Ask Science Mike

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A weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life.

Episode Date
Episode 155 - Terror Management, EMPs, and Gay Conversion Therapy
00:36:31
Here’s some resources for the questions covered on this episode of Ask Science Mike.
 
How does Biblical marriage translate to our modern notions of marriage?
 
 
Can humanity to anything to prepare for an EMP?
 
 
What are your thoughts on Terror Management Theory as the root of beliefs about God?
 
Jun 22, 2018
Episode 154 - Male Violence, Toxic Oxygen, and Personality Tests
00:39:12

This week we’re talking about personality tests, a 100% oxygen atmosphere, the biology of male violence and unrequited love.

Anyone interested in doing public work (books, podcasts, speaking, etc) may be interested in my upcoming webinar.

Jun 13, 2018
Episode 153 - Autism Spectrum Disorder
00:33:53

On this week’s program, Science Mike talks about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and how discovering that he’s on the spectrum has impacted his life.

Jun 05, 2018
Episode 152 - LIVE on the Internet
01:18:38

It’s a strange, new thing: Ask Science Mike LIVE on the Internet.

May 21, 2018
Episode 151 - Incels and Masculinity in the 21st Century
00:28:33

This week we’re talking about the crisis in masculinity–and new ways to imagine what being a man looks like.

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 150 - Terraforming, White Noise, and Science Party Tricks
00:33:04
Here’s the questions on this week’s show: Can you blow our minds with science? What are your thoughts on terraforming? Does white noise help or harm human sleep cycles? How do you cope with religious guilt?
 
Here are some resources for anyone who wants to dig deeper:
 
Can you blow our minds with science?
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 149 - Ask Pastor Sarah
01:30:30

This week Science Mike talks with Rev. Sarah Heath about life as a woman in ministry. followed by listener questions.

Check out Sarah’s podcast, Sonderlust.

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 148 - Prayer
00:30:32

This week we’re talking about prayer, and why it’s hard to pray after deconstruction. Looking for more? Try these resources:

 

Finding God in the Waves

How to Be Video Workshop

Mar 26, 2018
Episode 147 - Plastics, Affairs, and Concerts for Jesus
00:46:54
This week we answered these questions on Ask Science Mike: Do faith conversations that happen at large events last? How do you reconcile the impersonal god of physics with a god of love? Is cooking with plastic safe? What happens in your brain when you’re having an extramarital affair?
 
Here’s some resources if you’d like to dig deeper.
 
How do you reconcile the impersonal god of physics with a god of love?
 
Is cooking with plastic safe?
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 146 - A Pastor for Atheists (Bart Campolo)
02:30:21

This week Science Mike has a wide-ranging conversation with Bart Campolo. If this conversation interests you, make sure you check out the new film Leaving My Father’s Faith.

Mar 12, 2018
Episode 145 - Social Media and Mental Health
00:21:53
On this week’s Ask Science Mike, we talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more.
 
Mar 07, 2018
Episode 144 - LIVE in Cincinnati, OH
01:42:57

This epsiode was recorded at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, OH. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.

Feb 19, 2018
Episode 143 - LIVE in Orange, CA
01:37:05

This epsiode was recorded at Chapman University in Orange, CA. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.

Feb 13, 2018
Episode 142 - Quantum Computers, Past Lives, and Transgender Brains
00:46:34
This week on Ask Science Mike, we covered these questions: What are quantum computers? What do you make of children who remember details from a “past life?” Is there a link between suicide and religiosity? Are the brains of trans people different in any way?
 
Here are resources for people who want to dig deeper:
 
What are quantum computers?
What do you make of children who remember details from a “past life?”
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 141 - Ask Bible Pete
01:20:21
It’s finally here! This week is the long awaited #AskBiblePete episode. All the questions are about scripture and our guest host is the one and only Pete Enns. Pete is the author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty, and hosts the podcast The Bible for Normal People (with a new season coming next week!).
 
