23 episodes

Back to Basics: Freedom implies justice; justice requires truth; truth is built on facts.

Science and Technology drive society forward and Science for the Rest of Us is here to talk about it. We have conversations with Nerds in the Know and do our best to illuminate the science underlying so much of our lives.

Science shouldn’t be the last word in our social and civic discourse – it should be the first. We can all strive to understand the basic science and facts underlying each issue, and then apply our social, ethical and religious values to the debate and plot a course forward -- together.

Science For the Rest of Us exists because it's much more fun to learn than it is to fight. After all, where is the time to hate when there is so little time to love?

Science For the Rest of Us Alex McKiernan

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Back to Basics: Freedom implies justice; justice requires truth; truth is built on facts.

Science and Technology drive society forward and Science for the Rest of Us is here to talk about it. We have conversations with Nerds in the Know and do our best to illuminate the science underlying so much of our lives.

Science shouldn’t be the last word in our social and civic discourse – it should be the first. We can all strive to understand the basic science and facts underlying each issue, and then apply our social, ethical and religious values to the debate and plot a course forward -- together.

Science For the Rest of Us exists because it's much more fun to learn than it is to fight. After all, where is the time to hate when there is so little time to love?

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    Fast-paced conversation with the Dean of UNMC's College of Public Health.  We discuss current Covid-19 infection and vaccination statuses in Nebraska, nationally, and the world. Covid-19 genesis, difference between coronaviruses and influenza, MERS/SARS, vaccine development, effectiveness and oversight, predicting/monitoring future pandemics, public trust.

    • 59 min
    Socializing Tech

    Socializing Tech

    A discussion with Reverend Parisa Parsa about the impact of technology on our civic discourse and the work Cortico is doing to use tech in a more "pro-social" way.

    • 58 min
    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    Statistics are everywhere and whether you like it or not, inferences and decisions are constantly made around them.  This conversation is aimed at making you better consumer of the data and stats that surround us everyday.

    • 53 min
    Attempt at Reboot with Ty Walker

    Attempt at Reboot with Ty Walker

    Covid has put too much on Alex's plate and this conversation with Lydia Foundation Board Member Ty Walker is an attempt at reboot.  We cover mental health during the pandemic, Stoic philosophers and why Alex does the podcast.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What Do We Know About Hate?

    What Do We Know About Hate?

    Dr. Peter Simi from Chapman University describes the research surrounding violent extremism and right wing domestic extremism in particular.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Good Cop, Bad Cop: Understanding Police Use of Force

    Good Cop, Bad Cop: Understanding Police Use of Force

    A great conversation with University of Nebraska - Omaha Professor Justin Nix about police use of force, bias in policing, how we compare to other countries and alternative models of law enforcement.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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