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Examining the strange and fascinating relationship between science and religion.

Examining the strange and fascinating relationship between science and religion.
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Examining the strange and fascinating relationship between science and religion.

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English


Episodes

Evolution Part 4 feat. Michael Zimmerman (We Don't Need No Education)

12/4/2019
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Episode 18 Dr Michael Zimmerman sits down with us to discuss some of the work he has been doing around religion and evolution for the past several decades as we look at some of the cases being decided today. how do we reclaim the authority of experts? Can/should we teach some form of intelligent design in public schools? What is at stake in this discussion? produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes Clergy letter project, founded by Michael...

Duration:00:59:38

Evolution Part 3 (In the Beginning)

11/27/2019
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Episode 17 Does accepting evolution mean that you can no longer believe in a personal God who is involved with the world? Are there ways to read evolution into the Bible? Did God really create everything? How do we even begin to have these conversations? produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes: Movies [Ian] The Dark Knight : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/ [Zack] Toy Story 2 : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120363/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 [Adam]...

Duration:01:00:51

Evolution Part 2 (Increasingly More Complicated Tubes)

11/20/2019
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Episode 16 So what is evolution exactly? How would you explain it to someone who doesn't think they are "good at science"? Can we see evolution happening today? Should we be worried about mutant Vikings and hybrid coyotes? produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes Kleptoplasty Sea Slug: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/exploringourfluidearth/biological/aquatic-plants-and-algae/structure-and-function/weird-science-kleptoplasty Al regel achat: while standing...

Duration:00:57:15

Evolution Part 1 (The Dogs They Are a-Changin')

11/13/2019
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Episode 15 As we begin our first evolution miniseries, our hosts take some time to discuss why this topic has become so central to the "religion vs science" conflict and why it matters to us. How do we reconcile a sovereign God with the randomness of natural selection? Can we find meaning through science or only facts? Who ever thought that breeding pugs was a good idea? produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes Favorite...

Duration:01:00:46

Church and State Part 5 (Give Satan a Chance)

11/6/2019
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Episode 14 In this episode, our hosts take you on a tour of the bizarre and often misunderstood world of the Satanic Temple and their efforts to fight for religious freedom. What role do satirical religions play in our modern world, and should they be treated like traditional religions? Can we create an organization for secular humanists that has the benefits of religion without a deity? produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes: Our opening...

Duration:00:55:08

Church and State Part 4 with Kenneth Makuakane (The Decommissioned Sacred)

10/30/2019
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Episode 13 We welcome special guest Kenneth Makuakane as we revisit the conflict between scientists and Hawaiians over the sacred peak of Mauna Kea. Kenneth brings his unique humor, deep wisdom, and artist's spirit to dig into the deep questions of our time. How do we forge a life together that includes space for scientific progress without trampling on indigenous peoples? produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes A bit of history of...

Duration:00:55:51

Church and State Part 3 (Thoughts and Prayers)

10/23/2019
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Episode 12 Should religious prayers be allowed in government sessions and public schools? Do we need to make space for satirical "religions"? What about state symbols and rituals in our religious spaces? Can we be religious in the public sphere or should we only default to secular, scientific ways of being? produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis ----------------- Franklin quote https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/benfranklin.htm Rowan county...

Duration:00:58:39

Sinai and Synapses Special (feat. Rabbi Geoff Mitelman)

10/16/2019
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Episode 11 In this special episode, we interview Rabbi Geoff Mitelman about the Sinai and Synapses Fellowship that originally brought the five of us together. Applications for the next cohort are open now, and there is a lot to get excited about! Apply for the fellowship by December 4th at... https://sinaiandsynapses.org/sinai-and-synapses-fellowship/ Produced by Zack Jackson Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

Duration:00:57:36

Church and State Part 2 (It's Not About the Cake)

10/9/2019
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Episode 10 Church and State Part 2 (It’s Not About the Cake) When one group’s liberties diminish another group’s, who decides which liberty comes out on top? What about when the government gets it wrong? Holy envy, holy hospitality, Supreme Court shenanigans, and no easy answers on this week’s episode of the Down the Wormhole Podcast! Produced by Zack Jackson Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis ------------------- Christian artists celebrate religious freedom win in Arizona Supreme...

