This week on Ask Science Mike, Mike responds to the following questions:

  1. What's the difference between shaming and condemning?
  2. How do I deal with the "both sides" position of a non-affirming church?
  3. How would Pale Blue Dot be different if it was written today?
  4. Is recycling useless now that China isn't importing plastics to recycle?

The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen

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November 11, 2019

Episode 200!

WARNING: There's a Santa Claus joke in this episode that may not be suitable for children.

This episode was recorded live in Los Angeles. The questions were unscreened and the answers unrehearsed.

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October 28, 2019

A Look Back

Headed toward the 200th episode of Ask Science Mike, we take a look back at some audience favorites so far.

This week Science Mike talks with Mary Anne Hitt about how to mitigate climate change caused by human activity. Mary Anne Hitt directs the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which has been recognized as one of the most successful environmental campaigns in history. Working with partners across the nation, the campaign has blocked the construction of 200 proposed US coal plants, secured retirement of over half of existing US coal plants, and helped usher in the clean energy era. She is also co-host of the climate storytelling podcast No Place Like Home, with her friend Anna Jane Joyner. She lives in West Virginia with her family.

Here's the questions and additional resources for the questions on this week's show.

What's the deal with adding CBD to everything?

Cannabidiol confusion: lofty promises and barriers to research

Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t

Is there any health benefit to taking cold showers?

12 Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers Every Day

Doctors weigh in on potential benefits of taking a cold shower

How can marketing professionals avoid emotional manipulation?

Is the current temperature of the Earth outside the "normal" range?

Earth Temperature Timeline

What does past climate change tell us about global warming?

Are surface temperature records reliable?

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This week, Science Mike goes back to where this podcast began: living rooms and lunch tables.

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Here's the questions from this week's show, along with additional resources.

 

  1. What part of the brain controls the minds eye and what other functions are triggered by this same part of the brain?

When the Mind’s Eye Is Blind

  1. Are "Carbon Offset" programs and companies legit? Is there a way to travel without increasing my carbon footprint? 

Should You Buy Carbon Offsets? 

Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions

  1. Is there any data to support the fact that reading a tangible, real ink and paper type book is better than reading from a screen?

E-books versus Print:  Which do we Retain Better?

  1. Is there science to say whether or not a transition like this could be caused but the drastic life change that came from the brain injury and therefore changed my views or is this something that occurred because of the literal neurons in my brain that were influenced by the brain trauma?

 

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This week Science Mike talks with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza about their new book Activist Theology. Listeners in the Nashville area can go to the launch party happening this weekend.

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This week, Science Mike talks with Anna Jane Joyner, Climate Activist and Educator from No Place Like Home.

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This week Science Mike talks with Stephanie Tait about her new book, The View from Rock Bottom.

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