This week, Science Mike talks with his friend Kevin Garcia about their new book Bad Theology Kills.

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December 23, 2019

Episode 206 - Merry Mini

Science Mike talks about grief, gratitude, and how hard it is to change.

December 16, 2019

Episode 205 - Holiday Blues

By popular demand, this week Mike is talking about sadness during the holiday season. Here's a few links with more information.

It Is Alright To Be Sad During the Holidays

The difference between depression and sadness

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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This week on Ask Science Mike, we covered the following questions:

1. Is the soil on Mars sterile?

2. Do blue-blockers really work?

Are Computer Glasses Worth It?

The effect of blue-light blocking spectacle lenses on visual performance, macular health and the sleep-wake cycle: a systematic review of the literature.

3. What's the science behind cults?

Cult Education Institute FAQ

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Biologos: check out my conversation Jim Stump on the podcast The Language of God.

This week, Science Mike talks with Jeremy Courtney about his work with Preemptive Love.

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Here's the questions on Ask Science Mike this week, along with resources where appropriate.

What is the science behind nosodes?

Randomized controlled trial of homeopathic nosodes finds, not surprisingly, that they are useless

How do we balance looking for spiritual growth and skepticism?

Finding God in the Waves

How bad are the fires in the Amazon rain forest?

Just How Bad Are the Amazon Fires?

Brazil’s Amazon has burned this badly before. This year’s fires are still bad

Amazon fires: 8 ways you can help stop the rainforest burning

Does food waste decompose in the ocean?

Tips for dealing with waste at sea

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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.

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