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Episode 89 - Ask Biologos

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In this special episode, the scientists and scholars of BioLogos take your questions about the evolution and Christian theology. You can learn more about Biologos at biologos.org.

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Episode 34 - Mutation, Natural Selection, and Evolution

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How many humans are needed to populate the Earth? How can random mutation create diverse species? How could evolution create an eye? How do we know macroevolution occurs? Does evolution have a goal?

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How many humans are needed to populate the Earth?

Minimum Viable Population

Population Bottleneck

Easy Human Population Size

Magic Number for Space Pioneers

How can random mutation create diverse species?

Mutations 101

Natural Selection

How could evolution create an eye?

Scientific American on the Evolution of the Eye.

How do we know macroevolution occurs?

Evolution at different scales: micro to macro

Does evolution have a goal?

Evolutionary Convergence

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Episode 32 - Déjà Vu, Coconut Oil, and the Science of the Sorting Hat

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get Déjà Vu? Shouldn’t evolution weed out Jesus-like behavior? Is coconut oil a superfood? Which part of the brain does the Sorting Hat use to determine a Hogwarts House?

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Why do we get Déjà Vu?

What is going on in the brain when we experience déjà vu?

Shouldn’t evolution weed out Jesus-like behavior?

The Evolutionary Biology of Altruism

Is coconut oil a superfood?

A Scientific Look at Coconut Oil

Which part of the brain does the Sorting Hat use to determine a Hogwarts House?

Your Brain on Courage

Harry Potter and the measures of personality: Extraverted Gryffindors, agreeable Hufflepuffs, clever Ravenclaws, and manipulative Slytherins

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Episode 23 - Mental Illness, Gay Stereotypes, and Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How much did God shape evolution? Can birds evolve back into dinosaurs? Can the mentally ill or disabled be saved? Why do gay men like Barbra Streisand?

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Q1: How much did God shape evolution?

Biologos on Evolution

Theistic Evolution vs Evolutionary Creationism

Q2: Can birds evolve back into dinosaurs?

Birds Could be Turned Back Into Dinosaurs

Reversing Bird Evolution

Christians Against Dinosaurs

Q3: Can the mentally ill or disabled be saved?

Age of Accountability

Q4: Why do gay men like Barbra Streisand?

Gay Accents: Origins and Meanings

Gay Stereotypes: Are They True

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Episode 18 – The Cambrian Explosion, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Limits of Human Knowledge

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does the Cambrian Explosion undermine Evolution? Are we reaching the limits of human knowledge and what does that mean for theology? Did Jesus actually perform miracles? How do I deal with bitterness toward traditional Christians?

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Belong: an event by The Liturgists

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Q1: Does the Cambrian Explosion undermine Evolution?

Berkeley on the Cambrian Explosion

Biologos on the Cambrian Explosion

Q2: Are we reaching the limits of human knowledge and what does that mean for theology?

Memory Capacity of Human Brains

Q3: Did Jesus actually perform miracles?

Sunday, The Liturgists

Q4: How do I deal with bitterness toward traditional Christians?

When the Past Hurts, mikemchargue.com

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Episode 11 - The Apocrypha, Death, and The Day The Sun Stood Still

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What would happen is the sun stood still as depicted in Joshua? What is the Biblical Apocrypha, and how much should Christians value it? How can Christian evolutionists account for death before the fall of Man?

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Q1: What would happen is the sun stood still as depicted in Joshua?

What would happen is the Earth stopped spinning?

What If, Randall Monroe

Q2: What is the Biblical Apocrypha, and how much should Christians value it?

Biblical Apocrypha

Q3: How can Christian evolutionists account for death before the fall of Man?

Biologos

Q4: Can God be found in every religion?

Love Wins, Rob Bell

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