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.

Bee Biology
Ep. 47Mar. 121h 2m 32s

Joe and Rob wax eloquent about our little wax making friends, the honeybee. Rob talks about his tricked-out hive in which he has installed some electronics. They then go on an excursion into the world of Arduino before getting to the meat of the discussion: the biology inside the hive. From bee guts to bee parasites, get ready to bee amazed.

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The ‘Eyes’ Have It
Ep. 46Feb. 261h 5m 35s

 Joseph and Dr. Carter discusses the Odyssey successfully landing on Mars, Rob’s submitted COVID-19 paper, and how eyes work—everything from biochemistry to optics to geometry to image processing to the eyes of big cats and giant squid! We’d love to have you join us for another quest on Equinox!

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First Anniversary!
Ep. 45Feb. 201h 4m 32s

Rob and Joseph celebrate Equinox’s first complete revolution around the Sun. They review their themes and goals for the show, share background stories, discuss how this podcasting thing works, and approach growth with the scientific method. :-)

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Dating the Carbon-14 Way
Ep. 44Feb. 111h 54s

The science isn’t as certain as some scientists want you to think. There’s a theoretical limit to how old you can date things with carbon-14. The fact that we find it in every carbon source on earth, the planet cannot be more than one million years old according to the dating methods. Learn all about it with Rob and Joseph!

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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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