Neuroscience of Belief

Ep 91: Seeing Patterns, Seeing God: The Neuroscience of Belief – with guest Dr. Adam Weinberger

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Why do some people believe, and others do not?  Does it come down to experiences, the way you were raised, your DNA?  In short, what is the neuroscience behind belief?  While there is no one reason why some people believe, advances in neuroscience are beginning to shed light on the similarities of the brains of […]

life within the universe

Ep 90: How Can We Find Life Within the Solar System?: with guest Dr. Niels Ligterink

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Last month, scientists published word that an incredible discovery was made on Venus.  They found what is called a “biomarker” in the clouds of Venus.  Now, a biomarker is not life, but a chemical that may indicate life is present. In Venus’ case, this chemical is phosphine. It’s hard to explain why phosphine would exist […]

environmental racism

Ep 87: Environmental Racism and Climate Change – with guest Dr. Gregory Simpson

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From islands in the South Pacific that are drowning under rising waters to communities like Flint, Michigan, communities of color, both in the US and around the world, are hit harder from climate change. It’s something called environmental racism.  Sadly, sometimes these communities do little to contribute to climate change. But surprisingly, some people within […]

Meat on grill

Ep 85: How Paleolithic is the Paleo Diet? What did our Ancestors Eat Anyways? – with guest Dr. Briana Pobiner

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There’s a lot of opinions about the current Paleo diet. Some proponents say eat what our ancestors ate – meat, veggies, fruit, nuts. But what about things like lentils? Beans? Milk or wheat? Are those allowed in the Paleo diet? There are differing opinions. How do we really know what our ancestors ate? Stomachs don’t […]