Jan 23, 2018
Episode 140 - Boredom, Antipsychotics, and Proof of God
00:42:41
We covered these questions on Ask Science Mike this week: Can antipsychotic medications impact how we experience God? Is there any scientific evidence for God? Why am I bored with I’m not intellectually stimulated? If “love is love,” how can we say that pedophilia is immoral?
 
Here’s some resources for anyone wanting to dig deeper into the questions covered in this episode:
 
Can antipsychotic medications impact how we experience God?
 
Is there any scientific evidence for God?
 
Jan 15, 2018
Episode 139 - The Holiday Hangover
00:33:50

This week we’re talking about why we often feel like different people when we visit home, as well as talking about what it’s like to question your faith for the first time.

Here’s a few resources mentioned in this episode:

Jan 08, 2018
Episode 138 - Frustration, Animal Guilt, and Getting Set in Our Ways
00:32:39
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Do other animals feel guilt? What happens in our brains when we get frustrated? Is there an age when we get set in our ways? What does a “call from God” mean when you don’t believe that way anymore?
 
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.
 
Do other animals feel guilt?
Dec 18, 2017
Episode 137 - It’s a Patron Show (Part 5)
00:20:05

This week, I’m doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.

Dec 08, 2017
Episode 136 - It’s a Patron Show (Part 4)
00:33:14

This week, I’m doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.

Dec 06, 2017
Episode 135 - It’s a Patron Show (Part 3)
00:47:26

This week, I’m doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.

Dec 04, 2017
Episode 134 - It’s a Patron Show (Part 2)
00:35:22

This week, I’m doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.

Nov 21, 2017
Episode 133 - It’s a Patron Show (Part 1)
00:31:50

This week, I’m doing daily episodes to answer questions from my crew on Patreon. Want to be a part of this? Learn more here.

Nov 20, 2017
Episode 132 - LIVE in Edinburgh, Scotland
02:00:30

This episode was recorded live at Greyfriar’s Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.

This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK.

Join us for The Liturgists Gathering in London in 2018!

Oct 30, 2017
Episode 131 - LIVE in Birmingham, England
01:53:44

This episode was recorded live at Gallery Church in Birmingham, England. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.

This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK.

Join us for The Liturgists Gathering in London in 2018!

Oct 23, 2017
Episode 130 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in London, England
01:52:55
This episode was recorded live at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London, England. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.
 
This tour is to support the paperback release of my book, Finding God in the Waves in the UK.
 
Oct 16, 2017
Episode 129 - Are We Going to Mars?
00:21:32

This is a special edition discussing the BFR from SpaceX.

Oct 02, 2017
Episode 127 - Chlorophyll, Convergence, and a Crisis with Debt
00:48:46
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is convergent evolution? How does chlorophyll create food from light? Why doesn’t the national debt effect our daily lives? Do violent video games desensitize us?
 
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 is convergent evolution?
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 126 - Suicide, New Earth, and the Flat Earth Society
00:38:17
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do so many people believe Earth is flat? How do you understand the roles science and faith play in our lives? What happens in the brains of people who decide to commit suicide? What does dinosaur DNA say about the age of Earth?
 
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 so many people believe Earth is flat?
Sep 13, 2017
Episode 125 - Imagination, Circumcision, and Confederate Monuments
00:30:39

Sorry the show is late this week, Gregg’s laptop crashed. I’m posting this one from the road, so here’s the links for this episode, without the normal “show notes” trim.

 

 
 
Sep 07, 2017
Episode 124 - Protests, Autopilot, and Looking Outside of Time
00:40:27
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What would creation look like to an observer outside of time? What happens when people on on “auto pilot?” What happens in the brain of someone who is protesting? Is it possible for mental illness to only impact part of the brain?
 
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.
 
