad Better precision for CMB radiation
Cosmology Mon, May 14, 2007 Multifaceted Design of the Strong Nuclear Force Hugh Ross Details of the strange and fine-tuned design of the strong force. Lengthly simulation confirmed the phenomenon of exchange of certain heavy mesons, otherwise known as quantum chromodynamics.
Cosmology Mon, Jul 2, 2007 Stronger Evidence for the Supernatural Creation and Design of the Universe Hugh Ross Analysis strengthens the case for an inflationary hot big bang creation model.
Cosmology Mon, Jul 16, 2007 Beginning and End of Cosmology Hugh Ross Discusses paper by Krauss & Scherer: �The return of a static universe and the end of Cosmology� Both the past and the future are bad for cosmology. The present is ideal.
Cosmology Mon, Nov 26, 2007 Primordial Helium Abundance Test of Big Bang Cosmology Hugh Ross More precise measurements show a remarkable fit between the observed abundance of primordial helium in the universe and the expected abundance predicted by the big bang cosmic creation model
Cosmology Mon, Dec 17, 2007 Geometric Distance to M81 Buttresses the Distance Ladder Foundation for Cosmic Creation Hugh Ross Astronomers' work buttresses the methods for measuring cosmic expansion. They have developed another method to determine a direct distance measurement to a galaxy millions of light-years away.
Cosmology Mon, Dec 24, 2007 Primordial Helium Abundance Test of Big Bang Cosmology Hugh Ross More precise measurements show a remarkable fit between the observed abundance of primordial helium in the universe and the expected abundance predicted by the big bang cosmic creation model
Cosmology Mon, Jan 7, 2008 Most Accurate Distances Shore Up Creation History Hugh Ross Very Long Baseline Array can generate distances of unprecedented accuracy
Cosmology Mon, Jan 21, 2008 White Dwarfs Deliver Better Creation History Hugh Ross Main sequence turnoff analysis of star clusters spectacularly confirmed big bang cosmology.
Cosmology Mon, Jan 28, 2008 A Dark Galaxy: Finding the �Missing� Dark Stuff Hugh Ross Astronomers found dark galaxy in Virgo cluster. They also demonstrated that astronomers very likely have been overlooking the possible existence of dark galaxies elsewhere.
Cosmology Mon, Feb 18, 2008 Strangulation Efficiency in Galaxy Clusters Hugh Ross Unless the degree and the timing of strangulation (quenching of star formation) for the Milky Way Galaxy were at just-right values, our galaxy would never be able to support advanced life.
Cosmology Mon, Mar 3, 2008 Most Accurate Distances Shore Up Creation History Hugh Ross Direct distance measurements on a galaxy
Cosmology Mon, Mar 24, 2008 Galaxy Morphology and Structure Design Hugh Ross Astronomer has made a discovery about galaxy structure and morphology that implies that there may be more to the design of a galaxy for the possible support of life than what had previously been recognized.
Cosmology Mon, Apr 28, 2008 Testing Cosmic Creation Models, Part 2 Hugh Ross Bayesian statistical analysis of cosmological models confirms Big Bang
Cosmology Mon, Sep 8, 2008 A Dark Galaxy: Finding the �Missing� Dark Stuff Hugh Ross Dark galaxy confirms biblical creation model.
Cosmology Mon, Oct 27, 2008 A Dark Galaxy: Finding the �Missing� Dark Stuff Hugh Ross Astronomers found dark galaxy in Virgo cluster. They also demonstrated that astronomers very likely have been overlooking the possible existence of dark galaxies elsewhere.
Cosmology Mon, Dec 8, 2008 Dwarf Galaxies Test Big Bang Hugh Ross The dark energy dominated cold exotic dark matter model predicts a population of dwarf galaxies accompanying large galaxies like the Milky Way. But those dwarf galaxies had not been observed. Recently astronomers have discovered new data and mechanisms to explain the existence of the dwarf galaxies.
Cosmology Sun, Dec 14, 2008 Star Formation Tests Big Bang Hugh Ross Star formation predictions of the dark energy dominated cold exotic dark matter model was compared to observations of dwarf galaxies in the Local Group. After minor adjustments, the model agreed well with observations.
Cosmology Mon, Jan 5, 2009 More Evidence for Supernatural Creation Hugh Ross The Supernovae Cosmology Project has updated their cosmic expansion results by assembling 414 different Type Ia supernovae. Improved SCP results and their consistency with the best WMAP measurements means that scientists now have reasons for even greater confidence in the big bang creation model.
Cosmology Mon, May 18, 2009 Distance to Double Pulsar Tests Cosmic Creation Model Hugh Ross An Australian team has used an array of radio telescopes to improve the distance measurement to a double neutron star by a factor of three. Accurate distance measurements are needed in order to test general relativity in the extreme gravitational field of double pulsars.
Cosmology Mon, Jun 8, 2009 Proving Cosmic Expansion Using Direct Measurements Only Hugh Ross
Cosmology Mon, Jul 13, 2009 Polarization of Cosmic Microwave Background Hugh Ross
Cosmology Mon, Aug 24, 2009 More Rigorous Test of General Relativity Hugh Ross The bending of starlight near the Sun remains the least definitive test for GR. Astronomers have improved the original reliability confirmation of this test from 90 percent to better than 99.9 percent, but they would like to upgrade it to better than 99.999 percent.
Cosmology Mon, Sep 14, 2009 New Lower Limit for Gravitational Wave Energy Density Hugh Ross LIGO & EGO teams collaborated in linked experiments that determined a new low limit that more firmly established the standard big bang creation model.
Cosmology Wed, May 9, 2007 Narrowing the Constraints on Dark Energy Jeff Zweerink Results indicate that the dark energy is consistent with a constant value in the first 4 billion years
Cosmology Wed, May 16, 2007 Precise and Accurate Jeff Zweerink Variable Cepheid stars used to measure distances.
Cosmology Wed, Jan 2, 2008 Testing The Copernican Principle, Part 1 (of 2) Jeff Zweerink Does Sun/galaxy exist in large void? Astronomy willing to test, whereas biology does not test evolution.
Cosmology Wed, Jan 9, 2008 Galaxies Gracefully Grow Old Jeff Zweerink View of Milky Way from outside with Sun's position
Cosmology Wed, Jan 23, 2008 Teenage Galaxies Found Jeff Zweerink Protogalaxies billions of light-years away.
Cosmology Wed, Mar 5, 2008 Signpost of Unification Found? Jeff Zweerink Texture found in Cosmic Microwave Radiation may confirm GUT
Cosmology Wed, Apr 2, 2008 Dark Matter Ropes Confirm Big Bang Cosmology Jeff Zweerink Scientists find the expected filamentary structure for the dark matter. They also measured the amount of dark matter in the universe based on the survey. Their measurements agree with WMAP.
Cosmology Wed, Apr 9, 2008 How Does WMAP Continue to Produce New Results? Jeff Zweerink About reprocessing WMAP data
Cosmology Wed, May 7, 2008 The Latest WMAP Results Jeff Zweerink Gives data for curvature, age, matter and energy density
Cosmology Wed, May 14, 2008 SDSS Measurements Confirm Existence of Dark Energy Jeff Zweerink Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Cosmology Wed, May 21, 2008 Does Dark Energy Need a Shave? Jeff Zweerink Graphite whiskers may interfere with measure of cosmic acceleration
Cosmology Wed, Jun 11, 2008 Better Clocks, Constants Still Constant Jeff Zweerink The fine structure �constant� that determines the strength of the electromagnetic force has been shown to actually be constant by testing ground based clocks against observations of distant quasars.
Cosmology Wed, Jun 18, 2008 General Relavity Passes Another Test Jeff Zweerink Largest black hole known in the universe is orbited by smaller black hole. Frequency of optical flare outbursts caused by smaller black hole matches predictions of GR.
Cosmology Wed, Jul 30, 2008 The Difficulties of Testing String Theory Jeff Zweerink Scientists have developed an approach for detecting the cosmic web of strings produced during inflation. The tests are not currently feasible with present technology.
Cosmology Wed, Aug 20, 2008 Double Pulsar Tests General Relativity Jeff Zweerink Double pulsar induces precession. The measured precession matched the value predicted by general relativity.
Cosmology Wed, Oct 29, 2008 Testing The Copernican Principle, Part 1 (of 2) Jeff Zweerink Does Sun/galaxy exist in large void? Astronomy willing to test, whereas biology does not test evolution.
Cosmology Wed, Nov 26, 2008 Testing the Copernican Principle, Part 2 (of 2) Jeff Zweerink Scientists continue to test the CP. One test underway is to determine if the the apparent expansion is the result of supernovae being observed from the MWG being in a region of low density, a �void model.�
Cosmology Wed, Dec 10, 2008 Mysterious Dark Matter Jeff Zweerink Article describes a theory of production and character of dark matter particles. Dark matter interactions should produce gamma rays. A new simulation indicated how and where to detect the gamma rays.
Cosmology Wed, Dec 31, 2008 The Latest WMAP Results Jeff Zweerink Gives data for curvature, age, matter and energy density
Cosmology Wed, Jan 7, 2009 Tools to Build a Livable Universe Jeff Zweerink The strong nuclear force is fine-tuned to determine what elements exist in the universe. However, scientists did not have reliable theoretical calculations of the force. New research has given much insight by showing that the masses of protons and neutrons arise from quantum fluctuations that involve the strong force.
Cosmology Wed, Jun 3, 2009 Constraining Cosmology With Clusters Jeff Zweerink There is a dramatic lack of candidates for dark energy. Recent studies of galaxy clusters indicate that dark energy has been nearly constant over the history of the universe. A cosmological constant remains the simplest explanation.
Cosmology Wed, Jul 15, 2009 Testing a Dark Energy Model Jeff Zweerink A team of physicists outlined a model that shows dark energy interacting with normal matter. This would allow scientists to test the model's predictions.
Cosmology Wed, Aug 26, 2009 Extraordinary Evidence for Expansion Jeff Zweerink Study using Sloan Digital Sky Survey confirmed the presence of �baryon accustic peak,� giving additional evidence of dark energy. (Fine-Tuning)
Cosmology Wed, Sep 9, 2009 Smaller Errors for the Hubble Constant Constrain Dark Energy Jeff Zweerink New observational results tighten the constraints on candidates explanation of dark energy.
Creation Model Thu, Dec 13, 2007 Biology's Big Bangs Fuz Rana Explosive Innovations Point to a Creator's Role in Life's History
Creation Model Thu, Sep 18, 2008 Turning the Microscope on Intelligent Design, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Invention of a New Type of Microscope Delineates the Difference between ID and Science
Creation Model Thu, Sep 25, 2008 Turning the Microscope on Intelligent Design, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana Invention of a New Type of Microscope Delineates the Difference between ID and Science. Can ID become part of science?
Creation Model Thu, Jun 4, 2009 Responding to a Skeptic Fuz Rana Are faulty designs a problem for Intelligent Design? When biologists claim that a certain feature exemplifies poor design, it's largely based on their authority, not on a comprehensive understanding of that system.
Creation Model Thu, Jun 11, 2009 Viruses and God's Providence Fuz Rana Viruses have been found to be practical for biomedical applications. Genes have been inserted into bacteriophages that then infect bacteria that have antibiotic resistance. Researchers use viruses to develop beneficial technologies.
Creation Model Wed, Sep 10, 2008 Helium Diffusion in Zircon: Flaws in a Young-Earth Argument, Part 1 (of 2) Gary H. Loechelt Discusses the results of a helium diffusion study conducted by a young-earth research program called RATE. Points out two serious errors that invalidate the argument for supporting accelerated nuclear decay.
Creation Model Wed, Sep 17, 2008 Helium Diffusion in Zircon: Evidence Supports an Old Earth, Part 2 (of 2) Gary H. Loechelt Discusses three additional flaws in RATE study.
Creation Model Wed, Apr 22, 2009 Heat Diffusion in Zircon Gary H. Loechelt A response to questions by the RATE team. Old-earth helium diffusion model is validated by processes in the semi-conductor industry.
Creation Model Mon, May 7, 2007 Big Bacteria Help Resolve Big Creation/Evolution Debates Hugh Ross Discovery of large fossilized bacteria supports RTB creation model
Creation Model Mon, May 21, 2007 Creation vs. Evolution: Why a Model Is Essential Hugh Ross Scientists will retain a failed model, however, if there is no superior model to take its place.
Creation Model Mon, Feb 4, 2008 Creation vs. Evolution: Why a Model Is Essential Hugh Ross Scientists will retain a failed model, however, if there is no superior model to take its place.
Creation Model Mon, Feb 11, 2008 Galactic Supernova Remnant Disproves Young-Earth Creationist Prediction Hugh Ross Even in the disk of our own galaxy, the young-earth prediction that widely expanded supernova remnants indicative of ages in excess of tens of thousands of years do not exist has proven incorrect.
Creation Model Mon, Feb 25, 2008 More Evidence for the Design of Earthquake Activity Hugh Ross Study shows that early earthquake activity provided nutrients for life, thereby allowing for the early prospering of non-photosyntetic life, crucially preparing Earth for humans.
Creation Model Mon, Mar 10, 2008 Cosmic Creation Model and the First Stars Hugh Ross Astronomers in Germany successfully simulated conditions in the early universe when it had no stars at all,
Creation Model Mon, Apr 21, 2008 Testing Cosmic Creation Models, Part 1 Hugh Ross Using Bayesian statistics to compare Big Bang models
Creation Model Mon, Aug 18, 2008 More Evidence for the Design of Earthquake Activity Hugh Ross Study shows that early earthquake activity provided nutrients for life, thereby allowing for the early prospering of non-photosyntetic life, crucially preparing Earth for humans.
