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By Mike McHargue

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The Cozy Robot Show is a place where we explore our curiosity about the world and our feelings. Mike McHargue answers questions, hosts conversations, and leads moments of calm in this show focused on helping us all connect to ourselves and each other. This podcast feed used to be called Ask Science Mike as Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) hosted that show for several years.

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How to Survive 2020 and Beyond: Empathetic Skepticism w/ Science Expert Mike McHargue
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In this episode, Mike explains what it actually means to be a ‘cozy robot‘, and how practicing empathetic skepticism is our best survival strategy. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Nov 25, 2020
Hood Politics with Propaganda
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In this episode, Mike talks with Propaganda, a poet, political activist, academic & emcee, about hood politics. Propaganda shares some of his bold work and challenging ideas about how everyday people can understand American politics.  Link to more of Propaganda’s works:  https://www.prophiphop.com You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Nov 18, 2020
Why is America so divided?
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Why is America so divided? Understanding the US 2020 Election. In this episode of the The Cozy Robot Show, Mike discusses the 2020 election results between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Mike also takes questions from our viewers, discusses the history of the electoral college, the current state of American politics, and proposes how we can make changes for a better future. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com  The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch  LINKS Community ➜ https://cozyrobots.com Instagram ➜ https://www.instagram.com/cozyrobotshow Twitter ➜ https://twitter.com/cozyrobotshow Facebook ➜ https://www.facebook.com/cozyrobotshow
Nov 11, 2020
Ask Mike Anything
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In this episode, Mike answers questions submitted by Cozy Robots like you. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com  The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch  LINKS Community ➜ https://cozyrobots.com  Instagram ➜ https://www.instagram.com/mikemchargue  Twitter ➜ https://twitter.com/mikemchargue  Facebook ➜ https://www.facebook.com/mike.mchargue
Nov 04, 2020
Wonder with Taylor Hughes
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In a cultural environment that feels dark and sometimes even hopeless, how do we foster a sense of childlike wonder about the world around us? In this episode, we explore how to find beauty and magic in our everyday lives. To learn more about our guest, Taylor Hughes, you can visit https://taylorhughes.com You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Oct 28, 2020
Self Care / World Care with Andre Henry
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People who care about justice tend to be sensitive souls, and often compassion-fueled justice work can lead to burn out. When the world’s problems feel overwhelming, how can we carve out time for ourselves to rest and renew? Is it even ok to take time out when the stakes seem so high? We talk with Andre Henry today. Check out more about his work below: https://andrehenry.co  https://voteoutthevillain.com You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Oct 21, 2020
Unmeshed with Miles Adcox
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Why is it so hard for Codependent people to set boundaries in relationships? It can get confusing when our codependent behaviors are positively reinforced in our social circles. In this episode, we explore how to become aware of our codependent patterns, and what can we can do to start healing. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Oct 07, 2020
Big Differences with Dr. Hillary McBride
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With each passing day, as our country becomes more and more divided, it seems our differences might be irreconcilable. We’re seeing the end of lifelong friendships, and the total disintegration of family relationships, most often between the generations. Why is it that so many parents and children view the world so opposite to each other? What happens when conversations become arguments, and arguments become silent standoffs? What do we do when the apple falls so far from the tree?  You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Sep 30, 2020
Feeling Fragile
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These days, the term 'fragility' arouses a variety of charged emotions and associations in most people. The conversation around it tends toward the political and the polarized. Did you know there are other types of fragility beyond 'white fragility'? Mike discusses all of this and more. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Sep 23, 2020
The Power of Play with Rhett & Link
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Mike McHargue talks about why play is important and why play is so hard for adults. Cynicism is a protective armor that comes from being hurt. Children begin to view pretend as “child-like” as they enter adolescence, and so they can be cruel to other children who don’t “move on.” You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Sep 17, 2020
What Is Real?
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In the debut episode of The Cozy Robot Show, we explore fake news, conspiracy theories, and how to sort reliable information from the rest. You can be a cozy robot! You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch
Sep 09, 2020
Episode 240 - The Last One
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In this final episode of Ask Science Mike (don't panic), Mike answers four questions from listeners. Thanks for five great years--and watch out for Mike's new show, right on this podcast feed, next week. Don't miss the launch of Mike's new show, The Cozy Robot Show, on Monday, September 7th at 8pm Eastern (5pm Pacific) at https://cozyrobots.com/watch Here's are the questions from this week's program, along with some additional resources. Are there any differences between the brains of men and women? And is there hope for inclusion in traditionally male-dominated fields? Neurosexism: the myth that men and women have different brains The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters The Myth Of The Female Brain Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Quick Take 8 Statistics and Facts about Women in STEM What are Quantum Wave Functions and how do they create reality? The Fabric of the Cosmos Why do people talk to babies and dogs in funny voices? Why Do We Use the Same Voice to Talk to Babies and Dogs? Uncovering the sound of 'motherese,' baby talk across languages Why is Jordan Peterson so controversial? Why Jordan Peterson Is Always Wrong Jordan Peterson, explained Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Aug 31, 2020
Episode 239 - 4.5, 57%, 7
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In this episode, Mike asks you for your thoughts on how to respond to the challenges we are all facing together. Prof. Akiko Iwasaki on Twitter: "1) Second infection was asymptomatic. While immunity was not enough to block reinfection, it protected the person from disease. (2/n)… https://t.co/887j4nAXNJ" CBS News Battleground Tracker – August 19-21, 2020.pdf Brian Klaas on Twitter: "Sunday update Covid-19 deaths, yesterday: Italy: 3 France: 9 Japan: 14 Canada: 7 UK: 18 Germany: 3 United States: 974 Population of countries above: 439 million Population of United States: 328 million" Jerry Falwell resigns from Liberty University following allegations of sexual tryst Steve Bannon, three others charged with fraud in border wall fundraising campaign Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Aug 24, 2020
Episode 238 - Your COVID-19 Questions
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This episode is about your COVID-19 questions. 1. How will we know if COVID vaccines are safe? COVID-19 vaccines are on the fast-track to approval. How will we know they're safe? 2. How can we safely reopen schools? Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020 What Other Nations Can Tell The U.S. About How to Safely Reopen Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic For people who live alone, how can we safely form self contained social groups? How to Form Social Bubbles and Quarantine Pods For people who have to work, how can we do so the most safely? What technologies could make indoor spaces safer? Airborne COVID-19 transmission: What you need to know Why Aren't We Talking More About Ventilation? When are people actually contagious? How Long After Having Coronavirus Are You Contagious? Here's What Doctors Say | Health.com Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Aug 17, 2020
Episode 237 - 5G, Solar Lockdown, and Why Dogs Fear Lightning
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This week features the following questions: How does 5G work? I hear a lot of conspiracies around it, but what science is there behind the health risks (or lack thereof)? We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe Don't Fall Prey to Scaremongering about 5G Why are dogs afraid of thunderstorms? Why Your Dog Freaks Out During Thunderstorms—And What to Do I've been hearing that we are in a solar lockdown? What is that? Yes, a Solar Minimum Is Coming. No, It's Not Going to Mess Up The World How do I cope with grief over losing my mother now that I'm not sure I believe in an afterlife? Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Aug 12, 2020
Episode 236 - Making It to the Other Side
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In this episode, Mike discusses the most current scientific understanding of COVID-19, how we got here, and what could come next. Make sure you read the sources referenced in this episode--they're crucial.   How the Pandemic Defeated America New Evidence Suggests Young Children Spread Covid-19 More Efficiently Than Adults SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an... We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 235 - Casper ter Kuile on The Power of Ritual
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This week, Mike talks with Casper ter Kuile (of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text) about his new book, The Power of Ritual and how we can all start to establish a sense of sacred and worth during a pandemic where our routines are disrupted.   This episode was made possible by KiwiCo. You can get 60% your first month of inspiring and fun STEAM learning experiences by visiting kiwico.com/asksciencemike Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 234 - Weighted Blankets, Asexuality, and Science
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This week Mike responds to the following questions: What is the science behind weighted blankets? Weighted Blankets: How They Work Is it ok for me to identify as asexual? What are the limitations of science? Science has limits: A few things that science does not do How do we know vaccines are safe and effective? Gish Gallop The contribution of vaccination to global health: past, present and future
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 233 - How do we do this?
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Mike talks about strategies for protecting and preserving mental health during the pandemic and associate periods of quarantine. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Jul 14, 2020
Episode 232 - The Second Wave
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Mike talks about the "second wave" of COVID-19: how we got here, and what we can do about it. The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus Thousands Who Got COVID-19 in March Are Still Sick Understanding SARS-CoV-2-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children COVID-19 Can Last For Months: Thousands Struggle With Virus : Short Wave Coronavirus: US cases 'may have topped 20 million' https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/ Atoms Everyday Mask – Reusable, Comfortable Face Mask Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Jul 06, 2020
Episode 231 - I Feel Sad
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This week, Mike reflects on the response to a tweet he sent on Father's Day about feeling depressed.
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 230 - This Feel Hard
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This week, Mike talks about the feelings that come up when a pandemic and mass protests intersect. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 229 - White Homework with Tori Williams Douglass
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This week, Science Mike talks with Tori Williams Douglass about, well, your questions from Twitter! Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/asksciencemike Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Jun 08, 2020
Episode 228 - Compulsions, Gender, and Evolution
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This week on Ask Science Mike, we explore the following questions today. How do we overcome unhealthy, escapist behaviors? You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) Do post-gender binary labels reinforce the gender binary? How sex and gender — which are not the same thing — influence our health Sex and gender: what is the difference? | Journal of Applied Physiology Why are exterior testicles a feature on so many mammals? Are testicles external for cooling, galloping, display, or something else? How can I reconcile evolution with my beliefs about God? Biologos Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 227 - Time, Reconstructing Sex, and Being Healthy at Every Size
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This week, Mike offers honest, non-judgemental responses to the following questions. What happens in the brain that makes it feel as though time is moving faster as you get older? Why Does Time Seem to Speed Up with Age? What do you think about the Healthy at Every Size movement? Healthy at Every Size How can one develop a robust sexual ethic after deconstruction? How do I know if I am Asexual? 10 Things you need to know about Asexuality Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
May 18, 2020
Episode 226 - Why Did I Do That?
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This week, Mike shares a chapter from his new audiobook You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass). Tap here to get the book on Audible. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
May 11, 2020
Episode 225 - Living with Brain Injury with Christy Neal
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This episode is a re-release from last spring--and one of Mike's all-time favorite episodes. This week Science Mike talks with his friend Christy Neal about what it’s like to live with a brain injury. Christy Neal is a stay-at-home mom and former homeschool mom of 10 years. She enjoys entertaining, organizing, gardening, long walks with friends, and all things pizza-related. Christy lives in Los Angeles with her 3 children and husband Link of almost 19 years. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
May 04, 2020
Episode 223 - You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) | Part 2
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This week Dr. Hillary McBride interviews Mike about his brand-new book You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) which came out THIS WEEK! You can learn more about the book by tapping here, or Mike's In-Home book tour by tapping here. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Apr 29, 2020
Episode 223 - You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) | Part 1
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This week Dr. Hillary McBride interviews Mike about his brand-new book You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) which comes out TOMORROW, April 28. You can learn more about the book by tapping here, or Mike's In-Home book tour by tapping here. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 222 - Leaving Behind Brokenness with Ruthie Lindsey
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This week, Mike talks with Ruthie Lindsey about her new book There I Am: The Journey from Hopelessness to Healing. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 221
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Mike's new book right is nearly here! Learn all about the preorder bonuses, in-home tour, and other exciting news by visiting asksciencemike.com/newbook. This week Mike responds to the following questions: How much of different chronotypes is based in biology vs habit? Are You a Morning Lark or a Night Owl? Is there a way to address the whiteness problem in geoscience? Earth Science Has a Whiteness Problem How do I talk to my daughters about rape culture? Parenting in a society dominated by rape culture Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Apr 12, 2020
Episode 220 - Feminism, Sugar, and EMDR
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This week, Mike responds to the following questions: What drew you toward feminism as a southern, white man? You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) Should trans women be able to play in women's sports? Do transgender athletes have an unfair advantage? Why is sugar bad for us? How does EMDR work? EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) This episode was made possible by Betterhelp. Learn more at betterhelp.com/sciencemike. Mike is starting a program for navigating life transitions one-on-one and in small groups. Visit overviewprogram.com to learn more.
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 219 - Neurotheology with Andrew Newberg
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This week, Mike has a conversation with one of his favorite scientists: Dr. Andrew Newberg. They talk about life from a brain-centered perspective, as well as talking about what habits and beliefs are most beneficial in our daily lives.
Mar 30, 2020
Episode 218 - Adoption, Witchcraft, and Manifesting with your Mind
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Returning to the question and response format, this week Mike responds to these questions: Can trauma caused in infancy impact how adults engage in relationships? You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) Can you "manifest" a new reality with your mind? How God Changes Your Brain Is witchcraft dangerous? Finding God in the Waves Do frequent mystical experiences correlate to psychosis?  
Mar 23, 2020
Episode 217 - How long will this last?
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In this special, mid-week release Mike discusses the findings of the Imperial College Report on COVID-19, and what it may mean for our "new normal." This episode discusses the most recent data we have on this global pandemic in an emotionally-focused, evidence-based way.
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 216 - COVID-19
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In this episode, Science Mike talks about the facts about COVID-19 and the science verified ways to best respond in a way that protects human lives. If you want to dig deeper, Mike recommends these resources: CDC COVID-19 Guide Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/asksciencemike
Mar 16, 2020
Episode 215 - The Fight to Stop Sexual Slavery with Jeremy Vallerand
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In this episode, Mike talks with his friend Jeremy Vallerand about Rescue: Freedom and they work they're doing to end sexual slavery.
