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Episode 110 - Secular Fundamentalism, Bye Bye Bees, and Jesus in Space

Apr 24, 2017 - 00:48:03

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: If Jesus was resurrected physically, where is his body now? Are bees dying out? How can I avoid becoming a “secular fundamentalist?” Why do I feel nothing?   Here’s more resources about bees:   Believe it or not, the bees are doing just fine The Bees Are All Right Beepocalypse Myth Handbook: Dissecting claims of pollinator collapse More than 700 North American Bee Species Are Headed Toward Extinction You’re Worrying About the Wrong Bees   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.   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. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 109 - Exoplanets, Itches, and Bovine Polarity

Apr 17, 2017 - 00:39:50

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get random itches? Can cows sense magnetic north? How can we tell if an exoplanet is habitable? Why do you believe in Jesus instead of a less-religion specific deity? 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. Why do we get random itches? Why Do We Itch? When you have an itch, what is happening under your skin? Why and how do body parts itch? Why does it feel good to scratch an itch? Solved! The Mystery of the Maddening Itch Can cows sense magnetic north? Moo North: Cattle and Deer May Sense Earth's Magnetic Field Magnetoreception How can we tell if an exoplanet is habitable? James Webb Space Telescope and Exoplanets NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star How to Search for Exoplanets Why do you believe in Jesus instead of a less-religion specific deity? Finding God in the Waves 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. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 108 - Gay Parents, Foster Care, and Death by Machete or Chimpanzee

Mar 20, 2017 - 00:53:16

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What makes a good radio voice? How do you research questions? Is God involved with creation? Would you rather fight a chimpanzee or a human with a machete to the death? Are kids harmed by growing up with same-sex parents? Is foster care bad for children? 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. 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. What makes a good radio voice? Secrets of a great 'radio voice’ revealed What Makes A Voice ‘Attractive?’ New Study Reveals Surprising Answer Science Explains Why You Love Morgan Freeman's Voice How to Improve the Sound of Your Voice Is God involved with creation? Finding God in the Waves Are kids harmed by growing up with same-sex parents? What does the scholarly research say about the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents? Is foster care bad for children? U.S. Foster Care: A Flawed Solution That Leads To Long-Term Problems? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 107 - Two Months with President Trump

Mar 13, 2017 - 00:26:53

This week's show is a special edition, dealing with the deluge of emails asking about what to do next in this fractious political age. Make sure to check out the show notes on asksciencemike.com for videos explaining other voting systems.

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Episode 106 - Intelligent Women, Laboratory Black Holes, and Jesus Drinking Wine

Mar 6, 2017 - 00:41:07

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s the deal with laboratory black holes? Does a full moon make people more creative? Why are men intimidated by intelligent women? What does Jesus mean when he says he won’t drink from the cup again until the Kingdom comes? 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. 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. What’s the deal with laboratory black holes? Physicists Have Created a 'black Hole' in the Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists Why are men intimidated by intelligent women? Are Men Just Not Interested in Clever Women? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 105 - LIVE in Chapel Hill, NC

Mar 2, 2017 - 01:52:58

It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE this week. This episode was recorded in Chapel Hill, NC with a live audience. The questions are unscreened, and the answers are unrehearsed. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 104 - On the Road Again

Feb 20, 2017 - 00:12:37

Mike checks in during a busy week of touring with a mini episode.

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Episode 103 - LIVE in Ft. Smith, AR

Feb 13, 2017 - 01:52:38

It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE this week. This episode was recorded at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Smith, AR with a live audience. The questions are unscreened, and the answers are unrehearsed. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form.

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Episode 102 - Racial Bias, Suffering, and Evangelical Sex

Feb 6, 2017 - 00:36:29

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why can’t my husband tell when I’m not wearing makeup? How can I get over feeling shame about my sexuality? Why is there a global preference toward lighter skin color? What is the point of life? 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.

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Episode 101 - LIVE in Grand Haven, MI

Jan 30, 2017 - 01:56:01

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 100 - Windmills, Angry Atheists, and Why the Big Bang is Just Marketing

Jan 23, 2017 - 00:46:25

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are windmills actually good for the environment? Did the Big Bang happen everywhere? Why are the “New Atheists” mean? How can I help my family understand the plight of Muslim Americans? 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.