Creation Model Mon, Feb 2, 2009 Dogs Catch Human Yawns Hugh Ross Recent study found that human yawns are contagious to domestic dogs. The study provides more scientific evidence that birds and mammals really were pre-designed before humans even existed to form emotional relationships with human beings in such a manner that they could enhance humanity's well being.
Creation Model Mon, Feb 9, 2009 Task Partitioning in Ant Colonies Hugh Ross Certain forager ant tasks are done at suboptimal efficiency in order to raise the overall efficiency of the colony. Iit takes a very intelligent and powerful Creator to plan, design, and organize both the hardware (ant bodies) and software (ant instincts) for a successful, efficient ant colony.
Creation Model Mon, Apr 13, 2009 Consistent Calculations Bolster Creation Case Hugh Ross American astronomers recently completed a comparison of distance measuring methods. When applied to the same galaxy, all three methods agreed to within their estimated uncertainties This gives confidence that our picture of the universe's expansion history is correct.
Creation Model Mon, Oct 5, 2009 Bergmann's Rule and the Optimization of Life Designs Hugh Ross Bergmann's Rule asserts that the body mass of warm-blooded animals increases with latitude. The rule has been confirmed for birds. Body size also decreases with increasing biodiversity.
Creation Model Mon, Oct 19, 2009 Moving Life and Nutrients Around Hugh Ross Sites where thermophiles and other extremophiles can thrive are highly ephemeral (transient). New research shows that seabed fluid flows optimally distribute Earth's life over vast regions of the globe, preserving a vast community of organisms.
Creation Model Mon, Nov 2, 2009 Testing Creation Using the Proton to Electron Mass Ratio Hugh Ross The electron to proton mass ratio joins the growing list of fundamental constants in physics demonstrated to be constant over the history of the universe. The constancy of the laws of physics establishes the Bible's reliable descriptions of nature and predictions of future scientific discoveries.
Creation Model Mon, Nov 9, 2009 Optimal Memory Design and the Benefits of Forgetting Hugh Ross Experiments with mice show there are benefits in forgetting. Our brains are optimized so as to both particularize and generalize, to engage in concrete, literal thinking but also to think abstractly and metaphorically.
Creation Model Wed, Nov 28, 2007 The Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen Jeff Zweerink 2.4-2.5 BYA spurt of continental crust formation filled the �hole� draining all the oxygen from Earth's atmosphere.
Creation Model Wed, Jun 4, 2008 Creationism or Science? Jeff Zweerink Need to remove obstacles to faith that YEC imposes
Creation Model Wed, Jul 2, 2008 Unnecessary Apologetic Baggage Jeff Zweerink Jeff relates a personal story of how he was able to put away an unnecessary piece of apologetics baggage.
Creation Model Wed, Sep 3, 2008 Puzzling Rocks Jeff Zweerink Radioisotope decay rates in rocks
Creation Model Wed, Oct 1, 2008 Prehistoric Atmospheric Oxygen Levels Jeff Zweerink Evidence of wildfires since 450 MYA indicates that past mass extinctions were not due to low (less than 15%) oxygen levels.
Creation Model Wed, Dec 3, 2008 General Relativity Wins an Old Debate Jeff Zweerink Mercury's perihelion advance is not explainable by Newtonian gravity. Recent research shows that General Relativity is the only available explanation.
Creation Model Wed, Dec 24, 2008 Unnecessary Apologetic Baggage Jeff Zweerink Jeff relates a personal story of how he was able to put away an unnecessary piece of apologetics baggage.
Creation Model Wed, Apr 15, 2009 Old Earth Creationism on Trial Jeff Zweerink The article is a critical review of a new book written from a young-earth creationist perspective, �Old-Earth Creationism on Trial� by Tim Chaffey and Jason Lisle. Jeff finds straw-man arguments and factual inconsistencies. However, the book provides learning opportunities for RTB apologetics.
Creation Model Wed, Jul 1, 2009 Snowball-Earth Issues Jeff Zweerink
Creation Model Wed, Jul 8, 2009 Star-gazing Jeff Zweerink
Creation Model Wed, Aug 12, 2009 Biological Stirring of the Oceans Jeff Zweerink A study by CalTech scientists show that jellyfish and other such creatures contribute to ocean stirring on a level to winds and solar and lunar tides. (Fine-Tuning)
Creation Model Wed, Nov 11, 2009 The Shrimp Eyes Have It Jeff Zweerink New research shows that the quarter-wave plate of the Mantis Shrimp out-performs anything humans have so far been able to create to manipulate polarized light. The complexity and structure of the mantis shrimp's eye displays design, confirming RTB's Creation Model that life should exit design.
Creation Model Mon, Jun 16, 2008 Historic Age Debate: Creation Ex Nihilo, Part 1 (of 4) John Milam Ttwelve prominent creedal statements (out of the 17 studied) teach God as Creator with three very explicitly teaching creation ex nihilo. None claim that matter is eternal.
Creation Model Mon, Jun 23, 2008 Historic Age Debate: Creation Ex Nihilo, Part 2 (of 4) John Milam Greek philosophers largely held that matter was eternal and uncreated. The first statements of creation ex nihilo can be traced to Jewish sources before the time of Christ, followed by early Christian church teachers.
Creation Model Mon, Jun 30, 2008 Historic Age Debate: Creation Ex Nihilo, Part 3 (of 4) John Milam Creation ex nihilo was very important in responding to Gnostic claims. Gives views of Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Basil, Augustine, and others.
Creation Model Mon, Jul 7, 2008 Historic Age Debate: Creation Ex Nihilo, Part 4 (of 4) John Milam Provides three specific examples of how creation ex nihilo has had an impact on science.
Creation Model Mon, Jul 14, 2008 Historic Age Debate: Beginning of Time John Milam Belief in a beginning of time is directly supported by Scripture in at least two passages. Gives the views of several church fathers. Agustine argued for an absolute beginning of time.
Creation Model Fri, Jun 19, 2009 Historic Age Debate: Dependence on Translations, Part 1 (of 5) John Milam
Creation Model Fri, Jun 26, 2009 Historic Age Debate: Dependence on Translations, Part 2 (of 5) John Milam
Creation Model Fri, Jul 3, 2009 Historic Age Debate: Dependence on Translations, Part 3 (of 5) John Milam
Creation Model Fri, Jul 10, 2009 Historic Age Debate: Dependence on Translations, Part 4 (of 5) John Milam
Creation Model Fri, Jul 17, 2009 Historic Age Debate: Dependence on Translations, Part 5 (of 5) John Milam
Creation Update Sat, May 5, 2007 Exoplanet Discovery and Ten Questions for Christians All Scholars Earth-like exoplanet in habitable zone around red dwarf star. YouTube video challenging Christians to answer 10 questions.
Creation Update Sat, May 12, 2007 The Big Three: Newton, Darwin and Einstein All Scholars Einstein proved right again. Surprises from the elephant shark genome.
Creation Update Sat, May 19, 2007 Creation Update Show Notes (#368) All Scholars In inverted retina bad design? Narrower constraints on dark energy
Creation Update Sat, May 26, 2007 More Evidence for Big Bang Universe All Scholars Astronomers discover dark matter ring with Hubble telescope. How old is the universe?
Creation Update Sat, Jun 2, 2007 Neanderthals Did Not Interbreed with Humans All Scholars Studies show no human-Neanderthal interbreeding. Are humans hard-wired to see design? �Childhood Origins to Adult Resistance to Science�
Creation Update Sat, Jun 9, 2007 Stellar Research Shows Fine-Tuning All Scholars M-dwarf stars not likely life-support candidates. Should science build expensive instruments for limited research? Why bother if the universe will soon end?
Creation Update Sat, Jun 16, 2007 Not Much Gravity a Good Thing All Scholars Gravity wave detection instrument confirms Big Bang cosmology. New emphasis in origin of life research. The passing or pragmatic philosopher Richard Roty.
Creation Update Sat, Jun 23, 2007 Creation Explanation All Scholars Rare' Milky Way hypothesis. Neanderthals and the division of labor.
Creation Update Sat, Jun 30, 2007 Cosmology, Yesterday and Today All Scholars A new kind of star. An amazing star. Cosmology and worldview systems
Creation Update Sat, Jul 14, 2007 Did the Universe Have a Beginning? All Scholars Jeff Z. & Dave R. Analysis of Kalam cosmological argument and other theories. Presentation by Jim Sinclair.
Creation Update Sat, Jul 28, 2007 Worldview Thinking All Scholars Dave R. & Ken S.- Predestination and gnosticism.
Creation Update Sat, Aug 4, 2007 Another Origin-of-Life Theory All Scholars Fuz R., Dave R. & Ken S. - Analysis of article in Biology Direct by Eugene Koonin hypothesizing the multiverse as a solution to the origin-of-life problem.
Creation Update Sat, Aug 11, 2007 The Worldview of Naturalism and Scientific Discovery All Scholars F. Rana, D. Rogstad & K. Samples � Naturalism and Scientific Discovery
Creation Update Sat, Sep 1, 2007 Microbes in Antarctic Ice All Scholars F. Rana, J. Zweernik, J. Aguirre � DNA fragment discovered in Anarchistic life have implications for life, habitable planets around M-class stars not necessarily conducive to life.
Creation Update Sat, Sep 15, 2007 Just-Right Timing of Oxygen on Early Earth All Scholars J. Zweerkin, H. Ross, K. Samples, J. Aguirre � Oxygen sufficient for complex life appeared at optimal time. Why some people are inclined to believe in conspiracies
Earth-Moon Design Mon, Nov 3, 2008 Subduction Design Hugh Ross Advanced life requires efficient plate tectonics lasting billions of years. New study shows that Earth's subduction rate is just right for advanced life.
Earth-Moon Design Mon, Nov 10, 2008 Confirming the Moon's Vital Role Hugh Ross New research confirms that the Moon stabilizes the tilt of Earth's axis over billios of years. Without this effect, erratic climate changes would be catastrophic for advanced life.
Earth-Moon Design Mon, Apr 20, 2009 The Creation of Minerals Hugh Ross When earth formed it contained only about 250 minerals. But as new life forms progressed, many more minerals were formed. with each big bang of life a mineralogy big bang followed, such that there now 4,300 known minerals.
Earth-Moon Design Mon, May 4, 2009 Sulfur-Poor Earth Conducive to Life Hugh Ross New research shows that Earth is sulfur-poor and especially poor in the sulfur compounds most hazardous to life. Two very unlikely Earth-reshaping events account for most of the extremely low abundance of sulfur in our planet's crust and add to the case for the rare Earth doctrine.
Earth-Moon Design Mon, May 11, 2009 The Concentration of Metals for Humanity's Benefit Hugh Ross Concentrated ores of insoluable metals are necessary for advanced civilization. Researchers have found that just-right conditions at hydrothermal vents enrich the concentrations of metals like zinc, lead and copper by at least a factor of a thousand.
Earth-Moon Design Mon, May 25, 2009 A Complete Sample of Extrasolar Planets Hugh Ross Astronomers possess a complete sample of gas giants in a particular category. The sample planets constrain physical models of planet formation. The models predict an abundance of rocky planets what would prevent the long term stability needed for advanced life.
Earth-Moon Design Mon, Dec 21, 2009 Earth's Unique Element Abundance Hugh Ross The earth possesses an abnormal amount of every measurable element and compound. New research shows that compared to primitive meteorites, the Earth is miraculously water- and carbon-poor. It is also sulfur-poor and phosphorus-rich.
Earth-Moon Design Wed, Jul 9, 2008 Getting the Continental Drift Jeff Zweerink Scientists have recently built a model that demonstrates cyclic behavior analogous to the recorded continental drift.
Earth-Moon Design Wed, Oct 22, 2008 Antarctica and North America Once Connected Jeff Zweerink The breakup of supercontinents 800 MYA led to dramatic changes on Earth's surface and led to environments where more-advanced life could not only survive, but flourish.
Earth-Moon Design Wed, Jan 21, 2009 Majestic Mountain Grandeur Jeff Zweerink Mountains taller than 7,500 ft have been possible only in the last 2.5 BY. High mountains plus erosion produces molybendum in the environment thereby allowing growth of oxygen-producing bacteria which results in 20% oxygen in the atmosphere..
Earth-Moon Design Wed, May 6, 2009 Ancient Bacteria Saw Northern Lights, Too! Jeff Zweerink Analysis of certain rocks indicates the strength of Earth's magnetic field has remained constant over the last 2.7 billion years, despite changes in the core and heat from decay of radioactive isotopes. This allowed Earth to maintain its protective magnetic field in contrast to Mars and Venus.
Earth-Moon Design Wed, Nov 18, 2009 Why Does the Earth Have Oceans? Jeff Zweerink New evidence indicates that Earth-forming materials did not contain enough water to form the oceans because temperatures near the sun kept ice from forming in the materials. A bombardment event after Earth's formation brought water-bearing asteroids from outer parts of the Solar System to form a �veneer� of water on Earth.
Earth-Moon Design Wed, Dec 23, 2009 Majestic Mountains Jeff Zweerink As oxygen gained a permanent foothold in the atmosphere, the Earth's crust strengthened enough to support high mountains, preparing the way for humanity's arrival.
Earth-Moon Design Wed, Dec 30, 2009 Recap on the Late Heavy Bombardment Jeff Zweerink A possible cause for the LHB has been found. Also, the LHB may not have been as destructive as once thought.