Mar 10, 2020
Episode 214 - Emotional Mindfulness with Ron Frederick
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This week, we continue the "Books Behind the Book" series leading into the release of Mike's next book, You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass). In this episode, Mike talks with Ronald J. Frederick, PhD.  Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the transforming power of emotional and relational experience. He is the author of Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships (Central Recovery Press, 2019), and the award-winning Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want (Jossey-Bass, 2009). Ron is a senior faculty member of the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute, and Co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, CA. Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick lectures and facilitates workshops for national, state, and international organizations, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and PESI, has been a frequent presenter at Esalen Institute, Kripalu Center, and Cape Cod Institute, and is featured in the American Psychological Association’s Specific Treatments for Specific Populations video series. You can learn more about Dr. Frederick by visiting the website for the Center for Courageous Living.
Mar 02, 2020
Episode 213 - The Power of Meaning with Emily Esfahani Smith
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This week Science Mike talks with Emily Esfahani Smith about her research and work on the power of meaning and how it can transform our lives as reported in her bestselling book The Power of Meaning. Mike also shares an exciting announcement about his upcoming book tour for You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass)--available in book stores on April 28, 2020.
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 212 - Electric Cars, the Placebo Effect, and Nonreligious Brains
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Mike's got a new book coming in April--but you can preorder it now. Just go to asksciencemike.com/newbook This week, Mike responded to the following questions: Are some brains naturally wired to not believe in the supernatural? How God Changes Your Brain Finding God in the Waves Are electric cars less "green" than gas-powered cars? Factcheck: How electric vehicles help to tackle climate change Gasoline vs Electric—Who Wins on Lifetime Global Warming Emissions? We Found Out Does the placebo effect reveal the power of the mind to heal? The power of the placebo effect Placebos: The power of the placebo effect Is the Nocebo Effect Hurting Your Health? What scriptural arguments can be made to convince non-affirming Christians to change their minds? You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) God and the Gay Christian This episode was made possible by the support of a wonderful sponsor: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental 
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 211 - Nutritional Labels, Epigenetics and Environmental Burials
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This week, Mike responded to the following questions: Can trauma be passed on through epigenetic information? Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything | Cath Ennis Can Trauma Be Inherited Between Generations? Can We Really Inherit Trauma? What are environmentally responsible to handle human burial? Could the Funeral of the Future Help Heal the Environment? Thinking About Having a ‘Green’ Funeral? Here’s What to Know How accurate are nutritional labels? When Nutrition Labels Lie | Eat + Run [Infographic] The Surprising Problem With Calorie Counting -- The "Calories In" Edition. Can you compare and contrast the policy platforms of the 2020 candidates for president in the USA? 2020 Presidential Quiz 2020 Candidates Views on the Issues: A Voter's Guide 2020 Candidates for President: A Guide 2020 Democratic Candidates: Where Do They Stand on Key Policy Issues? 2020 presidential campaign: How Democrats plan to fight climate change This episode was made possible by the support of wonderful sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike The Patrons of Ask Science Mike select the questions for every show and help Mike choose the overall editorial direction of the program. You can join them by visiting https://patreon.com/asksciencemike
Feb 10, 2020
Episode 210 - Tori Douglass Returns
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This week, Science Mike talks with Tori Williams Douglass about, well, your questions from Twitter! Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/asksciencemike
Feb 03, 2020
Episode 209 - Grounding, Friendship, and the Senses of Plants
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This week, Mike responds to the following questions. Do plants have senses? Plants May Not Have Ears, But They Can 'Hear' Way Better Than We Thought Do plants feel pain? Do Plants Think? How can people have intimate friendships without becoming romantically involved? If we encountered intelligent, alien life, what would it be like? The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why Is there any scientific evidence to validate "grounding?" This study was referenced in Mike's response.
Jan 20, 2020
Episode 208 - Bad Theology Kills with Kevin Garcia
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This week, Science Mike talks with his friend Kevin Garcia about their new book Bad Theology Kills. This episode was sponsored by Betterhelp. Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike
Jan 13, 2020
Episode 207 - Crime, Cloning, and the Memory of Water
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In this last episode of 2019, Science Mike responds to the following questions: Does water have memory? What Is 'Water Memory'? Why This Homeopathy Claim Doesn't Hold Water What has been scientifically demonstrated to reduce crime rates? Why education reduces crime Science Says These Police Tactics Reduce Crime 6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun control What Caused the Great Crime Decline in the U.S.? Can cloning rescue animals from extinction? Will Cloning Ever Save Endangered Animals? Cloning Will Not Save Endangered Species Will automation wipe out the economy? AI and robots will destroy fewer jobs than previously feared, says new OECD report This expert thinks robots aren't going to destroy many jobs. And that's a problem. Automation could kill 73 million U.S. jobs by 2030 When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites This episode was sponsored by Betterhelp. Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike
Dec 30, 2019
Episode 206 - Merry Mini
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Science Mike talks about grief, gratitude, and how hard it is to change.
Dec 23, 2019
Episode 205 - Holiday Blues
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By popular demand, this week Mike is talking about sadness during the holiday season. Here's a few links with more information. It Is Alright To Be Sad During the Holidays The difference between depression and sadness Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science
Dec 16, 2019
Episode 204 - Blue blockers, Germs on Mars, and the Science of Cults
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This week on Ask Science Mike, we covered the following questions: 1. Is the soil on Mars sterile? 2. Do blue-blockers really work? Are Computer Glasses Worth It? The effect of blue-light blocking spectacle lenses on visual performance, macular health and the sleep-wake cycle: a systematic review of the literature. 3. What's the science behind cults? Cult Education Institute FAQ This episode was made possible by these amazing sponsors: KiwiCo: send the gift of learning to a child in your life this holiday season. Learn more at https://kiwico.com/science Biologos: check out my conversation Jim Stump on the podcast The Language of God.
Dec 10, 2019
Episode 203 - Love Anyway with Jeremy Courtney
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This week, Science Mike talks with Jeremy Courtney about his work with Preemptive Love. Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike
Dec 02, 2019
Episode 202 - Nosodes, Woo and Garbage in the Oceans
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Here's the questions on Ask Science Mike this week, along with resources where appropriate. What is the science behind nosodes? Randomized controlled trial of homeopathic nosodes finds, not surprisingly, that they are useless How do we balance looking for spiritual growth and skepticism? Finding God in the Waves How bad are the fires in the Amazon rain forest? Just How Bad Are the Amazon Fires? Brazil’s Amazon has burned this badly before. This year’s fires are still bad Amazon fires: 8 ways you can help stop the rainforest burning Does food waste decompose in the ocean? Tips for dealing with waste at sea Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 201 - Recycling, Shaming, and the Messiness of the Middle
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This week on Ask Science Mike, Mike responds to the following questions: What's the difference between shaming and condemning? How do I deal with the "both sides" position of a non-affirming church? How would Pale Blue Dot be different if it was written today? Is recycling useless now that China isn't importing plastics to recycle? The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen This episode was sponsored by Kiwico. Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science
Nov 18, 2019
Episode 200 - LIVE in LA
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WARNING: There's a Santa Claus joke in this episode that may not be suitable for children. This episode was recorded live in Los Angeles. The questions were unscreened and the answers unrehearsed. Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science
Nov 11, 2019
Episode Bonus - A Look Back
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Headed toward the 200th episode of Ask Science Mike, we take a look back at some audience favorites so far.
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 199 - Fighting Climate Change with Mary Anne Hitt
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This week Science Mike talks with Mary Anne Hitt about how to mitigate climate change caused by human activity. Mary Anne Hitt directs the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which has been recognized as one of the most successful environmental campaigns in history. Working with partners across the nation, the campaign has blocked the construction of 200 proposed US coal plants, secured retirement of over half of existing US coal plants, and helped usher in the clean energy era. She is also co-host of the climate storytelling podcast No Place Like Home, with her friend Anna Jane Joyner. She lives in West Virginia with her family.
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 198 - CBD, Ethical Marketing and Taking Cold Showers
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Here's the questions and additional resources for the questions on this week's show. What's the deal with adding CBD to everything? Cannabidiol confusion: lofty promises and barriers to research Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t Is there any health benefit to taking cold showers? 12 Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers Every Day Doctors weigh in on potential benefits of taking a cold shower How can marketing professionals avoid emotional manipulation? Is the current temperature of the Earth outside the "normal" range? Earth Temperature Timeline What does past climate change tell us about global warming? Are surface temperature records reliable? Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike
Oct 14, 2019
Episode 197 - Going Small (Again)
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This week, Science Mike goes back to where this podcast began: living rooms and lunch tables. If you'd like to join Science Mike to record the 200th episode of Ask Science Mike in Los Angeles, click here. If you work in media or have a public platform of any kind, you can get my next book, months before the public for free! Click here to learn more. Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike
Oct 07, 2019
Episode 196 - Aphantasia, Carbon Offsets and E-Readers
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Here's the questions from this week's show, along with additional resources.  What part of the brain controls the minds eye and what other functions are triggered by this same part of the brain? When the Mind’s Eye Is Blind Are "Carbon Offset" programs and companies legit? Is there a way to travel without increasing my carbon footprint?  Should You Buy Carbon Offsets?  Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions Is there any data to support the fact that reading a tangible, real ink and paper type book is better than reading from a screen? E-books versus Print: Which do we Retain Better? Is there science to say whether or not a transition like this could be caused but the drastic life change that came from the brain injury and therefore changed my views or is this something that occurred because of the literal neurons in my brain that were influenced by the brain trauma?   This episode was made possible in part by the support of these sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science
Sep 30, 2019
Episode 195 - Activist Theology with Dr. Robyn
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This week Science Mike talks with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza about their new book Activist Theology. Listeners in the Nashville area can go to the launch party happening this weekend. This episode was made possible in part by the support of these sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science
Sep 23, 2019
Episode 194 - Taking Action on Climate Change with Anna Jane Joyner
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This week, Science Mike talks with Anna Jane Joyner, Climate Activist and Educator from No Place Like Home. This episode was made possible in part by the support of these sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike
Sep 16, 2019
Episode 193 - Suffering, Ableism, and the Prosperity Gospel with Stephanie Tait
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This week Science Mike talks with Stephanie Tait about her new book, The View from Rock Bottom. This episode was made possible in part by the support of these sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science
Sep 09, 2019
Episode 192 - Let’s Talk About (Non-Fiction) Books!
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This week, Science Mike talks about some of his favorite fiction books he's read recently. The Tao of Bill Murray Comedy Sex God Other Minds Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are Stamped from the Beginning God
Sep 02, 2019
Episode 191 - Let's Talk About (Fiction) Books!
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This week, Science Mike talks about some of his favorite fiction books he's read recently. Washington Black Salvation A Darker Shade of Magic The Fifth Season Exhalation
Aug 26, 2019
Episode 190 - Humans in Space, Midnight Anxiety, Talking to Water
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Here's the questions on this week's show, along with additional resources. Are humans fit for space?ARE HUMANS FIT FOR SPACE? A ‘HERCULEAN’ STUDY SAYS MAYBE NOT Does talking to plants or water crystals change their energy? How can I cope with night time anxiety. What Causes Anxiety At Night And How To Deal With It Could the authors of Genesis have been talking about the transition from hunter-gatherer to agrarian societies? This episode was sponsored by Kiwico. If you'd like to get a FREE crate to help your children learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math, head to https://kiwico.com/science.
Aug 19, 2019
Episode 189 - School Zones, Carbon Emissions, and When life Begins
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Here's the questions from this week's show, along with additional resources. When does life begin according to science? WHY SCIENCE CAN'T SAY WHEN A BABY'S LIFE BEGINS Pro-life, Pro-choice (Re-Release) with Rachel Held Evans Will planting 1 trillion trees stop climate change? Massive Forest Restoration Could Greatly Slow Global Warming A Model Too Far?: The global tree restoration potential, Bastin et al. paper in Science How do I avoid being racist in deciding where to live when the best schools for my kids all exist within very white neighborhoods? Study: When Looking For and Buying a House, Racia l Inequality and Discrimination Compound The Neighborhood Is Mostly Black. The Home Buyers Are Mostly White. Time for justice: Tackling race inequalities in health and housing How do I know what is and is not sexual abuse? Books on Recovering from Sexual Abuse   This episode was sponsored by Kiwico. Get a FREE learning crate for your family by visiting http://kiwico.com/science
Aug 05, 2019
Episode 188 - Entropy, Animal Shame, and Christians Fighting Evolution
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Here's some additional resources for the questions asked this week: Do other animals experience shame? Animal Emotions: Exploring Passionate Natures How can autistic people overcome developmental delays? Can you debunk the top 5 arguments creationists make against evolution? 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense 5 Common Objections to Evolutionary Creationism How can the second law of thermodynamics and evolution via natural selection both be true?
Jul 29, 2019
Episode 187 - LIVE at Wild Goose
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This is a live episode recorded at the Wild Goose Festival 2019. This episode was brought to you by Kiwi Co. If you want to help your kids learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a hands-on and FUN way, grab a free crate at kiwico.com/science
Jul 15, 2019
Episode 186 - Tori Williams Douglass
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This week Science Mike Talks with Tori Williams Douglass about faith, science, and anti-racism. You can support Tori's new project, White Homework, on right here on Patreon.
Jul 08, 2019
Episode 185 - William Matthews
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In a special episode, Science Mike sits down with William Matthews to talk about art and advocacy. This episode was brought to you by Kiwi Co. If you want to help your kids learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a hands-on and FUN way, grab a free crate at kiwico.com/science
Jul 01, 2019
Episode 184 - Heartbreak
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This week, Science Mike talks about his medical rest and recent struggle with heart disease. Science Mike and Michael Gungor are going on a The Liturgists tour called Tabs & Wafers. Tickets are on sale now.
Jun 17, 2019
Episode 183 - Time, Plastics, and Universal Basic Income
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This episode was sponsored by Kiwico. Help your kids have fun learning about STEAM by ordering a FREE crate for Ask Science Mike listeners at https://kiwico.com/sciecne Here’s the questions covered on this week’s episode, along with additional resources: Does time exist? From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time The Fabric of the Cosmos What can we do to reduce personal plastic pollution? You Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic. Here’s How. How might humans evolve in the future? Is Universal Basic Income a possible means to address unemployment from automation? Money for nothing: the truth about universal basic income Science Mike is going on tour with Michael Gungor for an event called Tabs and Wafers. Grab your ticket today.
