Friday, February 17, 2006

The Basics of Quantum Theory

This week we will be discussing a single Creationist claim about the Cambrian Explosion and why it is no problem for Evolution. The main science topic for the week is Quantum Theory. Discussed will be the history of quantum mechanics, as well as other bizarre notions that stem from the quantum realm, including tunneling, entanglement, and Schrödinger’s Cat.

The Basics of Quantum Theory

I'm sure you guys have a lot of questions, so feel free to ask!

Schrödinger's Cat and Philosophies of Quantum Mechanics

This ought to clear up what I meant to get across by wave interference.

The mathematical aspect of the wavefunction.

EDIT: The next podcast is NOT going to be on Special Relativity. I want it to be spent clearing up what I thought was poorly explained about quantum mechanics last week. I would GREATLY appreciate any e-mails about what you didn't understand so that I can have some extra material for the show.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sorry for the delay of the QM podcast

Guys, I am going to have to record the podcast on Friday or perhaps Saturday. I recorded today, but when I listened to what I had recorded, I heard so much background noise it was unbelievable. I can't wait until I get my own room in college so I can have the silence I need to make this show. Sorry for the delay. Feel free to post your rage here :)

Monday, February 06, 2006

Defining Science

Today’s show is going to discuss the history of the scientific method, the method itself, as well as philosophical assumptions scientists must make when formulating theories. Also, some semantics will be cleared up, such as the word theory and how IDists and Creationists often abuse it.

Defining Science

I made a slight word slip: genetic drift does not need two species. It's just the change in allele frequencies in a population over time.