Evolution Fri, May 2, 2008 Earliest Direct Evidence of Life Dave Rogstad New research finds direct evidence of life in the form of proteins and amino acids from cellulose as far back as 253 mya.
Evolution Fri, May 9, 2008 Bombarded by Design Dave Rogstad Technology derived from bombadier beetle
Evolution Thu, May 3, 2007 Is Junk DNA Evidence for Biological Evolution? Fuz Rana Long Terminal Repeats Function as Promoters for the NAIP Gene in Mammals
Evolution Thu, May 10, 2007 New Study Raises More Questions about Evolution Fuz Rana A new study shows that although the elephant shark (cartilaginious fish) is much more distantly related to humans than the teleost fish, its genome bears a much greater similarity to the human genome.
Evolution Thu, May 24, 2007 Evidence That Humans Are Evolving Is Not Evidence for Human Evolution Fuz Rana Ancient DNA Analysis Sheds Insight into the Micro-Evolutionary Origin of Lactase Persistence
Evolution Thu, May 31, 2007 Are Pseudogenes Junk? Fuz Rana Pseudogenes appear to be functional. This class of �junk� DNA seemingly performs a wide range of biochemical functions.
Evolution Thu, Jun 14, 2007 Opossum Genome Leaves Evolution's Best Argument Dead in the Road Fuz Rana First Marsupial Genome Indicates that Junk DNA Has Function
Evolution Thu, Jul 5, 2007 Dinosaur Genome Size Estimates: Lagerst�tten of Design Fuz Rana Study of Fossil Remains Identifies another Function for Junk DNA
Evolution Thu, Jul 12, 2007 More on the Nucleoskeletal Hypothesis Fuz Rana Study of Sexual Parasite Reveals Function for Junk DNA
Evolution Thu, Dec 6, 2007 Junk DNA: A Problem for the Evolutionary Paradigm? Fuz Rana New Discoveries Raise Questions about Molecular Evolution
Evolution Thu, Dec 20, 2007 Speaking about a Controversy, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Does the Presence of 'speech� Gene Mean Neanderthals Had Language? Questions about the human-like FOXP2 gene and, therefore, language ability.
Evolution Thu, Jan 3, 2008 Speaking about a Controversy, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana Weak genetic evidence that Neanderthals could speak
Evolution Thu, Jan 17, 2008 The Case for Human Evolution Loses Some Teeth Fuz Rana Dental Anatomy Gives Important Clues on Hominid Growth and Development
Evolution Thu, Jan 24, 2008 Evolution Loses Its Direction Fuz Rana Fossil evidence reveals that evolutionary change is seldom directional.
Evolution Thu, Jan 31, 2008 Evolution Loses Its Equilibrium Fuz Rana Punctuated equilibrium doesn�t have a viable mechanism
Evolution Thu, Apr 3, 2008 Through the Glass Darkly Fuz Rana Mechanism to Explain Origin of Homochirality Questioned
Evolution Thu, Apr 17, 2008 A Biochemical Watch Found in a Cellular Heath Fuz Rana Kai ABC Proteins Re-invigorate the Watchmaker Argument for God's Existence
Evolution Thu, May 8, 2008 Explanation for Origin-of-Life's Molecular Handedness is Insoluble Fuz Rana Another Mechanism to Explain Origin of Homochirality Questioned
Evolution Thu, May 22, 2008 A Couple of Tasty Morsels Fuz Rana Responding to the junk DNA challenge
Evolution Thu, May 29, 2008 An Unexpected Find Fuz Rana New research uncovers an unanticipated role for pseudogenes
Evolution Thu, Jun 12, 2008 No, No, Nanobacteria Fuz Rana Nanobacteria is inorganic Material, Not Life
Evolution Thu, Jun 19, 2008 D�j� vu�Again, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Newly Discovered Example of Convergence Challenges Biological Evolution
Evolution Thu, Jun 26, 2008 D�j� vu�Again, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana Newly Discovered Example of Convergence Challenges Biological Evolution
Evolution Thu, Aug 7, 2008 Inability to Repeat the Past Dooms Evolution Fuz Rana Experimental Support for Historical Contingency Challenges Biological Evolution
Evolution Thu, Aug 14, 2008 Birds Terrorize Evolutionary Biologists Fuz Rana Largest Bird Study to Date Challenges the Validity of Biological Evolution
Evolution Thu, Sep 11, 2008 Twisted by Design Fuz Rana Scientists create novel allosteric enzyme.
Evolution Thu, Oct 23, 2008 Flightless Birds Run Down Evolution Fuz Rana Newly discovered example of convergence challenges biological evolution. Loss of flight occurred on three separate occasions, yet produced practically the same behavior and anatomical adaptations.
Evolution Thu, Oct 30, 2008 The Case for Human Evolution Loses Some Teeth Fuz Rana Dental Anatomy Gives Important Clues on Hominid Growth and Development
Evolution Thu, Nov 6, 2008 Flightless Birds Cause Evolution to Run Out of Options Fuz Rana New example of evolutionary trees built from anatomical comparisons that do not agree with trees built from DNA sequence data. The evolutionary tree for ratites (flightless birds) based on molecular data generated from nuclear DNA sequences do not agree with evolutionary trees build from morphology.
Evolution Thu, Dec 25, 2008 A Couple of Tasty Morsels Fuz Rana Responding to the junk DNA challenge
Evolution Thu, Jan 8, 2009 Discovery De-Tracks from Evolution Fuz Rana A newly published paper eliminated one of the best counter explanations evolutionary biologists have mustered for the Cambrian Explosion. Evolutionists point to tracks apparently produced by multicellular animals about 2.6 BYA. The recent study showed that single cell creatures could produce such tracks.
Evolution Thu, May 28, 2009 Out of Order Fuz Rana Extinct fishapods possessed characteristics interpreted as varying mixtures of fish and amphibian features. But fishapods that appear in the "wrong" order in the fossil record indicate that the long-sought "innumerable transitional forms" still don't exist.
Evolution Thu, Jul 16, 2009 Great Minds Think Alike, but Evolution Doesn't Fuz Rana �Repeated evolution" is the Achilles' heel of biological evolution,
Evolution Thu, Sep 10, 2009 The Appendix: Adding to the Evidence for Intelligent Design Fuz Rana Researchers identified an appendix or an appendix-like structure in a number of mammals. From an evolutionary standpoint, it looks as if the appendix has been around for over 80 million years and appears to have originated independently multiple times, suggesting that it indeed is functional.
Evolution Thu, Oct 8, 2009 Farmers, Fossils and Frauds Fuz Rana The National Geographic Society recently retracted a report of bird evolution because of fraudulent behavior behind the claim. However, scientific miscues should not be used as challenges against evolution.
Evolution Thu, Nov 5, 2009 Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends, Part 1 Fuz Rana Review and response to Richard Dawkins' �The Greatest Show on Earth�; Chapter 1 �Only a Theory?� Dawkins responds to the charge that evolution is only a theory.
Evolution Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Long-Term Evolution Experiment: Evidence for the Evolutionary Paradigm?, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana The LTEE at Michigan State University has been following evolving strains of Escherichia coli for over 20 years. Fuz explains this experiment in terms of five types of evolution: (1) Microevolution; (2) Speciation; (3) Macroevolution; (4) Chemical evolution; (5) Microbial evolution.
Evolution Thu, Nov 19, 2009 Long-Term Evolution Experiment: Evidence for the Evolutionary Paradigm?, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana The LTEE team sequenced the genome of E. coli from frozen samples saved periodically over the last 20 years. It was found that evolution of the DNA molecule did not match the tenets of molecular evolutionary theory. The type and rates of mutations did not match theory.
Evolution Thu, Dec 3, 2009 Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends, Part 2 Fuz Rana Review and response to Richard Dawkins' �The Greatest Show on Earth�; Chapter 2: �Dogs, cows and cabbages�; Chapter 3: �Down the primrose path to macro-evolution�
Evolution Thu, Dec 10, 2009 Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends, Part 3 Fuz Rana Review and response to Richard Dawkins' �The Greatest Show on Earth�; Chapter 4: 'silence and slow time�
Evolution Thu, Dec 17, 2009 Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends, Part 4 Fuz Rana Review and response to Richard Dawkins' �The Greatest Show on Earth�; Chapter 5: �Before Our Very Eyes� Dawkins makes the case for evolution that can be observed in �real time.�
Evolution Thu, Dec 31, 2009 Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the Future: What's in Store for the Evolutionary Paradigm? Fuz Rana Pervasive evidence of convergence in plants and animals will prove to be a strong challenge to the evolutionary paradigm.
Evolution Wed, Oct 24, 2007 Biology's �Big Bang� Keeps Getting Bigger Gene Lopata The genome of the invertebrate starlet sea anemone challenges the Tree of Life based upon morphology in the Darwinian model of evolution The complexity and similarity of the starlet sea anemone and the human genomes is consistent with the biblical idea of God preparing the Earth for the creation of mankind.
Evolution Mon, May 5, 2008 Evolution as Mythology, Part 1 (of 5): The Theory of Evolution is a Myth Guests Hugh Henry, Daniel J. Dyke, Charles Cruze
Evolution Mon, May 12, 2008 Evolution as Mythology, Part 2 (of 5): Evolution is not a Scientific Theory Guests Hugh Henry, Daniel J. Dyke, Charles Cruze
Evolution Mon, May 19, 2008 Evolution as Mythology, Part 3 (of 5): The Myth of Abiogenesis Guests Hugh Henry, Daniel J. Dyke, Charles Cruze
Evolution Mon, May 26, 2008 Evolution as Mythology, Part 4 (of 5): The Myth of Macroevolution Guests Hugh Henry, Daniel J. Dyke, Charles Cruze
Evolution Mon, Jun 2, 2008 Evolution as Mythology, Part 5 (of 5): Conclusion Guests Hugh Henry, Daniel J. Dyke, Charles Cruze
Evolution Mon, Aug 25, 2008 Creation vs. Evolution: Why a Model Is Essential Hugh Ross Scientists will retain a failed model, however, if there is no superior model to take its place.
Evolution Mon, Jan 26, 2009 Design of Bird Brains for Long Migrations Hugh Ross Identical and extraordinary brain characteristic in unrelated animals are examples of �convergent evolution,� or better termed �repeated design outcome.� The only reasonable explanation for such an outcome is a supernatural, super-intelligent Creator repeating an optimal design.
Evolution Mon, Jun 1, 2009 Origin of Soulish Animals Hugh Ross A new study demonstrates that the comparative cognitive capacities of birds and apes do not fit well with the Darwinian model of evolution. A second study shows that there is a significant and unexplained discontinuity between human and ape capacity for symbolic thought.
Evolution Mon, Oct 12, 2009 Extinction Risks and Speciation Models Hugh Ross Species extinction rates were studied. The study results imply that for mammals some kind of supernatural interventions are needed to explain how thousands of different species have been maintained upon Earth for the past sixty-five million years.
Evolution Fri, Aug 14, 2009 What Did Darwin Know and When Did He Know It? Michael Flannery Darwin had an early exposure during his student days to radical materialist philosophy. He came to his 'science� by way of his metaphysics and not the other way around. In his Autobiography, Darwin purposely downplays these influences.
Evolution Fri, Aug 21, 2009 Alfred Russel Wallace and Intelligent Evolution Michael Flannery Wallace was driven by his scientific studies to a metaphysical view that differed sharply from Darwin's radical materialism.
Evolution Mon, Jul 21, 2008 Long Noses Give Insight into Intelligence and Evolution Otis Graf Darwinian mechanisms cannot explain human intelligence.
Evolution Fri, Jun 5, 2009 Motion for Summary Judgment: Insufficient Evidence at Hand for Darwinism Stephen A. Batzer A series of probing questions reveal that Darwinism's �just so� stories would not hold up in a courtroom. The �it just happened� stories of Richard Dawkins and others would be poorly received.
Genetics Thu, Jul 26, 2007 Overlapping Genes Evince Intelligent Design Fuz Rana DNA Researchers Uncover Evidence that Overlapping Genes Are Widespread in Mammal Genomes
Genetics Thu, Sep 13, 2007 Junk DNA Regulates Gene Expression Fuz Rana Junk DNA Plays an Important Role in Development
Genetics Fri, Nov 21, 2008 Error Control Coding in Biology Implies Design, Part 1 (of 5) Keith McPherson
Genetics Fri, Nov 28, 2008 Error Control Coding in Biology Implies Design, Part 2 (of 5) Keith McPherson
Genetics Fri, Dec 5, 2008 Error Control Coding in Biology Implies Design, Part 3 (of 5) Keith McPherson
Genetics Fri, Dec 12, 2008 Error Control Coding in Biology Implies Design, Part 4 (of 5) Keith McPherson
Genetics Fri, Dec 19, 2008 Error Control Coding in Biology Implies Design, Part 5 (of 5) Keith McPherson
Geology Fri, Dec 7, 2007 Another Benefit for Life in Earthquakes Dave Rogstad New mechanism found that depends on plate tectonics but, in this case, the mechanism controls the amount of oxygen on the surface of the Earth. Another example of fine-tunning.
Geology Wed, Aug 15, 2007 Some Like It Hot�Especially the Continents Jeff Zweerink The heat content of Earth's continents appears to be finely tuned to ensure Earth's habitability for human life.
Geology Wed, Feb 20, 2008 Fine-Tuning Allows Essential Plate Tectonics to Take Off Jeff Zweerink New scientific results argue for an �on-again/off-again�plate tectonic past. This would require substantial fine=tuning.
