Saturday, April 28, 2007

Dealing With Creationism

A great question this week by a listener, which leads into the more general question and show topic of "How should we deal with Creationism?"

Dealing WIth Creationism

Monday, April 23, 2007

Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Intelligent Design Movement

I have to post this separately, apparently the iTunes music store only linked to the two images I linked, and didn't include the actual podcast... sorry about the confusion.

Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Intelligent Design Movement

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Intelligent Design Movement

Got new microphone. Hope I come in clearer. I got ahold of Creationism's Trojan Horse and so will be discussing that for the entire episode. If my voice changes throughout the episode, I forgot I had my retainer in halfway through...

Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Intelligent Design Movement

Here are the links I promised:

Creationisms' Trojan Horse
Word-for-word Comparsion of Of Pandas and People

You can find a lot of other good information on their website.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Geometry of the Universe

This weeks episode is going to be discussing the Creationist claim about the changing nature of science and their problem with it. The topic for this week's episode is the geometry of the universe and how this geometry affects the evolution of the universe. I also discuss the recent finding of protein in a T-rex bone which verifies the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds (in this case, the chicken!)

The Geometry of the Universe

Here are some links I found helpful in wrapping my mind around the notion of non-Euclidean geometry:
Hyperparallel lines in hyperbolic geometry
Geometry of the Universe
Hyperbolic geometry

Note: the lines on Wikipedia's Hyperbolic geometry page don't look like they would be parallel to the first line. This is just a problem with the drawing. The parallel lines only "touch" at infinity. They close in asymptotically towards the line but never touch.

P.S. Sorry about any strange background noises you heard (including my nose near the end!), the dorm isn't exactly the quietest place to record a podcast!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

All Things Thermodynamics

This is my first episode in over half a year. I've decided to make my triumphant return back to podcasting. Because it's been so long, this episode is going to resemble my first one somewhat — I stumble, stutter, and get stuck a lot. Don't worry, I'll pick it back up as time goes on.

This episode is going to be giving you some info on what I've been doing for this half a year, and then I get right into the rest of the show. The Creationist Claim I touch on is Robert Gentry's "Polonium Halos". The actual topic of discussion for this episode is Thermodynamics. E-mail me with any questions — I am positive I went too fast when talking about Thermodynamics.

All Things Thermodynamics