Fear and Loathing and Science
Season 3 | Episode 1
Facts vs. Feelings
In this episode, we’ll hear from a particle cosmologist, along with a scholar of religion and science, on what makes people feel the way they do about scientific information and why it’s so hard to communicate about science.
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One of the more unexpected side effects of COVID has been the rise of a new strain of resistance to scientific information. But science denial didn’t start with COVID The rejection of scientific evidence is part of the history of science itself. How did the search for understanding and truth find itself in the crosshairs of U.S. politics?
Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, Co-Director of the Center for Particle Cosmology, and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Donovan Schaefer, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Mark Trodden discusses what research from the past 20 years has to say about the Big Bang, gravitational waves, and the expanding universe.
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Alex Schein and Loraine Terrell
Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C’18
Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
The Restorative Power of Art
In this episode, we speak with researchers at the Positive Psychology Center, who examined how art museum visitation and museum program participation impact flourishing-related outcomes.
Music and Meaning
In this episode we speak with a professor of music about the power of song and dance during the apartheid era in South Africa, and a College alum about his process composing music for the screen, and our very own OMNIA podcast.