Here are some resources if you’d like to dig deeper into topics from this episode.
What would creation look like to an observer outside of time?
What happens when people on on “auto pilot?”
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 123 - Miracles, Abortion, and the Minimum Wage
00:43:56
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How would raising the minimum wage effect our economy? What do you think about miracles? When does a soul enter the body, and how does that inform a stance on abortion? Are there any credible, secular challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution via Natural Selection.
 
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.
 
Here are some resources if you’d like to dig deeper into topics from this episode.
How would raising the minimum wage effect our economy?
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Aug 14, 2017
Episode 122 - A Total Eclipse of the Sun
00:21:04

This week’s show is all about the eclipse happening in the continental USA on August 21, 2017. Here’s a few resources to go along with what you heard.

Aug 07, 2017
Episode 121 - “The Children of God” (Sermon)
00:23:59

Here’s the sermon I gave on my last Sunday in Tallahassee, FL before moving to Los Angeles, CA.

Jul 24, 2017
Episode 120 - Questions, Question, and Even More Questions (Part 2)
00:47:38

A continuation of Episode 119.

Jul 17, 2017
Episode 119 - Questions, Questions, and Even More Questions (Part 1)
00:51:54

It’s move week–this is my last week in Tallahassee, Florida, so I’m basically a full time mover. So, for this week’s show I answer as many Patron questions as I can from the top of my head.

Jul 10, 2017
Episode 118 - Agree or Disagree
00:14:00

A mini episode based on a theme from the mailbag.

Jul 03, 2017
Episode 117 - Punching Nazis Part II
00:11:59

A mini episode to cover feedback from last week’s question on punching neo-nazis.

Jun 17, 2017
Episode 116 - String Theory, Psychological Diversity, and Punching a Nazi
00:51:41
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How much does watching TV influence young children? What could happen when we start editing human DNA? Why is String Theory called a “theory?” Is it ok to punch a Nazi?
 
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.
 
Here are some resources if you’d like to dig deeper into topics from this episode.
 
How much does watching TV influence young children?
What could happen when we start editing human DNA?
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 115 - Exponential Grandparents, Evil, and the Spread of Christianity
00:52:18
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Would you still be an atheist without your mystical experience? Does “mitochondrial Eve” support creationism? Why did Christianity spread so fast? What’s the difference between mental illness and evil?
 
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.
 
Does “mitochondrial Eve” support creationism?
May 29, 2017
Episode 114 - Hypnosis, High-Roller Gals, and Humans Riding Dinosaurs
00:38:55
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does science explain fossilized human footprints alongside dinosaur tracks? Is radiometric dating accurate? What’s the science behind hypnosis? Are marriages more likely to fail when women are the primary breadwinner?
 
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.
 
How does science explain fossilized human footprints alongside dinosaur tracks?
Is radiometric dating accurate?
May 22, 2017
Episode 113 - Virtual Particles, Movie Fear, and Sneezing at the Sun
00:37:42
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What are virtual particles? Why do horror movies stick in my head? What do blind people see in their minds? Why does the sun make me sneeze?
 
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 are virtual particles?
May 15, 2017
Episode 112 - Shacking Up, Climate Change, and Spiritual Waves
00:39:22
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why is singing in worship more powerful than study? What is the science of cohabitation? Would sound exist if we couldn’t hear it? How do we know human activity effects climate?
 
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 is singing in worship more powerful than study?
May 08, 2017
Episode 111 - Addiction, Pushy Parents, and Why Time Flies
00:53:21
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does addiction effect the brain? Why does time fly as we age? How can I keep my parents from indoctrinating my children? How can I convince people racism is still a problem?
 
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.
 
How does addiction effect the brain?
Why does time fly as we age [...]
May 01, 2017
Episode 110 - Secular Fundamentalism, Bye Bye Bees, and Jesus in Space
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:
 
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 109 - Exoplanets, Itches, and Bovine Polarity
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?
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 108 - Gay Parents, Foster Care, and Death by Machete or Chimpanzee
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

Mar 20, 2017
Episode 107 - Two Months with President Trump
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.