Geology Wed, Mar 12, 2008 Design Feature Prevents Hard Snowball Earth Jeff Zweerink As the global temperature decreases with the advance of the glaciers, the oceans dissolve more oxygen from the atmosphere. Consequently, this oxygen reacts with the buried organic carbon to produce carbon dioxide, which then enters the atmosphere.
Geophysics Mon, Oct 8, 2007 Continental Landmass Growth and the Genesis 1 Chronology Hugh Ross The most dramatic growth of continental landmasses occurred at about the halfway point in life's history on Earth. This agrees with day 3 in Genesis story.
Geophysics Mon, Nov 19, 2007 Continental Landmass Growth and the Genesis 1 Chronology Hugh Ross The most dramatic growth of continental landmasses occurred at about the halfway point in life's history on Earth. This agrees with day 3 in Genesis story.
Geophysics Wed, Aug 6, 2008 The Age(s) of the Continents Jeff Zweerink Recent research adds further support to the idea that continental growth occurred in bursts. For continents to grow, regions of the mantle must melt and differentiate in order to provide the additional continental material.
Human Origins Thu, Jun 7, 2007 Chimpanzee Behavior Supports RTB's Model for Humanity's Origin Fuz Rana Chimps Live in Caves, Hunt with Spears, and Make Tools
Human Origins Thu, Jun 21, 2007 You Want To Date A Neanderthal? Absolutely Not! Fuz Rana Latest Genetic Evidence Indicates No Interbreeding between Neanderthals and Humans
Human Origins Thu, Jun 28, 2007 Neanderthals Not Responsible for Large Human Brains Fuz Rana Latest Genetic Evidence Indicates No Interbreeding between Neanderthals and Humans
Human Origins Thu, Aug 16, 2007 There's Something Special about Mom Fuz Rana Division of Labor Points to Important Differences between Humans and Neanderthals
Human Origins Thu, Oct 4, 2007 From Whence Do We Come? Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Recent Fossil Find and Human Evolution. Hominid fossil record does not substantiate human evolution.
Human Origins Thu, Oct 11, 2007 From Whence Do We Come? Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana The close alignment of H. erectus with the great apes and the widening separation between this hominid and modern humans leaves an uncomfortable gap to explain for human evolutionary models.
Human Origins Thu, Oct 25, 2007 Cain Worked the Soil and Abel Tended the Flocks Fuz Rana New insight into the origin of agriculture buttresses a weak spot in RTB's human origins model.
Human Origins Thu, Nov 8, 2007 The Neanderthal-Human Soap Opera Continues Fuz Rana Human DNA Contamination Explains Away Genetic Evidence for Human-Neanderthal Interbreeding
Human Origins Thu, Nov 15, 2007 The Latest on Human-Chimpanzee Genetic Comparisons, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana Discusses the 1% myth.
Human Origins Thu, Nov 22, 2007 Chimpanzee Behavior Supports RTB's Model for Humanity's Origin Fuz Rana The new insights into chimpanzee behavior further distance the hominids from modern humans.
Human Origins Thu, Nov 29, 2007 The Latest on Human-Chimpanzee Genetic Comparisons, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Comparisons based on the percent similarity (or difference) of DNA sequences is largely meaningless. As a case in point, is the fact that humans and daffodils possess a 35% genetic similarity.
Human Origins Thu, Feb 7, 2008 Yet Another Genetic Difference between Humans and Chimpanzees Fuz Rana Gene Splicing May Account for the Biological and Behavioral Distinctions of Humans
Human Origins Thu, Mar 13, 2008 A Burgoo of Human Origin Discoveries Fuz Rana Three New Studies Support Biblical Account of Humanity's Creation
Human Origins Thu, Mar 20, 2008 Scientists Send Note Home: Source of Ancient Lice Outbreak in America Uncovered Fuz Rana Lice DNA Supports Biblical Account of Humanity's Creation
Human Origins Thu, Mar 27, 2008 Finding a Popsicle at the Bottom of the Deep Freezer Fuz Rana Microbes and DNA from 8-Million-Year-Old Ice Shed Light on Origin-of-Life Question
Human Origins Thu, Apr 10, 2008 Little People Cause Big Excitement Fuz Rana Does Palau Island Discovery Challenge the Status of Homo floresiensis?
Human Origins Thu, Apr 24, 2008 Were the Hobbits Cretins? Fuz Rana New research raise questions about the identity of Homo floresiensis, or does it?
Human Origins Thu, May 1, 2008 Anthropologists �Headed� in Right Direction about Hobbits� Identity Fuz Rana Discusses new found fossil of diminutive creature
Human Origins Thu, May 15, 2008 Hobbit Walk Speaks Volumes Fuz Rana New research confirms biological differences between H. floresiensis and modern humans
Human Origins Thu, Jun 5, 2008 Nothing Much to Talk About Fuz Rana Problems with Neanderthal speech gene hypothesis
Human Origins Thu, Jul 10, 2008 Hope I Die When I�m Really Old Fuz Rana New Discovery Make Sense of Long Life Spans in Genesis 5 and 11
Human Origins Thu, Jul 17, 2008 First Footwear Dates to 40,000 Years Ago Fuz Rana New Research Supports Biblical View of Human Origins
Human Origins Thu, Nov 13, 2008 Flipper Beware Fuz Rana Neanderthals ate dolphins and seals. Do the newly recognized hunting and gathering practices of Neanderthals indicate that perhaps they had more sophisticated capabilities than previously thought? When all the data about Neanderthal behavior is considered in its entirety, it doesn�t support the notion that they possessed sophisticated cognitive abilities on par with those of modern humans.
Human Origins Thu, Dec 18, 2008 Focusing on the Pelvis Fuz Rana Human infants are born with a brain 25% the size of an adult's, whereas a chimp's is 40%. The recent discovery of a nearly complete pelvis of a Homo erectus female indicates that it had apelike features at birth. This discovery fits well within the RTB Creation Model.
Human Origins Thu, Jan 1, 2009 The Burgoo of Human Origins Studies Fuz Rana Three New Studies Support Biblical Account of Humanity's Creation
Human Origins Thu, Jul 23, 2009 Hobbits Grab Headlines, Again! Fuz Rana Scientists found fossils of hobbit-sized hominid they designated Homo floresiensis. New research on the foot structure of the hobbits further corroborates the idea that they were not modern humans, but a unique hominid species.
Human Origins Thu, Jul 30, 2009 New Statue Figures into Biblical Case for Human Origins Fuz Rana A �Venus� figure carved in ivory dating at 35,000 years in age was found in a cave in Germany. The figure corresponds to the Aurignacian culture that contrasts sharply with that of the Neanderthals.
Human Origins Thu, Aug 27, 2009 New Flute Plays into Biblical Case for Human Origins Fuz Rana Flute and remains found in German caves provide clues into the behavior of the earliest human beings. The Aurignacian culture contrasts sharply with Neanderthal "culture� and indicates that musical and symbolic expression belong inherently and uniquely to humanity.
Human Origins Thu, Oct 15, 2009 Ardi: Hardley Evidence for Human Evolution Fuz Rana The discovery of Ardi overturns ideas associated with the theory of human evolution. Ardi poses more problems for the origin of bipedalism in humans. An RTB podcast tells more about Ardi. MP3
Human Origins Mon, Oct 22, 2007 Uniqueness of Social Cognition in Humans Hugh Ross A team of European and American anthropologists unwittingly provided dramatic evidence for the Bible's image of God doctrine.
Human Origins Mon, Nov 12, 2007 Uniqueness of Human Capacity to Express Malice Hugh Ross Study shows that only humans will engage in malicious behavior toward their compatriots for no other reason than the fact that they want to hurt someone.
Human Origins Mon, Dec 22, 2008 Uniqueness of Human Capacity to Express Malice Hugh Ross Study shows that only humans will engage in malicious behavior toward their compatriots for no other reason than the fact that they want to hurt someone.
Human Origins Mon, Dec 29, 2008 Uniqueness of Social Cognition in Humans Hugh Ross A team of European and American anthropologists unwittingly provided dramatic evidence for the Bible's image of God doctrine.
Human Origins Mon, Jul 27, 2009 Do Animals Experience Sin and Guilt? Hugh Ross A recent study of dog behavior found that a dog's �guilty look� is a response to his owner's behavior and not to any appreciation of a misdeed.
Human Origins Mon, Aug 17, 2009 Do Animals Possess Foresight? Hugh Ross Experimental results strongly suggest that advanced birds and mammals certainly do possess future-oriented capabilities but do not have any capacity for true foresight.
Human Origins Mon, Dec 28, 2009 Quoth the Raven, �Nevermore� Hugh Ross Some birds outperform monkeys in intelligence showing that Darwin's concept of continuity of the mind to be wrong. Recent paper reports of pervasive discontinuity of the mind between apes and humans.
Human Origins Wed, Jul 4, 2007 RTB's Position on Humanity and Hominids Jeff Zweerink RTB disagrees with Answers in Genesis
Human Origins Wed, Aug 19, 2009 Now, Ear This! Technology Inspired by Hearing Organ Jeff Zweerink The cochlea in human ears inspired engineers to build radio chip that was faster and consumed less power than any other designs.
Human Origins Mon, Aug 13, 2007 So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 1 (of 2) Stan Lennard Discusses physiology of human brain, language capability and mind.
Human Origins Mon, Aug 20, 2007 So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 2 (of 2) Stan Lennard God created human beings to communicate personally with Him, as well as with each other, through language transmitted by sophisticated synaptic networks.
Human Origins Thu, Feb 14, 2008 Curvaceous Anatomy of the Female Spine Reveals Ingenious Obstetric Design Virgil L. Robertson, New research findings indicate that women are particularly well equipped to safely bear the heavy anterior loads that come with pregnancy.
Multiverse Wed, May 23, 2007 Multiverse Musings � Introduction Jeff Zweerink Introduces Tegmark's four levels
Multiverse Wed, Jun 27, 2007 Multiverse Musings � Probability Arguments Jeff Zweerink Discusses probabilities and infinities, Level I and arguments for a Creator.
Multiverse Wed, Jul 25, 2007 Multiverse Musings � Are Infinities Physical? Jeff Zweerink Article in SciAm gives science behind Level I infinite universe. But philosophical arguments from WL Craig and others cast doubt on real physical infinities.
Multiverse Wed, Aug 22, 2007 Multiverse Musings � Measuring Cosmological Parameters Jeff Zweerink How to convert the WMAP data into cosmological parameters: geometry; distribution into ordinary matter, dark matter & dark energy; spectral index. Mathematical tool of spherical harmonics.
Multiverse Wed, Oct 3, 2007 Multiverse Musings � I�m a Nobel Laureate Jeff Zweerink In Level I multiverse, a large number of regions will look almost exactly like our observable universe, with exactly same people. This causes severe ethical & logical problems.
Multiverse Wed, Dec 5, 2007 Multiverse Musings � Boltzmann Brains Jeff Zweerink Discusses the paradoxes of Boltzman's idea that order can pop up in the midst of disorder, which is the natural end state of the universe.
Multiverse Wed, Dec 26, 2007 Multiverse Musings - Measuring Cosmological Parameters Jeff Zweerink How to convert the WMAP data into cosmological parameters: geometry; distribution into ordinary matter, dark matter & dark energy; spectral index. Mathematical tool of spherical harmonics.
Multiverse Wed, Jan 16, 2008 Multiverse Musings - Are We Simulations? Jeff Zweerink If naturalism and multiverse are true, we are most probably simulations
Multiverse Wed, Feb 6, 2008 Multiverse Musings � The Beginning Jeff Zweerink Inflating space must have a beginning (Borde, Guth, Vilenkin)
Multiverse Wed, Feb 27, 2008 Multiverse Musings - Summary of the Discussion to Date Jeff Zweerink List the topics discussed so far in the Multiverse series of articles.
Multiverse Wed, Mar 26, 2008 Multiverse Musings - A Matter of Faith? Jeff Zweerink Discussion of article by Paul Davies (and counter responses) that grapples with elements of science that derive from a Christian worldview. The Argument from Reason plays a role.
Multiverse Wed, Apr 30, 2008 Multiverse Musings - What If It's Correct? Jeff Zweerink Why then should we be troubled if God also chose to create a multitude of universes so that this one would support life? Could also say 'stars�.
Multiverse Wed, May 28, 2008 Multiverse Musings - Does the Multiverse Destroy Science? Jeff Zweerink Audio& pdf file included included, PDF, MP3. Demonstrates the danger to science of a purely naturalistic approach.
Multiverse Wed, Jun 25, 2008 Multiverse Musings - John Wheeler and the Level III Multiverse Jeff Zweerink Legacy of John Wheeler and the encouragement he gave to his student Hugh Everett to formulate the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.
Multiverse Wed, Jul 23, 2008 Multiverse Musings - Evidence Against a Level I Multiverse Jeff Zweerink WMAP data favors finite size and shape of universe, evidence against Level I multiverse
Multiverse Wed, Aug 27, 2008 Multiverse Musings - Requirements for a Naturalistic Worldview Jeff Zweerink List and discussion of five requirements of strictly naturalistic multiverse models such that they provide adequate explanations for this universe and our existence.
Multiverse Wed, Sep 24, 2008 Multiverse Musings - The LHC and Extra Dimensions Jeff Zweerink Particles that exist only is compactified extra dimensions may be found by Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Multiverse Wed, Nov 5, 2008 Multiverse Musings � Signatures from Beyond the Universe Jeff Zweerink Galaxy clusters out to 6 billion light years seem to be moving in the same direction. This finding supports the Level I multiverse, that is, that there is more universe beyond observable universe.
