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Stars, Cells, and God | Cognitive Bias Studies Fine-Tuned DNA Structure [Video]

#scienceandfaith #apologetics #christianity Join Jeff Zweerink and Fazale “Fuz” Rana as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence.Cognitive Bias Studies Research demonstrates that people remember the challenges they face more than the benefits they enjoy. This “headwinds/tailwinds asymmetry” helps explain why both political parties see the electoral college as favoring the other party, why most people see their favorite team as having the most difficult schedule, and why children routinely characterize parents as favoring other siblings. Unfortunately, this asymmetry contributes to a darker side of human behavior in that people who perceive greater challenges and obstacles are more inclined to endorse morally questionable behavior. The Bible helps prevent this asymmetry and provides a prescription to encourage moral behavior. Fine-Tuned DNA Structure Every detail about the structure of DNA is precisely as it must be for life to be possible, reflecting a type of molecular fine-tuning. This fine-tuning comes into focus when biochemists ask “why” questions, such as: Why is DNA made up of the four nucleobases, (adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine) and not some other set of nucleobases? A chemist from Trinity University Dublin provided insight into this question by demonstrating that the set of nucleobases in DNA uniquely minimizes the harmful impact of a phenomenon called tautomerism, revealing a rationale for the composition of this important biomolecule. This insight raises additional questions: How should we account for the ingenuity and fine-tuning of DNA’s structure? Is it the outworking of a historically contingent evolutionary process, or do these features point to a Creator’s handiwork?Jeff and Fuz discuss these important topics in this episode of Stars, Cells, and God.References:“The Headwinds/Tailwinds Asymmetry: An Availability Bias in Assessments of Barriers and Blessings,” S. Davidai and T. Gilovich, https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fpspa0000066“Tautomerism as a Constraint on the Composition of Alternative Nucleotide Alphabets,” D. A. Mac D´onaill, https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.297.1424&rep=rep1&type=pdf Additional Resources:Fazale Rana, Fit for a Purpose, https://support.reasons.org/category/featured-products/fit-for-a-purposeFazale Rana, The Cell’s Design, https://support.reasons.org/purchase/the-cells-design“DNA: Designed for Flexibility,” Fazale Rana, https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/the-cells-design/dna-designed-for-flexibility“DNA Soaks Up Sun’s Rays,” Fazale Rana, https://reasons.org/explore/publications/articles/dna-soaks-up-sun-s-raysHelp us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Culture Talk: Archeological Evidence for the Bible’s Accuracy? [Video]

With astrophysicist Hugh Ross Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/more-archaeological-evidence-for-the-bible-s-historical-accuracyHelp us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Science-Faith Connection: Did the Shroud of Turin Cover Jesus? [Video]

With physicist John Bloom Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/team/john-bloomHelp us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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28:19 | Biblical Archaeology [Video]

#christianity #scienceandfaith #apologetics If you’d like to support resources like this show, please consider donating to reasons.org/show Culture Talk: Archeological Evidence for the Bible’s Accuracy? with astrophysicist Hugh Ross Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/more-archaeological-evidence-for-the-bible-s-historical-accuracyEveryday Apologetics: Biblical Archeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls with physicist John Bloom Dig Deeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4526w07tpAScience-Faith Connection: Did the Shroud of Turin Cover Jesus? with physicist John Bloom Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/team/john-bloomHelp us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Science-Faith Connection: Geological Evidence for Design [Video]

With geologist Ken WolgemuthDig Deeper: https://reasons.org/team/ken-wolgemuth Help us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Culture Talk: The Rare-Galaxy Hypothesis [Video]

With astrophysicist Hugh Ross Dig Deeper: https://support.reasons.org/category/featured-products/designed-to-the-core Help us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Stars, Cells, and God | How Mars Lost Its Water and Adaptation & Providence [Video]

#christianity #scienceandfaith #apologetics Join Fazale “Fuz” Rana and Jeff Zweerink as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence.How Mars Lost Its WaterOf all the solar system bodies, Mars is the place most likely to have hosted life in the past. However, compared to Earth, Mars now has a small atmosphere and minimal water. The reasons Mars lost its water and atmosphere highlight the seemingly unique capacity of Earth to support life.Adaptation & ProvidenceRecently, a large team of collaborators headed up by researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz highlighted another mechanism that they think contributes to organisms’ ability to adapt: introgression—the introduction of genetic material into the gene pool of another species through interbreeding or hybridization. Insights such as this latest one are often viewed as prima facie evidence for life’s evolutionary history. Can discoveries such as this be viewed as legitimate from a creation model standpoint?Fuz and Jeff discuss these important topics in this episode of Stars, Cells, and God.References:“How Did Mars Lose Its Atmosphere and Water?,” Bruce Jakosky, https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.4988“A Polar Bear Paleogenome Reveals Extensive Ancient Gene Flow from Polar Bears into Brown Bears,” Ming-Shan Wang et al., https://www.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01753-8 “Scientists Sequence Genome of 100,000-Year-Old Polar Bear,” Sci News, https://www.sci.news/genetics/polar-bear-paleogenome-10914.htmlAdditional Resources:“Evidence that Humans Are Evolving Is Not Evidence for Human Evolution,” Fazale Rana https://reasons.org/explore/publications/articles/evidence-that-humans-are-evolving-is-not-evidence-for-human-evolutionThinking about Evolution by Anjeanette Roberts, Fazale Rana, Sue Dykes, and Mark Perez Help us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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28:19 ep 193 | Designed to the Core [Video]

