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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.

The Earth
Ep. 10Apr. 2259m 21s

In honor of the 50th Earth Day, Joe and Rob talk about…the earth! That is, the rock we call planet earth. They discuss some amazing experiments, done in the 1700s, that told us the mass of the earth and that calculated the gravitational constant. This is a big deal for us today, because there would be no space travel without these foundational experiments.

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Joe and Rob review the documentary films The Riot and the Dance and discuss various environmental issues and how the Christian is supposed to approach these things.

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Joe and Rob go on a world tour, trying to explain where all the peoples of the world came from, including Eskimos, Polynesians, Native Americans, Asians, and Europeans. They ran out of time before they got to Africa, but this episode should keep you busy enough. They also deal with the issue of ‘race’ and many of the surprising new facts that are coming out of laboratories across the world.

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Rob and Joe, surprisingly, discuss beekeeping, unsurprisingly talk about the coronavirus, then move onto the main topic: ancestry and genetics. They cover a lot of ground, including making transgenic organisms, the differences between the three main ancestry testing companies, whole-genome sequencing, the erosion of privacy as more and more people take those tests, Nanopore sequencing, the Golden State Killer case and how genetics allowed it to be cracked, the very complicated human genome, and the fun math behind genealogy and genetics.

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In this second episode on the life of Charles Darwin, Rob and Joe discuss multiple myths about Darwin’s life, including the false ideas that he first thought of evolution while on the Galapagos and that he recanted his views on evolution on his deathbed. Other topics include finch beaks and Darwin’s rewriting the story of their discovery, his (abhorrent) views on race, and the fact that he died believing in the Lamarckian “inheritance of acquired characteristics” view.

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Charles Darwin is a man of legend in science history. The real man’s influence shaped much of the progress and setbacks culture experiences today. Dr Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell take a journey through Darwin’s times and accomplishments to shed like on the man, and separate the man from wayward legends that obscure key insights into the creation and evolution debate.

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Tracking time goes all the way back to the first people who ever lived. How did they decide on months? Weeks? Years? Did they use the starts, the moon, seasons, or political ventures to define their passage through time? Rob and Joseph rewind the clock to the dawn of time then zip up through to the present to see how and why mankind has arrived at the calendar system we commonly employ in the 21st century.

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Archeologists and geneticists are finding DNA in older and older things. Some of these discoveries are significantly challenging. In fact, many theories on the history of mankind have been abandoned due to some of the things we have learned. Robert Carter and Joseph Darnell discuss some of the discoveries being made with this legendary science and what it means for the human race.

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Geocentrism is a scientific theory that could have left mankind in the ‘dark ages’, but in the end it still held civilizations back for thousands of years. Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell explore why it took people throughout history so long to figure out that the earth moves, and the implications this has had for all of science up to the present. How we arrived at heliocentrism (actually, the universe isn’t heliocentric either!) will possibly surprise you!

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In this first episode, Joe and Rob explore Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity and explain how it is the single greatest engine of scientific prediction ever made by man. The theory of gravity also interconnects with a number of other interesting subjects, which they will touch on briefly, basically giving them fodder for a slew of future episodes.Equinox podcast is dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton.

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