Episode 160 - Parenting, Bubble Wrap, and the Perfect Diet

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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?

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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

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Episode 156 - Homebrewed Christianity Team-up

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.

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Episode 155 - Terror Management, EMPs, and Gay Conversion Therapy

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

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Episode 154 - Male Violence, Toxic Oxygen, and Personality Tests

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.

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Episode 150 - Terraforming, White Noise, and Science Party Tricks

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

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Episode 147 - Plastics, Affairs, and Concerts for Jesus

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

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Episode 146 - A Pastor for Atheists (Bart Campolo)

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.

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Episode 145 - Social Media and Mental Health

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

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