Jun 03, 2019
Episode 182 - Remembering Rachel Held Evans
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This week Science Mike talks about memories of his friendship with Rachel Held Evans. Rachel passed away on May 4, 2019, and left a changed world in her wake. How Rachel Held Evans really should be remembered by Sarah Bessey and Jeff Chu Our Rachel by Austin Channing Brown
May 13, 2019
Episode 181 - Free Speech, Carbon Taxes, and Search Engine Control
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This week we covered these questions on Ask Science Mike: Is there a way to escape the current monopolized control of "algorithms" when it comes to how we find and perceive information? Fake News & Media Literacy How can I be more gracious to my wife during my faith transition? Finding God in the Waves Does the "no platforming" movement against the alt-right set ourselves up for failure if the tables ever get turned? What are the most effective ways to implement a carbon tax? Canada passed a carbon tax that will give most Canadians more money This episode was sponsored by KiwiCo. Give your kids the gift of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math for FREE. Details at https://kiwico.com/science
May 06, 2019
Episode 180 - Living with Brain Injury with Christy Neal
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This week Science Mike talks with his friend Christy Neal about what it’s like to live with a brain injury.   Christy Neal is a stay-at-home mom and former homeschool mom of 10 years. She enjoys entertaining, organizing, gardening, long walks with friends and all things pizza related.   Christy lives in Los Angeles with her 3 children and husband of almost 19 years.
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 179 - Ask Hillary McBride (Week 3)
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For the next three weeks, Hillary McBride is answering your questions about mental health. Hillary McBride is a therapist and researcher, and one of Science Mike's best friends. Her book Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are has helped women all over the world learn to love their bodies and heal from past hurts. She's also a co-host of The Liturgists Podcast. This episode is sponsored by Kiwi Co. Give your kids the opportunity to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in a way that's fun and engaging with a subscription--your first box is free if you use this link: http://kiwico.com/science
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 178 - Ask Hillary McBride (Week 2)
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In this second of three episodes, Hillary McBride is answering your questions about mental health. Hillary McBride is a therapist and researcher, and one of Science Mike's best friends. Her book Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are has helped women all over the world learn to love their bodies and heal from past hurts. She's also a co-host of The Liturgists Podcast.
Apr 15, 2019
Episode 177 - Ask Hillary McBride (Week 1)
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For the next three weeks, Hillary McBride is answering your questions about mental health. Hillary McBride is a therapist and researcher, and one of Science Mike's best friends. Her book Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are has helped women all over the world learn to love their bodies and heal from past hurts. She's also a co-host of The Liturgists Podcast. This episode is sponsored by Kiwi Co. Give your kids the opportunity to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in a way that's fun and engaging with a subscription--your first box is free if you use this link: http://kiwico.com/science
Apr 08, 2019
Episode 176 - Selection Strategies, Teleportation, and Libido During Grief
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This week is a Patron special--every question was submitted by the Ask Science Mike Patreon community. If you'd like to join us, click here. Here's the questions from this week's show, plus additional resources. You've expressed belief in a God that is the ground of all being, Einstein's God, a reductionist left-hemisphere God. You've also expressed belief in a God of mysticism and subjective experience, a God of feeling and intuition, a holistic right-hemisphere God. Do you ever feel the need to bridge the gap between these two Gods? Can you say they are the same, or do we need a God for each cerebral hemisphere? Finding God in the Waves Hey Mike, I have a question for you. I'd love to know if there is a physiological link between grief and an increased sex drive? I can see that sex can be a temporary escape from pain, or a release of tension. And that the loneliness of grief could prompt a desire to connect physically with someone else. But is there anything science can shed light on, to further explain an increased sex drive at times of significant pain and loss, and whether its a coping mechanism or a way of the body seeking to heal? It seems incongruous in part. Asking for a friend...! Huge love to you. Come back to London soon X 5 Things They Don't Tell You About Grief Can you talk about quantum teleportation? What has been demonstrated and what is theoretical sci-fi? Quantum teleportation is real, but it's not what you think How do you interact with friends or family members who are conservative fundamentalists and lovingly concerned that you are "sinning" by reading the Bible differently than they do? It's frustrating when they continue to want to discuss hot-button topics like homosexuality—never as a method of understanding my perspective, but instead with the purpose of changing my mind and helping me understand the "truth.” Hi Mike! I asked this one a couple Thanksgivings ago when you answered all the patreon questions, but it was never on the show—perhaps it got lost in the patreon comment vortex. I'm curious how you, as a married enneagram 9, maintain your own identity? I'm 43, and have never been able to have a romantic relationship in which I didn't lose myself (I'm an introverted 9w1 sexual variant) (neutral good, haha), so I've shied away from them to maintain a sense of self. It seems to me like I might like to have a long-term partnership or marriage someday, so I'm curious what steps you take to keep your identity separate from Jenny & the girls. I've been in talk therapy, done programs, attended seminars, etc—but I tend to keep all interpersonal relationships at arm's length because I feel chaotic and like I can't find myself in the noisy din of other people's presence. Any advice from your experience would be appreciated. Peace, love, and entropy! Why don't organisms with the shortest reproductive cycles rule the world? It seems to me that simple organisms with rapid reproduction should evolve more quickly than more complex organisms with longer lifespans. If that's the case, shouldn't those species have a wider range of adaptations to "select" from for suitability to their environments, giving them a serious evolutionary advantage over those of us that don't breed like rabbits? In other words, why isn't mosquitoes' ability to dodge evolving faster than my ability to swat them? (Sorry if this is Natural Selection 101 - my "Christian" education sadly excluded that course from its science curriculum).
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 175 - Science
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This week is a special episode discussion science literacy in our society. Here's a few resources mentioned in this episode. Last Week Tonight on Psychics Everything wrong with the young blood injection craze (The Verge) Behind the Curve (Netflix) Science Mike's Five Ingredients of an Anti-Science Worldview Confident Presentation of Non-Experts (Dunning Kruger Effect vs Imposter Syndrome) Imprecise Word Usage (Energy, Toxins, Chemicals) Over-generalization of Research (Science says pregnant women should eat more chocolate) Cognitive Bias The Politicalization of Scientific Ideas
Mar 26, 2019
Episode 174 - THIS with Michael Gungor
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This week, Science Mike talks to Michael Gungor about his new podcast, THIS, as well as his upcoming book, also called THIS.
Mar 11, 2019
Episode 173 - Depression, a Loving God, and Jesus vs. Mithra
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Here’s the questions we covered on this episode (as well as helpful links to resources): I am an affirming straight man with a Christian non-affirming friend who is gay. How do I have a conversation with him that helps take away the shame he feels because of his same sex attraction? The Reformation Project What should Christians make of the similarities between Jesus and other ancient religious figures like Mithra, Krishna, Dionysus, and Horus? Jesus in comparative mythology Is there any reason to believe that God is loving other than the Bible and personal experience? Finding God in the Waves How often do people recover from chronic depression? Managing Chronic Depression
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 172 - At the End of the Day
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This week Science Mike is talking with Kevin O'Brien about his new film, At the End of the Day. At the End of the Day is a feature-length comedy written and directed by Kevin O’Brien. After losing his wife and counseling practice, the only thing 32-year-old Dave Hopper has going for himself is his part-time professorship at his alma mater, a growing Christian college. And the only reason he even got that job was because his previous professor, now ambitious dean, pulled a few strings. The dean’s plans for growth hit a snag when the property he wants to develop has been promised to a gay support group – which has plans to open an LGBT homeless teen shelter if they can raise the money in time. The Dean is forced to take drastic measures, offering Dave his dream job, but he only gets it if he goes undercover in the group as a gay man – the abomination he counsels against – and stops them from raising the funds needed to buy the property.Dave reluctantly agrees, and for the first time, is met face-to-face with the community he has been battling his entire career. The awkward and emotional experiences that follow lead Dave on a journey of truth, revealing that life and love are not as black and white as he first thought. You can watch the film on these services: iTunes Amazon Google Play
Feb 26, 2019
Episode 171 - Meet the Honey Badger
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This week I'm talking with Jenny McHargue (aka The Honey Badger) about your questions. This episode was sponsored by Kiwico, a monthly STEAM project kit for kids. Visit kiwico.com/science for a chance to try them out FOR FREE.
Feb 18, 2019
Episode 170 - Social Media and Diagnosing Autism
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This week Mike talks about why he's concerned about social media and what the process he went through to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Want to join Mike in taking social media and the web back from giant corporations? Join him at http://social.theliturgists.com
Jan 30, 2019
Epsiode 169: Talking with Rupert Sheldrake and Mike Morrell
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Science Mike talks with Rupert Sheldrake and Mike Morrell about science, theology, and panentheism. Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than eighty-five scientific papers and twelve books, including The Presence of the Past, Science Set Free and Science and Spiritual Practices. He was among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013, as ranked by the Duttweiler Institute, Zurich, Switzerland's leading think tank.He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a Frank Know Fellow at Harvard, and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in London with his wife Jill Purce. Connect with his vast body of work online at Sheldrake.org.    Mike Morrell is the collaborating author, with Fr. Richard Rohr, on The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (you can download a free bonus chapter here.) He's also the founder of Wisdom Camp, a retreat for mystical misfits, and a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. Mike additionally enjoys publishing consulting, author coaching, and curating a community of book reviewers, Speakeasy. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Asheville, North Carolina.
Jan 17, 2019
Episode 168 - Merry Christmas 2018
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In this episode, Science Mike talks about where the heck Ask Science Mike has been lately.
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 167 - Prairies, Vegetarians, and Climate Deniers
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This week's episode covers your questions on how to take action to mitigate climate change. Here's some additional resources discussed this week: Global Warming’s Six Americas Animal Agriculture’s Impact on Climate Change The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared   How to fight desertification and reverse climate change Bringing back wolves partially revived Yellowstone 60% OF ALL MAMMALS ON EARTH ARE LIVESTOCK, SAYS NEW STUDY   THIS GASOLINE IS MADE OF CARBON SUCKED FROM THE AIR
Nov 06, 2018
Episode 166 - Ask Pastor Betsy
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This week Science Mike and Pastor Betsy answer questions.
Oct 29, 2018
Episode 165 - LIVE in Placentia, CA
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This week's episode was recorded live at Placentia Presbyterian Church in Placentia, CA. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed--so fact check anything that sounds dubious to you. :) Science Mike is co-hosting an online book club called the Cosmic Campfire about mysticism and science. It starts next week.
Oct 23, 2018
Episode 164 - How Screwed Are We?
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This week we're talking about the most recent IPCC report on climate change. Learn More Skeptical Science How Climate Change Affects The Poor(video)   Take Individual Action Top 50 Things To Do To Stop Global Warming What You Can Do About Climate Change
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 163 - Sexual Violence
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I am a survivor of sexual assault who has never come forward. On this episode, I discuss why, and what that means in how we respond to victims of sexual assault. 30 Alarming Statistics That Show The Reality Of Sexual Violence In America Definition of Affirmative Consent
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 162 - Is the Enneagram Bullshit?
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Science Mike and Annie Dimond talk about the popularity of the Ennegram from the perspective of skeptics.
Sep 19, 2018
Episode 161 - Confidence and Failure
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What does it take to build self-confidence?
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 160 - Parenting, Bubble Wrap, and the Perfect Diet
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Check out Queer Clergy Trading Cards!   For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people love to pop bubble wrap? What problematic beliefs are baked into secularism? What is the optimal human diet? What does science have to say about how parenting changes people’s personalities?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question on asksciencemike.com.   Why do people love to pop bubble wrap? The science behind why popping bubble wrap is so addictive   What is the optimal human diet? 7 Rules for Eating   What does science have to say about how parenting changes people’s personalities? How do you affect your child? How Does Your Parenting Style Affect Your Kids? Parental Influence on the Emotional Development of Children   Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 159: The Art and Science of Changing Minds
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This week is s special episode looking at the techniques and strategies for changing people's minds.
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 158 - LIVE from Paris, Ontario, Canada
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This episode was recorded live at the Skylight Festival in Paris, ON.
Jul 31, 2018
Episode 157 - Outside the Lines with Mihee Kim-Kort
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This week I'm talking with Mihee Kim-Kort about her new book, Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith.
Jul 02, 2018
Episode 156 - Homebrewed Christianity Team-up
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This is a special live episode with Tripp Fuller from Homebrewed Christianity. Join Tripp and I (along with scientiests and theologians) for Cosmic Campfire this November. Head to cosmiccampfire.party to learn more.
Jun 26, 2018
Episode 155 - Terror Management, EMPs, and Gay Conversion Therapy
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Here’s some resources for the questions covered on this episode of Ask Science Mike. How does Biblical marriage translate to our modern notions of marriage? The Ethics of F***ing - The Liturgists Podcast Can humanity to anything to prepare for an EMP? Doomsday Fear: Could an EMP Throw World into Chaos? What are your thoughts on Terror Management Theory as the root of beliefs about God? Fear, Death and Politics: What Your Mortality Has to Do with the Upcoming Election
Jun 22, 2018
Episode 154 - Male Violence, Toxic Oxygen, and Personality Tests
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This week we're talking about personality tests, a 100% oxygen atmosphere, the biology of male violence and unrequited love. Anyone interested in doing public work (books, podcasts, speaking, etc) may be interested in my upcoming webinar.
Jun 13, 2018
Episode 153 - Autism Spectrum Disorder
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On this week's program, Science Mike talks about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and how discovering that he's on the spectrum has impacted his life.
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 152 - LIVE on the Internet
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It's a strange, new thing: Ask Science Mike LIVE on the Internet.