Multiverse Wed, Dec 17, 2008 Multiverse Musings � Is It God or the Multiverse? Jeff Zweerink The ratio of dark matter to ordinary matter is finely tuned to produce a habitable universe. Some scientists wee only two explanations for tine-tuning: God or multiverse. This is a false dichotomy.
Multiverse Wed, Jan 28, 2009 Multiverse Musings � Before the Big Bang Jeff Zweerink A new inflationary model attempts to explain a possible asymmetry in the observed CMB fluctuations by proposing two scalar fields (instead of one) during the inflationary epoch. The model implies that our observable universe represents a small fraction of the total size of the universe. It also makes detailed predictions that should be testable.
Multiverse Wed, Apr 8, 2009 Multiverse Musings � Reviewing the Evidence Jeff Zweerink Only a handful of observations directly impact multiverse models and those measurements tend to argue against the existence of "other universes." However, the available evidence only weakly argues for or against the multiverse.
Multiverse Wed, May 27, 2009 Multiverse Musings � Typing Monkeys, Shakespeare, and Jammed Typewriters Jeff Zweerink A recent paper indicates that the infinitely many typing monkeys analogy may fail to explain our universe's fine-tuning. The paper shows that cosmic inflation may encounter time boundaries that would effectively halt the eternal inflation mechanism from producing ever more universes. This is equivalent to the monkeys being stopped by jammed typewriters.
Multiverse Wed, Oct 7, 2009 Multiverse Musings � Does it Jive With the Big Bang? Jeff Zweerink Jeff answers questions about the MV. He explains the inflationary model of the beginning of the MV. The Beginning of the MV makes the cosmological argument more robust.
Multiverse Wed, Jan 6, 10 Best of Multiverse Musings Jeff Zweerink Naive and simplistic concepts for multiverse models cannot explain the apparent fine-tuning of our universe.
Origin of Life Fri, Sep 5, 2008 What's Hiding on the Moon? Dave Rogstad Early earth life remnants on the moon
Origin of Life Thu, Aug 2, 2007 Biology Textbooks Get It Wrong on Life's Origin Fuz Rana Miller-Urey experiment has historical significance, but not scientific importance in contemporary origin-of-life thought. However, virtually every high school biology text describes the work
Origin of Life Thu, Aug 9, 2007 Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls Fuz Rana Reflections on Stanley Miller' Death and Life
Origin of Life Thu, Aug 23, 2007 A Fork in the Road, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana No Good Options for the Origin of Life. Replicator-first models and metabolism-first models both have problems.
Origin of Life Thu, Aug 30, 2007 A Fork in the Road, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana Even though on paper metabolism-first scenarios seem plausible, a thorough chemical analysis of these models exposes fundamental and intractable flaws.
Origin of Life Thu, Sep 20, 2007 Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls Fuz Rana Reflections on Stanley Miller' Death and Life
Origin of Life Thu, Oct 18, 2007 Too Hot To Handle Fuz Rana Genetic Code Indicates that Life Did Not Originate at High Temperatures
Origin of Life Thu, Nov 1, 2007 Finding a Popsicle at the Bottom of the Deep Freezer Fuz Rana Microbes and DNA from 8-Million-Year-Old Ice Shed Light on Origin-of-Life Question
Origin of Life Thu, Feb 21, 2008 Grave Concern about Metabolism First Origin-of-Life Scenarios Fuz Rana Metabolic Cycles on Early Earth Deemed Implausible by Famous Origin-of-Life Researcher
Origin of Life Thu, Feb 28, 2008 Bacteria: Ordered and Organized Fuz Rana Latest Discoveries Highlight the Exquisite Molecular Arrangement of Simplest Life
Origin of Life Thu, Sep 4, 2008 Acid Rain Polluted Early Earth Fuz Rana New research indicates early earth conditions were too harsh for life's origin.
Origin of Life Thu, Nov 27, 2008 Miller-Urey Redo Fuz Rana Notebooks and vials that were found recently in the late Stanley Miller's lab were part of a second unpublished experiment that his colleagues thought might apply to the generation of prebiotic compounds in volcanic clouds. However, studies show that volcanoes on the early Earth, as now, would not produce the requited reducing environment.
Origin of Life Thu, Dec 4, 2008 Experiencing How Early Life Lived Fuz Rana By studying anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria in a deep lake, scientists have given support to the hypothesis that Banded Iron Formations found in 3.8 BYA rocks are biomarkers for the early origin of life. The early appearance of metabolically complex life comports well with the RTB Creation Model.
Origin of Life Thu, Jan 15, 2009 Smokers Not Healthy for Life Fuz Rana A new discovery undercuts origin of life at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Research shows that certain biomolecules serve as a �molecular thermometer� The researchers concluded that the last universal common ancestor must have lived at moderate temperatures.
Origin of Life Thu, Jan 22, 2009 A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 1 (of 4) Fuz Rana
Origin of Life Thu, Jan 29, 2009 A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 2 (of 4) Fuz Rana
Origin of Life Thu, Feb 5, 2009 A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 3 (of 4) Fuz Rana
Origin of Life Thu, Feb 12, 2009 A Case for Intelligent Design, Part 4 (of 4) Fuz Rana
Origin of Life Thu, Apr 9, 2009 Pieces of the RNA World, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana New research claims to have solved a serious problem for the RNA-world hypothesis However, the �evolution� of RNA molecules in the lab hinges on careful experiment design. The chief problem with the RNA world scenario is what appears to be the unwarranted involvement of scientists to get the chemistry and biochemistry to work
Origin of Life Thu, Apr 16, 2009 Pieces of the RNA World, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana In order for RNA-world hypothesis to work, RMA molecules must form into chains long enough to form ribozymes. But except for the careful design and execution of the reactions under laboratory conditions�carefully controlled by the researchers�the RNA fragments won't couple together. Instead of the evolutionary paradigm, �researcher design� lies at the heart of the hypothesis.
Origin of Life Thu, May 14, 2009 Stanley Miller and His Experiments Fuz Rana References to lay-friendly articles that explain why scientists no longer consider Miller-Urey experiment relevant to the origin-of-life question.
Origin of Life Thu, Jun 25, 2009 Insight into the Late Heavy Bombardment and RTB's Creation Model Fuz Rana A summary and evaluation is given of RTB's Creation Model for the origin of life. New insight into the LHB indicates that the origin of life conceivably had between 400-600 MY to take place, perhaps requiring adjustment of RTB's Model.
Origin of Life Thu, Aug 6, 2009 New Discovery Fuels Case for Intelligent Design Fuz Rana Recently researchers engineered a novel, nonnatural metabolic system in the bacterium Escherichia coli capable of producing nonnatural alcohols that may serve as alternative fuels.
Origin of Life Thu, Aug 13, 2009 Rescuing the RNA World?, Part 1 (of 2) Fuz Rana Summary of the RNA World Hypothesis for the origin of life and a list of challenges in validating the hypothesis. A description is given of a recent breakthrough.
Origin of Life Thu, Aug 20, 2009 Rescuing the RNA World?, Part 2 (of 2) Fuz Rana This second article in the series gives more information on the recent breakthrough that allowed sugar and nucleobase chemistries to intermingle. But problems abound: chemical routes to polyphosphates, role of UV radiation and production of chemically activated ribonuclecotides.
Origin of Life Thu, Sep 3, 2009 Now Hear This! New Evidence for Ancient Life Fuz Rana A new study gives evidence more for bioauthenticity of ancient stromatolites and suggests that complex microbial communities were already present on the planet 3.5 billion years ago.
Origin of Life Thu, Sep 17, 2009 Eating the Elephant Bite by Bite Fuz Rana Fuz summarizes the work of Craig Venter's to create artificial life by a top down approach. The amount of intellectual effort and laboratory precision required in that work gives strong evidence of an intelligent Designer.
Origin of Life Mon, Jun 11, 2007 Search for Reservoirs of the Building Blocks of Life Hugh Ross The origin-of-life research community for nearly 50 years has been engaged in the fruitless pursuit of finding realistic natural pathways to assemble amino acids into proteins. Such a pursuit is irrelevant, however, if no concentrated reservoirs of amino acids exist. The new research study confirms that lack of such naturally occurring reservoirs.
Origin of Life Mon, Aug 6, 2007 Natural Sugar Synthesis? Hugh Ross Any remaining hope for finding a natural source of five-carbon sugars, at least at an abundance level that would have some significance for the origin of life, is even more firmly dashed than it was before.
Origin of Life Mon, Aug 27, 2007 Natural Nucleobase Synthesis? Hugh Ross No natural chemical pathway for making adequate and stable-enough amounts of nucleobases
Origin of Life Mon, Sep 3, 2007 Photosynthesis Is Not Enough Hugh Ross New study about first oxygen event 2.4BYA. Study ignores that photosynthetic life must be introduced on Earth at the earliest possible moment, a supernatural event.
Origin of Life Mon, Sep 22, 2008 Photosynthesis Is Not Enough Hugh Ross New study about first oxygen event 2.4BYA. Study ignores that photosynthetic life must be introduced on Earth at the earliest possible moment, a supernatural event.
Origin of Life Mon, Nov 17, 2008 The Oxygen-Antioxident Paradox Hugh Ross How could oxidative metabolic life and a fully operational antioxidant defense system evolve at the same time and location? A recent study shows that each of two mutant strains of a bacterium manifested a different crippling of their antioxidant defense systems.
Origin of Life Mon, Jun 29, 2009 Late Heavy Bombardment Intensity and the Origin of Life Hugh Ross The LHB may not have caused total sterilization of early life and there may have been repeated origins of life. However, multiple origins pose more severe problems for a naturalistic scenario. Other problems foe a naturalistic origin are also explained.
Origin of Life Mon, Dec 7, 2009 Is Oxygen a Signature for Life? Hugh Ross Astrobiologists are persuaded that if they find the spectral signature for oxygen in a planet's atmosphere, they will then have proven that abundant life exists on that planet. New research challenges that assumption.
Origin of Life Wed, Jun 24, 2009 Late Heavy Bombardment: Not So Sterile Jeff Zweerink New research by two geophysicists indicates that the LHB only sterilized portions of the Earth. These results will affect RTB's Creation Model.
Philosophy Fri, May 4, 2007 An Opportunity to Test Our Worldview Dave Rogstad Discusses Philip G. Zimbardo, professor of psychology at Stanford University, and his view of humanity's capability for evil.
Philosophy Fri, Nov 9, 2007 Cover It Up! Dave Rogstad Compelling story on why it is counter productive to try to cover up a mistake.
Philosophy Fri, Dec 28, 2007 Cover It Up Dave Rogstad Compelling story on why it is counter productive to try to cover up a mistake.
Philosophy Fri, May 30, 2008 Does Faith Support or Hinder Reason? Dave Rogstad Argues against naturalism
Philosophy Fri, Sep 19, 2008 Is Evolution Rational? Dave Rogstad Discusses Alvin Plantiga's Evolution vs. Naturalism
Philosophy Thu, Sep 27, 2007 Are Biologists Willing To Test Evolution? Fuz Rana Evolution is both a Theory and a Fact. But does this evidence necessarily compel evolution? It is a far cry from the quantitative certainty that physicists have about general relativity.
Philosophy Wed, Jun 13, 2007 Hardwired to See Design Jeff Zweerink Science Mag article asserts that children seeing design causes adults to be �resistant to science�.
Philosophy Wed, Jul 18, 2007 Resistance to Science? Jeff Zweerink Discusses three books by atheists that claim human mind & behavior result from a material brain that distorts reality. They all advance arguments that seriously undermine the assumption that we can trust the inferences drawn from our minds. They give support to the �argument from reason.�
Philosophy Wed, Sep 19, 2007 Resistance to Science? Jeff Zweerink Discusses three books by atheists that claim humand mind & behavior result from a material brain that distorts reality. They all advance arguments that seriously undermine the assumption that we can trust the inferences drawn from our minds. They give support to the �argument from reason.�
Philosophy Wed, Nov 21, 2007 Hardwired to See Design Jeff Zweerink Study says that because children are hardwired to see design that lead to adults who are resistant to science.
Philosophy Wed, Feb 4, 2009 Believing Science and the Bible at the Same Time Jeff Zweerink A recent study demonstrated that when volunteers were given positive statements about the strength of scientific models there was a correlation with more negative associations with God and vice versa. This study highlights the need for Christians to soundly defend the historic alliance between Christianity and science in the quest for a proper understanding of the creation in which we live.
Philosophy Tue, May 1, 2007 UFOs: Three General Explanatory Hypotheses Ken Samples Discusses the strengths and weaknesses of: (1) Misidentified hypothesis, (2) Extraterrestrial hypothesis, and (3) Interdimensional hypothesis.
Philosophy Tue, May 8, 2007 A Worldview Thought Experiment Ken Samples The worldview that best accounts for or explains man and his condition in life possess superior explanatory power.
Philosophy Tue, Jun 12, 2007 Is Dogmatic Agnosticism Logically Self-Defeating? Ken Samples Dogmatic agnosticism makes a stronger claim asserting that �no one� can know whether God exists. This is a bold claim and can be shown to be self-defeating.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 4, 2007 The Life of the Mind, Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples Christians should practice not only the moral virtues mentioned in the Bible, but also the intellectual virtues. The mind, which is capable of reason and rationality, is one of God's greatest gifts.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 11, 2007 The Life of the Mind, Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples Mindless approach to Christianity is not Biblical. Church leaders must regain �life of the mind.�
Philosophy Tue, Sep 18, 2007 Thinking about Theistic Evolution Ken Samples Three difficulties with Theistic Evolution: one scientific and two theological.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 25, 2007 The Life of the Mind, Part 3 (of 3) Ken Samples Skeptics contend that 'faith' prevents Christians from exercising logic and reason. Ken Samples gives five points about the Christian faith and its relationship to reason:
Philosophy Tue, Oct 9, 2007 My Visit to the National Holocaust Museum Ken Samples The problem of moral evil. Can evil exist if there is no objective standard of goodness?
