space ethics

Getting a Second Chance: Space Ethics, Mining, and Colonization – with guest Dr. Tony Milligan

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Living among the stars has long been a dream of humanity.  But as we begin to step off this Earth and colonize other planets, many will argue: do we deserve a second chance? With climate change, over-exploitation of natural resources, and man-made ecological problems on this planet, we should stop and wonder – what can […]

Women in Science

Women in Science – Ruby Payne-Scott – with guest Dr. Miller Goss

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https://media.blubrry.com/podcasts_sparkdialog/p/api.spreaker.com/download/episode/12776648/women_in_science_ruby_payne_scott_with_guest_dr_miller_goss.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Within the last century, things have changed significantly for women in science.  At the beginning of the 20th century, women rarely were educated in science, and seldom became professional scientists.  Yet there were a few brilliant women who rose to the top.  Today we are […]

Buddhist Monks

The Dalai Lama, Tibetan Monks, and Science – with guest Dr. Chris Impey

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https://media.blubrry.com/podcasts_sparkdialog/p/api.spreaker.com/download/episode/11499786/the_dalai_lama_tibetan_monks_and_science.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS If the Dalai Lama didn’t become a monk, he would have been an engineer. Even today, science and mathematics fascinate him. But in spite of this, many Tibetan monks are unfamiliar with modern science, some not even knowing that the Earth revolves around the sun. […]

The Star of Bethlehem – A Real Event? – An Analysis with Dr. Peter Barthel

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We hear it every year around this time – the story of the Nativity.  More specifically, we hear about three wise men, following the star of Bethlehem to bring the newborn Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  But is this story grounded in reality?  Or was it a literary device concocted by Matthew as he wrote […]

India's space program

Space: East and West – Space, Technology, and Culture with Dr. Susmita Mohanty

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Culture affects many things within our lives – even how we approach considerable ventures such as space exploration.  Today, we talk to Dr. Susmita Mohanty about how the philosophical underpinnings and culture within India’s space program lead to a differing mindset than the space programs in the West. Susmita herself has lived around the world and started businesses on three […]