Episode 132 - LIVE in Edinburgh, Scotland

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!

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Episode 131 - LIVE in Birmingham, England

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!

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Episode 130 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in London, England

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!

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Episode 127 - Chlorophyll, Convergence, and a Crisis with Debt

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?

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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

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Episode 126 - Suicide, New Earth, and the Flat Earth Society

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?

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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

 

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Episode 125 - Imagination, Circumcision, and Confederate Monuments

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Episode 124 - Protests, Autopilot, and Looking Outside of Time

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?

 

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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.

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,

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Episode 123 - Miracles, Abortion, and the Minimum Wage

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.

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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

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,

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Episode 122 - A Total Eclipse of the Sun

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

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Episode 119 - Questions, Questions, and Even More Questions (Part 1)

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.

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Episode 116 - String Theory, Psychological Diversity, and Punching a Nazi

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?

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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

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,

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Episode 115 - Exponential Grandparents, Evil, and the Spread of Christianity

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?

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Does “mitochondrial Eve” support creationism?

Mitochondrial Eve

No, a Mitochondrial “Eve” Is Not the First Female in a Species

Your Family Tree Explained

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You've got questions, he's got answers.

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,

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Episode 114 - Hypnosis, High-Roller Gals, and Humans Riding Dinosaurs

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?

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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

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Episode 113 - Virtual Particles, Movie Fear, and Sneezing at the Sun

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?

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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

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,

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Episode 112 - Shacking Up, Climate Change, and Spiritual Waves

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?

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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?

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,

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