Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Carbon Dating and the Second Law

The beginning of this show will involve clearing up the common Creationist misconception involving the Second Law of Thermodynamics. During the science part of the show I will explain how the process of Carbon Dating works, and the examples commonly cited by Creationists who try to discredit Carbon Dating will be addressed as well.

Carbon Dating and the Second Law

Some more info on Carbon-Dating:

I apologize for the short podcast! The next one will be longer. It's hard to find quiet time, as my room has no door so the sound carries…

EDIT: I have recently posted the paper I wrote dealing with the 2nd L.O.T. (Law of Thermodynamics) claim of Creationists. Here is the Second Law Paper in full. Click the link to download. Unfortunately, some of the more complex formulas that were basically drawings did not show up. They were two calculations involving the inverse square law I believe. If you find any calculation errors let me know and I will correct them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Darwin's Deathbed

An extensive discussion on the exact process of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis preceded by a dispelling of two Creationist fabrications regarding the man Charles Darwin.

Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Darwin's Deathbed

National Center for Science Education Website:

Lady Hope Story (with exact quotes and original story:)

Darwin on the Eye:
The Origin of the Species, Charles Darwin

Big Bang Nucleosynthesis:
[i]these two sites give great information, the second one lists exact physical processes leading up to the light elements.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Black Holes and "Creationist Cosmology"

This podcast discusses black holes in-depth as well as two Creationist claims, including their view of cosmology.

Black Holes and "Creationist Cosmology"

Black Holes: Extra Information
Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

White-Hole Creationist Cosmology:

Oh, and .0001 is not a millimeter, it's one ten thousandth of a meter. I couldn't think very fast…

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please e-mail me.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Inflationary Explanations and Superstring Theory

This podcast clears up some issues in the previous podcast and discusses String Theory.

Inflationary Explanations and Superstring Theory

EDIT: When I said the Earth would be the size of a solar system if a string were the size of a house, I made an error — it is an ATOM that would be the size of the solar system.

More on String Theory

The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene
The Fabric of the Cosmos, Brian Greene
Parallel Worlds, Michio Kaku

Inflation Theory

The Inflationary Universe, Alan Guth