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Episode 99 - Questions, Questions, and More Questions

Jan 16, 2017 - 02:31:30

This week is a TWO AND A HALF HOUR show where I answer questions from the folks who support this program on Patreon as we ramp up for the 100th episode of Ask Science Mike.

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Episode 98 - Books, Books, and More Books

Jan 9, 2017 - 00:27:42

Visit asksciencemike.com to see the full list of books mentioned on this week's show.

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Episode 97 - Merry Christmas

Dec 26, 2016 - 00:19:24

A brief reflection on Advent and Christmas.

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Episode 96 - LIVE in Boston, MA

Dec 19, 2016 - 01:55:33

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 95 - LIVE in Tacoma, WA

Dec 12, 2016 - 01:55:16

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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FundaMENTALIST with Joey from BadChristian Podcast

Dec 8, 2016 - 00:30:36

Here's a bonus show this week for my listeners who love the BadChristian Podcast. Joey joins me for a conversation about his new book and mental illness. You can learn more about FundaMENTAList here.

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Episode 94 - LIVE in Portland, OR

Dec 5, 2016 - 02:06:52

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 93 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Mission Hills, CA

Nov 28, 2016 - 01:46:51

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 92 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Los Angeles, CA

Nov 21, 2016 - 01:41:43

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 91 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Costa Mesa, CA

Nov 15, 2016 - 02:02:13

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.   I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 90 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Kansas City

Nov 7, 2016 - 01:29:48

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 89 - Ask BioLogos

Oct 31, 2016 - 00:37:41

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. 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.

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Episode 88 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Atlanta, GA

Oct 24, 2016 - 01:37:45

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 87 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Columbus, OH

Oct 17, 2016 - 01:17:42

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 86 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Nashville, TN

Oct 10, 2016 - 01:27:53

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed. I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

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Episode 85 - Conversation with Peter Enns

Oct 3, 2016 - 00:15:38

This week, I sit down with Pete Enns to talk about the role certainty plays in our faith. Come see me on tour!

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Episode 84 - Purity Culture, Parenting, and Fear in the Media

Sep 26, 2016 - 00:39:39

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why does media focus on fear-based stories? How did you learn to love the Bible again? How do you keep your kid safe while giving them freedom to learn? How can I feel close to God after a sexual assault? 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.

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Episode 83 - Mailbag

Sep 20, 2016 - 00:29:36

It's a heavy travel week, so this week's show is conversational around the tension between skeptics and atheists. See full notes on asksciencemike.com

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

Sep 12, 2016 - 00:40:54

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? 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.

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Episode 81 - Hurricanes, Fear, and My First Book

Sep 6, 2016 - 00:21:24

This is a weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life. Submit questions with #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube or Soundcloud.

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

Aug 29, 2016 - 00:41:08

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? 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.

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

Aug 22, 2016 - 00:37:12

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? 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.

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

Aug 15, 2016 - 00:58:27

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? 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.

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

Aug 8, 2016 - 00:38:43

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? 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.

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

Aug 1, 2016 - 00:42:23

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? 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.

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Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger

Jul 25, 2016 - 00:58:45

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? 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.

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

Jul 18, 2016 - 00:50:21

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? 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.

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Episode 73 - Ask Science Mike LIVE at Wild Goose 2016

Jul 14, 2016 - 00:52:45

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

Jul 4, 2016 - 00:50:51

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 71 - Chiropractors, Exodus, and The Great Commission

Jun 14, 2016 - 00:47:40

Connect with other people in your city in our new Together groups. 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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 70 - Humanism, Harmony, and Spontaneous Human Combustion

Jun 6, 2016 - 01:31:26

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? 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. 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? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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

May 30, 2016 - 00:50:02

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 68 - Conspiracy Theories, OCD, and Healthier Divorces

May 23, 2016 - 00:44:35

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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

May 16, 2016 - 00:29:28

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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

May 9, 2016 - 00:38:59

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 65 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Portland, OR

Apr 25, 2016 - 01:15:32

LIVE from Cascade Church in Portland, OR.

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Episode 64 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Ventura, CA

Apr 11, 2016 - 01:05:47

It's a live episode of the program this week coming from the LIMINAL Conference hosted by Ventura Vineyard. Here's the article I referenced in Wait But Why. You can host Ask Science Mike LIVE! Click here to find out how.