Philosophy Tue, Oct 16, 2007 Testing the Claims of Astrology Ken Samples Five problems with astrology from the standpoint of historic Christianity.
Philosophy Tue, Oct 23, 2007 Augustine on Adam's Fall Ken Samples Augustine's view of original sin. The only hope for fallen and enslaved humanity is the grace of God in Jesus Christ.
Philosophy Tue, Dec 11, 2007 Cutting-Edge �Origins� Science Comports with Theism, Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples Trends in cosmology converge towards theistic view of origins.
Philosophy Tue, Dec 18, 2007 Cutting-Edge �Origins� Science Comports with Theism, Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples The relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon provides a rare, if not unique, habitable zone for life to thrive on planet Earth. This agrees well with theistic view of origins.
Philosophy Tue, Jan 1, 2008 Worldview Living Rooms, Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples What are the essential elements of your worldview? Do they comport with atheism or theism?
Philosophy Tue, Jan 8, 2008 Worldview Living Rooms, Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples The conceptual world of ideas best comports with a worldview that can account for mind, consciousness, and abstract, intangible entities.
Philosophy Tue, Feb 5, 2008 Thinking About a Meaningless World Ken Samples The unique gospel of gracious redemption in Christ offers genuine meaning, purpose, and significance t
Philosophy Tue, Feb 12, 2008 The �New Atheism� Phenomenon, Part 1 (of 3) Ken Samples Two reasons for more activist atheists: (1) Rise of radical Islam, (2) Perceived mixing of religion and politics.
Philosophy Tue, Feb 19, 2008 The �New Atheism� Phenomenon, Part 2 (of 3) Ken Samples One more reason for more activist atheists: (3) Reaction to the Intelligent Design movement.
Philosophy Tue, Feb 26, 2008 The �New Atheism� Phenomenon, Part 3 (of 3) Ken Samples Two more reasons for more activist atheists: (4) Humankind's ultimate concern, (5) The biggest of the big questions of life.
Philosophy Tue, May 13, 2008 Statements about Science that Bother Me, Part 1 (of 3) Ken Samples �There's just no point arguing with science unless you are a scientist.�
Philosophy Tue, May 20, 2008 Statements About Science That Bother Me, Part 2 (of 3) Ken Samples �Only scientists are qualified to speak about matters of science.�
Philosophy Tue, Aug 5, 2008 Thinking About Ethics, Part 1 (of 5) Ken Samples �Ethics� and �Morals� are defined. Ethical deliberation => Moral action
Philosophy Tue, Aug 12, 2008 Thinking About Ethics, Part 2 (of 5) Ken Samples �Immoral�, �Nonmoral� and �Amoral� are defined.
Philosophy Tue, Aug 19, 2008 Thinking About Ethics, Part 3 (of 5) Ken Samples Problems of ethics: (1) What characterizes human nature? And (2) What is the greatest good?
Philosophy Tue, Aug 26, 2008 Thinking About Ethics, Part 4 (of 5) Ken Samples Consider another problem of ethics: (3) How is the greatest good known?
Philosophy Tue, Sep 2, 2008 Thinking About Ethics, Part 5 (of 5) Ken Samples Two additional problem of ethics: (4) What motivates and restrains moral choices? (5) Do human beings possess the freedom of the will?
Philosophy Tue, Sep 9, 2008 Do False Beliefs Promote Survivability? Ken Samples If evolution can cause a person to believe that which is false in order to promote survivability, then how can a person trust that evolution will give true beliefs about the world?
Philosophy Tue, Sep 16, 2008 The Golden Rule of Apologetics, Part 1 (of 7) Ken Samples Christian apologists should follow the Golden rule.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 23, 2008 The Golden Rule of Apologetics, Part 2 (of 7) Ken Samples Christian apologists should take care not to misrepresent the arguments of others. Those who distort an opponent's argument engage in the informal logical fallacy known as the 'straw man.�
Philosophy Tue, Sep 30, 2008 The Golden Rule of Apologetics, Part 3 (of 7) Ken Samples It is good practice to repeat your opponent's argument back to him and ask if you correctly stated it. Then proceed with your argument
Philosophy Tue, Oct 7, 2008 The Golden Rule of Apologetics, Part 4 (of 7) Ken Samples Explains the logical fallacy knows as ad hominem. Instructions given on how to avoid the temptation of name calling.
Philosophy Tue, Oct 14, 2008 The Golden Rule of Apologetics, Part 5 (of 7) Ken Samples Apologetics efforts include critiquing other people's arguments, positions, and overarching worldviews. Ken discusses two principles of apologetic fairness.
Philosophy Tue, Oct 21, 2008 The Golden Rule of Apologetics, Part 6 (of 7) Ken Samples Two more practices of Apologetic Fairness: (3) Quote the most Authoritative Sources, and (4) Give the critiqued belief system the benefit of the doubt.
Philosophy Tue, Nov 4, 2008 The Golden Rule of Apologetics, Part 7 (of 7) Ken Samples Two additional rules for fair-minded apologetics: (1) Allow a review of your analysis, and (2) List sources that defend your critique.
Philosophy Tue, Nov 11, 2008 The Art of Apologetic Persuasion Ken Samples Aristotle's dynamics of persuasion (logos, ethos, pathos) are examined in light of Christian apologetics.
Philosophy Tue, Dec 23, 2008 The Art of Apologetic Persuasion Ken Samples Aristotle's dynamics of persuasion (logos, ethos, pathos) are examined in light of Christian apologetics.
Philosophy Tue, Dec 30, 2008 Do False Beliefs Promote Survivability? Ken Samples If evolution can cause a person to believe that which is false in order to promote survivability, then how can a person trust that evolution will give true beliefs about the world?
Philosophy Tue, Jan 13, 2009 Resolutions for the Mind � 2009 Ken Samples There is a serious problem in today's evangelical churches concerning intellectual ignorance and apathy. To help correct that, a reading list for 2009 is given.
Philosophy Tue, Jul 28, 2009 Why Christians Should Value Philosophy, Part 1 (of 3) Ken Samples The study of philosophy, like no other discipline, exposes a person to the important areas of critical thinking and the principles of argumentation.
Philosophy Tue, Aug 4, 2009 Why Christians Should Value Philosophy, Part 2 (of 3) Ken Samples Believers should study philosophy because Christian doctrine contains many philosophical implications. Christian theology has viewed reason as God's good gift to humanity�a result of being made in the image of God.
Philosophy Tue, Aug 11, 2009 Why Christians Should Value Philosophy, Part 3 (of 3) Ken Samples People reject Christianity for philosophical reasons. Christians should people's respond to people's objections to the faith
Philosophy Tue, Aug 18, 2009 Internet Apologetics, Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples Useful suggestions for online discussions: (1) Resist Internet anonymity, (2) Take them one at a time, limiting discussions to one-on-one dialogs.
Philosophy Tue, Aug 25, 2009 Internet Apologetics, Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples Two more rules of Internet Apologetics Engagement: �Teach them how to fish� and �Pay attention to attitude and demeanor.�
Philosophy Tue, Sep 1, 2009 World War II: The Greatest Catastrophe in History Ken Samples Approximately 4% of the world's population was literally wiped off the map. WW2 and the subsequent Cold War were global battles of political ideologies. Ideas matter.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 8, 2009 Logic 101, Part 1 (of 12) Ken Samples First article explains what logic id and why it is a discipline most worthy of careful study.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 15, 2009 Logic 101, Part 2, (of 12) Ken Samples Ken summarizes four prominent conspiracy theories and gives five logical questions to consider when thinking about such rumors.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 22, 2009 Logic 101, Part 3 (of 12) Ken Samples The article explains four aspects of critical thinking. Rational arguments must be well conceived, well evidenced, well stated and persuasive.
Philosophy Tue, Sep 29, 2009 Logic 101, Part 4 (of 12) Ken Samples Five ways are given to preserve and enhance Brain-Mind power.
Philosophy Tue, Oct 6, 2009 Logic 101, Part 5 (of 12) Ken Samples Flowery speech is not necessarily the sign of a careful mind. Inappropriate humor or ridicule takes place often in public debates.
Philosophy Tue, Oct 13, 2009 Logic 101, Part 6 (of 12) Ken Samples Five guidelines are given that ensure logical premises adequately support the claimed conclusion.
Philosophy Tue, Oct 20, 2009 Logic 101, Part 7 (of 12) Ken Samples Five points are given concerning the historic Christian faith's relationship to reason and logic.
Philosophy Tue, Oct 27, 2009 Logic 101, Part 8 (of 12) Ken Samples Ken offers suggestions on how to avoid the straw man fallacy during debates.
Philosophy Tue, Nov 3, 2009 Logic 101, Part 9 (of 12) Ken Samples Three varieties of the ad hominem fallacy are described along with advice on ways to avoid committing the fallacy
Philosophy Tue, Nov 10, 2009 Logic 101, Part 10 (of 12) Ken Samples Ken explains three types of logic arguments: (1) Deductive arguments; (2) Inductive arguments; (3) Abductive arguments.
Philosophy Tue, Nov 17, 2009 Logic: 101, Part 11 (of 12) Ken Samples Ken discusses two challenges to critical thinking: (1) Enculturation and (2) Emotional states.
Philosophy Tue, Nov 24, 2009 Logic 101, Part 12 (of 12) Ken Samples Two fallacies of presumption: (1) Wishful thinking, and (2) Begging the question.
Philosophy Tue, Dec 8, 2009 2010's New's Years Resolutions for the Mind Ken Samples Ken recommends six contemporary apologetics books for Christians to read in the new year.
Philosophy Tue, Dec 15, 2009 How My Father Shaped My Logical Mind Ken Samples The WW2 experiences of Ken's father taught him that ideas have consequences. He was self-educated with a passion for knowledge and learning. Five intellectual characteristics anchored his life.
Philosophy Tue, Jan 5, 10 2010's New's Years Resolutions for the Mind Ken Samples Ken recommends six contemporary apologetics books for Christians to read in the new year.
Philosophy Fri, Jul 24, 2009 Response to Michael Shermer, Part 1 (of 3) Miguel Endara Shermer asserts that all arguments for the existence of God resort to �God of the Gaps� and since 'science� will eventually close all the gaps, God does not exist. But Shermer's methodological naturalism begs the question: It assumes to be true what needs to be proved.
Philosophy Fri, Jul 31, 2009 Response to Michael Shermer, Part 2 (of 3) Miguel Endara Shermer's insistence that science is limited to only empirical casual explanations is at odds with the instrumentalist view of many philosophers of science. That view would allow �God� as an explanation that gives intelligibility and meaning to the world.
Philosophy Fri, Aug 7, 2009 Response to Michael Shermer, Part 3 (of 3) Miguel Endara Shermer embraces Hume's dictum on non-existence of miracles. But he falls into circular reasoning and begs the question. Shermer's unskeptical faith in methodological naturalism is a result of a presuppositional belief.
Physics Wed, Aug 5, 2009 Lightest Element, Heaviest Load Christopher Wells Hydrogen was formed in the recombination process that occurred about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. Fine-tuning of the charges on electron & proton was necessary for sufficiently dense H2 clouds to form stars.
Physics Fri, Mar 7, 2008 A Carbon-14 Coincidence Dave Rogstad Explanation as to why C-14 has just right 5,730 year half life
Physics Wed, Sep 26, 2007 Testing General Relativity's Fundamental Assumptions Jeff Zweerink Recent study showed that constraints on 14 different parameters characterizing Lorentz invariance were tightened anywhere from a factor of 3 to 50! Some scientists still looking for hints that general relativity is wrong, but all evidence strengthen's GR's validity.
Physics Wed, Jul 22, 2009 Where'd the Antimatter Go? Fine-Tuning of Tiny Particles Shows Design, Part 1 (of 2) Jeff Zweerink The excess of matter over anti-matter in the early universe can be explained by CP-symmetry violation. However, theory cannot explain the Fine-Tuning needed to produce enough matter for life in the universe.
Physics Wed, Jul 29, 2009 Where'd the Antimatter Go? Fine-Tuning of Tiny Particles Shows Design, Part 2 (of 2) Jeff Zweerink The Fine-Tuning of the CP-symmetry violation that lead to a mass dominated universe can be explained by assuming the mass distribution among the six quarks. But the fin-tuning seems to have been moved to the perfect calibration of the quark masses.
Physics Wed, Sep 16, 2009 LHC in the News Again Jeff Zweerink The Large Hadron Collider is getting a slow start but Jeff expects that in the next 3 years it will reveal the Higg's Boson.
Physics Wed, Sep 30, 2009 Laws of Physics Still Constant Jeff Zweerink Physicists have used an atom interferometer to search for violations of Lorentz invariance. Results show that laws of physics do not change based on an observer's motion.
Solar System Fri, Aug 29, 2008 Is The Sun Unique? Dave Rogstad Two conflicting studies concerning whether or not the Sun is unique.
Solar System Fri, Sep 12, 2008 Is the Solar System Special? Dave Rogstad Research with computer simulations show that the Solar System is special. The simulations give understanding as to what makes it special.
Solar System Fri, Jan 15, 10 Further Comments on Comets Dave Rogstad YE creationists use the short life times of comets to support their view. However, astronomers point to the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud plus a replacement mechanism. New research shows that kilometer size bodies exist in the Kuiper belt that could supply new comets.