May 21, 2018
Episode 151 - Incels and Masculinity in the 21st Century
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This week we're talking about the crisis in masculinity--and new ways to imagine what being a man looks like.
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 150 - Terraforming, White Noise, and Science Party Tricks
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Here’s the questions on this week’s show: Can you blow our minds with science? What are your thoughts on terraforming? Does white noise help or harm human sleep cycles? How do you cope with religious guilt? Here are some resources for anyone who wants to dig deeper:  Can you blow our minds with science? CRISPR–Cas encoding of a digital movie into the genomes of a population of living bacteria An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb Lunar volcanism produced a transient atmosphere around the ancient Moon Bees are first insects shown to understand the concept of zero   Does white noise help or harm human sleep cycles? The influence of white noise on sleep in subjects exposed to ICU noise Spontaneous brain rhythms predict sleep stability in the face of noise   How do you cope with religious guilt? Finding God in the Waves
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 149 - Ask Pastor Sarah
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This week Science Mike talks with Rev. Sarah Heath about life as a woman in ministry. followed by listener questions. Check out Sarah's podcast, Sonderlust.
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 148 - Prayer
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This week we're talking about prayer, and why it's hard to pray after deconstruction. Looking for more? Try these resources:   Finding God in the Waves How to Be Video Workshop
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 147 - Plastics, Affairs, and Concerts for Jesus
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This week we answered these questions on Ask Science Mike: Do faith conversations that happen at large events last? How do you reconcile the impersonal god of physics with a god of love? Is cooking with plastic safe? What happens in your brain when you’re having an extramarital affair? Here’s some resources if you’d like to dig deeper. How do you reconcile the impersonal god of physics with a god of love? Finding God in the Waves   Is cooking with plastic safe? Microwaving food in plastic: Dangerous or not? The Oceans Are Drowning In Plastic — And No One’s Paying Attention Report Finds Microplastic in 93% of Bottled Water Tested, But Don't Freak Out Yet   What happens in your brain when you’re having an extramarital affair? 10 facts about infidelity CAN RELATIONSHIPS THAT START AS AFFAIRS SUCCEED…REVISITED
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 146 - A Pastor for Atheists (Bart Campolo)
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This week Science Mike has a wide-ranging conversation with Bart Campolo. If this conversation interests you, make sure you check out the new film Leaving My Father's Faith.
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 145 - Social Media and Mental Health
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On this week’s Ask Science Mike, we talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more.   Mike’s social media suggestions. Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Mar 07, 2018
Episode 144 - LIVE in Cincinnati, OH
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This epsiode was recorded at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, OH. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 143 - LIVE in Orange, CA
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This episode was recorded at Chapman University in Orange, CA. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.
Feb 13, 2018
Episode 142 - Quantum Computers, Past Lives, and Transgender Brains
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This week on Ask Science Mike, we covered these questions: What are quantum computers? What do you make of children who remember details from a “past life?” Is there a link between suicide and religiosity? Are the brains of trans people different in any way?   Here are resources for people who want to dig deeper:   What are quantum computers? How Google’s Quantum Computer Could Change the World How Does a Quantum Computer Work? Michio Kaku: How to Program a Quantum Computer What do you make of children who remember details from a “past life?” Parents Think Boy Is Reincarnated Pilot Expert Investigates 10-Year-Old’s ‘Reincarnation’ Claims Is there a link between suicide and religiosity? Episode 126 - Suicide, New Earth, and the Flat Earth Society Religion and Completed Suicide: a Meta-Analysis NEW STUDY SUGGESTS RELIGION AFFECTS SUICIDE RATES DIFFERENTLY AROUND THE WORLD The Surge in Suicides Has Nothing to Do With Marriage or Religion Are the brains of trans people different in any way? Is There Something Unique about the Transgender Brain? How Science Is Helping Us Understand Gender
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 141 - Ask Bible Pete
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It’s finally here! This week is the long awaited #AskBiblePete episode. All the questions are about scripture and our guest host is the one and only Pete Enns. Pete is the author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty, and hosts the podcast The Bible for Normal People (with a new season coming next week!). Click here to check out Pete’s podcast, The Bible for Normal People.
Jan 23, 2018
Episode 140 - Boredom, Antipsychotics, and Proof of God
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We covered these questions on Ask Science Mike this week: Can antipsychotic medications impact how we experience God? Is there any scientific evidence for God? Why am I bored with I’m not intellectually stimulated? If “love is love,” how can we say that pedophilia is immoral? Here’s some resources for anyone wanting to dig deeper into the questions covered in this episode: Can antipsychotic medications impact how we experience God? Is Mania A Spiritual Experience? Is there any scientific evidence for God? Finding God in the Waves Listen to “We Dreamed in Monochrome” by The1Harris here.
Jan 15, 2018
Episode 139 - The Holiday Hangover
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This week we're talking about why we often feel like different people when we visit home, as well as talking about what it's like to question your faith for the first time. Here's a few resources mentioned in this episode: Why social media is terrible for multiethnic democracies The Power of Habit The Happiness Hypothesis Finding God in the Waves
Jan 08, 2018
Episode 138 - Frustration, Animal Guilt, and Getting Set in Our Ways
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Do other animals feel guilt? What happens in our brains when we get frustrated? Is there an age when we get set in our ways? What does a “call from God” mean when you don’t believe that way anymore?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   Do other animals feel guilt? Do animals feel guilt? Chimps don't just get mad, they get even Other Minds Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?   What happens in our brains when we get frustrated? Effect of Frustration on Brain Activation Pattern in Subjects with Different Temperament NEUROSCIENTISTS CONDUCT THE MOST FRUSTRATING BRAIN SCANNING STUDY EVER 4 Tips to Deal With Frustrating People   Is there an age when we get set in our ways? What It Takes To Change Your Brain’s Patterns After Age 25   What does a “call from God” mean when you don’t believe that way anymore? When God Talks Back   Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Dec 18, 2017
Episode 137 - It's a Patron Show (Part 5)
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This week, I'm doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.
Dec 08, 2017
Episode 136 - It's a Patron Show (Part 4)
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This week, I'm doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.
Dec 06, 2017
Episode 135 - It's a Patron Show (Part 3)
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This week, I'm doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.
Dec 04, 2017
Episode 134 - It's a Patron Show (Part 2)
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This week, I'm doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.
Nov 21, 2017
Episode 133 - It's a Patron Show (Part 1)
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This week, I'm doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.
Nov 20, 2017
Episode 132 - LIVE in Edinburgh, Scotland
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This episode was recorded live at Greyfriar's Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK. Join us for The Liturgists Gathering in London in 2018!
Oct 30, 2017
Episode 131 - LIVE in Birmingham, England
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This episode was recorded live at Gallery Church in Birmingham, England. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK. Join us for The Liturgists Gathering in London in 2018!
Oct 23, 2017
Episode 130 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in London, England
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This episode was recorded live at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London, England. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK.  Join us for The Liturgists Gathering in London in 2018!
Oct 16, 2017
Episode 129 - Are We Going to Mars?
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This is a special edition discussing the BFR from SpaceX.
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 127 - Chlorophyll, Convergence, and a Crisis with Debt
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is convergent evolution? How does chlorophyll create food from light? Why doesn’t the national debt effect our daily lives? Do violent video games desensitize us?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   What is convergent evolution? Improbable Destinies Convergent Evolution 8 uncanny examples of convergent evolution How does chlorophyll create food from light? Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8 Nature's smallest factory: The Calvin cycle - Cathy Symington Plants versus Photovoltaics: Which Are Better to Capture Solar Energy? Why doesn’t the national debt effect our daily lives? Who Owns the U.S. National Debt? The U.S. Debt and How It Got So Big The story behind Obama and the national debt, in 7 charts Do violent video games desensitize us? Digital Poison? Stetson Researcher Finds Violent Video Games Have Minimal Influence on Youth Violent Video Games Can Trigger Emotional Desensitization   Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 126 - Suicide, New Earth, and the Flat Earth Society
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do so many people believe Earth is flat? How do you understand the roles science and faith play in our lives? What happens in the brains of people who decide to commit suicide? What does dinosaur DNA say about the age of Earth?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   Why do so many people believe Earth is flat? 10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Not Flat Why the flat-earth movement is the best symbol of the increasingly diminished value of truth and intelligence How Do We Know What We Know? (Epistemology) Fake News & Media Literacy How do you understand the roles science and faith play in our lives? Finding God in the Waves What happens in the brains of people who decide to commit suicide? The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior: Current Empirical Status The Suicidal Brain What does dinosaur DNA say about the age of Earth? T. rex tooth found in Thornton triceratops fossil trove How Long Does DNA Last? Episode 114 - Hypnosis, High-Roller Gals, and Humans Riding Dinosaurs     Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 13, 2017
Episode 125 - Imagination, Circumcision, and Confederate Monuments
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Sorry the show is late this week, Gregg's laptop crashed. I'm posting this one from the road, so here's the links for this episode, without the normal "show notes" trim.   How and where imagination occurs in human brains Imagination and Reality Look Different in the Brain   Striking graphic reveals the construction of Confederate monuments peaked during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras   Why Fake News Targeted Trump Supporters Why conservatives might be more likely to fall for fake news Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia   Effects of circumcision on male sexual functions: a systematic review and meta-analysis The Sexual Impact of Circumcision Circumcision rates declining in U.S., study says
Sep 07, 2017
Episode 124 - Protests, Autopilot, and Looking Outside of Time
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What would creation look like to an observer outside of time? What happens when people on on “auto pilot?” What happens in the brain of someone who is protesting? Is it possible for mental illness to only impact part of the brain?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   Here are some resources if you’d like to dig deeper into topics from this episode. What would creation look like to an observer outside of time? Finding God in the Waves What happens when people on on “auto pilot?” New Study Shows Humans Are on Autopilot Nearly Half the Time   Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 123 - Miracles, Abortion, and the Minimum Wage
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How would raising the minimum wage effect our economy? What do you think about miracles? When does a soul enter the body, and how does that inform a stance on abortion? Are there any credible, secular challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution via Natural Selection.   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   Here are some resources if you’d like to dig deeper into topics from this episode. How would raising the minimum wage effect our economy? Minimum wage: Updated research roundup on the effects of increasing pay How a Rising Minimum Wage Affects Jobs in Seattle What do you think about miracles? https://www.christianbook.com/miracles-credibility-new-testament-accounts-vols/craig-keener/9780801039522/pd/039522#CBD-PD-Description When does a soul enter the body, and how does that inform a stance on abortion? Episode 23 - Pro-life, Pro-choice Are there any credible, secular challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution via Natural Selection. Dubitable Darwin? Why Some Smart, Nonreligious People Doubt the Theory of Evolution Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 14, 2017
Episode 122 - A Total Eclipse of the Sun
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This week's show is all about the eclipse happening in the continental USA on August 21, 2017. Here's a few resources to go along with what you heard. Why a total solar eclipse is such a big deal NASA Eclipse Maps Solar Eclipse Glasses
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 121 - "The Children of God" (Sermon)
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Here's the sermon I gave on my last Sunday in Tallahassee, FL before moving to Los Angeles, CA.
Jul 24, 2017
Episode 120 - Questions, Question, and Even More Questions (Part 2)
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A continuation of Episode 119.
Jul 17, 2017
Episode 119 - Questions, Questions, and Even More Questions (Part 1)
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It's move week–this is my last week in Tallahassee, Florida, so I'm basically a full time mover. So, for this week's show I answer as many Patron questions as I can from the top of my head.
Jul 10, 2017
Episode 118 - Agree or Disagree
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A mini episode based on a theme from the mailbag.
Jul 03, 2017
Episode 117 - Punching Nazis Part II
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A mini episode to cover feedback from last week's question on punching neo-nazis.
