Episode 73 - Ask Science Mike LIVE at Wild Goose 2016

This week's episode is a live Q&R at the Wild Goose Festival 2016. The questions are unscreened, the answers unrehearsed, and the figures un-fact-checked.

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Episode 72 - Cynicism, Beauty, and a Simulated Universe

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Could our Universe be a simulation? Why is human beauty rare? What’s the science behind cynicism? How can I have a powerful, spiritual experience?

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Could our Universe be a simulation?

Simulation hypothesis

ARE YOU LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION?

We talked to the Oxford philosopher who gave Elon Musk the theory that we are all computer simulations

Why is human beauty rare?

The Strange Science Of Sexual Attraction

Beauty: Culture-Specific or Universally Defined?

What’s the science behind cynicism?

Cynical? You may be hurting your brain health

Burnout and the Brain

A Field Guide to the Cynic

How can I have a powerful, spiritual experience?

Finding God in the Waves

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Episode 71 - Chiropractors, Exodus, and The Great Commission

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are chiropractors helpful or harmful? What does the Great Commission mean today? Did the Exodus really happen? What’s the science if narcotics addiction?

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Are chiropractors helpful or harmful?

Chiropractic

Chiropractic Care: Attempting a Risk–Benefit Analysis

What does the Great Commission mean today?

The Gospel of Matthew (Blue Letter Bible)

The Gospel of Matthew (Wikipedia)

Gospel of Matthew (Theopedia)

Did the Exodus really happen?

Exodus by Carol Meyers

The Exodus Is Not Fiction

Evidence for the Exodus

The Exodus: Does archaeology have a say?

What’s the science if narcotics addiction?

The Chemistry of Addiction

The Science of Choice in Addiction

The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain

This is your brain on heroin

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Episode 70 - Humanism, Harmony, and Spontaneous Human Combustion

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does spontaneous human combustion actually occur? Why do you like humanism? How can we be gracious with people we disagree with? How can we relate to Jesus if Jesus was non-sexual?

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Does spontaneous human combustion actually occur?

How Spontaneous Human Combustion Works

Why do you like humanism?

WHAT IS HUMANISM

How can we relate to Jesus if Jesus was non-sexual?

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith

What did Jesus' say about sex?

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Episode 69 - God’s Will, Racist Grandparents, and Historical Christianity

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What philosophies shaped early Christianity? How do you know what is or is not “God’s will?” What is God’s mechanism of action? How do we deal with racism from friends and family?

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What philosophies shaped early Christianity?

Hellenistic Culture: The influence of Greek language, philosophy and culture on Jews and early Christians.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

A History of God

Zealot

Misquoting Jesus

How Jesus Became God

What is God’s mechanism of action?

Finding God in the Waves

Grounded

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Episode 68 - Conspiracy Theories, OCD, and Healthier Divorces

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people accept conspiracy theories? What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD? Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress? How can you end a marriage well?

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Why do people accept conspiracy theories?

Why Our Brains Are Hardwired for Conspiracy Theories

Science vs Conspiracy: Collective Narratives in the Age of Misinformation

Fifty percent of Americans believe in some conspiracy theory. Here’s why.

What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD?

What does an OCD brain look like?

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress?

Stress: Your brain and body

How can you end a marriage well?

Healthy Divorce: American Psychological Association

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Episode 67 - Waking Up, Pronouns for God, and Abiogenesis

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How do we balance God’s reconciliation and entropy? How can I wake up better? What gender pronouns do you use for God? What do you make of Jeremy England’s work?

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How do we balance God’s reconciliation and entropy?

Finding God in the Waves

How can I wake up better?

Why Waking Up Is So Hard: The Science Behind Sleep Inertia

Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep

The Science Behind Waking Up Easier

What gender pronouns do you use for God?

God Our Mother, The Liturgists

What do you make of Jeremy England’s work?

A New Physics Theory of Life

What the Man Described as ‘The Next Darwin’ Has to Say About God

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Episode 66 - Violence, Pessimism, and Music in Your Brain

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are different types of music better for your brain? Are pessimism and optimism hardwired? Why do we enjoy violent vindication? Where did all your questions go when you came back to God?

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Are different types of music better for your brain?

Different Brain Regions Handle Different Music Types

This Is Your Brain On Music: How Our Brains Process Melodies That Pull On Our Heartstrings

Brain imaging shows how neural responses to different types of music affect emotion regulation processes

Research shows listening to different musical genres leaves lasting impact on brain

Are pessimism and optimism hardwired?

Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain

The Pessimistic Brain: Wired to Be Negative?

The Neural Basis of Optimism and Pessimism

Optimist Or Pessimist? Brain Scans Show Positive And Negative People Really Do Think Differently

Why do we enjoy violent vindication?

Black and White, The Liturgists Podcast

Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex

Where did all your questions go when you came back to God?

Finding God in the Waves

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Episode 64 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Ventura, CA

It's a live episode of the program this week coming from the LIMINAL Conference hosted by Ventura Vineyard.

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Episode 63 - Love, Authoritarianism, and Breaking Down Space

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why does it feel better when someone else scratches you? Can you explain quantized space? How does authoritarianism affect the brain? Is it bad to fall in love?

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Why does it feel better when someone else scratches you?

Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself?

Tempted To Touch: The 'Social Softness Illusion' Makes Other People's Skin Feel Softer So We Can Build Social Bonds

Why We All Need to Touch and Be Touched

Can you explain quantized space?

Black hole thermodynamics

Planck length

TEDxBoulder - Thad Roberts - Visualizing Eleven Dimensions

Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory

How does authoritarianism affect the brain

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

On One Hand You’re an Authoritarian, on the Other Hand You’re Not

Authoritarianism, religious fundamentalism, and the human prefrontal cortex

Is it bad to fall in love?

No.

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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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But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.

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