The Four Fundamental Forces | David Rives

There are four fundamental forces of nature that govern the way things operate. Many scientists think that perhaps, one day, a unified field theory will be developed that will bring all four forces together but that hasn’t happened yet. So here are the four fundamental forces: The gravitational force. This is the one you’re probably … Read More

Don’t Self-Feed The Ducks | David Rives

? The atheist Richard Dawkins once proposed a very interesting idea. He said that he believed that ducks and hawks evolved quickly through a self-feeding mechanism of necessity. Let me explain what self-feeding is: Okay, so an easy example of this would be an arms race or the space race. If someone develops an advanced … Read More

What is a Black Hole? | David Rives

How do you detect something out in space that’s invisible? Well, you observe how the objects near it behave. This gives you clues about the nature of the invisible body. And that’s exactly how scientists have discovered and described black holes. Black holes are not visible through standard technology or telescopes, even though they’ve been … Read More

What is a Quasar? | David Rives

In the 1950s astronomers were using radio telescopes to learn more about the heavens and they discovered something very strange. These objects, which they named “quasi-stellar objects” (Quasars for short), were small but extremely bright despite being very, very, very far away. What were they? Well, future research revealed Quasars are feeding black holes or … Read More

What is Antimatter? | David Rives

One of the greatest mysteries in secular physics is why there isn’t much antimatter to be found anywhere in our universe. What is antimatter? Well, it’s particles that share the same mass as matter but with opposite qualities. That means if matter has a positive charge, antimatter will have a negative charge. Basically, antimatter is … Read More

Nature's Sport's Car | David Rives

Nature’s Sports Car | David Rives

The fastest land animal in the world makes its home on the Savannahs in Africa alongside elephants, hippos, and rhinos. A very small population of a sub-species also lives in eastern Iran. That mammal, of course, is the Cheetah. This big cat is famous for its speed. While hunting it can reach top speeds of … Read More

The Eye: A Masterpiece of God | David Rives

Eyes have been called the “windows to the soul” because we use them to express emotion and they are quite beautiful. These are secondary functions but still very important. Our eye’s most important function, of course, is giving us vision. So how does this work? We have two lenses, called the cornea and lens proper, … Read More

What is a Pulsar? | David Rives

If you ask the average person to name some things found in “outer space” they’ll probably name the moon, stars, planets, and maybe asteroids and comets. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the incredible diversity found throughout the cosmos. Today let’s look at pulsars. We’ve only known about pulsars since the 1960’s, … Read More

Your Microbiome and You | David RIves

Your Microbiome and You | David Rives

God designed His creation to work together. Just think about how many systems in nature involve multiple parts or a variety of organisms functioning together; photosynthesis requires the sun and the plant; the water cycle needs the sun, water vapor, and liquid water; decomposition involves plants or dead animals, scavengers, fungi, and microbes. Each part … Read More

The Incredible Design of the Human Foot | David Rives

Did you know you were designed to run around barefoot? Genesis tells us that originally Adam and Eve were created naked. It wasn’t until after sin that clothes—and eventually shoes—came into being. But when we shed our shoes we see that God’s design is the best. An incredible 25% of the bones in your body … Read More

Could All Of The Animals Fit On Noah’s Ark? | David Rives

Many skeptics of the Bible, and even fellow Christians, have wondered how Noah could’ve fit all the millions of modern animal species on the Ark. He would have needed a fleet of cargo ships! But Noah didn’t take all the species on the Ark! Noah was only commanded to take every kind of land-dwelling, air-breathing … Read More

The Complexity of Hair | David Rives

We brush it, cut it, curl it, straighten it, shave it, gel it, spike it, and dye it, but have we ever really stopped and thought about it? The hair found on our heads, and pretty much everywhere else on our bodies except our palms and soles, is incredibly complex. Not that that should surprise … Read More

The Marvel of Taste | David Rives

The richness and variety of foods, flavors, and combinations of those flavors is perhaps one of our Creator’s greatest gifts to us. He didn’t just give us foods that contain the basic nutrients for life so that we could stay alive. He gave us thousands of different fruit, vegetable, grain, and meat options, spices and … Read More