Mar 13, 2017
Episode 106 - Intelligent Women, Laboratory Black Holes, and Jesus Drinking Wine
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?

Mar 06, 2017
Episode 105 - LIVE in Chapel Hill, NC
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 [...]

Mar 02, 2017
Episode 104 - On the Road Again
00:12:37

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

Feb 20, 2017
Episode 103 - LIVE in Ft. Smith, AR
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.

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,

Bu [...]

Feb 13, 2017
Episode 102 - Racial Bias, Suffering, and Evangelical Sex
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.

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 my husband tell when I’m not we [...]

Feb 06, 2017
Episode 101 - LIVE in Grand Haven, MI
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.

Jan 30, 2017
Episode 100 - Windmills, Angry Atheists, and Why the Big Bang is Just Marketing
00:46:25

NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour

 

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.

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.  [...]

Jan 23, 2017
Episode 99 - Questions, Questions, and More Questions
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.

Jan 16, 2017
Episode 98 - Books, Books, and More Books
00:27:42
Here’s the books discussed on this episode, roughly in order of appearance.
 
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 97 - Merry Christmas
00:19:24

A brief reflection on Advent and Christmas.

Dec 26, 2016
Episode 96 - LIVE in Boston, MA
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.

Dec 19, 2016
Episode 95 - LIVE in Tacoma, WA
01:55:15

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.

Dec 12, 2016
FundaMENTALIST with Joey from BadChristian Podcast
00:30:35

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.

Dec 08, 2016
Episode 94 - LIVE in Portland, OR
02:06:51

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 WavesClick here to see if I’m coming to a city near you.

Dec 05, 2016
Episode 93 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Mission Hills, CA
01:46:50

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.

Nov 28, 2016
Episode 92 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Los Angeles, CA
01:41:42

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.

Nov 21, 2016
Episode 91 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Costa Mesa, CA
02:02:12
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.
Nov 15, 2016
Episode 90 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Kansas City
01:29:47
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.
Nov 07, 2016
Episode 89 - Ask BioLogos
00:37:40
I’d love to see you on The Finding God in the Waves Book Tour
We’re doing a giveaway! Every week for the next 8 weeks, someone’s going to win a personalized, signed copy of my book. Enter to win here.

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 t [...]
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 88 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Atlanta, GA
01:37:44

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 WavesClick here to see if I’m coming to a city near you.
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 87 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Columbus, OH
01:17:41

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 WavesClick here to see if I’m coming to a city near you.
Oct 17, 2016
Episode 86 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Nashville, TN
01:27:52

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 WavesClick here to see if I’m coming to a city near you.
Oct 10, 2016
Episode 85 - Conversation with Peter Enns
00:15:38

This week, I sit down with Pete Enns to talk about the role certainty plays in our faith.

Oct 03, 2016
Episode 84 - Purity Culture, Parenting, and Fear in the Media
00:39:38

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 quest [...]
Sep 26, 2016
Episode 83 - Mailbag
00:29:35

It’s a heavy travel week, so this week’s show is conversational around the tension between skeptics and atheists.

Sep 19, 2016
Episode 82 - Focus, Driving, and the End of the World
00:40:54
MY BOOK COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! Finding God in the Waves

For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can humans handle driving when evolution didn’t prepare us for speed? How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones?  What does science say about the end of the Universe? Are standardized tests supported by science?
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.
Sep 12, 2016
Episode 81 - Hurricanes, Fear, and My First Book
00:21:23

Preorder Mike’s Book, Finding God in the Waves.

