Sunday, August 07, 2011

Question The Cosmos #1: Introduction and Water on Mars

Here folks, the first episode of the new podcast!

Please visit the NEW blog at: and send e-mails to:


Saturday, August 06, 2011

A New Podcast is Afoot...

Hi folks!

I don't know if any of you are still following my old blog hoping I'd come out with a new podcast. I know, I never did. However, times change. An old college buddy of mine (who I actually met while making the podcast), who has since gone on to get his Masters degree, and I, are teaming up to make a new podcast called Questioning the Cosmos. It will be of a similar format to the Big Bang and Creationism podcast.

I have added a link to this post to the teaser video I made to promote our new podcast. Hope it gets you guys excited!

Monday, July 23, 2007


Sorry, no new podcast yet. Amazing how little time I have after working 35-40 hour work weeks! I'll draw up an episode before the week is out, hopefully have it out thursday or friday (my days off). In other exciting news for the show:

1) I am planning to host a lecture in my hometown about evolutionary theory. I will try to get video recording of it, and put it in video podcast format so you all can see the real-life me in action :)

2) I have spoken with Tom Bridgman, who has co-authored a paper with G.P. Jellison on the variable speed of light claim; I am going to try and formulate some good questions and have him for an interview, which he would be glad to do again!

3) For those of you that think the show is one-sided; I've managed to (probably) get a Creationist on the show. A recent website, , has come up claiming to be able to "absolutely destroy" the theory of evolution. Though I sincerely doubt this claim, as I've heard it before by other Creationists, they seemed like a good place to start getting Creationist guests. They should respond to me within the week. It's not Ken Ham, Carl Wieland, or Kent Hovind, but it'll do for now!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Quantum Cosmology

The Big Bang singularity is not the very origin of our universe. Developments in quantum cosmology have shown us that the Big Bang singularity does not actually exist, and the universe continues on prior to what classically appears as the beginning of the universe. This podcast analyzes quantum cosmology.

Quantum Cosmology

Friday, June 29, 2007

First Video Podcast!

Video Podcast — Introduction to the Big Bang Theory

I decided to sneak you guys a video podcast! I hope you like it. It comes in two parts, it's on youtube.

An Introduction to the Big Bang Theory (Part 1)
An Introduction to the Big Bang Theory (Part 2)

Here a full link; thanks to my buddy Scott for putting it together and getting it uploaded!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Discussion on The Watchmaker Argument

Okay, well, we eventually got it recorded, it sounds like it was stitched together like Frankenstein's monster, but it's here nonetheless.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Brief Update

Sorry it took so long to get this up... it's kind of pointless for the show, but hopefully some of you catch this message. My media uploading thing does not work now that I am back home so things are a bit annoying, as I can't upload anything!!!!

My friend uploaded this for me:

Brief Update

EDIT: Okay, Skypecast is horribly buggy and (as we just found out) doesn't work on my computer! We are going to play around with things a bit, I won't be able to join in the conversation, but I will be able to type out responses. I suppose if we just the people we do, we can invite them into the chat too.. and do just a normal chat.)

AGAIN EDIT: Okay, listen up. My skypename is bigbangcreationism. Add me if you want to join the conversation, and I will let the host know what your screen name is, so we can add you. Skypecast Beta is reallllllllyyy buggy, so we are just doing a normal conversation. If you want to join in, just let me know!

ANOTHER EDIT: Well, the Skype thing was a dismal failure. We'll try it later today but his recording software didn't even work for a regular conversation.

Live Discussion!

My friend from college, who runs his own podcast (The Thought Experiment) is going to have me on his show to discuss with him William Paley's Thought Experiment on the Watch and the Watchmaker, a very pertinent claim made by Creationists and Intelligent Design advocates. The show will be live on Skype (show details can be found here) at 11 AM PST.

Hope some of you will tune in and check it out. If you have a mic and want to talk feel free to join us in the discussion!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Debate Proposition

I've been meaning to make this new post for a while now, but I've been lazy and sick; anyways here goes:

I've received a proposition for a fun little debate by R.C. Metcalf. His website can be seen here. Dr. Metcalf's credentials include a doctorate in health professions, a M.S. in Science Education, and a partially completed M.S. in Theology (taken from the back of his book, Letter to a Christian Nation: Counter Point, as seen on his site) Dr. Metcalf's original post and other related posts I will put in full here; let me know what you guys think about this debate idea? I am very interested in knowing what you think of it.

