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Sun, 07 Aug 2011 19:39:45 PDTHere folks, the first episode of the new podcast!
Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:14:34 PDTHi folks!
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:59:11 PDTSorry, no new podcast yet. Amazing how little time I have after working 35-40 hour work weeks! I'll draw up an episode before the week is out, hopefully have it out thursday or friday (my days off). In other exciting news for the show:
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 16:25:19 PDTThe Big Bang singularity is not the very origin of our universe. Developments in quantum cosmology have shown us that the Big Bang singularity does not actually exist, and the universe continues on prior to what classically appears as the beginning of the universe. This podcast analyzes quantum cosmology.
Sun, 01 Jul 2007 00:56:42 PDTVideo Podcast — Introduction to the Big Bang Theory
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 23:22:55 PDTOkay, well, we eventually got it recorded, it sounds like it was stitched together like Frankenstein's monster, but it's here nonetheless.
Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:43:58 PDTSorry it took so long to get this up... it's kind of pointless for the show, but hopefully some of you catch this message. My media uploading thing does not work now that I am back home so things are a bit annoying, as I can't upload anything!!!!
Sat, 23 Jun 2007 01:14:15 PDTMy friend from college, who runs his own podcast (The Thought Experiment) is going to have me on his show to discuss with him William Paley's Thought Experiment on the Watch and the Watchmaker, a very pertinent claim made by Creationists and Intelligent Design advocates. The show will be live on Skype (show details can be found here) at 11 AM PST.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 23:08:04 PDTI've been meaning to make this new post for a while now, but I've been lazy and sick; anyways here goes:I've received a proposition for a fun little debate by R.C. Metcalf. His website can be seen here. Dr. Metcalf's credentials include a doctorate in health professions, a M.S. in Science Education, and a partially completed M.S. in Theology (taken from the back of his book, Letter to a Christian Nation: Counter Point, as seen on his site) Dr. Metcalf's original post and other related posts I will put in full here; let me know what you guys think about this debate idea? I am very interested in knowing what you think of it."Hi Robert, I've listened to several (but not all, yet) of your podcasts and I must say I find your comments refreashing. Nevertheless, while refreshing in your approach, I would contend that you are mistaken about quite a few things. I was going to send you an e-mail, however I thought your other bloggers may wish to throw in their comments to my forthcoming suggestion.Let me give you some background on me... I am a Christian and also a scientist (not to be confused with an oxymoronic "Christian Scientist"). I was raised in a completely atheist home, so I tend to buck the trend that folks like Harris and Dawkins like to proclaim, that most people become Christians because they are taught Christianity as children.I recently finished a book entitled "Letter to a Christian Nation: Counter Point," which as you may have guessed, is a response to Sam Harris. It is one of three response books by different authors, each providing a unique perspective: a theologian (Doug Wilson) , a historian (Mike Leahy), and a scientist (yours truly).I, too, have a podcast going, though mine is newer than yours with only 3 episodes thus far. It's entitles "Think Again with RC Metcalf." Now to my question...What would you (and your listeners) think of the two of us producing a series of podcasts in something of a debate format? "Deuling Podcasts" if you will... We both try to air something weekly in response to the others most recent broadcast. Our responses wouldn't take up the entire half hour, so as to leave room for listeners' questions. Let me know what you think... and please... everyone else on this blog, chime in, too! All the best,RC""Hello,This sounds like just what my podcast needs; a little debate action.I'll make a new thread on the blog for your post, and ask about the idea in the next show, which should come out sometime next week.Is there anything specifically you want to debate on, or is it a sort of all-around religious debate?Take care,Robert""Robert,Well, I'm happy to take suggestions from listeners, so we can entertain their ideas once we get some. In the meantime, we could begin with something that I hear questioned a lot. Where does morality come from? How do we account for moral behavior on Darwinian naturalism? Or we could discuss Stephen Jay Gould's NOMA concept, which is one area where we differ. I agree with Dawkins (rarely, but on this one I do...) that if the God hypothesis has any hope of being validated it must be testable scientifically. Dawkins wrote in The God Delusion, "God's existence or non-existence is a scientific fact about the universe, discoverable in principle if not in practice." I believe that Dawkins is on the right track. So, there are a couple of suggestions to get us started. Perhaps when you produce your next podcast you could put out those suggestions and one or two of your own and see what the listeners think. I'll keep a watch on the blog for responses.(Go ahead and copy this to the new thread, if you like. I'll be away from the computer most of the day tomorrow, but I wanted to give you some feedback before I hit the sack.) Goodnight!" — R.C. MetcalfAgain, let me know what everyone thinks about this debate idea?[...]