In this week’s episode, no questions get answered because Tallahassee was hit by a hurricane. Instead, Mike talks about how people respond to crisis situations and reads from his upcoming book, Finding God in the Waves.
Sep 06, 2016
Episode 80 - Apologetics, Personality, and a One Track Mind
00:41:07

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

For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are personalities real? Why don’t you like apologetics? How can I learn to be present with those around me? Should I avoid dating people who have been married before?
Aug 29, 2016
Episode 79 - Falling Asleep, Micro-biomes, and Alchemist Bacteria
00:37:11

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
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 78 - Sunscreen, Breaking Up, and Making Changes that Last
00:58:26

For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Does the Enneagram determine sense of humor? Is sunscreen dangerous? How does the Electoral College work? How do you create lasting change? What’s the science of heartbreak?
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Aug 15, 2016
Episode 77 - Instinct, Reincarnation, and God in Our Brains
00:38:42
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Where does instinct come from? Is reincarnation possible? Can God be good? Are there any real spiritual experiences?
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Aug 08, 2016
Episode 76 - Pokemon, Persuasion, and Parents of Gay Teens
00:42:22

For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear? What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go? What happens in our brains as we die? How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people?
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Aug 01, 2016
Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger
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?
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Jul 25, 2016
Episode 74 - Gluten, Guns, & Un-Christian Love
00:50:21
We’re planning a special episode of Ask Science Mike with Biologos. Send in your evolution & Christianity questions using #AskBiologos.

For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are gluten allergies on the rise? How do I handle my church teaching my children things I don’t believe? Can non-Christians really love? Do more guns lead to more deaths in America?
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Jul 18, 2016
Episode 73 - Ask Science Mike LIVE at Wild Goose 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.

Jul 14, 2016
Episode 72 - Cynicism, Beauty, and a Simulated Universe
00:50:50
For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Could our Universe be a simulation? Why is human beauty rare? What’s the science behind cynicism? How can I have a powerful, spiritual experience?
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Jul 04, 2016
Episode 71 - Chiropractors, Exodus, and The Great Commission
00:47:39
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For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are chiropractors helpful or harmful? What does the Great Commission mean today? Did the Exodus really happen? What’s the science if narcotics addiction?
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Jun 13, 2016
Episode 70 - Humanism, Harmony, and Spontaneous Human Combustion
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?
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Jun 06, 2016
Episode 69 - God’s Will, Racist Grandparents, and Historical Christianity
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?
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May 30, 2016
Episode 68 - Conspiracy Theories, OCD, and Healthier Divorces
00:44:34

For this week’s Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people accept conspiracy theories? What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD? Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress? How can you end a marriage well?

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Why do people accept conspiracy theories?

May 23, 2016
Episode 67 - Waking Up, Pronouns for God, and Abiogenesis
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?

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How do we balance God’s reconciliation and entropy?

May 16, 2016
Episode 66 - Violence, Pessimism, and Music in Your Brain
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?

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Are different types of music better for your brain?

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May 09, 2016
Episode 65 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Portland, OR
01:15:32

LIVE from Cascade Church in Portland, OR.

Apr 25, 2016
Episode 64 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Ventura, CA
01:05:47

It’s a live episode of the program this week coming from the LIMINAL Conference hosted by Ventura Vineyard.

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Apr 11, 2016
Episode 63 - Love, Authoritarianism, and Breaking Down Space
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?

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Why does it feel better when someone else scratches you?

Apr 04, 2016
Episode 62 - Dogs, Hell, and the Top of a Planet
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?

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Why do humans and dogs get along so well?

Mar 28, 2016
Episode 61 - Relativity, Social Media, and Calm Controversy
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.

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Mar 14, 2016
Episode 60 - Codependency, Processed Foods, and the Value of Life
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?

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Mar 07, 2016
Episode 59 - Healing Frequencies, Photonic Propulsion, and the Favor of God
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?

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How do you explain God’s favor?

Feb 29, 2016
Episode 58 - Chivalry, Singleness, and the Science of Grief
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?

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Are there any scientific benefits to remaining singl [...]

Feb 22, 2016
Episode 57 - Special Edition: Gravity Waves
00:38:25

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For this week’s Ask Science Mike, it’s a special edition covering last week’s announcement from the LIGO team about gravity waves.