"Hi Robert,

I've listened to several (but not all, yet) of your podcasts and I must say I find your comments refreashing. Nevertheless, while refreshing in your approach, I would contend that you are mistaken about quite a few things. I was going to send you an e-mail, however I thought your other bloggers may wish to throw in their comments to my forthcoming suggestion.

Let me give you some background on me... I am a Christian and also a scientist (not to be confused with an oxymoronic "Christian Scientist"). I was raised in a completely atheist home, so I tend to buck the trend that folks like Harris and Dawkins like to proclaim, that most people become Christians because they are taught Christianity as children.

I recently finished a book entitled "Letter to a Christian Nation: Counter Point," which as you may have guessed, is a response to Sam Harris. It is one of three response books by different authors, each providing a unique perspective: a theologian (Doug Wilson) , a historian (Mike Leahy), and a scientist (yours truly).

I, too, have a podcast going, though mine is newer than yours with only 3 episodes thus far. It's entitles "Think Again with RC Metcalf." Now to my question...

What would you (and your listeners) think of the two of us producing a series of podcasts in something of a debate format? "Deuling Podcasts" if you will... We both try to air something weekly in response to the others most recent broadcast. Our responses wouldn't take up the entire half hour, so as to leave room for listeners' questions.

Let me know what you think... and please... everyone else on this blog, chime in, too!

All the best,


This sounds like just what my podcast needs; a little debate action.

I'll make a new thread on the blog for your post, and ask about the idea in the next show, which should come out sometime next week.

Is there anything specifically you want to debate on, or is it a sort of all-around religious debate?

Take care,


Well, I'm happy to take suggestions from listeners, so we can entertain their ideas once we get some. In the meantime, we could begin with something that I hear questioned a lot. Where does morality come from? How do we account for moral behavior on Darwinian naturalism?

Or we could discuss Stephen Jay Gould's NOMA concept, which is one area where we differ. I agree with Dawkins (rarely, but on this one I do...) that if the God hypothesis has any hope of being validated it must be testable scientifically. Dawkins wrote in The God Delusion, "God's existence or non-existence is a scientific fact about the universe, discoverable in principle if not in practice." I believe that Dawkins is on the right track.

So, there are a couple of suggestions to get us started. Perhaps when you produce your next podcast you could put out those suggestions and one or two of your own and see what the listeners think. I'll keep a watch on the blog for responses.

(Go ahead and copy this to the new thread, if you like. I'll be away from the computer most of the day tomorrow, but I wanted to give you some feedback before I hit the sack.) Goodnight!" — R.C. Metcalf

Again, let me know what everyone thinks about this debate idea?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

More Questions

I will be answering even more questions this episode.

More Questions

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yet another delayed podcast...

It's been two weeks. I was going to put out the episode this weekend but a nice bout of food poisoning stopped me from doing that. I've had a few tests and quizzes that have kept me busy in the mean time. Sorry for the intermittent, unpredictable showtimes. I never really know what's going to come at me with school. I'll be out in about two weeks though.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Answering Questions

This episode is just me responding to various questions I have received on subjects concerning the Big Bang, Evolution, and critical thinking in general.

Answering Questions

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Going to have to stall a bit again...

I will be releasing a podcast this week, but it's going to have to be on Wednesday. I have midterms on Monday and Tuesday (and unfortunately Tuesday's midterm is late in the evening). I've got the episode all planned out; but I need to really cram for these exams. I'll try my best to have it up and running by Wednesday. I apologize again for this delay.

Friday, May 04, 2007

No Episode This Week

Sorry, I won't be able to put out an episode this week. I've got a final draft of an English essay due on Monday amongst other various assignments that are going to occupy my time this weekend. I haven't forgotten about the questions e-mailed to me. I'll be able to put out an episode next week.

Sorry again.

