Tag: Book of Nature

Book of Nature, Ep. 36: Adventures in Abstract and Concrete Thought

In this episode, your three intrepid Book of Naturists held forth on the subject of Thought – in the ideas surrounding the differences between and complementary natures of Abstract and Concrete thinking.  This episode lurches between the ideas of Plato and Piaget, Kant and others – so sit down with a beverage of your choice…

Book of Nature, Ep. 30: Psycho

In this episode, the Book of Nature co-host Charles Hackney, and the Christian Feminist Podcast’s Victoria Reynolds Farmer and Sara Klooster tackle the film that arguably is Alfred Hitchcock’s best and most profoundly disturbing: Psycho.  Regardless of whether one agrees that it is his best film, its influence on the genre of horror, and on…

Book of Nature, Ep. 29: Twister

In this episode, the Book of Nature guys tackle a movie that gave audiences nightmarish (yet comical) visions of flying cows – and gave birth in subsequent years to films starring whirlwinds full of sharks, ice, and bits of metal.  That movie, dear listeners, is 1996’s Twister, starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.  In our discussion,…

Book of Nature, Ep. 24: CRISPR/CAS-9 and Gene Editing

In this episode, Dan and Todd, with the help of Sectarian Review’s Danny Anderson, take a peek at genetic editing, and in particular the CRISPR system, which is a hot topic in recent studies of genetics.  The trio consider the implications of CRISPR’s efficiency and supposed ease of use on human beings for both repair…

Booklets of Nature, Ep. 2: Falcon Heavy

On February 6, 2018, between 1:30pm and 4:30pm EST, SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon Heavy launch vehicle for the first time, after having successfully tested the rocket in a January 24 static engine test at Cape Canaveral.  For those not familiar with SpaceX, it is the rocket company founded by Elon Musk (perhaps better known…

Book of Nature, Ep. 23: The Flat Earth

In this episode – recorded in the summer of 2017 – Todd, Charles, and Dan discuss the recently resurgent Flat Earth concept, focusing in on the model itself, its difficulties lining up with fairly straightforward observational data, and speculate a little concerning the psychological aspects of holding to such ideas. Click here to listen Some…

Book of Nature, Ep. 22: Consciousness

Recorded in late May 2017, in this episode of Book of Nature, your hosts grapple with what it means to be sentient – to have a conscious existence.   Subjects of discussion include philosophical underpinnings of what it means to be a self, and the essence of the mind-body problem, and how both scientists and Christian…