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Episode 63 - Love, Authoritarianism, and Breaking Down Space

Apr 4, 2016 - 00:32:02

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? 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. 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. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 62 - Dogs, Hell, and the Top of a Planet

Mar 28, 2016 - 00:28:28

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 61 - Relativity, Social Media, and Calm Controversy

Mar 14, 2016 - 00:31:51

You can learn more about The Liturgists Gathering here. I’m on the road with Gungor for the One Wild Life Tour, so the show notes are short. 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.  Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 60 - Codependency, Processed Foods, and the Value of Life

Mar 7, 2016 - 00:34:46

You can learn more about The Liturgists Gathering here. 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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 59 - Healing Frequencies, Photonic Propulsion, and the Favor of God

Feb 29, 2016 - 00:42:09

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 58 - Chivalry, Singleness, and the Science of Grief

Feb 22, 2016 - 00:34:32

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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 57 - Special Edition: Gravity Waves

Feb 14, 2016 - 00:38:25

For this week's Ask Science Mike, it’s a special edition covering last week’s announcement from the LIGO team about gravity waves. 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. Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory Brian Greene Explains The Discovery Of Gravitational Waves Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 56 - Repentance, Climate Change, and Living in a Fish

Feb 8, 2016 - 00:43:27

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? 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. 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”? Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 55 - Tithing, Creativity, and Tip Of Tongue Syndrome

Feb 1, 2016 - 00:32:07

This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike 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? 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. 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 Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin. The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. 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.

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Episode 54 - Self-worth, Universalism, and Other Holy Books

Jan 25, 2016 - 00:47:42

This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike 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? 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. Preproduction by Andrew Galucki. 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.

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Episode 53 - Getting Chills, Proof of God, and Why Jesus Had to Die

Jan 18, 2016 - 00:34:50

This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visitingsanebox.com/sciencemike For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get chills when we listen to music? Why did Jesus have to die? Why doesn’t God offer scientific proof for his existence? How can God draw near to those whose brains are failing? 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. Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Why do we get chills when we listen to music? What feelings give us chills? Why Music gives us chills. Why did Jesus have to die? Sweetest Name I Know Why doesn’t God offer scientific proof for his existence? God - The Creator 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.

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Episode 52 - Empaths, Genesis, and Life in Space

Jan 11, 2016 - 00:31:36

This episode was sponsored by Sanebox. Get $25 off any subscription and a 14 day free trial by visiting sanebox.com/sciencemike For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Where do you draw the line a mythic vs historic in the Bible? How can water bears survive in space? Why do all the planets orbit the sun in a flat plane? Whats the science of empaths? 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. Where do you draw the line a mythic vs historic in the Bible? The Bible Tells Me So Inspiration and Incarnation How can water bears survive in space? The Toughest Animals on Earth Why do all the planets orbit the sun in a flat plane? MinutePhysics on our flat solar system Whats the science of empaths? What is an Empath? 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.

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Episode 51 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Doubt at Christmas

Dec 24, 2015 - 00:16:43

Ask Science Mike Mini is a special, one-question version of the show. Here's the question addressed in this episode: What do you do when you are a minister who doesn't believe in God anymore?

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Episode 50 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Christmas Blues

Dec 23, 2015 - 00:10:38

Ask Science Mike Mini is a special, one-question edition of the show. Today we're talking about how to deal with the Christmas Blues.

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Episode 49 - Ask Science Mike Mini: The Meaning of Christmas

Dec 22, 2015 - 00:08:49

Ask Science Mike Mini is a special, one-question edition of the show. Today we're talking about the meaning of Christmas.

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Episode 48 - Christmas Lights, Santa Claus, and the Dangers of Science Mike

Dec 21, 2015 - 00:47:43

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How could Santa visit every house in one night? How much energy would Clark Griswold’s lights consume? Is there harm in teaching kids about Santa? Is immaculate conception scientifically plausible? Are people better off being atheists than Christians? 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.  Merry Christmas! 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.

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Episode 47 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Lightsabers

Dec 18, 2015 - 00:09:56

The Force Awakens today, so we're talking the science of lightsabers in a special mini edition of the show.

