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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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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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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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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Episode 111 - Addiction, Pushy Parents, and Why Time Flies

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?

 

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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?

 

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Episode 110 - Secular Fundamentalism, Bye Bye Bees, and Jesus in Space

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?

 

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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

 

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Episode 109 - Exoplanets, Itches, and Bovine Polarity

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?

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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

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Episode 108 - Gay Parents, Foster Care, and Death by Machete or Chimpanzee

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?

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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?

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Episode 107 - Two Months with President Trump

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. In this episode, I referenced some other possible voting strategies we could use to make third parties more viable. Here's a few videos about that.

 

 
 
 

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Episode 106 - Intelligent Women, Laboratory Black Holes, and Jesus Drinking Wine

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?

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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?

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Episode 105 - LIVE in Chapel Hill, NC

It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE this week. This episode was recorded at Holy Trinity Chapel Hill 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.

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Episode 103 - LIVE in Ft. Smith, AR

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.

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Episode 102 - Racial Bias, Suffering, and Evangelical Sex

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?

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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

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Episode 101 - LIVE in Grand Haven, MI

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Episode 100 - Windmills, Angry Atheists, and Why the Big Bang is Just Marketing

NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

 

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?

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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

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Episode 99 - Questions, Questions, and More Questions

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.

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Episode 98 - Books, Books, and More Books

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