#scienceandfaith #christianity #apologetics Culture Talk: The Rare-Galaxy Hypothesiswith astrophysicist Hugh Ross Dig Deeper: https://support.reasons.org/category/featured-products/designed-to-the-core Everyday Apologetics: Fine-Tuned Hypernova Ratewith astrophysicist Hugh Ross and biochemist Fazale RanaDig Deeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbVN3VuKKvM&list=PLUwTeBAi_JFG-J6mqU3em0LV7pFUiq9wp&index=7 Science-Faith Connection: Geological Evidence for Designwith geologist Ken WolgemuthDig Deeper: https://reasons.org/team/ken-wolgemuth Help us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Culture Talk: Is it Rational to Be a Christian? [Video]

With Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley Dig Deeper: https://youtu.be/a2m8Jj9LFbIHelp us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Stars, Cells, and God | AI for Scientific and RNA Assembly on Glass [Video]

Join Fazale “Fuz” Rana and Jeff Zweerink as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence.AI for Scientific ResearchScientists have sought to utilize machine learning techniques—those that undergird most AI advances—for decades. While many interesting possibilities surface, they never seem to materialize examples of machine learning working better than human driven algorithms. Will humans always outperform AI options in scientific research, or have we just not found the right approach to AI yet? RNA Assembly on Glass Recently, a research team from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FAME), led by origin-of-life researcher Steve Benner, demonstrated that ribonucleotide building blocks could be assembled into RNA polymers (around 90 to 300 subunits in size) by glass catalysts. The research team maintains that their findings add fresh support for the RNA world hypothesis, making it that much more reasonable to think that life arose on Earth via chemical evolution. Is their conclusion valid? In this episode of Stars, Cells, and God, Fuz and Jeff discuss these important topics.References:“DeepLSS: Breaking Parameter Degeneracies in Large-Scale Structure with Deep-Learning Analysis of Combined Probes,” Tomasz Kacprzak and Janis Fluri, https://journals.aps.org/prx/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevX.12.031029 “Catalytic Synthesis of Polyribonucleic Acid on Prebiotic Rock Glasses,” Craig A. Jerome et al., https://www.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2022.0027 “Scientists Announce a Breakthrough in Determining Life’s Origin on Earth—and Maybe Mars,” Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, https://phys.org/news/2022-06-scientists-breakthrough-life-earthand-mars.html Additional Resources:“Prebiotic Chemistry and the Hand of God,” Fazale Rana, https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/the-cells-design/prebiotic-chemistry-and-the-hand-of-godHelp us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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28:19 ep 192 | Interviews with Unbelievable Host Justin Brierley [Video]

#christianity #christianvideos #justinbrierleyIf you’d like to support resources like this show, please consider donating to reasons.org/show Culture Talk: Is it Rational to Be a Christian? with Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley Dig Deeper: https://youtu.be/a2m8Jj9LFbIEveryday Apologetics: How Does Dice Point to God’s Existence? with Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley Dig Deeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy6kaDaeDT8Science-Faith Connection: Creating Conversations on Faith with Unbelievable? host Justin BrierleyDig Deeper: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/shows/unbelievableHelp us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org

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Stars, Cells, and God | Fasting & Brain Metabolism and Aquatic Dinosaurs [Video]

#scienceandfaith #christianity #hughrossEpisode Description:Join professor of nutrition Dr. Jim Painter and Hugh Ross as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence.Fasting & Brain MetabolismFasting is beneficial for many reasons. As would be expected, eating less is associated with weight loss. Fasting has also been utilized in treating cancer, reducing heart disease risk, and treating irritable bowel disease. For many years it was thought that once a brain cell is lost, it could never be regrown. But recent research has shown that fasting improves brain function and is involved in neuroplasticity, the growth of new brain cells. Fasting upregulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is the compound responsible for the brain’s ability to regrow damaged tissues. Aquatic DinosaursA creation principle proclaimed throughout the longest of the creation psalms (Psalm 104) is that God packed Earth with the maximum biomass and maximum biodiversity. Such maximal creation activity ensured that humans had all the biodeposit resources they needed to launch and sustain global civilization. A new research study shows that large carnivorous dinosaurs prowled the shallow seas that covered much of the continental landmasses 230–66 million years ago. Only when extensive shallow seas existed on Earth was it possible for land animals as massive as the largest dinosaurs to live and thrive. Jim and Hugh discuss these important topics in this episode of Stars, Cells, and God.References:“Subaqueous Foraging among Carnivorous Dinosaurs,” Matteo Fabbri et al., https://www.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-04528-0 Help us create even more empowering resources!Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/donate-now?source=OLYOUTUBEFollow RTB_Official for updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_officialInstagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_officialWebsite: http://www.reasons.org