Science & Technology

Should We Edit Our Genes?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Gene editing can help us wipe out disease and will improve life for everyone.” What would you say? The next time someone says, “gene editing can help us wipe out disease and will improve life for everyone,” here are 3 things to remember: First, just because we can

Does Technology Make Religion Obsolete?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “The human race doesn’t need religion anymore; technology is solving all of our problems.” What would you say? Technology today can seem miraculous. We’ve sent people to the moon, cured diseases that in the past killed millions, significantly reduced global poverty and hunger, and we have nearly limitless

Save the Planet. Don’t Have Kids.

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We need to stop having so many kids. Otherwise, we’re going to use up all the earth’s resources and destroy the planet.” What would you say? With so much news about global warming, global pandemics, and starvation in the developing part of the world, it’s easy to get

Should We Panic About Overpopulation?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “The earth is overpopulated. At this rate, we’re going to run out of food and resources.” What would you say? Panic-stories like this get a lot of attention, but none of Ehrlich’s doomsday predictions came true. No worldwide famine. No catastrophic scarcity of resources. In fact, Ehrlich’s models

How to Talk About Climate Change – Part 2

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We must do anything and everything to stop climate change.” What would you say? In the last video, we discussed two questions that can help us really understand the current situation about climate change: What it means that the earth is warming, and whether or not the warming

How to Talk About Climate Change – Part 1

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We need to do anything and everything to stop climate change.” What would you say? From the global Paris Climate Accord, to demands that we all buy LED lightbulbs, concerns about climate change have shaped government policies and personal choices alike. We should care about the environment. After

The Science is Settled

You’re in a conversation about global warming, vaccines, dinosaurs, or gender identity and someone says, “There’s no point in discussing this more. The science is settled.” What would you say? Science is awesome. Our study of the natural world has allowed us to find cures for diseases, fly to the moon, communicate with anyone from

Do You Have to Choose Between Science and Religion?

You’re talking about faith with someone and they tell you they don’t believe in God because they believe in science. They say that you have to choose? What would you say? There are those who believe that science and religion are in conflict and that someone must choose whether they want to believe in science

There’s No Evidence God Exists

In a conversation about faith with a skeptic, they may say, “I can’t make myself believe something if there’s no evidence, and there’s no evidence God exists.” What would you say?

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