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Episode 46 - Radiation, The Birth of Christ, and the War on Christmas

Dec 14, 2015 - 00:34:42

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What kind of motorcycle do you ride?  Are cell phones actually dangerous to our bodies because of radiation?  When was Jesus actually born?  Can you explain the war on Christmas? 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. What kind of motorcycle do you ride? Honda NC700X Are cell phones actually dangerous to our bodies because of radiation? http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae175.cfm http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/radiation/cell-phones-fact-sheet http://physicscentral.com/explore/action/radiationandhumans.cfm http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/radiationexposureandcancer/uvradiation/uv-radiation-what-is-uv When was Jesus actually born? http://www.livescience.com/42976-when-was-jesus-born.html http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christ-is-born The Bible Tells Me So - Peter Enns Can you explain the war on Christmas? The War on Christmas Explained 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.

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Episode 45 - EMDR, The Cosmic Christ, and Psychopathic Pastors

Dec 7, 2015 - 00:37:44

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does science support the effectiveness of EMDR? What is panentheism and the Cosmic Christ? Where does intuition come from? How do you handle psychopathic clergy? 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. Does science support the effectiveness of EMDR? EMDR: Taking a Closer Look What is panentheism and the Cosmic Christ? Richard Rohr on the Cosmic Christ Where does intuition come from? The Science Behind Intuition How do you handle psychopathic clergy? The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath 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.

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Episode 44 - Listening to God, Axioms, and Dinosaur Intelligence

Nov 30, 2015 - 00:32:48

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why didn’t dinosaurs evolve into intelligent beings? How do I listen to God? Do you have an axiom for spiritual warfare? Why do you use male pronouns for mixed-gender groups? 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. Why didn’t dinosaurs evolve into intelligent beings? Richard Dawkins and the crappy ‘humanoid dinosaurs’ that just won’t die http://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/aliens-depend-on-time-to-grow-brains/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon How do I listen to God? When God Talks Back - Tanya Luhrmann Do you have an axiom for spiritual warfare? My Axioms Why do you use male pronouns for mixed-gender groups? Pronouns: Or, why I still use masculine pronouns for God - Sarah Bessey 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.

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Episode 43 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Lakeville, MN

Nov 23, 2015 - 00:33:36

It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE! this week–this episode was recorded at Catalyst Student Ministries Retreat with a live audience. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. 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.  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.

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Episode 42 - Tiny Humans, Depression, and Predicting the Stock Market

Nov 10, 2015 - 00:35:04

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why can’t we predict the stock market? What would happen if you shrunk a human? Why should anyone listen to you? What’s the best way to deal with anxiety?  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. Why can’t we predict the stock market? Why We Can’t Predict Financial Markets What would happen if you shrunk a human? Could we hear the speaking voice of a six-inch-tall human? Why should anyone listen to you? The Liturgists Podcast Episode 10 - Christian Celebrity What’s the best way to deal with anxiety? Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress 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.

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Episode 41 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Denver, CO

Nov 2, 2015 - 00:45:18

It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE! this week–this episode was recorded at St. Andrew UMC in Denver, CO with a live audience. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. 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.  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.

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Episode 40 - Ask Rob Bell

Oct 26, 2015 - 00:47:17

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community? How do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the Bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one? How can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems?  What would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life? This episode of Ask Science Mike welcomes guest host, Rob Bell. 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. What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community from that place? The Forgiving Flow Walking With God Through Doubt How do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one? What Is The Bible? Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth How can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems? Doubt Q&A on Family and Friends What would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life? SETI Protocol Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence What Happens If Astronomers Find a Twin Planet? How do you maintain a selfless love for someone while taking care of yourself? Life as a Black-belt Codependent Facing Codependence   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.

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

Oct 12, 2015 - 00:36:01

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? 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. 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. 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.

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Episode 38 - Picky Eaters, Fossil Fuels, and Why Siblings Fight

Oct 5, 2015 - 00:30:28

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do siblings fight so often? Where do fossil fuels come from? What’s the science behind picky eaters? Why are women usually colder than men? 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. Why do siblings fight so often? Examining The Science Of Sibling Rivalry Where do fossil fuels come from? Where do fossil fuels come from? What’s the science behind picky eaters? Why Are You a Picky Eater? Blame Genes, Brains and Breast Milk The Biology of Picky Eating Why are women usually colder than men? Why Do Women Feel Colder Than Men? Why do women's bodies run colder than men's? Hot and Cold natures and some parameters of neuroendocrine and immune systems in traditional Iranian medicine: a preliminary study. 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.