Sun, 03 Jun 2007 19:59:23 PDTI will be answering even more questions this episode.
Tue, 29 May 2007 15:28:59 PDTIt's been two weeks. I was going to put out the episode this weekend but a nice bout of food poisoning stopped me from doing that. I've had a few tests and quizzes that have kept me busy in the mean time. Sorry for the intermittent, unpredictable showtimes. I never really know what's going to come at me with school. I'll be out in about two weeks though.
Tue, 15 May 2007 19:12:59 PDTThis episode is just me responding to various questions I have received on subjects concerning the Big Bang, Evolution, and critical thinking in general.
Sun, 13 May 2007 11:45:42 PDTI will be releasing a podcast this week, but it's going to have to be on Wednesday. I have midterms on Monday and Tuesday (and unfortunately Tuesday's midterm is late in the evening). I've got the episode all planned out; but I need to really cram for these exams. I'll try my best to have it up and running by Wednesday. I apologize again for this delay.
Fri, 04 May 2007 12:06:35 PDTSorry, I won't be able to put out an episode this week. I've got a final draft of an English essay due on Monday amongst other various assignments that are going to occupy my time this weekend. I haven't forgotten about the questions e-mailed to me. I'll be able to put out an episode next week.
Sat, 28 Apr 2007 14:39:46 PDTA great question this week by a listener, which leads into the more general question and show topic of "How should we deal with Creationism?"
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:26:44 PDTI have to post this separately, apparently the iTunes music store only linked to the two images I linked, and didn't include the actual podcast... sorry about the confusion.
Sun, 22 Apr 2007 19:03:00 PDTGot new microphone. Hope I come in clearer. I got ahold of Creationism's Trojan Horse and so will be discussing that for the entire episode. If my voice changes throughout the episode, I forgot I had my retainer in halfway through...
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 14:21:45 PDTThis weeks episode is going to be discussing the Creationist claim about the changing nature of science and their problem with it. The topic for this week's episode is the geometry of the universe and how this geometry affects the evolution of the universe. I also discuss the recent finding of protein in a T-rex bone which verifies the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds (in this case, the chicken!)
Sun, 08 Apr 2007 12:16:26 PDTThis is my first episode in over half a year. I've decided to make my triumphant return back to podcasting. Because it's been so long, this episode is going to resemble my first one somewhat — I stumble, stutter, and get stuck a lot. Don't worry, I'll pick it back up as time goes on.
Sat, 07 Apr 2007 20:51:58 PDTWell, after two quarters of school I've finally decided to bring back The Big Bang and Creationism podcast. I noticed I still had quite a few subscribers and... well... I've been quite active at my college in terms of promoting evolution and arguing with Creationists, etc. I've also learned quite a bit in my physics class — recently we covered Thermodynamics, which is what I am going to make the first come-back show on.
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 13:29:29 PSTYes, I have not made any more episodes in about two months now. I am well aware of this. There is no need to tell me. I apologize for not writing this sooner. I do not plan on coming out with anymore episodes of this podcast until my interest in this topic returns. Right now, basic mechanics in my physics class has caused my interest to lower somewhat. No worries, more complex stuff to come, it should revitalize my interest in doing this podcast.
Thu, 07 Sep 2006 16:04:47 PDTThis episode addresses a claim by Kent Hovind that involves the origin of the heavy elements. The rest of this episodes covers the life of a star and exactly how stars fuse all elements past helium, ending in a supernova to produce every natural element past iron.
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 15:12:03 PDTThis is the second installment (and final, for now) of my critique of Richard Miltons' book Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. The topics covered mainly concern various radiometric dating methods.
Fri, 04 Aug 2006 14:52:03 PDT(image)
Tue, 25 Jul 2006 16:54:52 PDTThis podcast will be discussing the nature of time and will talk a bit about time travel. The Creationist claim for the week is in regards to the Law of Biogenesis. I also make mention of a mistake I made in the previous podcast.