I’ve come across some podcasts which I think are different from the mainstream, intelligent but not incomprehensible. Even if I disagree with the message the ideas presented in these podcasts are often thoughtful and interesting, sometimes shocking or dumb but funny.
•Love + Radio (pronounced luvandradee-o)
•Penn’s Sunday School
•Reasonable Faith Podcast
•Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty
•Waking Up with Sam Harris
•Levar Burton Reads
•Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
The extraordinary story of Jason Lewis’ circumnavigation of the earth by human power alone is now available in a version for “young adults”.
Read more on his blog.
The adventure spans three books: Dark Waters, The Seed Buried Deep and To the Brink. I read each one as they became available for e-book and I couldn’t believe it was over when I finished the last page.
I came across this blog post I wrote in 2010.
It reminded me of how stupid I am. Cosmology, fine-tuning, the definition of intelligent life are beyond my understanding. But it reminded me of a very simple principle that science teachers teach: there’s no such thing as a perpetual motion machine. If the universe is merely a huge, complex assembly of parts behaving according to the laws of physics, then it will eventually stop spinning, so to speak. It has not been spinning forever and it will not continue to spin forever.
Now, maybe the scientists are wrong. Maybe there are perpetual motion machines. It’s fascinating to pursue this idea, but ultimately we must face the reality of the universe in which we live.
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