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Episode 115 - Exponential Grandparents, Evil, and the Spread of Christianity

May 29, 2017
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?
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Does “mitochondrial Eve” support creationism?
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