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Feb 14, 2016
Episode 56 - Repentance, Climate Change, and Living in a Fish
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?

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Feb 08, 2016
Episode 55 - Tithing, Creativity, and Tip Of Tongue Syndrome
00:32:07

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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?

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What does science say about tithing?

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Feb 01, 2016
Episode 54 - Self-worth, Universalism, and Other Holy Books
00:47:42

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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?

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Jan 25, 2016
Episode 53 - Getting Chills, Proof of God, and Why Jesus Had to Die
00:34:50

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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?

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Why do we get chills when we listen to music?
What feelings give us chills?

Jan 18, 2016
Episode 52 - Empaths, Genesis, and Life in Space
00:31:36

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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?

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Jan 11, 2016
Episode 51 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Doubt at Christmas
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?

Dec 24, 2015
Episode 50 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Christmas Blues
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.

Dec 23, 2015
Episode 49 - Ask Science Mike Mini: The Meaning of Christmas
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.

Dec 22, 2015
Episode 48 - Christmas Lights, Santa Claus, and the Dangers of Science Mike
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?

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Merry Christmas!

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Dec 21, 2015
Episode 47 - Ask Science Mike Mini: Lightsabers
00:09:56

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

Dec 18, 2015
Episode 46 - Radiation, The Birth of Christ, and the War on Christmas
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?

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What kind of motorcyc [...]

Dec 14, 2015
Episode 45 - EMDR, The Cosmic Christ, and Psychopathic Pastors
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?

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Does science support the effectiveness of EMDR?

Dec 07, 2015
Episode 44 - Listening to God, Axioms, and Dinosaur Intelligence
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?

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Why didn’t dinosaurs evolve into intelligent beings?[...]

Nov 30, 2015
Episode 43 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Lakeville, MN
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.

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Nov 23, 2015
Episode 42 - Tiny Humans, Depression, and Predicting the Stock Market
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? 

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Why can’t we predict the stock market?

Nov 10, 2015
Episode 41 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Denver, CO
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.

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Nov 02, 2015
Episode 40 - Ask Rob Bell
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.

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Oct 26, 2015
Episode 39 - Memory, Digital Souls, and Trumping Science with God
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?

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What happens to someone’s soul if their [...]

Oct 12, 2015
Episode 38 - Picky Eaters, Fossil Fuels, and Why Siblings Fight
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?

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Why do siblings fight so often?

Oct 05, 2015
Episode 37 - Blowing on Video Games and Garbage In Space
00:09:03

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

Sep 28, 2015
Episode 36 - Super Continents, Tiny Black Holes, and Water Older than the Sun
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?

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Were there supercontinents before Pangea? [...]

Sep 21, 2015
Episode 35 - ADD, Hell, and Why Babies Are Cute
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?

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Is ADD a real, neurological condition?

Sep 14, 2015
Episode 34 - Mutation, Natural Selection, and Evolution
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?

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How many humans are needed to populate [...]

Sep 07, 2015
Episode 33 - Blood Moons, Handedness, and Disproving God
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?

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Aug 31, 2015
Episode 32 - Déjà Vu, Coconut Oil, and the Science of the Sorting Hat
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?

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Why do we get Déjà Vu?

Aug 24, 2015
Episode 31 - Ask Science Mike LIVE! in Ft. Worth, TX
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.

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Ask Sci [...]

Aug 17, 2015
Episode 30 - Dreams, God’s Gender, and the Vacuum of Space
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?

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Aug 09, 2015
Episode 29 - Porn, HIV, and Even More on Masturbation
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?

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Aug 03, 2015
Episode 28 - Evolution, Mysticism, and the Power of Sunset
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?

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How does evolution work?

Jul 27, 2015
Episode 27 - Night Terrors, Near Death Experiences, and the Burden of Proof
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?

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How do we know we all [...]

Jul 20, 2015
Episode 26 - The Supreme Court, Same Sex Marriage, and What Happens Next
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 KuramitsuBroderick Greer, and Amaryah Armstrong.

