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September 18, 2018 David Quammen Interview – The Tangled Tree: A New History of Life

David Quammen’s book “The Tangled Tree: A New History of Life” tells the story of evolution through the eyes of Carl Woese, a not-terribly-famous but truly ingenious revolutionary who flipped evolution on its side, literally 90 degrees. He upended Darwin’s famous tree of life, showing that genes can come from almost anywhere. Woese’s contributions are…

September 11, 2018 Claude Shannon: A Mind at Play Interview with Authors Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni

Claude Shannon made our modern digital world possible. He wrote a landmark paper called “The Mathematical Theory of Communication” which gave birth to computer networks, cell phones, compact discs, digital recording and video. It also lent huge insights into genetics and biology. Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni have written the first full biography of Claude…

September 5, 2018 Conflict Thesis and the War Between Science and Religion with Historian Ted Davis

Did people in the Middle Ages believe the Earth was flat? Were Christians the enemy of Copernicus? Are science and religion enemies? Dr. Ted Davis, professor of the history of science and religion tells us the real story.

June 22, 2018 Evolution 2.0 Highly Abridged – Introduction

The Young Earth Creationist and His Curious Daughter. Dinner with my friend Bob, a Young Earth Creationist, and his 12 year old daughter Melanie takes a peek at how evolution really works.

June 21, 2018 Evolution 2.0: Highly Abridged – The Road To Code

What we know about codes has sweeping implications for not only science but philosophy and religion as well. We define terms and make clear who should read this book, and who will likely be too offended to bother reading it.

June 20, 2018 Evolution 2.0: Highly Abridged – Ch#1 Bro, I’m Losing My Religion

In four years, my younger brother Bryan went from seminary grad and missionary in China to the doorstep of atheism – and he was dragging me with him. This was an earthquake for everyone in my family, because we’re pastor’s kids.

June 19, 2018 Evolution 2.0: Highly Abridged – Ch#2 Evolution: Truth Or Fiction

Because I’m an Electrical Engineer, I decided to let science decide this for me: Does nature really point us to atheism? Or does science favor faith? Darwinian theory is consistently challenged by doctors and engineers. Does that mean the engineers know something the biologists don’t? Or do the biologists know something the engineers don’t know?…

June 18, 2018 Evolution 2.0: Highly Abridged – Ch#3 Confessions Of A Science Geek

My first business was building stereo equipment and I was selling my brand in a retail store when I was 17. Later I worked in manufacturing, acoustics, and digital networking. What does engineering tell us about evolution?

June 17, 2018 Evolution 2.0: Highly Abridged – Ch#4 Pity The Fruit Fly: Testing Randomness

100 years ago, biologists discovered they could generate DNA mutations with radiation, which was easy to do. They were excited because they believed they could now accelerate evolution. They tried experiments with fruit flies for decades. They learned a great deal about which genes perform certain functions… but as far as generating evolutionary events, those…

June 16, 2018 Evolution 2.0: Highly Abridged – Ch#5 Eureka! Information. Theory!

I had a huge epiphany when I realized that everything I knew about 1s and 0s as a communication engineer applied to DNA. This sliced through a LOT of nonsense a lot of people were spouting about evolution. It also indicated who I could safely listen to and what I was likely to find as…