In this week’s news, Tim and Tom pick up on a story about an Ohio State researcher who examined the stereotypes about Christians and science, and how they might lead to self-fulfilling prophecies. In the arts, they look at the nature of film anthologies, and in history, they observe the anniversary of the arrival of the first Macintosh computer.
In this week’s news segment, Tim and Tom talk about a recent NY Times editorial that advocates for better scientific transparency. In the arts they talk about a new cartoon poking fun at Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and in history, they pay tribute to the life and work of the late Aaron Swartz.
This week, Tim and Tom discuss the (possibly exaggerated) claims that North Korea detonated a Hydrogen Bomb. In the arts, they talk about recent inductions to the baseball Hall of Fame, and whether it signals a shifting attitude toward performance enhancing drugs. In history, the observe the anniversary of the first lottery.
This week, Tim and Tom respond to a listener question about a recent physics conference that asks whether modern physics needs help from philosophy. In the arts, we talk about The Force Awakens, and what it means for the Star Wars franchise. And in history, we look through the list of federal holidays, and discuss where they came from, and whether or not some of them need to go. All that, and the magic numbers.
In a change of pace this week, Tim and Tom count down the top ten stories of 2015 from the science and religion news. Just that. No magic numbers.
This week, Tim and Tom look at the historic climate agreement signed last week in Paris, and discuss what impact it might have in years to come. In our arts segment (befitting the season) we talk about the Frank Capra classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. And in history, they talk about the anniversary of the founding of the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia. All that, plus the magic numbers.
In this week’s news, Tim and Tom discuss the science of fear, and how it plays into recent comments about Islam in America.
In the arts, they talk about the forthcoming film In the Heart of the Sea, and the events that inspired it.
And in history, Tom schools Tim on the Council of Trent, and how it helped shape the modern world.
This week, in honor the Gene Summit, Tim and Tom talk about CRISPR-Cas9, and it’s implications for the future of our species. In the arts, Tim sings the praises of the Tesla Model S, and in history, the guys observe the anniversary of the first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica. All that and the magic numbers.
This week, in honor of the holiday season, Tim and Tom devote the whole show to food. In the news they discuss the recent decision by the FDA to approve the first genetically modified animal for human consumption, before delving into the larger questions of the role of the culinary arts in religious traditions. And in history, Tom tells Tim about the Nativity Fast. All that and the magic numbers, this week.