Is Genesis History? | David Rives

Here at David Rives Ministries, we talk a lot about Genesis and how easy it is to read and understand the first book of the Bible. Now, Christians have many different ways that they look at Genesis and a part of our ministry is encouraging them that we don’t have to relegate Genesis to mere … Read More

The Origin of Languages | David Rives

After Noah and his family got off the Ark God gave them a simple command, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” But just two chapters later we read the response of Noah’s descendants, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a … Read More

Exploring The Nose | David Rives

Has a vague scent in the air ever caught your attention? You know you’ve smelled it somewhere before but you just don’t know where? Well, our sense of smell is incredible and many scents are strongly linked with memories. The average adult can distinguish 10,000 different scents from baking bread, to a favorite perfume, to … Read More

Geological Diversity – Lots of Rocks | David Rives

I was studying some geological formations not long ago, and started wondering why we have so many different types of rocks and soils. Surely God could have created the Earth with a few basic minerals? Why so much variety? That got me to thinking: why do I have a red sweater and a blue one? … Read More

Gravity - A Force of Nature

Gravity: A Force of Nature | David Rives

We’ve all heard the story: Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree, saw an apple fall to the ground, and, viola, discovered gravity. Of course, the real story is much longer and more complicated than that. But Newton, who was a mathematician, physicist, and Bible-believing Christian, did describe gravity for the first time in … Read More

Wonder of the Ear | David Rives

Have you ever wondered how you can hear my voice, or any other sound? Our sensitive ears can pick up the faint whisper of the breeze, the buzz of a bee’s wings, or the patter of rain on a puddle. These same ears can withstand music blaring in our headphones, a baby screaming, or a … Read More

Venus – Our Next Door Neighbor | David Rives

During certain times of the year, star-gazers are treated to the sight of the second planet in our solar system, Venus, which appears as a bright white orb. This planet, which is similar in size and structure to Earth, was named for the Roman goddess of love. Venus has a thick atmosphere that traps in … Read More

“Phantom Cloud” New Name For “Oort Cloud” – David Rives

Every time a new comet is spotted that was previously undocumented, it is claimed that the comet originated from the Oort Cloud. Articles, magazines, and scientific reports begin claiming that the comet left this proposed cloud tens of thousands of years ago, and is just getting to our solar system. But what is the Oort … Read More

Spiral Galaxies and a Young Universe | David Rives

The Bible tells us that “the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Astronomy is one of my passions. I love looking through telescopes and seeing the incredible and beautiful things God has made and placed throughout the universe for His glory. Researchers estimate there are at least 170 billion … Read More

Can Soft Tissue Last Thousands of Years? | David Rives

While the most famous discovery of dinosaur soft tissue didn’t come until 2005, scientists have been reporting the discovery of soft tissue and proteins in a wide variety of fossils since the 1970’s. They’ve found things like catfish fatty fins, unaltered amino acids preserved in amber, even what appears to be dinosaur DNA from a … Read More

Hummingbirds And Their Homes | David Rives

Tiny homes are all the rage these days. There are even TV shows dedicated to showcasing these little custom dwellings. But if you think that 300 square feet is minimalist, what if I told you about a comfortable home with a floor plan of less than one – square inch! That’s right, for the average … Read More

What Is The Oort Cloud? | David Rives

Have you heard of the Oort Cloud? For years, Cosmologists have discussed some type of Cloud or band that would explain the existence of long-period comets. Maybe a bit of background would be helpful, so let’s back it up a bit, and start with one of the most popular theories for solar system origins. Remember, … Read More

No Erosion Between Rock Layers | David Rives

You’ve probably heard the conventional story of how the rock layers formed. The most popular story is that rock layers form slowly over millions of years by the same geologic processes we see operating today. Weathering and erosion then produced hills, valleys, and the other topographical features we see today. But a quick trip into … Read More

David Hume – The Evolution of Evolution | David Rives

In the days before Darwin and naturalistic scientists like him, there were philosophers theorizing about God, the supernatural, and miracles. One such philosopher was David Hume, who lived during the eighteenth century. This Scottish thinker is best remembered for his influential system of thought that included empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Hume disregarded miracles and argued … Read More

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