Jun 17, 2017
Episode 116 - String Theory, Psychological Diversity, and Punching a Nazi
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How much does watching TV influence young children? What could happen when we start editing human DNA? Why is String Theory called a “theory?” Is it ok to punch a Nazi? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.  Here are some resources if you’d like to dig deeper into topics from this episode. How much does watching TV influence young children? Media Effects on Children’s Social and Moral Development What could happen when we start editing human DNA? Seveneves Why is String Theory called a “theory?” The Asymptotic Fidelity of Words - The Liturgists Podcast Is it ok to punch a Nazi? https://canipunchnazis.com Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 115 - Exponential Grandparents, Evil, and the Spread of Christianity
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Would you still be an atheist without your mystical experience? Does “mitochondrial Eve” support creationism? Why did Christianity spread so fast? What’s the difference between mental illness and evil?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   Does “mitochondrial Eve” support creationism? Mitochondrial Eve No, a Mitochondrial “Eve” Is Not the First Female in a Species Your Family Tree Explained Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 29, 2017
Episode 114 - Hypnosis, High-Roller Gals, and Humans Riding Dinosaurs
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does science explain fossilized human footprints alongside dinosaur tracks? Is radiometric dating accurate? What’s the science behind hypnosis? Are marriages more likely to fail when women are the primary breadwinner?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   How does science explain fossilized human footprints alongside dinosaur tracks? FOSSILS OF 'MAN TRACKS' SHOWN TO BE DINOSAURIAN Is radiometric dating accurate? HOW DO GEOLOGISTS KNOW HOW OLD A ROCK IS? How Carbon Dating Works What’s the science behind hypnosis? Stanford study shows what happens in brain during hypnosis What Hypnosis Really Does to Your Brain From ASM 24: Can I be hypnotized (YouTube) Hypnosis Today The Trouble With Hypnosis Are marriages more likely to fail when women are the primary breadwinner? What Happens When Wives Earn More Than Husbands When Women Earn More Than Men   Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 22, 2017
Episode 113 - Virtual Particles, Movie Fear, and Sneezing at the Sun
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What are virtual particles? Why do horror movies stick in my head? What do blind people see in their minds? Why does the sun make me sneeze? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. What are virtual particles? A Children’s Picture-book Introduction to Quantum Field Theory What is a Virtual Particle? Do virtual particles actually physically exist? Quantum foam What do blind people see in their minds? People blind from birth use visual brain area to improve other senses: Can hear and feel with greater acuity Visual Cortex Activity in Early and Late Blind People Activation of the primary visual cortex by Braille reading in blind subjects Visual cortex activation in blind humans during sound discrimination. Is It Possible To Think Without Language? Why does the sun make me sneeze? Looking at the Sun Can Trigger a Sneeze Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 15, 2017
Episode 112 - Shacking Up, Climate Change, and Spiritual Waves
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why is singing in worship more powerful than study? What is the science of cohabitation? Would sound exist if we couldn’t hear it? How do we know human activity effects climate?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   Why is singing in worship more powerful than study? Music in the Brain (MIT) Speech versus Song: Multiple Pitch-Sensitive Areas Revealed by a Naturally Occurring Musical Illusion The relationship between the neural computations for speech and music perception is context-dependent: an activation likelihood estimate study Why Does Music Give You Chills? What is the science of cohabitation? The Science of Cohabitation: A Step Toward Marriage, Not a Rebellion Would sound exist if we couldn’t hear it? The scientific method How do we know human activity effects climate? Skeptical Science What does past climate change tell us about global warming? Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 08, 2017
Episode 111 - Addiction, Pushy Parents, and Why Time Flies
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does addiction effect the brain? Why does time fly as we age? How can I keep my parents from indoctrinating my children? How can I convince people racism is still a problem?   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   How does addiction effect the brain? The Power of Habit Stuart McMillen - Rat Park Why does time fly as we age? Time perception Why Does Time Seem to Move Faster as We Grow Older? Why Does Time Fly as We Get Older?   Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 01, 2017
Episode 110 - Secular Fundamentalism, Bye Bye Bees, and Jesus in Space
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: If Jesus was resurrected physically, where is his body now? Are bees dying out? How can I avoid becoming a “secular fundamentalist?” Why do I feel nothing?   Here’s more resources about bees:   Believe it or not, the bees are doing just fine The Bees Are All Right Beepocalypse Myth Handbook: Dissecting claims of pollinator collapse More than 700 North American Bee Species Are Headed Toward Extinction You’re Worrying About the Wrong Bees   You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.   Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 109 - Exoplanets, Itches, and Bovine Polarity
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get random itches? Can cows sense magnetic north? How can we tell if an exoplanet is habitable? Why do you believe in Jesus instead of a less-religion specific deity? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. Why do we get random itches? Why Do We Itch? When you have an itch, what is happening under your skin? Why and how do body parts itch? Why does it feel good to scratch an itch? Solved! The Mystery of the Maddening Itch Can cows sense magnetic north? Moo North: Cattle and Deer May Sense Earth's Magnetic Field Magnetoreception How can we tell if an exoplanet is habitable? James Webb Space Telescope and Exoplanets NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star How to Search for Exoplanets Why do you believe in Jesus instead of a less-religion specific deity? Finding God in the Waves Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 108 - Gay Parents, Foster Care, and Death by Machete or Chimpanzee
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What makes a good radio voice? How do you research questions? Is God involved with creation? Would you rather fight a chimpanzee or a human with a machete to the death? Are kids harmed by growing up with same-sex parents? Is foster care bad for children? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What makes a good radio voice? Secrets of a great 'radio voice’ revealed What Makes A Voice ‘Attractive?’ New Study Reveals Surprising Answer Science Explains Why You Love Morgan Freeman's Voice How to Improve the Sound of Your Voice Is God involved with creation? Finding God in the Waves Are kids harmed by growing up with same-sex parents? What does the scholarly research say about the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents? Is foster care bad for children? U.S. Foster Care: A Flawed Solution That Leads To Long-Term Problems? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Mar 20, 2017
Episode 107 - Two Months with President Trump
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This week's show is a special edition, dealing with the deluge of emails asking about what to do next in this fractious political age. Make sure to check out the show notes on asksciencemike.com for videos explaining other voting systems.
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 106 - Intelligent Women, Laboratory Black Holes, and Jesus Drinking Wine
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s the deal with laboratory black holes? Does a full moon make people more creative? Why are men intimidated by intelligent women? What does Jesus mean when he says he won’t drink from the cup again until the Kingdom comes? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What’s the deal with laboratory black holes? Physicists Have Created a 'black Hole' in the Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists Why are men intimidated by intelligent women? Are Men Just Not Interested in Clever Women? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 105 - LIVE in Chapel Hill, NC
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It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE this week. This episode was recorded in Chapel Hill, NC with a live audience. The questions are unscreened, and the answers are unrehearsed. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Mar 02, 2017
Episode 104 - On the Road Again
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Mike checks in during a busy week of touring with a mini episode.
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 103 - LIVE in Ft. Smith, AR
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It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE this week. This episode was recorded at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Smith, AR with a live audience. The questions are unscreened, and the answers are unrehearsed. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 102 - Racial Bias, Suffering, and Evangelical Sex
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why can’t my husband tell when I’m not wearing makeup? How can I get over feeling shame about my sexuality? Why is there a global preference toward lighter skin color? What is the point of life? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why can’t my husband tell when I’m not wearing makeup? What Is Face Blindness? Change blindness How can I get over feeling shame about my sexuality? Good Christian Sex Why is there a global preference toward lighter skin color? The Meaning Of Skin Color In 7 Countries UNDERSTANDING IMPLICIT BIAS Where Bias Begins: The Truth About Stereotypes Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Feb 06, 2017
Episode 101 - LIVE in Grand Haven, MI
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Jan 30, 2017
Episode 100 - Windmills, Angry Atheists, and Why the Big Bang is Just Marketing
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are windmills actually good for the environment? Did the Big Bang happen everywhere? Why are the “New Atheists” mean? How can I help my family understand the plight of Muslim Americans? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Are windmills actually good for the environment? Which Power Source Is Most Efficient? Environmental Impacts of Wind Power The technical advances that could make wind power viable everywhere Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels Did the Big Bang happen everywhere? Science, Religion, and the Big Bang Where Was The Big Bang? How can I help my family understand the plight of Muslim Americans? New Jim Crow Organizing Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 99 - Questions, Questions, and More Questions
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This week is a TWO AND A HALF HOUR show where I answer questions from the folks who support this program on Patreon as we ramp up for the 100th episode of Ask Science Mike.
Jan 16, 2017
Episode 98 - Books, Books, and More Books
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Here’s the books discussed on this episode, roughly in order of appearance. Lab Girl Join Blood Brothers Saturn Run Out of Sorts A Dirty Job Secondhand Souls Dark Matter Diaspora Between the World and Me Searching for Sunday Thin Slices of Anxiety Swing Time Words Can Change Your Brain How to Not Be Wrong A Field to Lies The Body Keeps the Score Consciousness and the Social Brain Arrival The Bible Tells Me So Biblical Literalism, A Gentile Heresy Why Christianity Must Change or Die Zealot Grounded Divine Dance Everybody is Wrong About God
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 97 - Merry Christmas
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A brief reflection on Advent and Christmas.
Dec 26, 2016
Episode 96 - LIVE in Boston, MA
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Dec 19, 2016
Episode 95 - LIVE in Tacoma, WA
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Dec 12, 2016
Episode Bonus - FundaMENTALIST with Joey from BadChristian Podcast
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Here's a bonus show this week for my listeners who love the BadChristian Podcast. Joey joins me for a conversation about his new book and mental illness. You can learn more about FundaMENTAList here.
Dec 08, 2016
Episode 94 - LIVE in Portland, OR
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Dec 05, 2016
Episode 93 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Mission Hills, CA
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 92 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Los Angeles, CA
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Nov 21, 2016
Episode 91 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Costa Mesa, CA
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Nov 15, 2016
Episode 90 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Kansas City
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Nov 07, 2016
Episode 89 - Ask BioLogos
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I’d love to see you on The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour We’re doing a giveaway! Every week for the next 8 weeks, someone’s going to win a personalized, signed copy of my book. Enter to win here. In this special episode, the scientists and scholars of BioLogos take your questions about the evolution and Christian theology. You can learn more about Biologos at biologos.org. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 88 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Atlanta, GA
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 87 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Columbus, OH
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Oct 17, 2016
Episode 86 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Nashville, TN
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This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.
Oct 10, 2016
Episode 85 - Conversation with Peter Enns
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This week, I sit down with Pete Enns to talk about the role certainty plays in our faith. Come see me on tour!
Oct 03, 2016
Episode 84 - Purity Culture, Parenting, and Fear in the Media
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why does media focus on fear-based stories? How did you learn to love the Bible again? How do you keep your kid safe while giving them freedom to learn? How can I feel close to God after a sexual assault? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why does media focus on fear-based stories? Influence of mass media How did you learn to love the Bible again? Finding God in the Waves How do you keep your kid safe while giving them freedom to learn? There’s never been a safer time to be a kid in America How can I feel close to God after a sexual assault? Recovering from Sexual Violence Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 26, 2016
Episode 83 - Mailbag
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It's a heavy travel week, so this week's show is conversational around the tension between skeptics and atheists. Come see me on tour! My piece in the Washington Post: I lost my faith in God. Then I found it. Now it’s complicated. My interview with Religious News Service: ‘Science Mike’ McHargue: ‘Christians aren’t stupid, and atheists aren’t evil’
Sep 19, 2016
Episode 82 - Focus, Driving, and the End of the World
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MY BOOK COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! Finding God in the Waves For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can humans handle driving when evolution didn’t prepare us for speed? How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones? What does science say about the end of the Universe? Are standardized tests supported by science? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones? Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google Cell Phone Notifications: How Even Getting A Short Text Can Distract You Completely What does science say about the end of the Universe? Ultimate fate of the universe Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 12, 2016
Episode 81 - Hurricanes, Fear, and My First Book
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Preorder Mike's Book, Finding God in the Waves. Watch the Finding God in the Waves video series. See if Mike is coming to your city on tour. In this week's episode, no questions get answered because Tallahassee was hit by a hurricane. Instead, Mike talks about how people respond to crisis situations and reads from his upcoming book, Finding God in the Waves.
Sep 06, 2016
Episode 80 - Apologetics, Personality, and a One Track Mind
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NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour Check out Andrew Galecki’s FREE new single: I’m Not Going Anywhere For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are personalities real? Why don’t you like apologetics? How can I learn to be present with those around me? Should I avoid dating people who have been married before? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Are personalities real? The Personality Myth Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are? AN OPEN LETTER TO NPR'S INVISIBILIA ABOUT "THE PERSONALITY MYTH" Why don’t you like apologetics? Finding God in the Waves How can I learn to be present with those around me? Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders Madness Made Them Great Cognitive behavioral therapy Should I avoid dating people who have been married before? The High Failure Rate of Second and Third Marriages Remarriage rate declining as more opt for cohabitation The science of a happy marriage Science Behind a Happy Relationship Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 29, 2016
Episode 79 - Falling Asleep, Micro-biomes, and Alchemist Bacteria
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NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Can this bacteria make gold from toxic waste? What’s your trick to falling asleep so fast? What’s the science of the human micro-biome? How can I feel close to God following spiritual abuse?  You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Can this bacteria make gold from toxic waste? Cupriavidus metallidurans Meet the Bacteria That Produces Pure Gold What’s your trick to falling asleep so fast? Why Waking Up Is So Hard: The Science Behind Sleep Inertia Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep The Science Behind Waking Up Easier What’s the science of the human micro-biome? Humans Carry More Bacterial Cells than Human Ones How can I feel close to God following spiritual abuse? Ask Science Mike Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 78 - Sunscreen, Breaking Up, and Making Changes that Last
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NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does the Enneagram determine sense of humor? Is sunscreen dangerous? How does the Electoral College work? How do you create lasting change? What’s the science of heartbreak? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Does the Enneagram determine sense of humor? The Road Back to You The Liturgists Podcast Is sunscreen dangerous? You Asked: Is Sunscreen Safe — and Do I Really Need It Daily? Sunscreen Safety: What to Know What is Sun Safe Clothing? Why Tanning Won’t Cure SAD How does the Electoral College work? How The US Electoral College System Works Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer How the Swing States Work If Anyone Ever Tells You Your Vote Doesn't Matter, Show Them This Ten Terrible Reason to not Vote (and two good ones) How do you create lasting change? Making Lifestyle Changes That Last What’s the science of heartbreak? Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 15, 2016
Episode 77 - Instinct, Reincarnation, and God in Our Brains
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Where does instinct come from? Is reincarnation possible? Can God be good? Are there any real spiritual experiences? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Where does instinct come from? Instinct Inherited Fears Is reincarnation possible? Reincarnation Can God be good? The Problem of Evil Theodicy Finding God in the Waves Are there any real spiritual experiences? The Liturgists Podcast How God Changes Your Brain Finding God in the Waves Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 08, 2016
Episode 76 - Pokemon, Persuasion, and Parents of Gay Teens
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JUST ANNOUNCED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour PLUS: The Finding God in the Waves Blog & Podcast Tour For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear? What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go? What happens in our brains as we die? How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear? Why We're Afraid of Heights What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go? The Science Behind How Pokemon Go Became the Most Viral App Ever (in Less Than 10 Days) THE SCIENCE AND MATH BEHIND POKÉMON GO Health benefits of Pokémon Go Science Explains Why You're Addicted To Pokémon GO How Pokémon Go Might Actually Be Helping Kids With Autism What happens in our brains as we die? Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying Scientists Have Discovered What Happens to Our Minds as We Die The Science of Near-Death Experiences How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people? PFLAG gaychurch.org The Gay Christian Network Believe Out Loud Welcoming Church Map Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 01, 2016
Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger
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JUST ANNOUNCED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour PLUS: The Finding God in the Waves Blog & Podcast Tour For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does righteous anger affect the brain? What’s your take on demon possession? How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality? What’s the science behind anxiety disorders? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How does righteous anger affect the brain? How Anger Can Hurt Your Heart When anger's a plus What’s your take on demon possession? As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession. How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality? Sex at Dawn Good Christian Sex What’s the science behind anxiety disorders? Anxiety & Panic Disorders The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Questions to Ask: Choosing a Treatment Provider Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jul 25, 2016
Episode 74 - Gluten, Guns, & Un-Christian Love
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We’re planning a special episode of Ask Science Mike with Biologos. Send in your evolution & Christianity questions using #AskBiologos. For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are gluten allergies on the rise? How do I handle my church teaching my children things I don’t believe? Can non-Christians really love? Do more guns lead to more deaths in America? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Are gluten allergies on the rise? Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease Most People Shouldn't Eat Gluten-Free How do I handle my church teaching my children things I don’t believe? First United Methodist Church Costa Mesa The Table OC Can non-Christians really love? Finding God in the Waves Do more guns lead to more deaths in America? 15 Statistics That Tell the Story of Gun Violence This Year Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World FiveThirtyEight - Gun Deaths In America Guns in America: For every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people die Why America Still Doesn’t Have Any Good Data on Guns Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms ever nearly 2 decades ago — and gun deaths plummeted America's gun problem, explained Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jul 18, 2016
Episode 73 - Ask Science Mike LIVE at Wild Goose 2016
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This week's episode is a live Q&R at the Wild Goose Festival 2016. The questions are unscreened, the answers unrehearsed, and the figures un-fact-checked.