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Episode 37 - Blowing on Video Games and Garbage In Space

Sep 28, 2015 - 00:09:03

Due to a family emergency, this week's episode is half-sized and recorded on my iPhone.

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Episode 36 - Super Continents, Tiny Black Holes, and Water Older than the Sun

Sep 21, 2015 - 00:34:14

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Were there supercontinents before Pangea? Will the Earth go dark for 15 days this November? Is the water on Earth older than the sun? Could the Large Hadron Collider create a black hole? 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. Were there supercontinents before Pangea? A History of Supercontinents The Rocks Don’t Lie Will the Earth go dark for 15 days this November? Snopes on 15 Days of Darkness Is the water on Earth older than the sun? Astronomy.com on Earth’s Water Could the Large Hadron Collider create a black hole? LHC Safety 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.

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Episode 35 - ADD, Hell, and Why Babies Are Cute

Sep 14, 2015 - 00:31:16

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is ADD a real, neurological condition? Does “sugar feed cancer?” Why do we think babies are cute? Do you believe in Hell? 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. Is ADD a real, neurological condition? Inside the adult ADHD brain The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder The Honest Truth About Dishonesty Does “sugar feed cancer?" Sugar and Cancer Why do we think babies are cute? Why Babies and Other Things Are Cute, Explained Do you believe in Hell? Love Wins, Rob Bell 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.

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Episode 34 - Mutation, Natural Selection, and Evolution

Sep 7, 2015 - 00:45:34

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? 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. 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 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.

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Episode 33 - Blood Moons, Handedness, and Disproving God

Aug 31, 2015 - 00:33:12

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s the science behind handedness? Is there any scientific disc overy or revelation that could disprove God's existence? How can we convince others to engage in thoughtful dialog? Are “Blood Moons” a sign of the end times? 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: What’s the science behind handedness? Why Are Some People Left-Handed? Is there any scientific discovery or revelation that could disprove God's existence? The Null Hypothesis What Science Can’t Do How can we convince others to engage in thoughtful dialog? Episode 5 - Spiral Dynamics, The Liturgists Podcast Are “Blood Moons” a sign of the end times? What is a Blood Moon? 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.

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

Aug 24, 2015 - 00:35:12

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? 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. 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 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.

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Episode 31 - Ask Science Mike LIVE! in Ft. Worth, TX

Aug 17, 2015 - 01:16:07

It’s Ask Science Mike LIVE! this week–this episode was recorded at Collective Church in Ft. Worth, Texas with a live audience. If you’d like to bring Ask Science Mike to your town, head over to asksciencemike.com and fill out a contact form. 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.  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.

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Episode 30 - Dreams, God’s Gender, and the Vacuum of Space

Aug 9, 2015 - 00:36:11

Check out Jill and Kate!!! For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What would happen if you took of your helmet in space? What’s the purpose of dreams and nightmares? Why do you always refer to God as “he?” Why did God choose you for that moment on the Pacific? 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.  Check out my talk with Matt Carter on his podcast Break It Down! Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. What would happen if you took of your helmet in space? What happens to humans without spacesuits? Neil deGrasse Tyson Explores The Vacuum of Space What’s the purpose of dreams and nightmares? Kaku on Dreams 5 Facts About Dreams What happens in the brain while we sleep? Why do you always refer to God as “he?" God Our Mother Sarah Bessey on Pronouns for God Why did God choose you for that moment on the Pacific? When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with 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. 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.

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Episode 29 - Porn, HIV, and Even More on Masturbation

Aug 3, 2015 - 00:43:46

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is porn really bad for your brain?  Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27? Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex? Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused? 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. Is porn really bad for your brain? Supernormal-stimuli - Stuart McMillen (web comic) Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption: The Brain on Porn WebMD: Is Porn Addictive? Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27? How Do you interpret Romans 1:27 - Gay Christian 101 Oral Sex and HIV Risk - CDC Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex? Q&A: Is It Unhealthy To Fantasize About My Ex When I Masturbate? Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused? Does Childhood Sex Abuse Lead To Promiscuity Later… Or Is This Only A Myth? 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.

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Episode 28 - Evolution, Mysticism, and the Power of Sunset

Jul 27, 2015 - 00:30:37

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does evolution work? Why are dawn and dusk beautiful to humans? How can one build foundational, rational certainty that the story of the Christian God represents reality? 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. How does evolution work? The Liturgists Podcast Episode 2 - Genesis & Evolution Evolution vs Natural Selection Why are dawn and dusk beautiful to humans? The Effects of Red and Blue Lights on Circadian Variations in Cortisol, Alpha Amylase, and Melatonin How can one build foundational, rational certainty that the story of the Christian God represents reality? The Firmament of Genesis 1 is Solid but That’s Not the Point 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.