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Jul 13, 2015
Episode 25 - Fractals, War, and the Science of Inside Out
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?

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Q1: What’s the science behin [...]

Jul 06, 2015
Episode 24 - Hypnosis, Nervous Habits, and the Inter-dimensional Trinity
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?

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Q1: W [...]

Jun 29, 2015
Episode 23 - Mental Illness, Gay Stereotypes, and Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs
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?

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Q1: How much did God shape evolution?

Jun 22, 2015
Episode 22 - The Enneagram, Daily Prayer, and Being Slain in the Spirit
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?

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Q1: Is there any science to being slain in the spir [...]

Jun 15, 2015
Episode 21 - Superheroes, Women in Church, and the Science of Intersex
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?

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Belong: an event by The Liturgists

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Jun 08, 2015
Episode 20 - Telomeres, Dark Matter, and the Shroud of Turin
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?

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Jun 01, 2015
Episode 19 – Clones, Artificial Intelligence, and the Science of Shame
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?

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May 26, 2015
Episode 18 – The Cambrian Explosion, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Limits of Human Knowledge
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?

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May 18, 2015
Episode 17 – Essential Oils, Modesty and Talking to the Dead
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?

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May 11, 2015
Episode 16 - Confession, Deconstruction, and Dealing with the Past
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?

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May 04, 2015
Episode 15 - Fasting, Nontheist Churches, and Dealing with Cynicism
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?

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Q1: What is the science of fasting?

Apr 27, 2015
Episode 14 - The Anti-Vax Movement, Complementarianism, and the Science of Booze
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?

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Apr 20, 2015
Episode 13 - Polyamory, Pedophilia, and Why We Say “OH GOD” During Sex
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?

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Q1: Why do peo [...]

Apr 13, 2015
Episode 12 - Spanking, Deconstruction, and Agnostics Teaching Sunday School
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?

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Apr 06, 2015
Episode 11 - The Apocrypha, Death, and The Day The Sun Stood Still
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?

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

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Mar 30, 2015
Episode 10 - Sanctification, Miracles, and the Science of Why Jesus Told Stories
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?

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Mar 23, 2015
Episode 9 - Climate Change, the Evolution of Religion, and Why Atheists Have Better Kids
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?

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Q1: Is religion a cultural phenomenon or did it evolve?

Mar 16, 2015
Episode 8 - Free Will, Attraction, and Does Jesus Save Aliens?
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?

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Q1: If aliens exist, does Jesus save them?

Mar 09, 2015
Episode 7 - The Devil, The Bible, and Healthy Fundamentalism
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?

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Q1: What is healthy fundamentalism?

Fundamentalism and Anger -

Mar 02, 2015
Episode 6 - Monogamy, Marijuana, and Masturbation–Oh my!
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?

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Q1: What does weed do to the brain? Can Christians smoke weed?

Feb 23, 2015
Episode 5 - Chaos Theory, Disproving the Big Bang, and Why God is Such a Meanie
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?

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Q1: Was the Big Bang Theory disproven this week?

Toward a Theory of Everything.

Q2: What does Chaos Theory tell us about God?

Feb 16, 2015
Episode 4 - Rising Waters, an Expanding Universe, and an Infinite Number of Hells
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?

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Q1: What is the Universe expanding into?

Universe Today.

Q2: W [...]

Feb 09, 2015
Episode 3 - The Fastest Car in the Universe & What Happens When We Die
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.

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Q1: The Fastest Car in the Universe

Light-speed headlights.

What if you threw a baseball at 90% of the speed of [...]

Feb 02, 2015
Episode 2 - Pangea, Prayer, and Pretending God is Real
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.

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Q1: Rock Paradox

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

Q2: Prayer and the Brain

Jan 26, 2015
Episode 1 - Animal souls, the power of uncertainty, and getting freaky with angels
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 Kaku in this episode. It’s available on

Jan 19, 2015