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Get Ready... for some new episodes

Well, after two quarters of school I've finally decided to bring back The Big Bang and Creationism podcast. I noticed I still had quite a few subscribers and... well... I've been quite active at my college in terms of promoting evolution and arguing with Creationists, etc. I've also learned quite a bit in my physics class — recently we covered Thermodynamics, which is what I am going to make the first come-back show on.

So, look forward to a podcast coming out sometime soon — hopefully within a week and a half. I've got to get all my old information and remember how to upload the podcasts etc. and my computer is at my dorm (but break is over in 6 days).

So, hopefully a lot of you who were subscribed are still interested in the show — feel free to e-mail me with questions — I'd be more than happy to try and address them for the show.

Looking forward to putting out a new podcast,


EDIT: I am having trouble getting logged onto OurMedia (imagine that...), hopefully I can resolve the situation. The podcast is already made and good to go.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No More Episodes Until I Regain Some Interest…

Yes, I have not made any more episodes in about two months now. I am well aware of this. There is no need to tell me. I apologize for not writing this sooner. I do not plan on coming out with anymore episodes of this podcast until my interest in this topic returns. Right now, basic mechanics in my physics class has caused my interest to lower somewhat. No worries, more complex stuff to come, it should revitalize my interest in doing this podcast.

So, do not look forward to any more new episodes for a while. Perhaps next year with the start of the new quarter.

P.S. Kathyrn, I am taking away your moderator privileges. You can express your anger in a PM to me, but I'm not going to let you insult me on my own forum.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Stellar and Supernova Nucleosynthesis

This episode addresses a claim by Kent Hovind that involves the origin of the heavy elements. The rest of this episodes covers the life of a star and exactly how stars fuse all elements past helium, ending in a supernova to produce every natural element past iron.

Stellar Nucleosynthesis

Monday, August 21, 2006

Shattering The Myths of Darwinism Part 2

This is the second installment (and final, for now) of my critique of Richard Miltons' book Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. The topics covered mainly concern various radiometric dating methods.

Shattering The Myths of Darwinism Part 2

*Sorry it took so long to get the podcast out, father forgot to upload it so he had to wait until Monday to try again.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Shattering the Myths of Darwinism Part 1

This week's podcast will be a discussion and criticism of the claims made within Richard Milton's book Shattering the Myths of Darwinism". The claims covered in this week's episode deal with abiogenesis, the geologic column, and polystrate fossils.

Shattering the Myths of Darwinism Part 1

EDIT: I had made the podcast before I received a reply about the Geologic Column from the USGS. Today I received a response which confirmed what I had said in the podcast: the complete geologic column depends on the presence of the layers, and NOT the thickness of the sediment because the thickness will be different in places with different sedimentation rates.

Richard Milton's Website

Polystrate Fossils
Response by
Information about the Joggins "Fossil Forest" Formation
Davies S.J.1; Gibling M.R.
Architecture of coastal and alluvial deposits in an extensional basin: the Carboniferous Joggins Formation of eastern Canada
Sedimentology, Volume 50, Number 3, June 2003, pp. 415-439(25)

Abiogenesis Claims
Zircon: evidence of early oceans
John W. Valley, William H. Peck, Elizabeth M. King, and Simon A. Wilde
A cool early Earth
Geology (Boulder) (April 2002), 30(4):351-354
Criticism of Murray Eden's paper *My own access to the article was denied; I didn't feel like paying around $30 to have access to it for a day.

Geologic Column
Geologic Column In North Dakota, etc.
Counter-claim by (, not .com)
*note, their claim was disproven by the USGS, as I discovered via e-mail this morning.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


This podcast will be discussing the nature of time and will talk a bit about time travel. The Creationist claim for the week is in regards to the Law of Biogenesis. I also make mention of a mistake I made in the previous podcast.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Four Fundamental Forces

This weeks episode is going to describe the four fundamental forces of our universe. First, I'm going to talk a bit about my trip.
Four Fundamental Forces

Well, my computer STILL cannot upload software, but my father was nice enough to upload the podcast for me at his work. I am working fiendishly right now to fix this issue. It's not my computers firewall and it's not my provider company, so it has to do something with my router (which I have been playing around with for about a week now with no luck.) I'll keep everyone updated but in the mean time, enjoy the podcast (the sound isn't the best but I had to get this episode out!)

