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.

2021 IgNobel Prizes
Ep. 73Nov. 2455m 11s

Rob and Joseph are back with a fun discussion about the all-new rocket technology, and present their take of the 2021 IgNobel prizes! Enjoy!

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A Hot Cup of Joe
Ep. 72Nov. 1057m 1s

Rob and Joseph have been enjoying hot coffee and tea lately and it got Rob thinking about the science of caffeine and flavorings. They discuss what makes a lethal dosage of substances, whether stimulants like caffeine are bad for people, and much more!

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2021 Nobel Prizes
Ep. 71Oct. 2943m 13s

Dr. C. and Joseph Darnell explore the 2021 Nobel Prizes—who won what and why? Afterward, they discuss some of the coolest technologies “of the future” that you’ve never heard of, including robotic bees and 100% recyclable wind turbines! All this and more in this week’s episode of Equinox!

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What’s a Computer? Part 2
Ep. 70Oct. 1347m 41s

Rob continues to review the origins of modern computers and together Joseph and Rob are just astonished how far technology has come in the last 50 years. Dr. Carter admits it’s really hard to understand computer sciences and think like an engineer.

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What’s a Computer? Part I
Ep. 69Sep. 2950m 15s

Joseph and Rob discuss what insects they’ve seen over the seasons of 2021, give a little update about their bees’ behavior, and in their fascinating main topic, they discuss the origins of the modern computer! Rob takes us back a few centuries to start with the fundamental innovations that allude to the seemingly miraculous technologies we take for granted.

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Pants on Fire
Ep. 68Sep. 2247m 15s

 French inventor made a trap to catch hornets to save his bees! Someone discovered that dogs have a heat sense detector! Social scientists inadvertently lied in a study about honesty! For the main discussion, Dr. Carter tells us about Ernst Haeckel’s diabolical fraud.

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The Dark Side
Ep. 67Sep. 1147m 19s

Joe and Rob talk about things that should never have been, scientific experiments and ideas that were evil or just egregiously wrong. They use four examples: The Tuskegee long-term syphilis experiments, lobotomy, electroshock therapy, and Nazi science (and how much of US technology is based upon it today). This might be a tough listen, but education is sometimes sobering.

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It’s one small step for podcasting and one giant leap for today’s Equinox podcast! Rob is crafting a chain mail shirt with his daughter, Rob is fascinated by a nuclear fusion milestone… But enough of that! Rob and Joseph review the 2019 Apollo 11 film and discuss the historical mission to the moon.

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Biblical Genetics
Ep. 65Aug. 2050m 37s

Rob and Joe talk about Rob’s Biblical Genetics project, how it is faring, the struggles he has had getting a new show off the ground, what he would do differently, and what successes he has had along the way.

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Climate Changes
Ep. 64Aug. 131h 6m 42s

Dr Rob Carter shares a great number of reasons that Earth’s climate changes continually, leaving us to wonder which issues are genuine concerns and which would even lead to improvements in conditions. Learn about ice ages, global flooding, terraforming, sea levels, renewable energy, global warming, and more!

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