When did the science/religion conflict begin? Is it inevitable? Is there a better way? Of course there is or this would be a much shorter episode!

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Foundations Part 3 (What’s in Your Museum?)

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In part 3 of our Foundations Miniseries, we get personal. Rachael, Ian, Zack, and Kendra discuss their own religious/spiritual identities and histories by answering the question, "What's in your museum?" and then following that wonderful wormhole though mysticism, ritual, community, sensory deprivation tanks, and storytelling. 

So what's in your museum? Record a voice note on your phone or leave us a comment and we'll feature your answers on the show!

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Show notes:

  • If you're in Southeastern PA or New Jersey, you definitely should try out the East Coast Float Spa. Tell them that Zack Jackson sent you. https://www.eastcoastfloatspa.com/

    • There are thousands of spas like this popping up around the country. If you go, let us know how it was!
  • If you're ever in the Boston area on a Sunday, make sure to stop by United Parish and say hi to Kendra. https://www.unitedparishbrookline.org/

Foundations Part 2 (Science)

August 14, 2019

What is science? Who gets to do it? Who gets shut out? Why should we trust it? What counts as evidence? Who decides? Why do we care so much about it? Is science just another tool of oppression or is it a tool to discover truth?

Episode 2 of our Foundations miniseries is all about science in broad strokes. Our hosts share what it is about science that drives them and, despite its abuses, how scientific literacy has the potential to bring us all together. 

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Notes:

Uncovering gender bias in scientific conferences https://biaswatchneuro.com/

50 years of the “Draw a Scientist Test” https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/what-we-learn-from-50-years-of-asking-children-to-draw-scientists/556025/

Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry by Helen Longino https://amzn.to/31B3FZh

Ian’s pictures of the eclipse https://ianbinns.com/2019/08/13/sinai-and-synapses-solar-eclipse-and-a-new-podcast/

 

Foundations Part 1 (Religion)

August 7, 2019

Welcome to episode 1 of the Down the Wormhole Podcast. Before we dive into all of the fun topics in science and religion that we can't wait to talk about, we thought it would be a good idea to lay the foundations of our work. The five of us come from different religious traditions and have varied scientific/theological training, so we want to be clear up front about who we are, how we are doing this work, and why we care so much.

What has been your experience with organized religion? What role has doubt played in your faith? What is the difference between religion and spirituality? What is sacred? What is profane? Does that even matter? What relevance does religion even have anymore? Does losing your faith mean losing your religion? 

Ian, Rachael, Zack, Kendra, and Adam will get this conversation started, but if you'd like to join the conversation, then find us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] 

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notes: 

The "first century trashy romance novel" that Zack referred to is called Callirhoe: Love Story in Syracuse by Chariton. It's a great beach read. Everyone will think you're super intellectual for reading a 2,000 year old book, and they'll have no idea it's really about sex, pirates, treasure, and violence! Purchase a copy from our Amazon link to give a little bit back to the show.

 

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Thanks to our hosts Ian Binns, Rachael Jackson, Zack Jackson, Kendra Holt-Moore, and Adam Pryor

This episode was produced by Zack Jackson with music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

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