Dinosaur Soft Tissue Really Just “Biofilm Contamination” After All?

Until 2005, scientists believed that soft tissues, proteins, and DNA molecules could not survive beyond a hundred thousand years or so at ambient temperatures due to the rapid nature of the decay of these molecules due to various decay mechanisms – including the inevitable effects of kinetic chemistry (where vibrating molecules gradually rearrange themselves and…

Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong

A recent lecture I gave at Loma Linda University for the “Second Look Sabbath Seminars” of Dr. Paul Giem (Link) entitled, “Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong” (October 5th, 2019). Sometimes a scientific theory can appear to beautifully explain all or at least almost all of the data at hand.  Yet, upon closer examination, it can…

New Paper: Common Design Trounces Common Descent for Diversity of Life

Charles Darwin originally proposed that all living things in the world today originated from a single common ancestor from which we all share a history of common descent.  This process of common descent formed the “Tree of Life”, where the process of gradual evolutionary changes over hundreds of millions of years of time produced a…

Science and Methodological Naturalism

My friend, Clifford Goldstein, editor of the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, just published a short article discussing science and the limits of methodological naturalism that is thought to limit scientific investigations to only those things that have natural causes (Cliff’s Edge, Adventist Review, Feb. 2019). Science does not address spiritual, theological, or supernatural…