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

Jul 20, 2015 - 00:34:59

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? 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. 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 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.

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Episode 26 - The Supreme Court, Same Sex Marriage, and What Happens Next

Jul 13, 2015 - 00:34:10

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we answer questions from listeners regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage. This weeks programs features guest answers from Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu, Broderick Greer, and Amaryah Armstrong. 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.  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.

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Episode 25 - Fractals, War, and the Science of Inside Out

Jul 6, 2015 - 00:37:24

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s the science behind being “unequally yolked?” What do fibonacci numbers tell us about God and the Universe? Is world peace possible? How would faith change Riley’s brain from Inside Out? 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’s the science behind being “unequally yolked?" Marrying Out of the Faith Interfaith Unions: A Mixed Blessing Q2: What do fibonacci numbers tell us about God and the Universe? Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers Why Are Fibonacci Numbers Important in Nature? The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth Ask Dr. Math: Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Sequence Q3: Is world peace possible? Is it natural for humans to make war? Taming Humanity's Urge to War When and why did we invent war? The Psychology of War Q4: How would faith change Riley’s brain from Inside Out? The Seven Basic Human Emotions 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.

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Episode 24 - Hypnosis, Nervous Habits, and the Inter-dimensional Trinity

Jun 29, 2015 - 00:32:55

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.

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

Jun 22, 2015 - 00:34:16

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? 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 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 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.

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Episode 22 - The Enneagram, Daily Prayer, and Being Slain in the Spirit

Jun 15, 2015 - 00:33:46

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is there any science to being slain in the spirit? Is the Enneagram scientifically accurate? What’s your daily prayer practice like? Is there a link between homosexuality and pedophilia? 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: Is there any science to being slain in the spirit? Slain in the Spirit (Wikipedia) Q2: Is the Enneagram scientifically accurate? About the Enneagram Q3: What’s your daily prayer practice like? Walking With God Through Doubt Q4: Is there a link between homosexuality and pedophilia? Gays are not pedophiles 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.

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Episode 21 - Superheroes, Women in Church, and the Science of Intersex

Jun 8, 2015 - 00:41:39

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we want to be superheroes? What’s the science of intersex? What should we teach our kids? What’s the role of women in the church? 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.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Why do we want to be superheroes? The Science of Storytelling Q2: What’s the science of intersex? What It’s Like To Be Intersex Q3: What should we teach our kids? Talking to Kid About Doubt Q4: What’s the role of women in the church? God Our Mother 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.

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Episode 20 - Telomeres, Dark Matter, and the Shroud of Turin

Jun 1, 2015 - 00:34:58

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can an average person, who doesn’t have a science degree, tell when something is legitimate science or not? Can people live to be 200? What would happen if the super-massive blackhole at the center of our galaxy disappeared? 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.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: How can an average person, who doesn’t have a science degree, tell when something is legitimate science or not? How do we tell the difference? Evaluating Scientific Claims The Information Diet Q2: What does science say about the Shroud of Turin? Science shines new light on the Shroud of Turin’s Age Q3: Can people live to be 200? The first 200 year old human has already been born The Physics of Superheroes Q4: What would happen if the super-massive blackhole at the center of our galaxy disappeared? Dancing in the Dark Matter The Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy 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.

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Episode 19 – Clones, Artificial Intelligence, and the Science of Shame

May 26, 2015 - 00:37:53

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Do clones or AI have souls? Why are people so quick to judge, and what does that have to do with intuition? What’s the science behind shame? Can science offer insights on coping with anxiety? 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.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Do clones or AI have souls? Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence Q2: Why are people so quick to judge, and what does that have to do with intuition? Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell Q3: What’s the science behind shame? The Origin of Shame Neurobiological underpinnings of shame and guilt: a pilot fMRI study Q4: Can science offer insights on coping with anxiety? Dealing with Anxiety 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.

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

May 18, 2015 - 00:37:19

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? 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.  Belong: an event by The Liturgists Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. 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 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.

