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Today's New Reason to Believe
Integrating Science and Faith
- 04/17/2014 02:32 AM
How Can Fish Live at Different Ocean Depths?
Recent work by scientists from around the world has uncovered the biochemical mechanism that allows fish to thrive at extreme ocean depths. This mechanism exemplifies the splendor of biological designs found throughout natureâ€”designs worthy of a Creator. **** â€śLet the fish in the sea inform you.Â Which of all these does not know that the … Continue reading
- 04/14/2014 02:32 AM
Digital and Analog Information Housed in DNA
Two researchers have demonstrated that DNA harbors information in both digital and analog formats. These two types of information appear to be coupled intrinsically through DNA nucleotide sequences to form an irreducibly complex system. This new insight reveals the elegant sophistication of genomes and advances the case for intelligent design by highlighting the remarkable analogy … Continue reading
- 04/10/2014 02:24 AM
Q&A: Four Rivers and the Location of Eden
Four rivers come together in Eden?Â The text says a river flowing through Eden became four heads.Â You look for the source [of the river], not the effluent.Â In addition, there is no reason for putting Eden in Mesopotamia except human tradition, which is almost always wrong.Â Please read the text.Â There is a place where four rivers rise:Â Turkish Armeniaâ€¦.Euphrates … Continue reading
- 04/07/2014 02:41 AM
Q&A: Who Created God?
Hello, Let me start by saying Iâ€™m not actually a believer at this moment. When listening to the lectures, I hear a lot of talk about the complexity of things being a big proponent for creation or design because somebody created it. But at some point in the paradigm youâ€™re at least admitting that, somewhere, … Continue reading
- 04/03/2014 02:16 AM
The Higgs Apocalypse
In Mondayâ€™s post, we saw how God could have used the Higgs mechanism to help power the creation eventâ€”but the Higgs might also provide the mechanism by which God will someday sweep away this creation and replace it with the new heavens and new earth. Higgs physics allows for a possible scenario that sounds a … Continue reading
- 03/31/2014 02:47 AM
The Higgs Boson: How to Create Everything from Nothing
Physicists at CERNâ€™s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have reported new results showing that the â€śHiggs-likeâ€ť boson discovered in 2012 is indeed consistent with expectations for a standard model Higgs boson (sometimes called the â€śGod Particleâ€ť). This important particle could help explain the â€śhowâ€ť of creation ex nihilo, or how God created everything out of nothing. … Continue reading
- 03/27/2014 02:16 AM
Q&A: What Is the Purpose of the Numbers in the Genesis Genealogies?
To whom it may concern,Â Iâ€™m Jade, a second-year engineering student whoâ€™s struggling through Genesis, and Iâ€™m currently caught on the genealogies in Genesis 5. I did read your articles on them, but they all left out one problem: the numbers that the genealogies give.Â The other telescoped genealogies donâ€™t give these numbers, and even … Continue reading
- 03/24/2014 02:44 AM
Hypernaturalism: Integrating the Bible and Science
Though the views of naturalism and supernaturalism often pit science and religion against one another, hypernaturalism is proposed as an alternative that combines divine power and natural law. It is hoped that such a synthesis of science and faith can help religious people become more accepting of science, and place Christianity in a logical framework … Continue reading
- 03/20/2014 02:31 AM
Are You Ready to Talk about Noah?
Depictions of giraffes, polar bears, kangaroos, and other animals happily marching up the ramp of a big ship remain firmly fixed in most peopleâ€™s minds when the name Noah is mentioned. Though appealing in childrenâ€™s picture books, such images raise questions and even draw ridicule from skeptics. Where did Noah obtain the technology and resources … Continue reading
- 03/17/2014 02:01 AM
Particle Reservoir Blunts Solar Storm Damage
Our Sun looks remarkably stable, but as with all other stars, its magnetic field exhibits variability. This variability leads to events where the Sunâ€™s magnetic field connects to Earthâ€™s and causes an influx of charged particles. Recent observations show that Earthâ€™s magnetic field houses a reservoir of charged particles that blunts the disruptive effects of … Continue reading