SciFriday: Older People, Colder Winters

November 15, 2019

We look ahead to 2050 and see the world’s population leveling off and beginning to decline. People will be older on average and not all of us will be entirely human. We also discuss the threat of global catastrophe by earthquake or asteroid impact and the implications of global cooling due to the solar minimum.

SciFriday: Day of the Dead

November 1, 2019

Today is the Day of the Dead in Mexico. We discuss the Aztec goddess of the dead, Mictēcacihuātl, the rites associated with her worship, and possible connections to the ancient cult of the dead that deceived the Israelites even while Moses was still leading them.

SciFriday: The Evil Dead

October 25, 2019

Appropriately for the Halloween season, we present an episode on the evil dead–which also happens to be the subject of our new books, Veneration and Realms of the Dead.

SciFriday: Cryptids and Theobiology

October 11, 2019

We discuss cryptids such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, fairies, Momo (the Missouri Monster), and the possible spiritual origins of these strange creatures.

SciFriday: The Blood is the Life

September 27, 2019

A biotech company’s experiment with editing the DNA of disease-carrying mosquitoes in Brazil has not only failed, it may have created a stronger breed of supermosquitoes.

SciFriday: Answering the Alien Question

September 13, 2019

Darrin Geisinger, coordinator for the True Legends Conference, joins Derek Gilbert to discuss the theme of this year’s conference, the possibility that extraterrestrial entities have been visiting the earth, and why this matters to Christians.

SciFriday: Mumps Makes a Comeback

September 6, 2019

The CDC reports that 900 cases of mumps have been reported over the past year at immigrant detention centers in the US. What’s surprising is that several dozen workers have gotten sick, raising questions about the MMR vaccine.

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