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Episode 17 – Essential Oils, Modesty and Talking to the Dead

May 11, 2015 - 00:33:30

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is there any science behind essential oils or is it just placebo? Is there an scientific validity to modesty culture? Is there any science behind talking to the dead? Can science critique the abuse of power or patriarchy? 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: Is there any science behind essential oils or is it just placebo? Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Q2: Is there an scientific validity to modesty culture? Sex Differences in Response to Visual Sexual Stimuli Q3: Is there any science behind talking to the dead? Scientists Put Psychic's Paranormal Claims to the Test How a Medium's Brain Changes in a Trance Q4: Can science critique the abuse of power or patriarchy? The Psychology of Power 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.

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Episode 16 - Confession, Deconstruction, and Dealing with the Past

May 4, 2015 - 00:37:38

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith? What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion? What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done? How do you process that pain of past traumas? 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: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith? Falling Upward, Richard Rohr Q2: What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion? The Psychological Benefits of Prayer Q3: What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done? The Truth About Dishonesty (YouTube) The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely Q4: How do you process that pain of past traumas? When the Past Hurts 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.

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Episode 15 - Fasting, Nontheist Churches, and Dealing with Cynicism

Apr 27, 2015 - 00:36:19

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is the science of fasting? How do you move beyond cynicism to have a healthy relationship with church? Can Christian communities accept nontheist or naturalistic people? How can a marriage cope with shame about sex? 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 is the science of fasting? How fasting affects the human body Q2: How do you move beyond cynicism to have a healthy relationship with church? Safe Church, The Liturgists Podcast Q3: Can Christian communities accept nontheist or naturalistic people? Christian Atheism Q4: How can a marriage cope with shame about sex? Scary Close, Don Miller The Zimzum of Love, Rob and Kristen Bell 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.

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Episode 14 - The Anti-Vax Movement, Complementarianism, and the Science of Booze

Apr 20, 2015 - 00:39:09

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How are men and women different according to science? What are the scientific pro and cons for alcohol? What are your thoughts on the anti-vaccination movement and its connection to Christianity? How can we trust that we are having genuine spiritual experiences, and not merely making it up to make ourselves feel more connected to God? 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 are men and women different according to science? Complementarianism Male vs Female Brains Q2: What are the scientific pro and cons for alcohol? Booze, Beer, and Breastfeeding. Health Risks of Heavy Alcohol Consumption. Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption. Q3: What are your thoughts on the anti-vaccination movement and its connection to Christianity? How the Anti-vaccine movement is enduring lives. Q4: How can we trust that we are having genuine spiritual experiences, and not merely making it up to make ourselves feel more connected to God? Derek Brown (YouTube). 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.

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Episode 13 - Polyamory, Pedophilia, and Why We Say “OH GOD” During Sex

Apr 13, 2015 - 00:38:24

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people–including atheists–say “Oh God” during sex? What’s the healthy way to masturbate? Does polyamory in a sense result in greater individual happiness? Is monogamy selfish? How can I avoid acting on sexual attraction toward children? 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: Why do people–including atheists–say “Oh God” during sex? The Science of Swearing Q2: What’s the healthy way to masturbate? How do I masturbate without porn? Q3: Does polyamory in a sense result in greater individual happiness? Is monogamy selfish? Are We Designed to be Sexual Omnivores (TED talk) Sex At Dawn Q4: How can I avoid acting on sexual attraction toward children? Attracted to Girls Way Too Young, PsychCentral You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now? 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.

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

Apr 6, 2015 - 00:32:29

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.

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

Mar 30, 2015 - 00:31:15

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? 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 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 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.

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Episode 10 - Sanctification, Miracles, and the Science of Why Jesus Told Stories

Mar 23, 2015 - 00:31:45

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What’s your take on miracles? What’s the science behind storytelling and why did Jesus use storytelling in his teachings? Does modern cosmology and the Theory of Everything prove God exists? What are your thoughts on the process of sanctification? 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’s your take on miracles? How do we know the laws of physics are binding in the future? Why light speed is a constant. Q2: What’s the science behind storytelling? Why did Jesus use storytelling in his teachings? The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, Jonathan Gottschall Q3: Does modern cosmology and the Theory of Everything prove God exists? The God of Physics, mikemchargue.com For the Doubters, gungormusic.com Q4: What are your thoughts on the process of sanctification? What is sanctification? Three Views on Sanctification. 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.

