Episode 62 - Dogs, Hell, and the Top of a Planet

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?

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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

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Episode 61 - Relativity, Social Media, and Calm Controversy

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Episode 60 - Codependency, Processed Foods, and the Value of Life

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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?

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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

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Episode 59 - Healing Frequencies, Photonic Propulsion, and the Favor of God

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?

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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

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Episode 58 - Chivalry, Singleness, and the Science of Grief

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?

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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

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Episode 57 - Special Edition: Gravity Waves

For this week's Ask Science Mike, it’s a special edition covering last week’s announcement from the LIGO team about gravity waves.

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Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory

Brian Greene Explains The Discovery Of Gravitational Waves

Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

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Episode 56 - Repentance, Climate Change, and Living in a Fish

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?

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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”?

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Episode 55 - Tithing, Creativity, and Tip Of Tongue Syndrome

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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?

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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

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Episode 54 - Self-worth, Universalism, and Other Holy Books

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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?

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Episode 53 - Getting Chills, Proof of God, and Why Jesus Had to Die

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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?

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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

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Episode 52 - Empaths, Genesis, and Life in Space

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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?

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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?

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Episode 51 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Doubt at Christmas

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?

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Episode 48 - Christmas Lights, Santa Claus, and the Dangers of Science Mike

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?

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Merry Christmas!

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Episode 46 - Radiation, The Birth of Christ, and the War on Christmas

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?

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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

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Episode 45 - EMDR, The Cosmic Christ, and Psychopathic Pastors

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?

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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

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Episode 44 - Listening to God, Axioms, and Dinosaur Intelligence

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?

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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

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Episode 43 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Lakeville, MN

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.

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