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Every sincere question deserves a nonjudgmental, supportive response. Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) will answer your question, too. Visit asksciencemike.com to send in a question.

    Episode 212 - Electric Cars, the Placebo Effect, and Nonreligious Brains

    Episode 212 - Electric Cars, the Placebo Effect, and Nonreligious Brains

    Mike's got a new book coming in April--but you can preorder it now. Just go to asksciencemike.com/newbook
    This week, Mike responded to the following questions:
    Are some brains naturally wired to not believe in the supernatural?
    How God Changes Your Brain
    Finding God in the Waves
    Are electric cars less "green" than gas-powered cars?
    Factcheck: How electric vehicles help to tackle climate change
    Gasoline vs Electric—Who Wins on Lifetime Global Warming Emissions? We Found Out
    Does the placebo effect reveal the power of the mind to heal?
    The power of the placebo effect
    Placebos: The power of the placebo effect
    Is the Nocebo Effect Hurting Your Health?
    What scriptural arguments can be made to convince non-affirming Christians to change their minds?
    You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass)
    God and the Gay Christian
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    • 54 min
    Episode 211 -Nutritional Labels, Epigenetics and Environmental Burials

    Episode 211 -Nutritional Labels, Epigenetics and Environmental Burials

    This week, Mike responded to the following questions:
    Can trauma be passed on through epigenetic information?
    Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything | Cath Ennis
    Can Trauma Be Inherited Between Generations?
    Can We Really Inherit Trauma?
    What are environmentally responsible to handle human burial?
    Could the Funeral of the Future Help Heal the Environment?
    Thinking About Having a ‘Green’ Funeral? Here’s What to Know
    How accurate are nutritional labels?
    When Nutrition Labels Lie | Eat + Run
    [Infographic] The Surprising Problem With Calorie Counting -- The "Calories In" Edition.
    Can you compare and contrast the policy platforms of the 2020 candidates for president in the USA?
    2020 Presidential Quiz
    2020 Candidates Views on the Issues: A Voter's Guide
    2020 Candidates for President: A Guide
    2020 Democratic Candidates: Where Do They Stand on Key Policy Issues?
    2020 presidential campaign: How Democrats plan to fight climate change
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    • 45 min
    Episode 210 - Tori Douglass Returns!

    Episode 210 - Tori Douglass Returns!

    This week, Science Mike talks with Tori Williams Douglass about, well, your questions from Twitter!
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 209 - Grounding, Friendship, and the Senses of Plants

    Episode 209 - Grounding, Friendship, and the Senses of Plants

    This week, Mike responds to the following questions.
    Do plants have senses?
    Plants May Not Have Ears, But They Can 'Hear' Way Better Than We Thought
    Do plants feel pain?
    Do Plants Think?
    How can people have intimate friendships without becoming romantically involved?
    If we encountered intelligent, alien life, what would it be like?
    The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why
    Is there any scientific evidence to validate "grounding?"
    This study was referenced in Mike's response.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 208 - Bad Theology Kills with Kevin Garcia

    Episode 208 - Bad Theology Kills with Kevin Garcia

    This week, Science Mike talks with his friend Kevin Garcia about their new book Bad Theology Kills.
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    • 47 min
    Episode 207 - Crime, Cloning, and the Memory of Water

    Episode 207 - Crime, Cloning, and the Memory of Water

    In this last episode of 2019, Science Mike responds to the following questions:
    Does water have memory?
    What Is 'Water Memory'? Why This Homeopathy Claim Doesn't Hold Water
    What has been scientifically demonstrated to reduce crime rates?
    Why education reduces crime
    Science Says These Police Tactics Reduce Crime
    6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun control
    What Caused the Great Crime Decline in the U.S.?
    Can cloning rescue animals from extinction?
    Will Cloning Ever Save Endangered Animals?
    Cloning Will Not Save Endangered Species
    Will automation wipe out the economy?
    AI and robots will destroy fewer jobs than previously feared, says new OECD report
    This expert thinks robots aren't going to destroy many jobs. And that's a problem.
    Automation could kill 73 million U.S. jobs by 2030
    When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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