Episode 142 - Quantum Computers, Past Lives, and Transgender Brains

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

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Episode 141 - Ask Bible Pete

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.

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Episode 140 - Boredom, Antipsychotics, and Proof of God

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.

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Episode 139 - The Holiday Hangover

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

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Episode 138 - Frustration, Animal Guilt, and Getting Set in Our Ways

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?

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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

 

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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.

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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

 

Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

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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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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.

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