33 episodes

A podcast about the philosophy of science; where we're going, what we're doing, and how we got here.

Uncertainty Principle the Podcast Daniel James Barker

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A podcast about the philosophy of science; where we're going, what we're doing, and how we got here.

    The Overview Effect

    The Overview Effect

    What is it like to see the Earth from space?

    SUPPORT THE SHOW:
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple
    Paypal: paypal.me/DanielJamesBarker

    COOL STUFF:
    ZenPencils: https://zenpencils.com/comic/33-edgar-mitchell-a-global-consciousness/
    Overview Effect mini-documentary: https://vimeo.com/55073825

    MUSIC:
    "The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III" by Chris Zabriskie
    "Ultra Deep Field" by Stellardrone
    "What True Self, Feels Bogus, Let's Watch Jason X" by Chris Zabriskie
    Used under Creative Commons

    SOCIAL:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/upthepod
    Website: https://uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast.com/

    Thanks for listening,
    & Keep Exploring

    • 19 min
    By Ourselves w/ Nathan Eliot

    By Ourselves w/ Nathan Eliot

    A conversation with Nathan Eliot, a science-enthusiast musician about his upcoming album By Ourselves.

    Nathan's Music:
    https://nathaneliot.bandcamp.com/

    SUPPORT THE SHOW:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple
    Paypal: https://paypal.me/DanielJamesBarker

    SOCIAL:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/upthepod
    Website: http://UncertaintyPrincipleThePodcast.com

    Thanks for listening,
    & Keep Exploring

    • 47 min
    Was the Moon Landing Faked?

    Was the Moon Landing Faked?

    How do we really know we went to the moon?

    SUPPORT THE SHOW:
    https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple
    https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker


    COOL STUFF:

    General Wiki On Moon Landing Conspiracies
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing_conspiracy_theories

    Who Mourns for Apollo?
    http://www.studyphysics.ca/apollo2.pdf

    Landing a Man on the Moon: The Public’s View
    https://news.gallup.com/poll/3712/landing-man-moon-publics-view.aspx

    Orion: Trial By Fire
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyZqSWWKmHQ

    Prop Rock
    https://pseudoastro.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/apollo-moon-hoax-there-is-a-prop-rock-labeled-with-a-c/

    Aldrin Photo
    https://airandspace.si.edu/sites/default/files/images/image-albums/AS11-40-5868h.jpg

    Prop Rock Photo Analysis
    http://www.clavius.org/rover1.html

    Mythbusters on Aldrin Photo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPj60sy9Cfw

    IGN on Aldrin Photo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVP6zDZN7I

    Vintage Space on Van Allen Belt
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLtgS2_qxJk

    Buzz Aldrin Punches Bart Sibrel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUE4VGWAap4

    Fake Stanley Kubrick Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbGNj4US8ig


    MUSIC:
    “Rendezvous With Rama”
    “In Time”
    “Light Years”
    By Stellardrone


    SOCIAL:
    Website | https://uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast.com/
    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast/
    Twitter | https://twitter.com/upthepod

    Thanks for Listening,
    & Keep Exploring

    • 21 min
    The Black Hole | A Special Mini–Episode

    The Black Hole | A Special Mini–Episode

    Discover more about the black hole:
    https://eventhorizontelescope.org/

    Music by Stellardrone:
    https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/track/red-giant

    Support The Show:
    https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple
    https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker

    • 3 min
    What If There Was No Gravity

    What If There Was No Gravity

    Well, basically, you'd die...

    SUPPORT THE SHOW:
    https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple
    https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker

    COOL STUFF:

    Fundamental Forces:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_interaction

    Theory of Everything:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_everything

    Fine Tuning:
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227123-000-gravity-mysteries-why-is-gravity-fine-tuned/

    MUSIC:

    "Take Off and Shoot a Zero" by Chris Zabriskie:
    https://chriszabriskie.bandcamp.com/track/take-off-and-shoot-a-zero

    Image by NASA:
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astronaut-EVA_edit2.jpg

    Thanks for listening,
    and keep exploring.

    • 13 min
    Roswell, Area 51, and Close Encounters

    Roswell, Area 51, and Close Encounters

    The truth is out there...

    Written, narrated, and edited by Daniel James Barker

    SUPPORT THE SHOW:
    https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple
    https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker

    COOL STUFF:

    Project Blue Book:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html

    Roswell Report:
    https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/FOID/Reading%20Room/UFO/RoswellReportCaseClosed.pdf?ver=2017-05-22-113519-430

    Condon Report:
    https://files.ncas.org/condon/

    Hynek Scale:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_encounter

    Your Burning Questions About the Roswell Incident Answered:
    https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/your-burning-roswell-ufo-questions-answered

    Could Solar Radiation Pressure Explain 'Oumuamua's Peculiar Acceleration?:
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.11490.pdf

    'Oumuamua:
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/06/health/oumuamua-alien-probe-harvard-intl/index.html

    A Roswell Requiem:
    https://www.skeptic.com/magazine/archives/10.1/

    First Alien Abduction Account:
    https://www.history.com/news/first-alien-abduction-account-barney-betty-hill

    Area 51:
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a24152/area-51-history/

    MUSIC:

    "To the Great Beyond" & "Rondezvous With Rama" by Stellardrone:
    https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-rings

    "Raise Your Hand if You Think Evil is Increasing in this World" by Chris Zabriskie:
    https://soundcloud.com/chriszabriskie/raise-your-hand-if-you-think?in=chriszabriskie/sets/jaws

    Thanks for listening,
    & keep exploring.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Great storytelling, great info ,

Perfect for listening in the car

I'm not a science guy. But I'm constantly asking questions, and I loved hearing some of the questions and answers in this podcast. It's well presented and engineered, Barker's voice is soothing, and I especially loved the humor. It's smart, too, and I really enjoyed it.

keelywog ,

The knowledge to describe and the wisdom to be in awe

I love this podcast. It’s easy listening, science, philosophy and poetry all woven together in a way that goes really good with your morning coffee. I am not the biggest science buff but I have never missed an episode of this podcast! His sense of soft, scientific wonder is healing and uplifting in the face of a world deep in turmoil. I would recommend this to ANYONE, science enthusiasts or not.

Wyatt Ehlke ,

Top Tier Science Podcast

I've yet to hear a better science podcast on iTunes. Dan expertly describes science concepts in ways that are consistently entertaining and intriguing. Of special note are the "Science with Dan" episodes; these mini-podcasts pose a quick question, explore some consequences, then leave enough space for the listener to ponder what it all means. Doing science is often about the wonder of exploration, and that feeling is well documented here. Highly recommended.

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