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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.

Blue-green algae held up in a petri dish: ID 89484007 © Puntasit Choksawatdikorn |

Observing ‘Evolution’: Single Cell to Multi-Cells

[Originally published as No, These Researchers Did Not See a Single-Celled Organism Evolve Into A Multicellular Organism!] A student sent me an article from Science Alert, asking me about its rather bold claim: Scientists Have Witnessed a Single-Celled Algae Evolve Into a…

April 8, 2019

Scientific Hubris: Can Science Answer Life’s Questions?

[Originally published as Scientists Who Wear Blindfolds] Dr. Peter Atkins is a legend in the chemistry community. He retired from his professorship at Oxford University in 2007, but not until after receiving such distinguished awards as the Royal Society of…

April 1, 2019

Oxidization and Organic Tissue in Dinosaurs

[Originally published as Soft Dinosaur Tissue Looks Really Young!] In 2005, Dr. Mary Schweitzer stunned the paleontology community by finding soft tissue in a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that is supposed to be more than 65 million years old. Because it is very difficult…

March 25, 2019

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Non-Mutational Changes: a New Epigenetic Study

[Originally published as Big News in Epigenetics!] The more we learn about creation, the more it surprises us. While it is true in all areas of science, it seems particularly true in genetics. When I was at university, I was…

March 18, 2019

Italian beach littered with seashells: ID 123673602 © Natalia Sokko |

Evolutionary Stories and Interpretation of the Evidence

[Originally published as A Failed Test of Fossil Record Interpretation] When you read about earth history in most textbooks, lots of definitive statements are made concerning events that occurred in the distant past. For example, in Biology: How Life Works, Volume…

March 11, 2019

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Journal Publishes Article Suggesting Common Designer

[Originally published as This Could Be One of the Most Important Scientific Papers of the Decade] More than eight years ago (have I really been blogging that long?), I was excited to see the appearance of a new peer-reviewed journal, BIO-Complexity. I…

March 4, 2019

Dickinsonia fossil: ID 80983783 © Jana Ščigelová |

An ‘Early’ Fossil Animal Problematic for Evolutionary Timelines

[Originally published as One Common Ediacaran Was Probably an Animal] Several years ago, I wrote about the enigmatic fossils found in Ediacaran rock. Most scientists think such rocks are 635-540 million years old, and the fossils found in them have been…

February 25, 2019

Finding Jesus by Finding the Truth about Science

[Originally posted as How Science Brought Another Atheist to Christ] If you have been reading my blog long, you probably know that I was once an atheist. However, the more science I learned, the less intellectually tenable that position became,…

February 18, 2019

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Coral Bleaching and the Perspective of History

[Originally published on Proslogion] Corals are amazing animals that form reefs which are teeming with life. They eat things that are floating in the water around them, but they also have a mutualistic relationship with algae called “zooxanthellae.” The corals provide the…

February 4, 2019

Scientist looking through a microscope

How Scientists Today Produce ‘Directed Evolution’

[Originally published as Directed Evolution Wins Nobel Prize] October 3, 2018, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in chemistry will be shared among three scientists who all used directed evolution to engineer proteins that solve problems. A reader who…

January 28, 2019