Jul 14, 2016
Episode 72 - Cynicism, Beauty, and a Simulated Universe
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Could our Universe be a simulation? Why is human beauty rare? What’s the science behind cynicism? How can I have a powerful, spiritual experience? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Could our Universe be a simulation? Simulation hypothesis ARE YOU LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION? We talked to the Oxford philosopher who gave Elon Musk the theory that we are all computer simulations Why is human beauty rare? The Strange Science Of Sexual Attraction Beauty: Culture-Specific or Universally Defined? What’s the science behind cynicism? Cynical? You may be hurting your brain health Burnout and the Brain A Field Guide to the Cynic How can I have a powerful, spiritual experience? Finding God in the Waves Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jul 04, 2016
Episode 71 - Chiropractors, Exodus, and The Great Commission
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are chiropractors helpful or harmful? What does the Great Commission mean today? Did the Exodus really happen? What’s the science if narcotics addiction? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Are chiropractors helpful or harmful? Chiropractic Chiropractic Care: Attempting a Risk–Benefit Analysis What does the Great Commission mean today? The Gospel of Matthew (Blue Letter Bible) The Gospel of Matthew (Wikipedia) Gospel of Matthew (Theopedia) Did the Exodus really happen? Exodus by Carol Meyers The Exodus Is Not Fiction Evidence for the Exodus The Exodus: Does archaeology have a say? What’s the science if narcotics addiction? The Chemistry of Addiction The Science of Choice in Addiction The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain This is your brain on heroin Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 13, 2016
Episode 70 - Humanism, Harmony, and Spontaneous Human Combustion
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does spontaneous human combustion actually occur? Why do you like humanism? How can we be gracious with people we disagree with? How can we relate to Jesus if Jesus was non-sexual? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Does spontaneous human combustion actually occur? How Spontaneous Human Combustion Works Why do you like humanism? WHAT IS HUMANISM How can we relate to Jesus if Jesus was non-sexual? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith What did Jesus' say about sex? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 06, 2016
Episode 69 - God’s Will, Racist Grandparents, and Historical Christianity
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What philosophies shaped early Christianity? How do you know what is or is not “God’s will?” What is God’s mechanism of action? How do we deal with racism from friends and family? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What philosophies shaped early Christianity? Hellenistic Culture: The influence of Greek language, philosophy and culture on Jews and early Christians. Backgrounds of Early Christianity A History of God Zealot Misquoting Jesus How Jesus Became God What is God’s mechanism of action? Finding God in the Waves Grounded Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 30, 2016
Episode 68 - Conspiracy Theories, OCD, and Healthier Divorces
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people accept conspiracy theories? What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD? Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress? How can you end a marriage well? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why do people accept conspiracy theories? Why Our Brains Are Hardwired for Conspiracy Theories Science vs Conspiracy: Collective Narratives in the Age of Misinformation Fifty percent of Americans believe in some conspiracy theory. Here’s why. What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD? What does an OCD brain look like? OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress? Stress: Your brain and body How can you end a marriage well? Healthy Divorce: American Psychological Association Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 23, 2016
Episode 67 - Waking Up, Pronouns for God, and Abiogenesis
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How do we balance God’s reconciliation and entropy? How can I wake up better? What gender pronouns do you use for God? What do you make of Jeremy England’s work? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How do we balance God’s reconciliation and entropy? Finding God in the Waves How can I wake up better? Why Waking Up Is So Hard: The Science Behind Sleep Inertia Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep The Science Behind Waking Up Easier What gender pronouns do you use for God? God Our Mother, The Liturgists What do you make of Jeremy England’s work? A New Physics Theory of Life What the Man Described as ‘The Next Darwin’ Has to Say About God Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 16, 2016
Episode 66 - Violence, Pessimism, and Music in Your Brain
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are different types of music better for your brain? Are pessimism and optimism hardwired? Why do we enjoy violent vindication? Where did all your questions go when you came back to God? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Are different types of music better for your brain? Different Brain Regions Handle Different Music Types This Is Your Brain On Music: How Our Brains Process Melodies That Pull On Our Heartstrings Brain imaging shows how neural responses to different types of music affect emotion regulation processes Research shows listening to different musical genres leaves lasting impact on brain Are pessimism and optimism hardwired? Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain The Pessimistic Brain: Wired to Be Negative? The Neural Basis of Optimism and Pessimism Optimist Or Pessimist? Brain Scans Show Positive And Negative People Really Do Think Differently Why do we enjoy violent vindication? Black and White, The Liturgists Podcast Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex Where did all your questions go when you came back to God? Finding God in the Waves Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 09, 2016
Episode 65 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Portland, OR
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LIVE from Cascade Church in Portland, OR.
Apr 25, 2016
Episode 64 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Ventura, CA
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It's a live episode of the program this week coming from the LIMINAL Conference hosted by Ventura Vineyard. Here's the article I referenced in Wait But Why. You can host Ask Science Mike LIVE! Click here to find out how.
Apr 11, 2016
Episode 63 - Love, Authoritarianism, and Breaking Down Space
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why does it feel better when someone else scratches you? Can you explain quantized space? How does authoritarianism affect the brain? Is it bad to fall in love? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why does it feel better when someone else scratches you? Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself? Tempted To Touch: The 'Social Softness Illusion' Makes Other People's Skin Feel Softer So We Can Build Social Bonds Why We All Need to Touch and Be Touched Can you explain quantized space? Black hole thermodynamics Planck length TEDxBoulder - Thad Roberts - Visualizing Eleven Dimensions Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory How does authoritarianism affect the brain When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart On One Hand You’re an Authoritarian, on the Other Hand You’re Not Authoritarianism, religious fundamentalism, and the human prefrontal cortex Is it bad to fall in love? No. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Apr 04, 2016
Episode 62 - Dogs, Hell, and the Top of a Planet
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do humans and dogs get along so well? Do planets have a top? Are intellectual people less likely to experience God? What if I’m wrong about Hell? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why do humans and dogs get along so well? Selective Breeding or Artificial Selection Russian Domesticated Red Fox Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us Do planets have a top? Pluto on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons: A problem of cartography Are intellectual people less likely to experience God? Finding God in the Waves Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Mar 28, 2016
Episode 61 - Relativity, Social Media, and Calm Controversy
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You can learn more about The Liturgists Gathering here. I’m on the road with Gungor for the One Wild Life Tour, so the show notes are short. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Mar 14, 2016
Episode 60 - Codependency, Processed Foods, and the Value of Life
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You can learn more about The Liturgists Gathering here. For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we value human life? Why are processed foods bad? Why do we use passive aggressive or cutting humor in conflict? What’s the science behind codependency? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why do we value human life? The surprising decline of violence - Stephen Pinker (TED talk) Why are processed foods bad? Are all 'processed foods' really bad for you? Processed Foods: What's OK, What to Avoid Supernormal Stimuli (Comic) Why do we use passive aggressive or cutting humor in conflict? 15 Common Defense Mechanisms What’s the science behind codependency? The Biology of Codependency Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Mar 07, 2016
Episode 59 - Healing Frequencies, Photonic Propulsion, and the Favor of God
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How do you explain God’s favor? Can we travel to Mars in 3 days with photons? Is 432 Hz a healing frequency? What causes cancer? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How do you explain God’s favor? How God Changes Your Brain Can we travel to Mars in 3 days with photons? inquisitr.com Is 432 Hz a healing frequency? No. What causes cancer? Cancer - Causes Bell's theorem Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Feb 29, 2016
Episode 58 - Chivalry, Singleness, and the Science of Grief
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are there any scientific benefits to remaining single? Is chivalry compatible with feminism? How can God be loving and powerful when there is evil in the world? Why did evolution create grief? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Are there any scientific benefits to remaining single? 7 Ways Being Single Affects Your Health Married Vs Single: What Science Says Is Better For Your Health Is chivalry compatible with feminism? Emma Watson Said Feminism & Chivalry Aren't Mutually Exclusive. Here's Why She's Right. How can God be loving and powerful when there is evil in the world? Theodicy (Wikipedia) Finding God in the Waves Why did evolution create grief? The Evolution of Grief, Both Biological and Cultural, in the 21st Century Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Feb 22, 2016
Episode 57 - Special Edition: Gravity Waves
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, it’s a special edition covering last week’s announcement from the LIGO team about gravity waves. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory Brian Greene Explains The Discovery Of Gravitational Waves Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Feb 14, 2016
Episode 56 - Repentance, Climate Change, and Living in a Fish
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How much impact to cows have on climate change? How far into the past could we go before genetic shift would make it impossible to reproduce with ancient humans? What are the scientific benefits of repentance? Could a human service in the stomach of a fish? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How much impact to cows have on climate change? Are cows the cause of global warming? The World’s Leading Driver of Climate Change: Animal Agriculture How far into the past could we go before genetic shift would make it impossible to reproduce with ancient humans? Anatomically modern human From Wikipedia It Wasn't Just Neanderthals: Ancient Humans Had Sex with Other Hominids What are the scientific benefits of repentance? Repentance defined Could a human service in the stomach of a fish? Have any real-life Jonahs been swallowed by whales and lived? Could a Whale Accidentally Swallow You? It Is Possible How could Jonah survive three days in the belly of a “whale”? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Feb 08, 2016
Episode 55 - Tithing, Creativity, and Tip Of Tongue Syndrome
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This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What does science say about tithing? What happens in your brain when you can’t remember a word? Why is creativity linked with depression? How do I tell my wife about my deconstruction? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. What does science say about tithing? http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/05/01/what-generosity-does-to-your-brain-and-life-expectancy https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201510/small-acts-generosity-and-the-neuroscience-gratitude http://www.npr.org/2014/12/24/372837173/research-suggests-generosity-is-hardwired-into-our-brains What happens in your brain when you can’t remember a word? https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17263-why-your-brain-just-cant-remember-that-word/ http://www.nextavenue.org/how-beat-tip-tongue-syndrome/ Why is creativity linked with depression? http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/the-dark-side-of-creativity-vincent-van-gogh/ http://www.theliturgists.com/podcast/2014/7/28/episode-1-creativity How do I tell my wife about my deconstruction? http://mikemchargue.com/blog/2014/8/14/doubt-in-marriage Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Feb 01, 2016
Episode 54 - Self-worth, Universalism, and Other Holy Books
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This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What does science have to say about self worth? On what level are you or aren't you a universalist? Do you feel it would be helpful or harmful to do "devotions" using other holy books? How do you avoid judging others? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jan 25, 2016
Episode 53 - Getting Chills, Proof of God, and Why Jesus Had to Die
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This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get chills when we listen to music? Why did Jesus have to die? Why doesn’t God offer scientific proof for his existence? How can God draw near to those whose brains are failing? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Why do we get chills when we listen to music? What feelings give us chills? Why Music gives us chills. Why did Jesus have to die? Sweetest Name I Know Why doesn’t God offer scientific proof for his existence? God - The Creator Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jan 18, 2016
Episode 52 - Empaths, Genesis, and Life in Space
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This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Where do you draw the line a mythic vs historic in the Bible? How can water bears survive in space? Why do all the planets orbit the sun in a flat plane? Whats the science of empaths? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Where do you draw the line a mythic vs historic in the Bible? The Bible Tells Me So Inspiration and Incarnation How can water bears survive in space? The Toughest Animals on Earth Why do all the planets orbit the sun in a flat plane? MinutePhysics on our flat solar system Whats the science of empaths? What is an Empath? Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jan 11, 2016
Episode 51 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Doubt at Christmas
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Ask Science Mike Mini is a special, one-question version of the show. Here's the question addressed in this episode: What do you do when you are a minister who doesn't believe in God anymore?
Dec 24, 2015
Episode 50 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Christmas Blues
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Ask Science Mike Mini is a special, one-question edition of the show. Today we're talking about how to deal with the Christmas Blues.
Dec 23, 2015
Episode 49 - Ask Science Mike Mini: The Meaning of Christmas
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Ask Science Mike Mini is a special, one-question edition of the show. Today we're talking about the meaning of Christmas.
Dec 22, 2015
Episode 48 - Christmas Lights, Santa Claus, and the Dangers of Science Mike
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How could Santa visit every house in one night? How much energy would Clark Griswold’s lights consume? Is there harm in teaching kids about Santa? Is immaculate conception scientifically plausible? Are people better off being atheists than Christians? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Merry Christmas! Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Dec 21, 2015
Episode 47 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Lightsabers
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The Force Awakens today, so we're talking the science of lightsabers in a special mini edition of the show.
