You may have seen in the news that this Christmas we’re in for an infrequent sight in the sky: a full moon. Because of the amazing consistency with which God causes planets and moons to orbit, we can use math to figure out ahead of time on what dates full moons will occur. This year,…

# Category: Science

## Math and Chocolate

Math and chocolate–since those are two of my favorite words, imagine my joy when I came across the news that a University College London (UCL) student had been exploring the math behind chocolate fountains. Notice how the chocolate in a chocolate fountain doesn’t flow straight down–it curves slightly inward at each tier. The research–which involved…

## New Math Articles on The Creation Club

image by freeimageslive.co.uk – creator I’ve recently been asked to do a guest column over at The Creation Club on mathematics and God’s creation. I thought I’d post the links here so you could head over there and enjoy them as well 🙂 Math and the Creator – For many, math has become associated with…

## Snowflake Math

Math might not be the first thing you think of when you see snow, but believe it or not, math helps us describe God’s handiwork in each tiny snowflake. To start with, we can observe that the general shape of each flake is approximately the same. Snowflakes can be described by the six-sided shape we…

## Thoughts on Shapes

Throughout history, men have used their knowledge of shapes to help them design buildings. Because of the consistent way God holds things together, we can predict how different shapes will hold up under pressure. One shape that supports weight well is the arch. You can easily see this by holding a piece of paper flat…

## Lessons from the Life of Johannes Kepler

Known as the discoverer of the laws of planetary motion, Johannes Kepler was the first to propose that the planets circle the sun in elliptical shapes rather than in circular shapes as previously thought. Although often thought of as a scientist, Kepler was also a mathematician. In his study of planetary motion, Kepler used extensive…