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.

SCUBA Physics
Ep. 43Feb. 41h 2m 22s

Rob has been holding out on us! He’s an experienced SCUBA diver, and has lived to tell a few tales. Dead men tell no tales, which is why Dr. Carter is here to tell you all the terrible ways you could face certain death in the deep blue.

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How to Grow Coral
Ep. 42Jan. 271h 2m 13s

Dr. Rob Carter has a huge appreciation for aquatic life, and it comes as a shock to us that we haven’t heard him talk about corals! This week, we discuss everything that one will find fascinating about these simple creatures. And Rob lays out a plan to setup and grow new corals of his own.

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This week, the guys discuss follow-up to several bits of previous discussions about the universe, archaeology, bees, and more. For the main topic, Dr. Carter lays out many interesting scientific advances that have occurred due to the fast-paced research covering Coronavirus. In post-show, Rob gives us a video production update, gets back to his love for corrals, and the guys consider whether their daughters will start YouTube channels.

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Joseph and Rob really get into some difficult subjects on this episode as they discuss how scientists pursue their work and whether or not the COVID-19 virus was engineered in a laboratory.

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Science Year in Review
Ep. 39Dec. 181h 56s

Other than the pandemic, many interesting science discoveries, innovations, and flukes occurred in 2020. Rob and Joseph discuss exo planets, new molecules, CRISPR cures… and (maybe) the most wonderful scientific discovery in Dr. Carter’s lifetime???

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 What holds the universe together? What would happen if you toggle those things just a little? This is the essence of the Fine Tuning argument. There are many fundamental constants in the universe upon which life is utterly dependent. In fact, more than just life; the universe itself is irrevocably dependent on some very precise numbers, or it cannot exist.

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Mysteries of the Solar System
Ep. 37Dec. 41h 1m 19s

Rob and Joseph return from beyond the solar system to talk about their GPS travels on planet Earth, then take a journey through our solar system to discuss the mysteries of the Sun, Moon, planets, and more.

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Extrasolar Planets
Ep. 36Nov. 191h 5m 39s

How do they detect planets orbiting far-away stars? Is that even a real thing? Yes it is true, and there are two main methods for finding them: doppler shift and periodic changes in light intensity. To date, thousands of extrasolar planets have been detected. But what does this mean for the possibility of life in outer space? Actually, very little, for most stars are inhospitable to life in general. Joe and Rob wrap up with a discussion on theology and how a Christian can make sense of the new discoveries.

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The Greatest Effect Ever
Ep. 35Nov. 654m 47s

Whether you know it or not, the relationship between electricity and magnetism rules your world. Were it not for this discovery, almost nothing in our modern world would function. Cell phones, radios, electric power stations, even your car…they all depend on the fact that moving magnetic fields induce current in a wire and changing current creates a changing magnetic field.

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Joseph asks the age old tech question, ‘Are our smartphones bad for our health?’ Rob answers this and the guys also discuss modern communication methods, how GPS works, where pocketable computers fit into their lives, and what they think is a ‘healthy’ relationship with technology. They end up having a wide-ranging conversation that ties together cell phones, 5G, GPS, and microwave ovens, and believe it or not, it all makes sense.

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