Dec 18, 2015
Episode 46 - Radiation, The Birth of Christ, and the War on Christmas
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What kind of motorcycle do you ride? Are cell phones actually dangerous to our bodies because of radiation? When was Jesus actually born? Can you explain the war on Christmas? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What kind of motorcycle do you ride? Honda NC700X Are cell phones actually dangerous to our bodies because of radiation? http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae175.cfm http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/radiation/cell-phones-fact-sheet http://physicscentral.com/explore/action/radiationandhumans.cfm http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/radiationexposureandcancer/uvradiation/uv-radiation-what-is-uv When was Jesus actually born? http://www.livescience.com/42976-when-was-jesus-born.html http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christ-is-born The Bible Tells Me So - Peter Enns Can you explain the war on Christmas? The War on Christmas Explained Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Dec 14, 2015
Episode 45 - EMDR, The Cosmic Christ, and Psychopathic Pastors
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does science support the effectiveness of EMDR? What is panentheism and the Cosmic Christ? Where does intuition come from? How do you handle psychopathic clergy? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Does science support the effectiveness of EMDR? EMDR: Taking a Closer Look What is panentheism and the Cosmic Christ? Richard Rohr on the Cosmic Christ Where does intuition come from? The Science Behind Intuition How do you handle psychopathic clergy? The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 44 - Listening to God, Axioms, and Dinosaur Intelligence
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why didn’t dinosaurs evolve into intelligent beings? How do I listen to God? Do you have an axiom for spiritual warfare? Why do you use male pronouns for mixed-gender groups? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why didn’t dinosaurs evolve into intelligent beings? Richard Dawkins and the crappy ‘humanoid dinosaurs’ that just won’t die http://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/aliens-depend-on-time-to-grow-brains/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon How do I listen to God? When God Talks Back - Tanya Luhrmann Do you have an axiom for spiritual warfare? My Axioms Why do you use male pronouns for mixed-gender groups? Pronouns: Or, why I still use masculine pronouns for God - Sarah Bessey Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Nov 30, 2015
Episode 43 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Lakeville, MN
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It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE! this week–this episode was recorded at Catalyst Student Ministries Retreat with a live audience. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Nov 23, 2015
Episode 42 - Tiny Humans, Depression, and Predicting the Stock Market
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why can’t we predict the stock market? What would happen if you shrunk a human? Why should anyone listen to you? What’s the best way to deal with anxiety?  You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why can’t we predict the stock market? Why We Can’t Predict Financial Markets What would happen if you shrunk a human? Could we hear the speaking voice of a six-inch-tall human? Why should anyone listen to you? The Liturgists Podcast Episode 10 - Christian Celebrity What’s the best way to deal with anxiety? Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Nov 10, 2015
Episode 41 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Denver, CO
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It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE! this week–this episode was recorded at St. Andrew UMC in Denver, CO with a live audience. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Nov 02, 2015
Episode 40 - Ask Rob Bell
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community? How do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the Bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one? How can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems? What would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life? This episode of Ask Science Mike welcomes guest host, Rob Bell. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community from that place? The Forgiving Flow Walking With God Through Doubt How do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one? What Is The Bible? Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth How can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems? Doubt Q&A on Family and Friends What would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life? SETI Protocol Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence What Happens If Astronomers Find a Twin Planet? How do you maintain a selfless love for someone while taking care of yourself? Life as a Black-belt Codependent Facing Codependence   Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Oct 26, 2015
Episode 39 - Memory, Digital Souls, and Trumping Science with God
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What happens to someone’s soul if their consciousness it transferred to a computer? How do I coexist with friends from my LDS past? How does human memory work? Why should science apply to God? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What happens to someone’s soul if their consciousness it transferred to a computer? Artificial neural network We’ve Put a Worm’s Mind in a Lego Robot's Body How do I coexist with friends from my LDS past? Tips on Setting Boundaries in Enmeshed Relationships How does human memory work? The Science of How Memory Works Why Smart People Are Stupid 7 tips to improve your memory Why should science apply to God? How Scientists Can Believe in God Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Oct 12, 2015
Episode 38 - Picky Eaters, Fossil Fuels, and Why Siblings Fight
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do siblings fight so often? Where do fossil fuels come from? What’s the science behind picky eaters? Why are women usually colder than men? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why do siblings fight so often? Examining The Science Of Sibling Rivalry Where do fossil fuels come from? Where do fossil fuels come from? What’s the science behind picky eaters? Why Are You a Picky Eater? Blame Genes, Brains and Breast Milk The Biology of Picky Eating Why are women usually colder than men? Why Do Women Feel Colder Than Men? Why do women's bodies run colder than men's? Hot and Cold natures and some parameters of neuroendocrine and immune systems in traditional Iranian medicine: a preliminary study. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Oct 05, 2015
Episode 37 - Blowing on Video Games and Garbage In Space
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Due to a family emergency, this week's episode is half-sized and recorded on my iPhone.
Sep 28, 2015
Episode 36 - Super Continents, Tiny Black Holes, and Water Older than the Sun
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Were there supercontinents before Pangea? Will the Earth go dark for 15 days this November? Is the water on Earth older than the sun? Could the Large Hadron Collider create a black hole? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Were there supercontinents before Pangea? A History of Supercontinents The Rocks Don’t Lie Will the Earth go dark for 15 days this November? Snopes on 15 Days of Darkness Is the water on Earth older than the sun? Astronomy.com on Earth’s Water Could the Large Hadron Collider create a black hole? LHC Safety Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 21, 2015
Episode 35 - ADD, Hell, and Why Babies Are Cute
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is ADD a real, neurological condition? Does “sugar feed cancer?” Why do we think babies are cute? Do you believe in Hell? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Is ADD a real, neurological condition? Inside the adult ADHD brain The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder The Honest Truth About Dishonesty Does “sugar feed cancer?" Sugar and Cancer Why do we think babies are cute? Why Babies and Other Things Are Cute, Explained Do you believe in Hell? Love Wins, Rob Bell Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 14, 2015
Episode 34 - Mutation, Natural Selection, and Evolution
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How many humans are needed to populate the Earth? How can random mutation create diverse species? How could evolution create an eye? How do we know macroevolution occurs? Does evolution have a goal? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How many humans are needed to populate the Earth? Minimum Viable Population Population Bottleneck Easy Human Population Size Magic Number for Space Pioneers How can random mutation create diverse species? Mutations 101 Natural Selection How could evolution create an eye? Scientific American on the Evolution of the Eye. How do we know macroevolution occurs? Evolution at different scales: micro to macro Does evolution have a goal? Evolutionary Convergence Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Sep 07, 2015
Episode 33 - Blood Moons, Handedness, and Disproving God
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s the science behind handedness? Is there any scientific disc overy or revelation that could disprove God's existence? How can we convince others to engage in thoughtful dialog? Are “Blood Moons” a sign of the end times? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper: What’s the science behind handedness? Why Are Some People Left-Handed? Is there any scientific discovery or revelation that could disprove God's existence? The Null Hypothesis What Science Can’t Do How can we convince others to engage in thoughtful dialog? Episode 5 - Spiral Dynamics, The Liturgists Podcast Are “Blood Moons” a sign of the end times? What is a Blood Moon? Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 31, 2015
Episode 32 - Déjà Vu, Coconut Oil, and the Science of the Sorting Hat
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get Déjà Vu? Shouldn’t evolution weed out Jesus-like behavior? Is coconut oil a superfood? Which part of the brain does the Sorting Hat use to determine a Hogwarts House? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Why do we get Déjà Vu? What is going on in the brain when we experience déjà vu? Shouldn’t evolution weed out Jesus-like behavior? The Evolutionary Biology of Altruism Is coconut oil a superfood? A Scientific Look at Coconut Oil Which part of the brain does the Sorting Hat use to determine a Hogwarts House? Your Brain on Courage Harry Potter and the measures of personality: Extraverted Gryffindors, agreeable Hufflepuffs, clever Ravenclaws, and manipulative Slytherins Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 24, 2015
Episode 31 - Ask Science Mike LIVE! in Ft. Worth, TX
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It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE! this week–this episode was recorded at Collective Church in Ft. Worth, Texas with a live audience. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 17, 2015
Episode 30 - Dreams, God’s Gender, and the Vacuum of Space
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Check out Jill and Kate!!! For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What would happen if you took of your helmet in space? What’s the purpose of dreams and nightmares? Why do you always refer to God as “he?” Why did God choose you for that moment on the Pacific? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Check out my talk with Matt Carter on his podcast Break It Down! Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What would happen if you took of your helmet in space? What happens to humans without spacesuits? Neil deGrasse Tyson Explores The Vacuum of Space What’s the purpose of dreams and nightmares? Kaku on Dreams 5 Facts About Dreams What happens in the brain while we sleep? Why do you always refer to God as “he?" God Our Mother Sarah Bessey on Pronouns for God Why did God choose you for that moment on the Pacific? When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 09, 2015
Episode 29 - Porn, HIV, and Even More on Masturbation
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is porn really bad for your brain?  Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27? Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex? Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Is porn really bad for your brain? Supernormal-stimuli - Stuart McMillen (web comic) Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption: The Brain on Porn WebMD: Is Porn Addictive? Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27? How Do you interpret Romans 1:27 - Gay Christian 101 Oral Sex and HIV Risk - CDC Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex? Q&A: Is It Unhealthy To Fantasize About My Ex When I Masturbate? Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused? Does Childhood Sex Abuse Lead To Promiscuity Later… Or Is This Only A Myth? Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Aug 03, 2015
Episode 28 - Evolution, Mysticism, and the Power of Sunset
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does evolution work? Why are dawn and dusk beautiful to humans? How can one build foundational, rational certainty that the story of the Christian God represents reality? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How does evolution work? The Liturgists Podcast Episode 2 - Genesis & Evolution Evolution vs Natural Selection Why are dawn and dusk beautiful to humans? The Effects of Red and Blue Lights on Circadian Variations in Cortisol, Alpha Amylase, and Melatonin How can one build foundational, rational certainty that the story of the Christian God represents reality? The Firmament of Genesis 1 is Solid but That’s Not the Point Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jul 27, 2015
Episode 27 - Night Terrors, Near Death Experiences, and the Burden of Proof
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How do we know we all see colors the same way? What would it take for you to walk away from faith? What happens in our brains during near-death experiences? Are night terrors neurological or demonic in origin? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. How do we know we all see colors the same way? What Color is the Dress? Science Knows. VSAUCE - Is Your Red The Same as My Red? What would it take for you to walk away from faith? Spectrum of Theism (the Dawkins Scale) What happens in our brains during near-death experiences? Near-Death Experiences May Be Explained By Heart-Brain Connection Near-Death Experiences: The Brain is the Key Are night terrors neurological or demonic in origin? Sleep Paralysis Night Terrors Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jul 20, 2015
Episode 26 - The Supreme Court, Same Sex Marriage, and What Happens Next
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we answer questions from listeners regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage. This weeks programs features guest answers from Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu, Broderick Greer, and Amaryah Armstrong. You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jul 13, 2015
Episode 25 - Fractals, War, and the Science of Inside Out
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s the science behind being “unequally yolked?” What do fibonacci numbers tell us about God and the Universe? Is world peace possible? How would faith change Riley’s brain from Inside Out? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What’s the science behind being “unequally yolked?"Marrying Out of the Faith Interfaith Unions: A Mixed Blessing Q2: What do fibonacci numbers tell us about God and the Universe?Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers Why Are Fibonacci Numbers Important in Nature? The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth Ask Dr. Math: Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Sequence Q3: Is world peace possible?Is it natural for humans to make war? Taming Humanity's Urge to War When and why did we invent war? The Psychology of War Q4: How would faith change Riley’s brain from Inside Out?The Seven Basic Human Emotions Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jul 06, 2015
Episode 24 - Hypnosis, Nervous Habits, and the Inter-dimensional Trinity
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What do you think of hypnosis from a spiritual and scientific perspective and how can this relate to addictions? Can science help break nervous habits? What is the science behind the love of money and how does tithing play into this? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What do you think of hypnosis from a spiritual and scientific perspective and how can this relate to addictions?Can I be hypnotized (YouTube) Hypnosis Today The Trouble With Hypnosis Q2: Can science help break nervous habits?Nervous Habits Often Reflect a Developmental Need Quit Nervous Habits Q3: What is the science behind the love of money and how does tithing play into this?This is Your Brain on Money Your Brain Thinks Money is a Drug Money, Wealth, and Bias Neuroeconomics Q4: Can additional dimensions help us understand the trinity?Ask Science Mike Episode 4 Flatland MinutePhysics - There is no Fourth Dimension Neil DeGrasse Tyson discusses additional spatial dimensions Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 29, 2015
Episode 23 - Mental Illness, Gay Stereotypes, and Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How much did God shape evolution? Can birds evolve back into dinosaurs? Can the mentally ill or disabled be saved? Why do gay men like Barbra Streisand? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: How much did God shape evolution?Biologos on Evolution Theistic Evolution vs Evolutionary Creationism Q2: Can birds evolve back into dinosaurs?Birds Could be Turned Back Into Dinosaurs Reversing Bird Evolution Christians Against Dinosaurs Q3: Can the mentally ill or disabled be saved?Age of Accountability Q4: Why do gay men like Barbra Streisand?Gay Accents: Origins and Meanings Gay Stereotypes: Are They True Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 22, 2015
Episode 22 - The Enneagram, Daily Prayer, and Being Slain in the Spirit
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is there any science to being slain in the spirit? Is the Enneagram scientifically accurate? What’s your daily prayer practice like? Is there a link between homosexuality and pedophilia? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Is there any science to being slain in the spirit?Slain in the Spirit (Wikipedia) Q2: Is the Enneagram scientifically accurate?About the Enneagram Q3: What’s your daily prayer practice like?Walking With God Through Doubt Q4: Is there a link between homosexuality and pedophilia?Gays are not pedophiles Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 15, 2015
Episode 21 - Superheroes, Women in Church, and the Science of Intersex