Solar System Mon, Feb 16, 2009 Solar System's Extraordinary Birth Environment Hugh Ross An extraordinary feature of the solar system is that it contains all elements essential for advanced life. The elements must come from a variety of sources. New research reveals that a faint supernova supplied short-lived radionuclides with an eruption at perfect timing and distance.
Solar System Mon, Aug 3, 2009 How Unlikely Is Our Planetary System? Hugh Ross Astronomers studied the eccentricities of extrasolar planets. None have the right combination mass, distance and eccentricity to be life-sustaining. Also, simulations show that planet-planet scattering would likely not result in our unique solar system. http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.3741
Solar System Mon, Aug 31, 2009 Debris Disks and Planets Show Solar System Design Hugh Ross Recent study found there is no guarantee that the planetesimals will coalesce to form planets of any notable size that will remain in stable orbits about their stars. (Fine-Tuning)
Solar System Mon, Sep 21, 2009 Volcanism and Plate Tectonics on Earthlike Planets Hugh Ross New research used models to explore the dependence of convection-driven decompression mantle melting on planet mass. They found four requirements for fine-tuning in order for a planet to be able to support advanced life for billions of years. http://arxiv.org/abs/0809.2305
Solar System Mon, Jan 4, 10 Outward Migration of Gas Giant Planets Hugh Ross The mechanism for inward migration of gas giants is known. Now it has been found that mean motion resonance is a mechanism that can cause outward migration of gas giants, forcing them 50-100 AU from their host star. This is more evidence of design in our Solar System.
Solar System Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Chronology of Early Solar System Events Jeff Zweerink Condrite meterites give evidence that supernovae seeded the solar nebula with radioactive elements at just the right time during planet formation.
Solar System Wed, Oct 15, 2008 Youngest Solar System Detected Jeff Zweerink Models of planet formation predict gaps in disk of gas cloud around proto-star as planet forms. Scientists have detected such gaps for the first time.
Solar System Wed, Nov 19, 2008 Violent Solar System Birth Jeff Zweerink A new computer model shows that a supernova probably triggered the formation of our solar system while seeding it with heavy elements necessary for life and tectonic activity. This occurred after at least 1 or 2 star generations provided adequate carbon and oxygen. That life arose as soon as the universe could support it fits well with the idea of a universe created for a purpose: life.
Solar System Wed, May 13, 2009 Signatures of Migrating Planets Jeff Zweerink Researchers have studied the distribution of asteroids to see how orbits of the gas giant planets have changed. A recent study found that the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn migrated 4 BYA, causing the Late Heavy Bombardment and therefore limiting impacts on Earth in later times.
Solar System Wed, Sep 2, 2009 Tool To Potentially Measure The Oort Cloud Jeff Zweerink New research indicates that detection of the Oort cloud may lie just around the corner. Rather than looking for reflected sunlight, the new method searches for gamma rays.
Solar System Wed, Oct 14, 2009 Why Dusty Stars Make Good Planets Jeff Zweerink New research explains how metals enhance 'slipstreams� of dust that lead to planet formation. The study supports the RTB model of Earth forming just as soon as possibly allowed by the laws of physics.
Solar System Wed, Oct 28, 2009 Bombardment Makes Civilization Possible Jeff Zweerink Osmium and iridium are essential to our technological civilization. Yet they would not have remained in the Earth's crust had it not been for the Late Heavy Bombardment.
Solar System Wed, Nov 25, 2009 Planet Formation Requires Metals Jeff Zweerink Research shows that the universe needed to be over nine billion years old before a planet like ours could form. It took that long for sufficient metals to created and then dispersed by dying stars.
Solar System Wed, Jan 13, 10 Testing Assumptions Confirm the Antiquity of Solar System Jeff Zweerink There are two assumptions of radioactive dating using uranium isotopes for determining the age of the Solar System. The �constant-uranium-isotope-fraction� assumption was found to be in error by a few percent. This error only changed the age estimate by a few million years, out of 4.5 billion years.
Stem Cells Thu, May 17, 2007 Pig Organs May One Day Save Human Lives Fuz Rana Xenotransplantation: Another Alternative to Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Stem Cells Thu, Jul 19, 2007 Embryonic-Like Stem Cells from Adults Cells Fuz Rana Breakthrough May Revolutionize Stem Cell Research
Stem Cells Thu, Dec 27, 2007 Embryonic-Like Stem Cells from Adults Cells Fuz Rana Breakthrough May Revolutionize Stem Cell Research
Theology Mon, Nov 24, 2008 What Does a �Very Good� World Look Like? Part 1 (of 2) Daniel J. Dyke & Hugh Henry
Theology Mon, Dec 1, 2008 What Does a �Very Good� World Look Like? Part 2 (of 2) Daniel J. Dyke & Hugh Henry
Theology Fri, Oct 30, 2009 Was Evil Present in God's �Very Good� World? Daniel J. Dyke Hugh Henry If we combine the aesthetic and functional concepts of beauty with the moral, one can see why God sees His creation as very good.
Theology Fri, Jun 8, 2007 What's All This Higher Dimensionality Stuff?, Part 1 Dave Rogstad Dr. Hugh Ross has proposed the possibility that dimensions outside the four that make up our observable universe may provide a tool for understanding some of the paradoxes found in the Bible.
Theology Fri, Jun 15, 2007 What's All This Higher Dimensionality Stuff?, Part 2 Dave Rogstad Dr. Hugh Ross has proposed the possibility that dimensions outside the four that make up our observable universe may provide a tool for understanding some of the paradoxes found in the Bible.
Theology Fri, Jun 22, 2007 What's All This Higher Dimensionality Stuff?, Part 3 Dave Rogstad Dr. Hugh Ross has proposed the possibility that dimensions outside the four that make up our observable universe may provide a tool for understanding some of the paradoxes found in the Bible.
Theology Fri, Jun 29, 2007 What's All This Higher Dimensionality Stuff?, Part 4 Dave Rogstad Techniques to help visualize higher dimensional objects.
Theology Fri, Jul 6, 2007 What's All This Higher Dimensionality Stuff?, Part 5 Dave Rogstad Demonstrations of interesting projections of higher dimension to fewer dimensions.
Theology Fri, Jul 13, 2007 What's All This Higher Dimensionality Stuff?, Part 6 Dave Rogstad Examples of 4-D cubes projected into 2-D and 3-D.
Theology Fri, Jul 20, 2007 What's All This Higher Dimensionality Stuff?, Part. 7 Dave Rogstad More examples of how views of 4-D object differs from views in 2-D and 3-D. When it comes to doctrines such as the Trinity, higher-dimensional reasoning has helped some people resolve the difficulty.
Theology Fri, Aug 3, 2007 Intellectual Repentance, Part 1 (of 6) Dave Rogstad To receive the grace of God, we must come to the realization that we do not have the resources within ourselves to know certain things without the help of God.
Theology Fri, Aug 10, 2007 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 2 (of 6) Dave Rogstad We must lose confidence in our independent, self-sufficient ways of thinking and come to a kind of �intellectual repentance,� not relying on human wisdom.
Theology Fri, Aug 17, 2007 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 3 (of 6) Dave Rogstad Signs and wonders usually are not convincing, but it is the internal workings of the Holy Spirit that convinces us.
Theology Fri, Aug 24, 2007 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 4 (of 6) Dave Rogstad Humans can study and make meaningful progress in many areas of knowledge, but when the studies focus on our inner selves, our motives, and our relationships to others and to God, then things begin to fall apart.
Theology Fri, Aug 31, 2007 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 5 (of 6) Dave Rogstad We can never really know God in a deep and personal way unless He gives us His Spirit, but promises to impart his spirit to those who believe in him.
Theology Fri, Sep 7, 2007 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 6 (of 6) Dave Rogstad We should always combine the best rational arguments with the most penetrating assessment of the human moral condition.
Theology Fri, Nov 2, 2007 Originality Dave Rogstad Originality is not so important because no one can be truly original. Instead, focus on truth and giving glory to God.
Theology Fri, Nov 23, 2007 Originality Dave Rogstad Originality is not so important because no one can be truly original. Instead, focus on truth and giving glory to God.
Theology Fri, Nov 30, 2007 The Freedom of Letting Go Dave Rogstad Letting go of some responsibilities on highly visible project at JPL is compared to trusting God in other areas of life.
Theology Fri, Dec 14, 2007 How to be Great Dave Rogstad Dave relates a real life experience of being a servant leader on a project that was very successful.
Theology Fri, Jan 4, 2008 Not All Bad Dave Rogstad Studies support the idea that religion plays a positive role in patients� lives.
Theology Fri, Jan 25, 2008 God Hates Divorce! Dave Rogstad Statistics show that stable marriage is best for people
Theology Fri, Feb 1, 2008 Making Others Successful Dave Rogstad Personal life experience about the good results in making the boss and team members look good.
Theology Fri, Apr 18, 2008 Making Others Successful Dave Rogstad Personal life experience about the good results in making the boss and team members look good.
Theology Fri, Jul 18, 2008 Intellectual Repentance, Part 1 (of 6) Dave Rogstad To receive the grace of God, we must come to the realization that we do not have the resources within ourselves to know certain things without the help of God.
Theology Fri, Jul 25, 2008 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 2 (of 6) Dave Rogstad We must lose confidence in our independent, self-sufficient ways of thinking and come to a kind of �intellectual repentance,� not relying on human wisdom.
Theology Fri, Aug 1, 2008 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 3 (of 6) Dave Rogstad Signs and wonders usually are not convincing, but it is the internal workings of the Holy Spirit that convinces us.
Theology Fri, Aug 8, 2008 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 4 (of 6) Dave Rogstad Humans can study and make meaningful progress in many areas of knowledge, but when the studies focus on our inner selves, our motives, and our relationships to others and to God, then things begin to fall apart.
Theology Fri, Aug 15, 2008 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 5 (of 6) Dave Rogstad We can never really know God in a deep and personal way unless He gives us His Spirit, but promises to impart his spirit to those who believe in him.
Theology Fri, Aug 22, 2008 Intellectual Repentance, Pt. 6 (of 6) Dave Rogstad We should always combine the best rational arguments with the most penetrating assessment of the human moral condition.
Theology Fri, Sep 26, 2008 Life Without God Dave Rogstad Discusses WL Craig's book �Reasonable Faith: Christian Faith and Apologetics� The self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. The human condition.
Theology Fri, Oct 10, 2008 Pearls of Wisdom Dave Rogstad Scripture passages that contain pearls of wisdom. The goal of apologetics is to develop a pure heart, a clear conscience and a genuine faith.
Theology Fri, Nov 7, 2008 The Freedom of Letting Go Dave Rogstad Letting go of some responsibilities on highly visible project at JPL is compared to trusting God in other areas of life.
Theology Fri, Nov 14, 2008 Originality Dave Rogstad Originality is not so important because no one can be truly original. Instead, focus on truth and giving glory to God.
Theology Fri, Dec 26, 2008 How To Be Great Dave Rogstad Dave relates a real life experience of being a servant leader on a project that was very successful.
Theology Fri, Jan 2, 2009 The Freedom of Letting Go Dave Rogstad Letting go of some responsibilities on highly visible project at JPL is compared to trusting God in other areas of life.
Theology Fri, Jan 16, 2009 Not All Bad Dave Rogstad Studies support the idea that religion plays a positive role in patients� lives.
Theology Fri, Feb 6, 2009 Making Others Successful Dave Rogstad Personal life experience about the good results in making the boss and team members look good.
Theology Thu, Dec 24, 2009 The Greatest Gift of All Fuz Rana The greatest gift we can receive is the one Christ Jesus gave us: His life. Fuz recounts his journey to belief in Jesus Christ
Theology Mon, Jun 9, 2008 Testing Demonic Possession James C. Patterson II Emergency psychiatrist provides experimental evidence for the existence of supernatural beings
Theology Wed, Feb 11, 2009 Archeology Confirms Existence of Edom Jeff Zweerink A recent article claims that an extensive copper mine in the Edom region dates to the 10th century B.C. The authors argue that most of the mining activity occurred during the reigns of David and Solomon.
Theology Wed, May 20, 2009 Purpose Is Pervasive and Religion Promotes Self-Discipline Jeff Zweerink Recent psychological research demonstrates that people, both religious and non-religious, tend to favor purpose-seeking explanations. Other research found that genuine religious belief and piety promoted self-control.
Theology Wed, Oct 10, 2007 Historic Age Debate - Overview, Part 1 (of 2) John Milam Examining the writings of early theologians.
Theology Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Historic Age Debate: Overview, Part 2 (of 2) John Milam A fairly simple review shows that the church's view of Genesis 1 is complex and not the simple uniform view that is commonly assumed. Synopsis of some views are given.
Theology Tue, May 15, 2007 Jesus� Personal Conversation with Pontius Pilate Ken Samples How could the Gospel writers possibly know the content of Jesus� �private� conversation with Pontius Pilate that took place just before his crucifixion?
Theology Tue, May 22, 2007 What is Just War Theory? Ken Samples Just war theory has been criticized for various reasons through the years, yet it nevertheless remains the most commonly accepted position among Christian thinkers when it comes to evaluating the moral considerations of waging war.
Theology Tue, May 29, 2007 Thinking about Theistic Evolution Ken Samples Difficulties with theistic evolution
Theology Tue, Jun 5, 2007 Is The Trinity Doctrine Biblical? Ken Samples The Trinity doctrine given in six biblically based propositions, therefore it is derived directly from the content of Scripture.
