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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

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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

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Does Evolution Lead to Accurate Predictions? Fruit Flies

[Originally posted on Proslogion] The acid test of a scientific theory is whether or not it can make testable predictions about things that are not known. If it can’t, it isn’t really a scientific theory. If it can, those predictions…

January 21, 2019

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Real World of Creation Science Learning

[Editor’s note: originally posted on Proslogion. It is exciting and encouraging to hear about young people who take Jesus and science seriously!] I wasn’t planning on writing a post on New Years, 2019, but as I was going through my…

January 14, 2019

Planck Enhanced Anomalie

Does Astrophysics have an “Axis of Evil”?

Above: The European Space Agency’s image illustrating two things that seem to falsify the cosmological principle. A couple of days ago, I had a fun conversation with a student regarding astrophysics. He seemed very well-informed on the subject, so I…

November 30, 2018

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Another Newly-Discovered Feature of the Human Body!

The human body is truly incredible. It has been so intricately designed that we are still discovering new things inside it, despite the fact that scientists have been studying it in detail for nearly 2,000 years! Just a few months…

October 28, 2018

My “Top Five” Reasons for Believing in a Young Earth (Part 1 of 6)

Having told you why I am skeptical of the idea of an ancient (millions or billions of years old) earth, I would like to give you some of the data that lead me to believe in a young earth. I…

October 28, 2015

Time and Creation

In my previous post, I quoted Clement of Alexandria. He said that the days of Genesis 1 were not 24-hour days. Instead, they were simply used to indicate priority. In the end, he said: And how could creation take place…

October 28, 2015

Clement of Alexandria on the Days of Genesis

I have mentioned before that sometimes young-earth creationists (I am one, by the way) seem to distort church history. They think that the early church was unanimous in its interpretation of Genesis 1. For example, one article claims: What did…

October 28, 2015

Debunking the Myth That Copernicus “Demoted” the Earth

It is a common statement made in many discussions of how Copernicus revolutionized our understanding of the universe. Goethe’s quote is a typical example: Of all discoveries and opinions, none may have exerted a greater effect on the human spirit…

October 28, 2015

Debunking the Flat Earth Myth

Since today is Columbus Day, I thought I would discuss a myth commonly associated with the man. I learned it in school, as did many others. It’s the myth that people in Columbus’s day thought the earth was flat. Highlights…

October 12, 2015