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we want to be superheroes? What’s the science of intersex? What should we teach our kids? What’s the role of women in the church? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Why do we want to be superheroes? The Science of Storytelling Q2: What’s the science of intersex? What It’s Like To Be Intersex Q3: What should we teach our kids? Talking to Kid About Doubt Q4: What’s the role of women in the church? God Our Mother Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 08, 2015
Episode 20 - Telomeres, Dark Matter, and the Shroud of Turin
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can an average person, who doesn’t have a science degree, tell when something is legitimate science or not? Can people live to be 200? What would happen if the super-massive blackhole at the center of our galaxy disappeared? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: How can an average person, who doesn’t have a science degree, tell when something is legitimate science or not? How do we tell the difference? Evaluating Scientific Claims The Information Diet Q2: What does science say about the Shroud of Turin? Science shines new light on the Shroud of Turin’s Age Q3: Can people live to be 200? The first 200 year old human has already been born The Physics of Superheroes Q4: What would happen if the super-massive blackhole at the center of our galaxy disappeared? Dancing in the Dark Matter The Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Jun 01, 2015
Episode 19 – Clones, Artificial Intelligence, and the Science of Shame
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Do clones or AI have souls? Why are people so quick to judge, and what does that have to do with intuition? What’s the science behind shame? Can science offer insights on coping with anxiety? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.  The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Do clones or AI have souls? Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence Q2: Why are people so quick to judge, and what does that have to do with intuition? Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell Q3: What’s the science behind shame? The Origin of Shame Neurobiological underpinnings of shame and guilt: a pilot fMRI study Q4: Can science offer insights on coping with anxiety? Dealing with Anxiety Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 25, 2015
Episode 18 – The Cambrian Explosion, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Limits of Human Knowledge
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does the Cambrian Explosion undermine Evolution? Are we reaching the limits of human knowledge and what does that mean for theology? Did Jesus actually perform miracles? How do I deal with bitterness toward traditional Christians? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Does the Cambrian Explosion undermine Evolution?Berkeley on the Cambrian Explosion Biologos on the Cambrian Explosion Q2: Are we reaching the limits of human knowledge and what does that mean for theology?Memory Capacity of Human Brains Q3: Did Jesus actually perform miracles?Sunday, The Liturgists Q4: How do I deal with bitterness toward traditional Christians?When the Past Hurts, mikemchargue.com Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 18, 2015
Episode 17 – Essential Oils, Modesty and Talking to the Dead
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is there any science behind essential oils or is it just placebo? Is there an scientific validity to modesty culture? Is there any science behind talking to the dead? Can science critique the abuse of power or patriarchy? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.   Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Is there any science behind essential oils or is it just placebo?Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Q2: Is there an scientific validity to modesty culture?Sex Differences in Response to Visual Sexual Stimuli Q3: Is there any science behind talking to the dead?Scientists Put Psychic's Paranormal Claims to the Test How a Medium's Brain Changes in a Trance Q4: Can science critique the abuse of power or patriarchy?The Psychology of Power Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.  The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 11, 2015
Episode 16 - Confession, Deconstruction, and Dealing with the Past
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith? What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion? What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done? How do you process that pain of past traumas? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith?Falling Upward, Richard Rohr Q2: What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion?The Psychological Benefits of Prayer Q3: What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done?The Truth About Dishonesty (YouTube) The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely Q4: How do you process that pain of past traumas?When the Past Hurts Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
May 04, 2015
Episode 15 - Fasting, Nontheist Churches, and Dealing with Cynicism
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is the science of fasting? How do you move beyond cynicism to have a healthy relationship with church? Can Christian communities accept nontheist or naturalistic people? How can a marriage cope with shame about sex? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What is the science of fasting? How fasting affects the human body Q2: How do you move beyond cynicism to have a healthy relationship with church? Safe Church, The Liturgists Podcast Q3: Can Christian communities accept nontheist or naturalistic people? Christian Atheism Q4: How can a marriage cope with shame about sex? Scary Close, Don Miller The Zimzum of Love, Rob and Kristen Bell Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Apr 27, 2015
Episode 14 - The Anti-Vax Movement, Complementarianism, and the Science of Booze
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How are men and women different according to science? What are the scientific pro and cons for alcohol? What are your thoughts on the anti-vaccination movement and its connection to Christianity? How can we trust that we are having genuine spiritual experiences, and not merely making it up to make ourselves feel more connected to God? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: How are men and women different according to science?Complementarianism Male vs Female Brains Q2: What are the scientific pro and cons for alcohol?Booze, Beer, and Breastfeeding. Health Risks of Heavy Alcohol Consumption. Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption. Q3: What are your thoughts on the anti-vaccination movement and its connection to Christianity?How the Anti-vaccine movement is enduring lives. Q4: How can we trust that we are having genuine spiritual experiences, and not merely making it up to make ourselves feel more connected to God?Derek Brown (YouTube). Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Apr 20, 2015
Episode 13 - Polyamory, Pedophilia, and Why We Say “OH GOD” During Sex
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people–including atheists–say “Oh God” during sex? What’s the healthy way to masturbate? Does polyamory in a sense result in greater individual happiness? Is monogamy selfish? How can I avoid acting on sexual attraction toward children? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Why do people–including atheists–say “Oh God” during sex?The Science of Swearing Q2: What’s the healthy way to masturbate?How do I masturbate without porn? Q3: Does polyamory in a sense result in greater individual happiness? Is monogamy selfish?Are We Designed to be Sexual Omnivores (TED talk) Sex At Dawn Q4: How can I avoid acting on sexual attraction toward children?Attracted to Girls Way Too Young, PsychCentral You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now? Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Apr 13, 2015
Episode 12 - Spanking, Deconstruction, and Agnostics Teaching Sunday School
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can a faith community rebuild after collective deconstruction? What’s the science around spanking and punishment vs the Bible teachings on those topics? What do I teach my kids when I’m not sure what I believe anymore? How do I believe in a loving God instead of an angry one? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: How can a faith community rebuild after collective deconstruction?Safe Church, The Liturgists Podcast Pastor Betsy Q2: What’s the science around spanking and punishment vs the Bible teachings on those topics?Research shows negative effects on the brains of children who are spanked. Q3: What do I teach my kids when I’m not sure what I believe anymore?God and neurological development. Q4: How do I believe in a loving God instead of an angry one?Walking with God Through Doubt Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Apr 06, 2015
Episode 11 - The Apocrypha, Death, and The Day The Sun Stood Still
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What would happen is the sun stood still as depicted in Joshua? What is the Biblical Apocrypha, and how much should Christians value it? How can Christian evolutionists account for death before the fall of Man? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What would happen is the sun stood still as depicted in Joshua? What would happen is the Earth stopped spinning? What If, Randall Monroe Q2: What is the Biblical Apocrypha, and how much should Christians value it? Biblical Apocrypha Q3: How can Christian evolutionists account for death before the fall of Man? Biologos Q4: Can God be found in every religion? Love Wins, Rob Bell Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy. You've got questions, he's got answers. Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway. You've got problems, he won't solve them, But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face. Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.
Mar 30, 2015
Episode 10 - Sanctification, Miracles, and the Science of Why Jesus Told Stories
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s your take on miracles? What’s the science behind storytelling and why did Jesus use storytelling in his teachings? Does modern cosmology and the Theory of Everything prove God exists? What are your thoughts on the process of sanctification? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.  Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.  Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What’s your take on miracles? How do we know the laws of physics are binding in the future?Why light speed is a constant. Q2: What’s the science behind storytelling? Why did Jesus use storytelling in his teachings?The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, Jonathan Gottschall Q3: Does modern cosmology and the Theory of Everything prove God exists?The God of Physics, mikemchargue.com For the Doubters, gungormusic.com Q4: What are your thoughts on the process of sanctification?What is sanctification? Three Views on Sanctification.
Mar 23, 2015
Episode 9 - Climate Change, the Evolution of Religion, and Why Atheists Have Better Kids
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We address the following questions this week: Is religion a cultural phenomenon or did it evolve? Is Climate change real and caused by humans? If the early parts of the Bible are mythic, how can we trust Jesus and the New Testament? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here's some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Is religion a cultural phenomenon or did it evolve? Spiral Dynamic, The Liturgists Podcast The Faith Instinct, Nicholas Wade Q2: Is Climate change real and caused by humans? NASA on the evidence supporting climate change. Q3: If the early parts of the Bible are mythic, how can we trust Jesus and the New Testament? Inspiration and Incarnation, Pete Enns Q4: Are atheists better parents? LA Times on secular parenting.
Mar 16, 2015
Episode 8 - Free Will, Attraction, and Does Jesus Save Aliens?
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: If aliens exist, does Jesus save them? Do we have free will? What does brain science teach us about salvation? Is there any science behind the law of attraction? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here's some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: If aliens exist, does Jesus save them? The Drake Equation The Fermi Paradox Q2: Do we have free will? Free Will, Sam Harris  I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter  Daniel Dennett of Free Will (YouTube) Q3: What does brain science teach us about salvation? Exploring the Mind of a Killer, Jim Fallon (TED Talk) The Psychopath Inside, Jim Fallon  Soteriology Different Christian Views on Salvation Q4: Is there any science behind the law of attraction? The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
Mar 09, 2015
Episode 7 - The Devil, The Bible, and Healthy Fundamentalism
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is healthy fundamentalism? How do you approach other religions? Why does the Bible have authority? Evil is everywhere, but is The Devil real? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What is healthy fundamentalism? Fundamentalism and Anger - How God Changes Your Brain.  Q2: How do you approach other religions? Why I follow Jesus and not some other religious leader. Q3: Why does the Bible have authority? Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Q4: Evil is everywhere, but is The Devil real? Satan The Devil
Mar 02, 2015
Episode 6 - Monogamy, Marijuana, and Masturbation–Oh my!
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Put the kids to bed, it’s time for Ask Science Mike After Dark. In this episode, we address the following questions: What does weed do to your brain? Do you “give a piece of yourself away” when you have sex with someone? How naturally promiscuous are humans? What’s the healthiest way to leave a faith community? How will porn and lust effect my marriage? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Here's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What does weed do to the brain? Can Christians smoke weed? Your brain and marijuana. Teen brains and marijuana. Why weed gives you the munchies. Q2: Do you “give a piece of yourself away” when you have sex with someone? Your brain and sex.  Q3: How naturally promiscuous are humans? You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes Episode 201: Science Mike. Research on primate testicle to body weight ratio and promiscuity. Q4: What’s the healthiest way to leave a faith community? Q&A on dealing with friends and family as your beliefs change. Q5: How will porn and lust effect my marriage? Excessive porn consumption linked to a decrease in grey matter. 
Feb 23, 2015
Episode 5 - Chaos Theory, Disproving the Big Bang, and Why God is Such a Meanie
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Was the Big Bang Just Disproven? What does Chaos Theory tell us about God? Why is God so different in the Old Testament? Is Christianity worth all the historical baggage? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Here's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Was the Big Bang Theory disproven this week? Toward a Theory of Everything. Q2: What does Chaos Theory tell us about God? Wikipedia on Chaos Theory (the double pendulum animation is worth the trip).  Q3: Why is God in such a meanie in the Old Testament while Jesus is so good? Pete Enns - The Bible Tells Me So Rob Bell - What We Talk About When We Talk About God Q4: Is Christianity worth all the baggage it carries? My preferred baggage.
Feb 16, 2015
Episode 4 - Rising Waters, an Expanding Universe, and an Infinite Number of Hells
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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is the Universe expanding into? What implications does the multiverse have on Heaven and Hell? What's the historical basis for Noah's Flood? Is good and evil the result of spiritual warfare? You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Here's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What is the Universe expanding into? Universe Today. Q2: What implications does the multiverse have on Heaven and Hell? Wikipedia on multiverse hypotheses. MinutePhysics on the multiverse. A Universe From Nothing. Q3: What's the historical basis for Noah's Flood? Possible Historical Basis for Flood Myths. Q4: Is good and evil the result of spiritual warfare? The Amygdala and Mass Murder.
Feb 09, 2015
Episode 3 - The Fastest Car in the Universe and What Happens When We Die
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Welcome to Ask Science Mike, a weekly podcast where I answer your questions about science, faith, and life. A lot of people seem to think that science and faith are on opposite sides, but my experiences have shown me they work together just fine. This is the place where no questions are out-of-bounds, and no ideas are too weird to discuss. If you'd like to submit a question, just tag a Twitter, Soundcloud or Youtube post with #asksciencemike. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Here's some additional resources for this week's questions: Q1: The Fastest Car in the UniverseLight-speed headlights. What if you threw a baseball at 90% of the speed of light? Q2: Does God Answer Prayer?Studies on prayer. Q3: Antimatter, Black Holes and Hawking Radiation.A bit about Hawking Radiation. Q4: What happens when we die?Death and the brain.
Feb 02, 2015
Episode 2 - Pangea, Prayer, and Pretending God is Real
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Welcome to Ask Science Mike, a weekly podcast where I answer your questions about science, faith, and life. A lot of people seem to think that science and faith are on opposite sides, but my experiences have shown me they work together just fine. This is the place where no questions are out-of-bounds, and no ideas are too weird to discuss. If you'd like to submit a question, just tag a Twitter, Soundcloud or Youtube post with #asksciencemike. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Here's some additional resources for this week's questions: Q1: Rock Paradox Could a Planet Be As Big As a Star? - Universe Today Q2: Prayer and the Brain How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg, MD. Q3: Pangea About.com explains Pangea. The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood  Q4: Where to Begin The Doubt Series - Mike McHargue
Jan 26, 2015
Episode 1 - Animal souls, the power of uncertainty, and getting freaky with angels
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Welcome to the first ever episode of Ask Science Mike, a weekly podcast where I answer your questions about science, faith, and life. A lot of people seem to think that science and faith are on opposite sides, but my experiences have shown me they work together just fine. This is the place where no questions are out-of-bounds, and no ideas are too weird to discuss. If you'd like to submit a question, just tag a Twitter, Soundcloud or Youtube post with #asksciencemike. I referenced The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku in this episode. It's available on Amazon.com.
Jan 19, 2015