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Today's New Reason to Believe
Integrating Science and Faith
- 03/05/2015 02:04 AM
Q&A: Were Dinosaurs Reptiles?
From Jerry in Los Angeles, CA Iâ€™m reading your book Navigating Genesis. On page 66 you say, â€śGiven that dinosaurs were reptiles, not mammalsâ€¦â€ť Wait a minute!Â I thought it was shown decades ago that dinosaurs were not. They were warm blooded and some were feathered.Â I thought it was common knowledge that dinosaurs were not … Continue reading
- 03/02/2015 02:45 AM
Q&A: Could â€śFreshâ€ť Dino Tissue Survive for Millions of Years?
From Nate in Fullerton, CA: Recently Iâ€™ve been referred by some young-earth creationist friends to a couple of articles about a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth and a Triceratops-type horn that both underwent an autopsy showing (relatively speaking) â€śfresherâ€ť organic material.Â Does this affect the time line for the existence of dinosaurs?Â I appreciate the thought put into this … Continue reading
- 02/26/2015 02:14 AM
Q&A: Are Dark Matter and Dark Energy Just â€śPropsâ€ť for the Big Bang?
From Gavin: I always enjoy and profit by listening to RTBâ€™s scholars discussing and interviewing others on various creation-science, theological-philosophical, and biblical topics. I am interested to hear what you have to say about the following. A commentator on a young-earth creation (YEC) website said, I am very impressed with the way YEC cosmologists have … Continue reading
- 02/23/2015 02:57 AM
Thoughts on â€śThe Principleâ€ť
Is humanity special? If so, how would we know? I am willing to wager that everyone has given some thought to one or both of these questions. One thing the history of science demonstrates is that neither the Sun nor Earth occupies a central or â€śspecially favoredâ€ť position in the universe (the Copernican principle). A … Continue reading
- 02/18/2015 02:06 PM
Have Quantum Physicists Disproved the Big Bang?
Since February 10, the media have been abuzz with the story that two quantum physicists have â€ścorrectedâ€ť Einsteinâ€™s theory of general relativity to demonstrate that the big bang never happened. The two physicistsâ€”Ahmed Farag Ali (a professor at Benha University in Egypt) and Saurya Das (a professor at University of Lethbridge in Alberta)â€”claim the universe … Continue reading
- 02/16/2015 02:46 AM
Rethinking the Latest Evidence for Inflation
In 1964, two scientists serendipitously found a critical feature of our universe: the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). This discovery dethroned steady-state models and simultaneously established big bang cosmology as the proper understanding of how the universe began and developed. Yet the extreme uniformity of the CMB also posed a problem. How could all regions … Continue reading
- 02/12/2015 02:36 AM
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists
Modern science was birthed out of a Christian worldview. Many of the early pioneers of scienceâ€”such as Galileo and Copernicusâ€”were either Christians or working within the realm of Christian presuppositions. Unfortunately, the current cultural climate between science and Christianity isnâ€™t as friendly. In fact, some adults actively discourage bright young Christians who show promise in … Continue reading
- 02/09/2015 02:04 AM
How the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology Points to Design
From time to time, biochemists make discoveries that change the way we think about how life works. In a recent paper, Ian S. Dunn, a researcher at CytoCure, argues that biomolecules (such as DNA, RNA, and proteins) comprised of â€śmolecular alphabetsâ€ť (such as nucleotides and amino acids) are a universal requirement for life.1 Dunnâ€™s work … Continue reading
- 02/05/2015 02:49 AM
Q&A: Does the Fourth Commandment Support the Calendar-Day View of Creation?
From Lawrence R. I have been in a discussion with a young-earth creationist, and would like some clarification on how we are to understand Exodus 20:11â€“15 in light of the RTB model of creation days. In six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them; but … Continue reading
- 02/02/2015 02:54 AM
We Are Living in a Safe Time Window
Negotiating traffic on Southern California freeways is tricky. Not long ago, I witnessed a collision of several cars in my rearview mirrorâ€”if I had gotten on that freeway anywhere from a few seconds to an hour later, I either could have been involved in the collision or delayed for my appointment. Just like I â€śhappened … Continue reading