Greatest Hits, Season 1 (April 2018 - March 2019)
Our best episodes so far, in Paul and Bill's opinion as well as voted by you the listeners:
People love them some Ed Feser. Hear our discussion of his talk on the distinction between mind and material processes at the 2018 Society of Catholic Scientists conference.
The last two episodes of the season, where we talk to Chris Baglow and Jay Martin of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame about their campaign to eliminate the perceived gap between the Catholic faith and modern science.
The first episode, where we lay out our plans for the podcast. First, is it possible both to be religious and to believe in the methods and results of science? (Hint: yes.) Second, what additional insights do we get if we let ourselves think about both at the same time, whether in the context of cosmology and the ultimate origin of being, space, time, matter, and energy, or when we try to better understand ourselves?
Our two-part interview with the one and only Guy Consolmagno, the head of the Vatican Observatory. In the first episode, Guy discusses the pitfalls of being a popularizer, and the difficult life of Carl Sagan. In the second, we discuss trying to teach science and placing it in the broader perspective of human life and existence.
Evolution is a hot button topic... pretty impressive for an idea as old as it is. It goes way back beyond Darwin, and extends to a lot more than biology. In this episode we discuss not only the fascinating story of mineral and planet evolution, but consider how evolution is really a core principle of Christianity as well.