Sorry for the incredibly long delay.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Problem With Uploading Software

Guys, I was all ready to release the podcast yesterday night but apparently the new chip in my computer cannot work with the old uploading software I had. I was also unable to upload the podcast on any other program or website. This is really aggravating me. I e-mailed the people who work with the original software and asked if they had an updated version or were coming out with one soon. Until then, I'm going to need to think for a little while to see how I can get the program up. Sorry for yet more delaying, it's been a month and I really wanted to get this one out as soon as I could, and now I run into more trouble..

Monday, June 12, 2006

Special — Interview with Tom Bridgman

This week's podcast I was fortunate enough to interview Tom Bridgman, a physicist who has also taken an interest in Creation vs. Evolution. He has come on the show to discuss "Extrapolation in Science" with us.

Special — Interview with Tom Bridgman

Here's a link to Tom's website: Tom Bridgman's website

Monday, June 05, 2006

An Introduction to Relativity

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (both Special and General) are widely misunderstood concepts. This episode is going to present the basics of Relativity in a (hopefully) coherent and understandable manner. There will be no Creationist claim this week, as explaining Relativity should take all of our time today.

An Introduction to Relativity

Having trouble imagining time dilation? Check this out. This site is also great for understanding the Lorentz Contraction and the Twin Paradox.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Forum up!

I was able to get a forum up (it's free and has ads, but it's still a forum!) for those of you who wish to discuss this with other listeners of the show.

The forum can be found here.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Unlocking the Mystery of Life and Icons of Evolution — Various Criticisms

This episode is going to be based on the two Intelligent Design/anti-Evolution videos I’ve seen recently. Both contained familiar faces from the ID camp, and some posed actual scientific claims about evolution. We will see how these hold up, and also take a look at how these videos are presented to the viewer, and see how the way in which they are presented twist their case. No Creationist Claim section for the week, as going over the DVDs in partly a Creationist Claim in and of itself.

Unlocking the Mystery of Life and Icons of Evolution — Various Criticisms

NCSE's Refutation Refutation
Bacteria Flagellum Evolution

Monday, May 22, 2006

History of Pre-Evolutionary Thought

This week’s episode is going to be discussing the evolutionary concepts and debates before Darwin’s time. Focus will especially be made on the “Functionalism vs. Formalism”. The Creationist claim for this week is going to be on the “Plesiosaur” caught by a Japanese trawler in the late 70’s.
History of Pre-Evolutionary Thought

More on Plesiosaur Claim

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Inflationary Theory, Take Two

This week’s podcast is going to be covering Inflationary Theory again. After writing my paper I feel a bit more confident in my knowledge, which I will try to present as clearly as possible. The Creationist Claim this week is going to be discussing the arbitrary division of macro and microevolution by Creationists.
Inflationary Theory, Take Two

Graph of Old Inflation Model

Horse evolution

Whale evolution

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Going To the Sources: A Critique of The Seattle Debate and Creationist Lecture

Over the last two weeks I attended both a discussion in Seattle between the Discovery Institute and a UW Earth Sciences professor; as well as a lecture in my local community by a Creationist. In this podcast I will discuss both of these and where they both went wrong.
•Going to leave Creationist Claim section out this week. Got plenty of them in the last podcast, and will get more when I critique the local Creationist meeting I went to.
Going To the Sources: A Critique of The Seattle Debate and Creationist Lecture

Here you can find the entire discussion

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Special: Interview with Zachary Moore

Never thought you would see this day, did you?

This week’s podcast episode is going to be rather special. I have forgone the news and science topic for this week to bring you a rather lengthy Creationist Claims section which is in the form of an interview with Dr. Zachary Moore from the Evolution 101 podcast. We discuss the “Questions for Evolutionists” which can be found on Kent Hovind’s website.

An Interview with Dr. Zachary Moore

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Retrograde Rotation and Fossil Finds

Though I have now discovered a way to record conversations, so that Zachary Moore and I can finally do a group Creationist claim section (hopefully next week) we will again be missing the Creationist claims this week dealing with Hovind’s “Questions for Evolutionists”. Instead, there is another Creationist claim I will answer. The science topic for this week is a discussion of the many recent fossil finds that have helped to fill in some knowledge gaps previously in the fossil record.

