Category Archives: Biology

Stability of Organic Molecules: Lessons from Vitamin C

The  stability of organic (carbon-based) molecules is an interesting and challenging topic as there are many different types of functional groups, molecular configurations, and molecular collisions to consider.  Research on the stability of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and other vitamins … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 4 of 4

How Life is Defined: There is no simple clear definition of what life is. This is appropriate as life is a wonderful, complex, beautiful, enigmatic phenomenon that defies any effort to over-simplify it. Still, most people have no difficulty recognizing … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 3 of 4

The Scientific Method All scientific endeavors begin with a question. The questions we ask are typically influenced by our worldview. For example, a Darwinist may ask, “How did the appendix evolve?” While a Bible-believer might ask, “What was the appendix … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 2 of 4

    Rules of Science:   If we embrace the metaphysical assumptions listed in the previous blog:   The material world exists The universe is logical Our senses provide reliable information about the world Our minds allow us to understand … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 1 of 4

  Biology is the scientific study of life. But what is “science?” And what is “life?” Most of us use these words all the time and have a general idea of what we mean by them, however, it is common … Continue reading

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Conserving Island Earth

The world must have seemed like a big place to Helga Estby, a Norwegian woman who walked across America in the year 1896. Helga immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1871 at the age of 11. On … Continue reading

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Teeming Creatures of the Sea!

The number of different kinds of living organisms is one measure of biological diversity, or what has become known as “biodiversity.” Our world’s oceans have the highest known biodiversity, second only to the number of species found in the tropical … Continue reading

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