Episode 82 - Focus, Driving, and the End of the World

MY BOOK COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! Finding God in the Waves

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can humans handle driving when evolution didn’t prepare us for speed? How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones?  What does science say about the end of the Universe? Are standardized tests supported by science?

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How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones?

Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google

Cell Phone Notifications: How Even Getting A Short Text Can Distract You Completely

What does science say about the end of the Universe?

Ultimate fate of the universe

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Episode 81 - Hurricanes, Fear, and My First Book

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In this week's episode, no questions get answered because Tallahassee was hit by a hurricane. Instead, Mike talks about how people respond to crisis situations and reads from his upcoming book, Finding God in the Waves.

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Episode 80 - Apologetics, Personality, and a One Track Mind

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Check out Andrew Galecki’s FREE new single: I’m Not Going Anywhere

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are personalities real? Why don’t you like apologetics? How can I learn to be present with those around me? Should I avoid dating people who have been married before?

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Are personalities real?

The Personality Myth

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

AN OPEN LETTER TO NPR'S INVISIBILIA ABOUT "THE PERSONALITY MYTH"

Why don’t you like apologetics?

Finding God in the Waves

How can I learn to be present with those around me?

Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders

Madness Made Them Great

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Should I avoid dating people who have been married before?

The High Failure Rate of Second and Third Marriages

Remarriage rate declining as more opt for cohabitation

The science of a happy marriage

Science Behind a Happy Relationship

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Episode 79 - Falling Asleep, Micro-biomes, and Alchemist Bacteria

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Can this bacteria make gold from toxic waste? What’s your trick to falling asleep so fast? What’s the science of the human micro-biome? How can I feel close to God following spiritual abuse? 

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Can this bacteria make gold from toxic waste?

Cupriavidus metallidurans

Meet the Bacteria That Produces Pure Gold

What’s your trick to falling asleep so fast?

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’s the science of the human micro-biome?

Humans Carry More Bacterial Cells than Human Ones

How can I feel close to God following spiritual abuse?

Ask Science Mike Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger

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Episode 78 - Sunscreen, Breaking Up, and Making Changes that Last

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does the Enneagram determine sense of humor? Is sunscreen dangerous? How does the Electoral College work? How do you create lasting change? What’s the science of heartbreak?

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Does the Enneagram determine sense of humor?

The Road Back to You

The Liturgists Podcast

Is sunscreen dangerous?

You Asked: Is Sunscreen Safe — and Do I Really Need It Daily?

Sunscreen Safety: What to Know

What is Sun Safe Clothing?

Why Tanning Won’t Cure SAD

How does the Electoral College work?

How The US Electoral College System Works

Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer

How the Swing States Work

If Anyone Ever Tells You Your Vote Doesn't Matter, Show Them This

Ten Terrible Reason to not Vote (and two good ones)

How do you create lasting change?

Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

What’s the science of heartbreak?

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

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Episode 77 - Instinct, Reincarnation, and God in Our Brains

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Where does instinct come from? Is reincarnation possible? Can God be good? Are there any real spiritual experiences?

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Where does instinct come from?

Instinct

Inherited Fears

Is reincarnation possible?

Reincarnation

Can God be good?

The Problem of Evil

Theodicy

Finding God in the Waves

Are there any real spiritual experiences?

The Liturgists Podcast

How God Changes Your Brain

Finding God in the Waves

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Episode 76 - Pokemon, Persuasion, and Parents of Gay Teens

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear? What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go? What happens in our brains as we die? How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people?

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How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear?

Why We're Afraid of Heights

What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go?

The Science Behind How Pokemon Go Became the Most Viral App Ever (in Less Than 10 Days)

THE SCIENCE AND MATH BEHIND POKÉMON GO

Health benefits of Pokémon Go

Science Explains Why You're Addicted To Pokémon GO

How Pokémon Go Might Actually Be Helping Kids With Autism

What happens in our brains as we die?

Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

Scientists Have Discovered What Happens to Our Minds as We Die

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people?

PFLAG

gaychurch.org

The Gay Christian Network

Believe Out Loud Welcoming Church Map

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Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does righteous anger affect the brain? What’s your take on demon possession? How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality? What’s the science behind anxiety disorders?

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How does righteous anger affect the brain?

How Anger Can Hurt Your Heart

When anger's a plus

What’s your take on demon possession?

As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.

How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality?

Sex at Dawn

Good Christian Sex

What’s the science behind anxiety disorders?

Anxiety & Panic Disorders

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Questions to Ask: Choosing a Treatment Provider

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Episode 74 - Gluten, Guns, & Un-Christian Love

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are gluten allergies on the rise? How do I handle my church teaching my children things I don’t believe? Can non-Christians really love? Do more guns lead to more deaths in America?

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Are gluten allergies on the rise?

Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease

Most People Shouldn't Eat Gluten-Free

How do I handle my church teaching my children things I don’t believe?

First United Methodist Church Costa Mesa

The Table OC

Can non-Christians really love?

Finding God in the Waves

Do more guns lead to more deaths in America?

15 Statistics That Tell the Story of Gun Violence This Year

Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World

FiveThirtyEight - Gun Deaths In America

Guns in America: For every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people die

Why America Still Doesn’t Have Any Good Data on Guns

Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms ever nearly 2 decades ago — and gun deaths plummeted

America's gun problem, explained

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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.

Join me and the Gungors at The Liturgists Gathering.

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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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