Retrograde Rotation and Fossil Finds

Friday, April 14, 2006

Venus and Global Catastrophism

Dr. Zachary Moore and I have been trying to get our recording software working but with little success. So, this week will be solely a science topic podcast. The science topic for this week is going to be the planet Venus and how the predicted “global catastrophism” that is believed to have occurred on the planet is NOT evidence for, or analogous to, the idea of a global flood on Earth that Creationists tout.

Venus and Global Catastrophism

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Starlight and Time: The Impossibility of White-Hole Cosmology

This week will be a critique of Russell Humphreys’ book “Starlight and Time”, an attempt by Creationists to make the age of the universe compatible with a 6-day, 6000 year old interpretation of the book of Genesis. I will point out the flaws in this idea that ultimately demonstrate that, unless one relies on the arbitrary intervention of God (in which case, we are out of the realm of science), white hole cosmology cannot possibly be an explanation to the origin of the universe — let alone mention that the Big Bang Theory trumps it in regards to verifying the evidence. The Creationist Claims I will address today are five-fold. They come from Kent Hovind’s website They are the first of 26 “Questions for Evolutionists”.

Starlight and Time: The Impossibility of White-Hole Cosmology

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Privileged Planet: A Critique

One of my Creationist listeners has been kind enough to e-mail me with a question regarding the movie “The Privileged Planet: A Critique”. I will provide my critique of the film, which I have compiled briefly, after visiting the documentaries website, and why the order of thinking presented in the film is not proper. Before addressing these however, I will begin by addressing a Creationist claim presented to me by a Youth Group pastor — finding so-called “polystrate” fossils in the fossil record.

The Privileged Planet: A Critique

Oh, if I sound a bit nasally, or just different: I have a bit of a cold!

A better definition of Uniformitarianism

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Reason for podcast delay

Hello everyone,

This weeks podcast will hopefully come out on the weekend, and if not then, early next week. The reason for the delay is this: a listener suggested I do a show on the video "The Privileged Planet", but the DVD has not shipped from Netflix yet! Hopefully I will get it by the weekend.

Thanks for waiting patiently everyone, and I hope the episode is out soon!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Baryogenesis: The Origin of Matter

This week we are going to attempt to tackle a rather difficult question: where did all the matter from the universe come from? This question is often asked by Creationists in an attempt to present God as a “viable option” though it is no more than a God-of-the-Gaps argument. What we will cover involves matter-energy relation, what baryons and anti-baryons are, the stages of the early universe, and finally, the matter dominance.

Baryogenesis: The Origin of Matter

Ancient Hebrew Concept of Earth
CP Violation

A quick google search should result in quite a bit on CP symmetry and violation, as well as baryogenesis.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Evolution, Atheism, and Anti-Matter

This weeks podcast discusses the claim that Evolution is Atheism. It points out numerous Biblical passages that denounce a literal interpretation of Genesis, and also discusses anti-matter.

Evolution, Atheism, and Anti-Matter

Here is the image of Elephant Man I promised; notice the obvious lack of symmetry in his skeletal structure:

Copyright © 2006 Discovery Communications Inc.

Here is the information on the Hebrew word for 'day'.

Here is a bit more information on the Casimir Effect.

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.

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

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Well, I think I have finally got the Podcast in iTunes. After initially having an error with my RSS feed I created several new ones, because I kept getting a message from iTunes saying I had already submitted the address. I tweaked with my blog address (bad idea), but for some reason, one of them worked.

Let's hope that everything goes well!

A tip to any future podcast-creators—make sure your first RSS feed is valid, because you will probably get a message saying you have already submitted your podcast the next time around — it will get you frustrated!

*Okay, this is my first podcast attempt, so I have an excuse for all of the "uhs" and "ums" that frequently appear throughout my talks.

I also stumble on a few things, and I don't give an explanation to the problems that inflation solves. I plan to make the second episode much better! Thanks to all of you who can put up with my rather monotone voice.

The Big Bang Theory: What Is It?

This podcast covers the basics of the Big Bang, some problems with it, it's history, and the evidence that verifies it.
The Big Bang Theory: What Is It?