Table of Contents
- Evidence for God from Cosmology
- The Greatest Discovery (COBE, 1992)
- Relativity vs. The Newtonian Universe
- General Relativity - Einstein Discovers God
- Origins of the Big Bang Theory
- Hot Big Bang Model
- Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE)
- COBE DMR
- Alternate Models
- Infinite/eternal Universe Problems
- Steady State Universe
- Oscillating universe
- The Universe as an Engine
- The Hartle-Hawking Model
- Problems in Quantum Cosmology
- Implications of Big Bang
- Objections to the Big Bang
- Evidence for God's Existence from Design
- New Watchmaker Argument
- A "Just Right" Universe
- A "Just Right" Galaxy
- More Watchmaker Arguments
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Integrating Science and Faith
- 09/29/2014 02:19 AM
Did Vertebrate Animals Die before the Fall of Man?
The Bible makes clear that human death did not occur until after Adam and Eve sinned (Genesis 3). But did animals die before the fall? The young-earth creationist (YEC) movement holds that no vertebrates died before the fall. According to this view, a world with vertebrate death could not merit the description “very good” (Genesis … Continue reading
- 09/25/2014 02:52 AM
Q&A: Do We Have a Reliable Starting Point for Radiocarbon Dating?
From Ben in Muncie, IN I have a nagging question about radiometric decay that I’m having trouble finding an answer to. In order to calculate something’s age, we need to know what the C-14 to C-12 ratio was at the time when it stopped exchanging carbon with the environment. But how exactly do we know … Continue reading
- 09/22/2014 12:46 PM
Redundant Blood Supply to the Brain Shows Good Engineering
“Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Commander Jim Lovell’s famous, though often misquoted,1 words mark the epic struggle of the disabled Apollo 13 mission, called a “successful failure” because while the three-man crew never reached the Moon, they did return to Earth safe and sound. Following his now-iconic statement, Lovell described their situation to NASA’s ground … Continue reading
- 09/18/2014 02:41 AM
Four Essentials of Science Apologetics
One of our goals at Reasons to Believe is to equip Christians to defend their faith with “gentleness and respect” per 1 Peter 3:15. In our emotionally charged culture, making a persuasive case for something as controversial as Christianity is easier said than done—but it can be done. Such a case rests on sound arguments … Continue reading
- 09/15/2014 02:56 AM
Are Humans Special?
Is human life on Earth special or not? According to the popular narrative, science continues pushing humanity off any supposed pedestal—a process that began when Nicolaus Copernicus promoted a heliocentric solar system. Noted astrobiologist Caleb Scharf’s recently-released book, The Copernicus Complex, deals with this question. In full disclosure, I have not read the book, but … Continue reading
- 09/11/2014 02:43 AM
The Amazing Disappearing Hominid!
Vanishing acts have played a role in magic spectacles for centuries. But what might be good entertainment in a theatre is no laughing matter for paleoanthropology. The human fossil record has recently experienced a possible disappearance of sorts. An increasing number of researchers now argue that Homo heidelbergensis, a key transition in human evolutionary scenarios, … Continue reading
- 09/08/2014 02:59 AM
Did Humans Cause the Global Extinctions of Mammals?
Cursed is the ground because of you. — Genesis 3:17 Humans cause a lot of damage to the environment. Understandably, many people attribute the destruction to the ballooning human population and the activities associated with advancing and sustaining first world economies and industrializing the nations of the second and third worlds. It’s tempting to think … Continue reading
- 09/04/2014 02:15 AM
Q&A: Did Petroleum Deposits Result from Inorganic Sources?
Ben in Missoula, MT While studying geoscience, I came across the theory of petroleum abiogenesis. From my understanding petroleum abiogenesis hypothesizes that petroleum deposits, although seen with biological organisms and lithified microorganisms, have an origin primarily from non-organic sources deep within the earth. This clearly has significance to the public concern of running out of … Continue reading
- 09/01/2014 02:55 AM
Q&A: Does the Moon’s Shallow Dust Layer Support a Young-Earth Model?
From Nathan in Newry, Northern Ireland A young-earth creationist pastor at one of the churches I regularly attend attacked my scientific viewpoint in one of his sermons. He said that NASA scientists tried to aim Apollo 11 so that it landed on the side of the crater because the scientists were scared that the lunar … Continue reading
- 08/28/2014 02:05 AM
Q&A: How Did Human Disease Originate?
From Robert in Acworth, GA I know many believe that diseases came about as a result of the fall. I do not believe this is RTB’s position, but I could not articulate exactly what RTB’s position is on this. If diseases did not originate with the fall, then when? With the creation of man? Is … Continue reading
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