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Episode 48 - Christmas Lights, Santa Claus, and the Dangers of Science Mike

December 21, 2015

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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