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Episode 27 - Night Terrors, Near Death Experiences, and the Burden of Proof

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How do we know we all see colors the same way? What would it take for you to walk away from faith? What happens in our brains during near-death experiences? Are night terrors neurological or demonic in origin?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

How do we know we all see colors the same way?
What Color is the Dress? Science Knows.
VSAUCE - Is Your Red The Same as My Red?

What would it take for you to walk away from faith?
Spectrum of Theism (the Dawkins Scale)

What happens in our brains during near-death experiences?
Near-Death Experiences May Be Explained By Heart-Brain Connection
Near-Death Experiences: The Brain is the Key

Are night terrors neurological or demonic in origin?
Sleep Paralysis
Night Terrors

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Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde.

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Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

Episode 12 - Spanking, Deconstruction, and Agnostics Teaching Sunday School

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can a faith community rebuild after collective deconstruction? What’s the science around spanking and punishment vs the Bible teachings on those topics? What do I teach my kids when I’m not sure what I believe anymore? How do I believe in a loving God instead of an angry one?

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page.

Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Q1: How can a faith community rebuild after collective deconstruction?

Safe Church, The Liturgists Podcast

Pastor Betsy

Q2: What’s the science around spanking and punishment vs the Bible teachings on those topics?

Research shows negative effects on the brains of children who are spanked.

Q3: What do I teach my kids when I’m not sure what I believe anymore?

God and neurological development.

Q4: How do I believe in a loving God instead of an angry one?

Walking with God Through Doubt

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 2 - Pangea, Prayer, and Pretending God is Real

Welcome to Ask Science Mike, a weekly podcast where I answer your questions about science, faith, and life. A lot of people seem to think that science and faith are on opposite sides, but my experiences have shown me they work together just fine.

This is the place where no questions are out-of-bounds, and no ideas are too weird to discuss. If you'd like to submit a question, just tag a Twitter, Soundcloud or Youtube post with #asksciencemike.

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Here's some additional resources for this week's questions:

Q1: Rock Paradox

Could a Planet Be As Big As a Star? - Universe Today

Q2: Prayer and the Brain

How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg, MD.

Q3: Pangea

About.com explains Pangea.

The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood 

Q4: Where to Begin

The Doubt Series - Mike McHargue

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.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.