Equinox

Welcome to the online home of Equinox, hosted by Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell.

Dr. Robert Carter and producer Joseph Darnell explore the world from a Christian perspective. On our quest, we will discuss science, but a little history and philosophy as well.

Welcome to the online home of Equinox, hosted by Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell.

Dr. Robert Carter and producer Joseph Darnell explore the world from a Christian perspective. On our quest, we will discuss science, but a little history and philosophy as well.

Dr. C. and Joseph Darnell discuss the billionaires racing to outer space, Rob yearns to hitch a ride to the moon, they discuss the complexities of good science critical debates, and in main discussion, Rob continues the idea of terraforming planets Venus, Mars, and moons beyond.

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For the first time since before quarantines began in 2020, Rob and Joseph are back in the studio for today’s episode! They discuss un-recycled plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, Soylent ‘complete nutritious meal replacement’(!), and in their main topic, what it would take to terraform the moon and Mars!

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Submarine Tech
Ep. 61Jul. 101h 10s

Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell discuss summer life, the great book ‘1493’ that Rob’s reading, and for their main topic, all-things submarines! Their history, innovation, influence, and stories are fascinating!

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On today’s episode of Equinox, Rob is excited that Joseph got DNA tests (on sale for Prime Day). In the main discussion, Dr. C. explores the issue of deep time and distant starlight travel—how it works, what we know, what astronomers speculate … It’s fascinating, as Rob likes to say!

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The Black Death
Ep. 59Jun. 2546m 47s

Rob and Joseph discuss a ‘revolutionary’ camera lens, South African worker bee clones, a giant arc stretching 3.3 billions lightyears across the cosmos, and for the main discussion, Black Death. 💀

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Joe and Rob discuss one the most important, yet most enigmatic, inventions of all time, the laser! Many mysteries, and many laughs, later, they figure it out. Tune in for the discussion.

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It’s About Time!
Ep. 57Jun. 957m 26s

Joe and Rob spend time talking about time, what it is, how we measure it, how the ways we measure it have changed over the centuries, and some of the amazing things we have invented to tell time more accurately.

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The Jet Engine
Ep. 56Jun. 557m 47s

Joseph is switching to ‘vacation mode’ and Dr. Carter shares stories about his fun adventures in Florida. In an interesting story of science news this week, researchers think they can accurately say that the Milky Way galaxy wobbles! In listener questions: what is acid rain? For the main topic, Rob tells us all about the jet engine! In the after show, Beequinox is back! Wow!

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Taking Flight
Ep. 55May. 2758m 30s

Dr. C and Joseph D are thrilled to explore the origins of engine-powered flight! They catch up on work, Rob’s recent air travel, and jet lag. Then for the main topic, they start way back at the beginning of human flight using gliders and hot air balloons and talk all the way up to jet engine planes and boomerangs. In the after show, Joseph and Rob discuss other things that can or cannot fly and Joseph tells us what flying discs have to do with coffee.

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What is Radiation?
Ep. 54May. 191h 10m 50s

Back this with awesome discussion about beekeeping (what else?!), the most-insanely valuable rare earth elements, and for the main topic: radiation. Picking up where Rob left us wondering about ‘what is radiation’ last time while exploring the periodic table, he explains what it is, isn’t, and how deadly it can be or not be. 🤔 In the after show, the guys catch up on ‘Beequinox’: naming the queen, mayhem, et cetera.

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