Duration:01:04:58

Church and State Part 1 (We Go Together Like Pancakes and Ketchup)

10/2/2019
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In part 1 of our miniseries on the complicated relationship between religion and politics, we look at the history of "the separation of church and state" in the US, and try to get to the heart of what the founders intended. It should be fun and not controversial at all! Produced by Zack Jackson Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes: Pope Felix III aka the lovechild of Lady Elaine Fairchilde and the Elf on a Shelf Thomas Jefferson and the origins of the phrase "the...

Duration:01:04:56

Conflict Language Part 5 (Taco Bell Lies and Dystopian Nightmares)

9/25/2019
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As trust in institutions deteriorates further with every new generation, we are left without a sturdy foundation to stand on. Is the Internet to blame? Are the institutions themselves to blame? Are we to blame? Is anyone to blame? How do we navigate this world and avoid the dystopian hellscapes that litter our movies and TV shows? Produced by Zack Jackson Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show notes: Pew Research Survey on Public...

Duration:01:00:08

Conflict Language Part 4 (Trust Issues)

9/18/2019
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Episode 7 Conflict Language Part 4 (Trust Issues) Trust in religious institutions is plummeting while trust in science is plummeting among deeply religious people. What is happening? Who can we trust? Should we fact check everything? Are even the most thoughtful among us actually being led by our tribal biases? How exactly do you fry ice cream and whatever happened to Chi Chi’s? Produced by Zack Jackson Music by Zack Jackson and Barton...

Duration:01:04:05

Conflict Language Part 3 (Gator Santa is the Only True Santa)

9/11/2019
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In the age of fake news, Photoshop, and social media echo chambers, what is truth and who has the authority to decide? What are the limits of pluralism, and what do we do when society gets it wrong? Produced by Zack Jackson Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis Show Notes: Bud! Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover https://amzn.to/2LoVGJr The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story by Terri Hoover Dunham https://amzn.to/2NWojzq Cajun Night Before Christmas by J.B. Kling,...

Duration:00:58:40

Conflict Language Part 2 (Whose Authority Is It Anyway?)

9/4/2019
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Part 2 of our conflict series asks the important questions like, "Who has the authority over truth?" "Is science truth or just consensus?" "Where can I binge watch the classic 90's cartoon, Street Sharks?" These and many more questions lie just down the wormhole... Produced by Zack Jackson Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis PS - Zack's audio did not record properly, so we had to use the backup recording which is why it sounds so bad compared to the others. Show Notes: Street...

Duration:01:05:12

Conflict Language Part 1 (We Didn't Start the Fire)

8/28/2019
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When did the science/religion conflict begin? Is it inevitable? Is there a better way? Of course there is or this would be a much shorter episode! produced by Zack Jackson music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

Duration:01:06:48

Foundations Part 3 (What's in Your Museum?)

8/21/2019
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In part 3 of our Foundations Miniseries, we get personal. Rachael, Ian, Zack, and Kendra discuss their own religious/spiritual identities and histories by answering the question, "What's in your museum?" and then following that wonderful wormhole though mysticism, ritual, community, sensory deprivation tanks, and storytelling. So what's in your museum? Record a voice note on your phone or leave us a comment and we'll feature your answers on the show! ---------------- Produced by Zack...

Duration:01:08:42

Foundations Part 2 (Science)

8/14/2019
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What is science? Who gets to do it? Who gets shut out? Why should we trust it? What counts as evidence? Who decides? Why do we care so much about it? Is science just another tool of oppression or is it a tool to discover truth? Episode 2 of our Foundations miniseries is all about science in broad strokes. Our hosts share what it is about science that drives them and, despite its abuses, how scientific literacy has the potential to bring us all together. produced by Zack Jackson music by...

Duration:00:54:55

Foundations Part 1 (Religion)

8/7/2019
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Welcome to episode 1 of the Down the Wormhole Podcast. Before we dive into all of the fun topics in science and religion that we can't wait to talk about, we thought it would be a good idea to lay the foundations of our work. The five of us come from different religious traditions and have varied scientific/theological training, so we want to be clear up front about who we are, how we are doing this work, and why we care so much. What has been your experience with organized religion? What...

Duration:00:59:17

Down the Wormhole Podcast Trailer

7/30/2019
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When you hear the phrase, “religion and science,” do you think of polar opposites, warfare, and sworn enemies? Most people do, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We see people finding ways to navigate their scientific and religious commitments every day! This leaves us with a question: How do we hold both in tension without compromising on either? Our hosts will try to answer that question as we explore the strange and fascinating relationship between science and religion. This...

Duration:00:03:25