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Episode 39 - Memory, Digital Souls, and Trumping Science with God

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What happens to someone’s soul if their consciousness it transferred to a computer? How do I coexist with friends from my LDS past? How does human memory work? Why should science apply to God?

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

What happens to someone’s soul if their consciousness it transferred to a computer?

Artificial neural network

We’ve Put a Worm’s Mind in a Lego Robot's Body

How do I coexist with friends from my LDS past?

Tips on Setting Boundaries in Enmeshed Relationships

How does human memory work?

The Science of How Memory Works

Why Smart People Are Stupid

7 tips to improve your memory

Why should science apply to God?

How Scientists Can Believe in God

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,
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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 24 - Hypnosis, Nervous Habits, and the Inter-dimensional Trinity

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What do you think of hypnosis from a spiritual and scientific perspective and how can this relate to addictions? Can science help break nervous habits? What is the science behind the love of money and how does tithing play into this?

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: What do you think of hypnosis from a spiritual and scientific perspective and how can this relate to addictions?

Can I be hypnotized (YouTube)

Hypnosis Today

The Trouble With Hypnosis

Q2: Can science help break nervous habits?

Nervous Habits Often Reflect a Developmental Need

Quit Nervous Habits

Q3: What is the science behind the love of money and how does tithing play into this?

This is Your Brain on Money

Your Brain Thinks Money is a Drug

Money, Wealth, and Bias

Neuroeconomics

Q4: Can additional dimensions help us understand the trinity?

Ask Science Mike Episode 4

Flatland

MinutePhysics - There is no Fourth Dimension

Neil DeGrasse Tyson discusses additional spatial dimensions

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde.

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.

Episode 8 - Free Will, Attraction, and Does Jesus Save Aliens?

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: If aliens exist, does Jesus save them? Do we have free will? What does brain science teach us about salvation? Is there any science behind the law of attraction?

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

Q1: If aliens exist, does Jesus save them?

The Drake Equation

The Fermi Paradox

Q2: Do we have free will?

Free Will, Sam Harris 

I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter 

Daniel Dennett of Free Will (YouTube)

Q3: What does brain science teach us about salvation?

Exploring the Mind of a Killer, Jim Fallon (TED Talk)

The Psychopath Inside, Jim Fallon 

Soteriology

Different Christian Views on Salvation

Q4: Is there any science behind the law of attraction?

The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

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 7 - The Devil, The Bible, and Healthy Fundamentalism

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is healthy fundamentalism? How do you approach other religions? Why does the Bible have authority? Evil is everywhere, but is The Devil real?

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's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Q1: What is healthy fundamentalism?

Fundamentalism and Anger - How God Changes Your Brain. 

Q2: How do you approach other religions?

Why I follow Jesus and not some other religious leader.

Q3: Why does the Bible have authority?

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

Q4: Evil is everywhere, but is The Devil real?

Satan

The Devil

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.