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Episode 9 - Climate Change, the Evolution of Religion, and Why Atheists Have Better Kids

Mar 16, 2015 - 00:30:36

We address the following questions this week: Is religion a cultural phenomenon or did it evolve? Is Climate change real and caused by humans? If the early parts of the Bible are mythic, how can we trust Jesus and the New Testament? 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: Is religion a cultural phenomenon or did it evolve? Spiral Dynamic, The Liturgists Podcast The Faith Instinct, Nicholas Wade Q2: Is Climate change real and caused by humans? NASA on the evidence supporting climate change. Q3: If the early parts of the Bible are mythic, how can we trust Jesus and the New Testament? Inspiration and Incarnation, Pete Enns Q4: Are atheists better parents? LA Times on secular parenting. 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.

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

Mar 9, 2015 - 00:30:02

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.

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Episode 7 - The Devil, The Bible, and Healthy Fundamentalism

Mar 2, 2015 - 00:32:32

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.

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Episode 6 - Monogamy, Marijuana, and Masturbation–Oh my!

Feb 23, 2015 - 00:45:27

Put the kids to bed, it’s time for Ask Science Mike After Dark. In this episode, we address the following questions: What does weed do to your brain? Do you “give a piece of yourself away” when you have sex with someone? How naturally promiscuous are humans? What’s the healthiest way to leave a faith community? How will porn and lust effect my marriage? 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. Here's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What does weed do to the brain? Can Christians smoke weed? Your brain and marijuana. Teen brains and marijuana. Why weed gives you the munchies. Q2: Do you “give a piece of yourself away” when you have sex with someone? Your brain and sex.  Q3: How naturally promiscuous are humans? You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes Episode 201: Science Mike. Research on primate testicle to body weight ratio and promiscuity. Q4: What’s the healthiest way to leave a faith community? Q&A on dealing with friends and family as your beliefs change. Q5: How will porn and lust effect my marriage? Excessive porn consumption linked to a decrease in grey matter.  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.

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Episode 5 - Chaos Theory, Disproving the Big Bang, and Why God is Such a Meanie

Feb 16, 2015 - 00:28:59

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Was the Big Bang Just Disproven? What does Chaos Theory tell us about God? Why is God so different in the Old Testament? Is Christianity worth all the historical baggage? 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. Here's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: Was the Big Bang Theory disproven this week? Toward a Theory of Everything. Q2: What does Chaos Theory tell us about God? Wikipedia on Chaos Theory (the double pendulum animation is worth the trip).  Q3: Why is God in such a meanie in the Old Testament while Jesus is so good? Pete Enns - The Bible Tells Me So Rob Bell - What We Talk About When We Talk About God Q4: Is Christianity worth all the baggage it carries? My preferred baggage. 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.

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Episode 4 - Rising Waters, an Expanding Universe, and an Infinite Number of Hells

Feb 9, 2015 - 00:31:31

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is the Universe expanding into? What implications does the multiverse have on Heaven and Hell? What's the historical basis for Noah's Flood? Is good and evil the result of spiritual warfare? 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. Here's notes on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper. Q1: What is the Universe expanding into? Universe Today. Q2: What implications does the multiverse have on Heaven and Hell? Wikipedia on multiverse hypotheses. MinutePhysics on the multiverse. A Universe From Nothing. Q3: What's the historical basis for Noah's Flood? Possible Historical Basis for Flood Myths. Q4: Is good and evil the result of spiritual warfare? The Amygdala and Mass Murder. 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.

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Episode 3 - The Fastest Car in the Universe & What Happens When We Die

Feb 2, 2015 - 00:29:42

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. The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here. Here's some additional resources for this week's questions: Q1: The Fastest Car in the Universe Light-speed headlights. What if you threw a baseball at 90% of the speed of light? Q2: Does God Answer Prayer? Studies on prayer. Q3: Antimatter, Black Holes and Hawking Radiation. A bit about Hawking Radiation. Q4: What happens when we die? Death and the brain. 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.

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

Jan 26, 2015 - 00:29:43

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

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Episode 1 - Animal souls, the power of uncertainty, and getting freaky with angels

Jan 19, 2015 - 00:29:23

Welcome to the first ever episode of 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. I referenced The Future of the Mind by Michio Kakuin this episode. It's available on Amazon.com. 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.

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Feb 4, 2015 - 3:09:16

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