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Jay Wile

As a scientist, it is hard for me to fathom anyone who has scientific training and does not believe in God. Indeed, it was science that brought me not only to a belief in God, but also to faith in Christianity. I have an earned Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from the same institution. blog.drwile.com

Rewriting our Understanding of DNA Chemistry

[Originally published as Something I (and Most Scientists) Have Taught for Many Years is Probably Wrong!] One of the problems that science textbook authors face is the fact that science is constantly changing. As we learn more about the Creator’s…

November 18, 2019

Inconvenient Data on Coral Bleaching

The soft coral colony at the center of the picture is bleached. The corals to the right are not. Photo credit: USGS [Originally published as What’s Really Causing Coral Bleaching?] Coral are amazing animals. They live in a mutualistic relationship…

November 12, 2019

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Jumping to Conclusions Evolutionary Style

[Originally published as Why You Must Read Multiple Opinions When it Comes to Evolution] I ran across an old article by Dr. David Berlinski. He is one of the more interesting proponents of intelligent design, since he does not believe in God but…

November 4, 2019

NASA Dark matter pie chart illustration

What Will Volunteer to Explain Dark Matter?

This NASA image illustrates the fact that most astrophysicists think there is about four times as much dark matter as visible matter in the universe. [Originally published as Another Unsuccessful Attempt to Detect Dark Matter] A while ago, I wrote…

October 28, 2019

DNA 3D rendering

“Junk” DNA Shown to Guide Cellular Changes

[Originally published as This “Junk DNA” Confirms a Creationist Prediction!] When a scientist refuses to see the design that is so obvious in nature, it can lead to all sorts of incorrect conclusions. Consider, for example, transposable elements in DNA…

October 21, 2019

DNA 3D rendering

A Lesson in Genetics, Choice, and Human Behavior

[Originally published as Large Study Indicates Genetics Has Little Influence on Sexual Orientation] I don’t normally write on topics like this, because studying human behavior is a tricky subject. There are all sorts of different explanations for a given behavioral…

October 14, 2019

Darwin Statue with a Not Allowed Circle over him

Darwinism Doesn’t Satisfy the Intellect

[Originally published as Another High-Profile Defection from Darwinism] The High Priests of Science continue to assure us that there is no debate when it comes to the validity of evolution as an explanation for the history of life. As the National…

October 7, 2019

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Human Behavior and Scientific/Political Beliefs

[Originally published as Do “Climate Change” Skeptics Behave in a More “Sustainable” Way?] A while back, I ran across an interesting study well worth discussing. Like most studies that try to understand human behavior, its results are incredibly tentative. Nevertheless,…

September 30, 2019

Curiosity with organic compound illustration, photo credit: NASA

“Organic” Doesn’t Equal Life

[Originally published as NASA Has NOT Found the Building Blocks of Life on Mars] The headlines are screaming it. NASA Mars rover discovers ‘building blocks’ for life: 3-billion-year-old organic matter, Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient ‘Building Blocks for Life’ on Mars, Building Blocks of…

September 23, 2019

earth's oceans and clouds as seen from the ISS

Climate Concerns Govern Editorial Standards

[Originally published as Forbes Censors Article About a Scientist Who Is Skeptical of Climate Hysteria] Dr. Nir J. Shaviv is an astrophysicist of some renown. He has over 100 scientific papers to his credit and is currently chairman of the Racah Institute…

September 16, 2019