Theology Tue, Jun 19, 2007 The Trinity: One What and Three Whos Ken Samples Since the Trinity doctrine is so crucial for Christians, and since it is so often distorted or misunderstood by various critics, it is important for believers to be able to define this basic Christian doctrine.
Theology Tue, Jun 26, 2007 Christian Truth-Claims and Other Religions Ken Samples By affirming the exclusive truth of historic Christianity, four broad points can be made concerning alternative non-Christian religions and their claims to truth.
Theology Tue, Jul 3, 2007 Three-in-Oneness in the Old Testament Ken Samples While Old Testament scriptural passages and others that suggest a divine plurality certainly don�t prove the Trinity, they are consistent with the New Testament apostles� modification of the traditional understanding of Jewish monotheism.
Theology Tue, Jul 10, 2007 The Trinity: Mysterious But Intelligible Ken Samples Discussion of three ways in which the Trinity makes sense.
Theology Tue, Jul 17, 2007 What the Trinity Is and Isn�t (Part 1) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jul 24, 2007 What the Trinity Is and Isn�t (Part 2) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jul 31, 2007 Why is the Doctrine of the Trinity Important? (Part 1) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Aug 7, 2007 Why is the Doctrine of the Trinity Important? (Part 2) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Aug 14, 2007 The Trinity: Isn�t It a Contradiction? Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Aug 21, 2007 The Trinity: Isn�t It a Contradiction? Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Aug 28, 2007 The Trinity and the Creator-Creature Distinction Ken Samples The Christian faith rejects both pure rationalism (all truths can be discovered through human reason) and irrationalism (truth is unreasonable). Thus, the Trinity is mysterious, but not contradictory.
Theology Tue, Oct 2, 2007 Does the Bible Condone Slavery? Ken Samples The unique ethical message contained in Scripture concerning human dignity was the moral force that succeeded in eliminating slavery as an institution.
Theology Tue, Oct 30, 2007 The Importance of Rowing Together Ken Samples What if conservative Christian denominations put aside their secondary doctrinal differences and cooperated to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals?
Theology Tue, Nov 6, 2007 Believers and Unbelievers, Part 1 (of 3) Ken Samples Comparison of believers on belief versus unbelievers on belief. Believers think God created man while unbelievers think man created God.
Theology Tue, Nov 13, 2007 Believers and Unbelievers, Part 2 (of 3) Ken Samples Compares unbelievers on unbelief and believers on unbelief. There is a difference between �arguments� on one hand and �persuasion�
Theology Tue, Nov 20, 2007 Christian Truth - Claims and Other Religions Ken Samples Four broad points concerning alternative non-Christian religions and their claims to truth.
Theology Tue, Nov 27, 2007 Believers and Unbelievers, Part 3 (of 3) Ken Samples Suggestions for both believers and unbelievers to test and evaluate their beliefs about what may be the ultimate question of life: Does God exist?
Theology Tue, Dec 4, 2007 The Nature and Duration of Creation Day Six Ken Samples Gives reasons why the calendar-day view, with its 24-hour days, seems biblically untenable.
Theology Tue, Dec 25, 2007 The Importance of Rowing Together Ken Samples What if conservative Christian denominations put aside their secondary doctrinal differences and cooperated to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals?
Theology Tue, Jan 15, 2008 New Year's Resolutions For the Mind Ken Samples Six Classic Christian Books to Read in 2008
Theology Tue, Jan 22, 2008 Animal Sacrifices Ken Samples How humans are different from animals.
Theology Tue, Jan 29, 2008 Making Sense of the Incarnation Ken Samples A way to think about the union of Christ's two natures that avoids logical entanglement.
Theology Tue, Mar 4, 2008 Citizens of Two Cities: My Visit to Arlington National Cemetery Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples Uses Augustine's �City of God� to discuss proper relationship between God and country.
Theology Tue, Mar 11, 2008 Life to Death or Death to Life: My Visit to Arlington National Cemetery, Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples Ken gives his reflections on life and death.
Theology Tue, Mar 18, 2008 All the Lonely Believers? Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples Two critical points to consider when examining psychological explanations for belief in God: (1) The genetic fallacy, (2) Arguments for God's existence.
Theology Tue, Mar 25, 2008 All the Lonely Believers? Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples Two more critical points to consider when examining psychological explanations for belief in God: (1) Loneliness may reveal an actual need for God, (2) Man's loneliness may point to God's real existence.
Theology Tue, Apr 1, 2008 Does Christian Disunity Invalidate the Truth-Claims of Historic Christianity?, Part 1 (of 5) Ken Samples Historic Christianity Possesses Strong Unity in Essential Beliefs, Values, and Worldview Orientation
Theology Tue, Apr 8, 2008 Does Christian Disunity Invalidate the Truth-Claims of Historic Christianity?, Part 2 (of 5) Ken Samples Diversity can provide a needed corrective and principled protest has its place.
Theology Tue, Apr 15, 2008 Making Sense of the Incarnation Ken Samples A way to think about the union of Christ's two natures that avoids logical entanglement.
Theology Tue, Apr 22, 2008 Does Christian Disunity Invalidate the Truth-Claims of Historic Christianity?, Part 3 (of 5) Ken Samples Christians are not perfect. They spend a lifetime striving to gain freedom not from sin's penalty but from its power over them.
Theology Tue, Apr 29, 2008 Does Christian Disunity Invalidate the Truth-Claims of Historic Christianity?, Part 4 (of 5) Ken Samples A call for unity, rejuvenating traditions and finding common ground.
Theology Tue, May 6, 2008 Does Christian Disunity Invalidate the Truth-Claims of Historic Christianity? Part 5 (of 5) Ken Samples Call for unity: Emphasize common ground, Acknowledge leaders and strengths, Support solid ministry endeavors, Recognize worldview allies, Practice graciousness.
Theology Tue, May 27, 2008 Statements About Science That Bother Me, Part 3 (of 3) Ken Samples �Religious ideas have no place in science!� Ken shows why philosophy & history of science refutes this claim.
Theology Tue, Jun 3, 2008 The Distinctiveness of Protestant Christianity, Part 1 (of 4) Ken Samples The three historic branches of Christendom consist of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism.
Theology Tue, Jun 10, 2008 The Distinctiveness of Protestant Christianity, Part 2 (of 4) Ken Samples Three uniting points of Protestant Christianity: (1) Justification by faith alone, (2) Scripture as the supreme authority in faith and practice, (3) Priesthood of all believers
Theology Tue, Jun 17, 2008 The Distinctiveness of Protestant Christianity, Part 3 (of 4) Ken Samples Three uniting points of Protestant Christianity: (1) Justification by faith alone, (2) Scripture as the supreme authority in faith and practice, (3) Priesthood of all believers
Theology Tue, Jun 24, 2008 The Distinctiveness of Protestant Christianity, Part 4 (of 4) Ken Samples Three uniting points of Protestant Christianity: (1) Justification by faith alone, (2) Scripture as the supreme authority in faith and practice, (3) Priesthood of all believers
Theology Tue, Jul 1, 2008 Israel's Creed: The Shema, Part 1 (of 5) Ken Samples �Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.� �I am the LORD your God � You shall have no other gods before me�
Theology Tue, Jul 8, 2008 Israel's Creed: The Shema, Part 2 (of 5) Ken Samples The 'shema� set Israel apart from its pagan neighbors.
Theology Tue, Jul 15, 2008 Israel's Creed: The Shema, Part 3 (of 5) Ken Samples Explores how the Shema has been used devotionally both in biblical times as well as today.
Theology Tue, Jul 22, 2008 Israel's Creed: The Shema, Part 4 (of 5) Ken Samples Explores how the Old Testament creedal statement impacts historic Christian beliefs
Theology Tue, Jul 29, 2008 Israel's Creed: The Shema, Part 5 (of 5) Ken Samples Explores how the Old Testament creedal statement impacts historic Christian beliefs
Theology Tue, Oct 28, 2008 Animal Sacrifices Ken Samples How humans are different from animals.
Theology Tue, Nov 18, 2008 Christ the Eternal Person, Part 1 (of 3) Ken Samples How did Jesus' suffering and death accomplish an eternal result in a short temporal period of time? Christ could suffer the eternal divine wrath because he is an eternal personal being. The eternal person accomplished an eternal sacrifice.
Theology Tue, Nov 25, 2008 Christ the Eternal Person, Part 2 (of 3) Ken Samples Why must nonbelievers suffer eternal judgment for a mere temporal period of sin? Since God is an infinite and eternal holy being, a sin against this God is to commit an eternal offense.
Theology Tue, Dec 2, 2008 Christ the Eternal Person, Part 3 (of 3) Ken Samples Doesn�t the traditional Christian view of eternal conscious punishment in hell mean that there is no final closure to the problem of evil? God's sentence of eternal separation for nonbelievers perpetuates his righteous and just reign for all eternity. God effectively confronts evil forever.
Theology Tue, Dec 9, 2008 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 1 (of 12) Ken Samples This series will discuss a variety of points relating to the historic Christian view concerning unfulfilled prophesy. Christian need to approach this controversial area with care and discernment. There are two spheres: (1) Individual eschatology and (2) General eschatology.
Theology Tue, Dec 16, 2008 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 2 (of 12) Ken Samples There are five eschatological essentials that find doctrinal agreement among most Christians: (1) The second coming of Christ; (2) General resurrection of the dead; (3) Final judgment of humankind. [(4) & (5) next week]
Theology Tue, Jan 6, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 3 (of 12) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jan 20, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 4 (of 12) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jan 27, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 5 (of 12) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Feb 3, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 6 (of 12) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Feb 10, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 7 (of 12) Ken Samples Because the study of future things is a hotly contested topic, believers should study the field. Consider reading the best discussions of pre-, post- and amillennial positions. A list of books is given.
Theology Tue, Feb 17, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 7 (of 12) Ken Samples Because the study of future things is a hotly contested topic, believers should study the field. Consider reading the best discussions of pre-, post- and amillennial positions. A list of books is given.
Theology Tue, Apr 7, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 8 (of 12) Ken Samples "Already, but not yet." The kingdom of God through the Messiah has already begun. But the full consummation of Jesus Christ's kingdom awaits his promised second coming.
Theology Tue, Apr 14, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 9 (of 12) Ken Samples According to the Bible, physical and spiritual death for humanity is the result of human sin. All humans inherited original sin from Adam.
Theology Tue, Apr 21, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 10 (of 12) Ken Samples What does it mean to �die well�? What made death an attractive option to the Apostle Paul was his conviction that he will stand in the presence of Christ. God grants us what many have called �dying grace.�
Theology Tue, Apr 28, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 11 (of 12) Ken Samples Do not commit the error of becoming preoccupied with the most speculative elements of eschatology, such as date setting. Instead, focus on the 5 Eschatology Essentials that find common ground among believers.
Theology Tue, May 5, 2009 Thinking About 'Future Things', Part 12 (of 12) Ken Samples How does the follower of Christ appropriately balance present things with future things? We have dual citizenship in the City of God and the City of Man. The Holy Spirit empowers his people for service in both cities.
Theology Tue, May 12, 2009 All You Need is [His] Love, Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples Is it appropriate for a Christian to appreciate the music of the Beatles who apparently mocked Jesus? While the Beatles had a strong leaning toward Eastern mysticism, John Lennon is reported to have expressed an interest in evangelical Christianity. Their religious ideas were diverse and complex.
Theology Tue, May 19, 2009 All You Need is [His] Love, Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples It is possible to appreciate the Beatles' musical and lyrical abilities without accepting their convoluted philosophical and religious ideas, much as many Christians appreciate Mozart and Wagner. They were searching for answers to life's big questions. Those answers come from the One in whom it can be said that all we need is his love.
Theology Tue, May 26, 2009 Reaching the Nonbeliever, Part 1 (of 2) Ken Samples The Gospel is not a commodity and Christians should be wary of using contemporary marketing techniques. It should be presented as just what it is: The answer to humankind's greatest moral, spiritual, and existential needs. Sometimes great personal sacrifices are required.
Theology Tue, Jun 2, 2009 Reaching the Nonbeliever, Part 2 (of 2) Ken Samples A 'seeker-sensitive� church model might neglect the spiritual growth of the churches members. Christian evangelism may be at its most effective when it comes from people who have become authentic disciples.
Theology Tue, Jun 9, 2009 In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 1 (of 3) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jun 16, 2009 In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 2 (of 3) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jun 23, 2009 In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 3 (of 3) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jun 30, 2009 Christian Apologetics, Part 1 (of 4) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jul 7, 2009 Christian Apologetics, Part 2 (of 4) Ken Samples Gazing at the stars either with our eyes or with instruments reveal the work of a Creator.
Theology Tue, Jul 14, 2009 Christian Apologetics, Part 3 (of 4) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Jul 21, 2009 Christian Apologetics, Part 4 (of 4) Ken Samples
Theology Tue, Dec 1, 2009 Three Reasons Why I Love The Advent Season Ken Samples Christmas reminds me about my Faith, my Culture and my Family.
Theology Tue, Dec 22, 2009 Making Sense of the Incarnation Ken Samples Some people consider Jesus' two natures (divine and human) to be contradictory. Ken offers an explanation that avoids violating the law of noncontradiction.
Theology Tue, Dec 29, 2009 Life to Death or Death to Life Ken Samples Honest reflection about death can help a person live a healthier more focused life. The Christian paradox is that death is the necessary doorway to experience genuine life eternal.
Theology Tue, Jan 12, 10 Questioning One's Faith Ken Samples Do Christians just believe what they have been told without questioning? Ken offers 4 points that illustrate the rigorous intellectual history of Christianity.

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