Good Heavens! It’s Pluto!

February 24, 2019

Join Wayne and Dan as they explore all the wonderful mystery behind what was formerly once known as our ninth planet. What is Pluto? Where is it? Why all the excitement? Why is it not a planet anymore? Come be encouraged and delight two old guys trying to figure out how should we think "Christianly" about the wonder of the dwarf planet with a big heart!

 

Dan also butchered pronouncing names as usual, including Ultima Thule. 

Dava Sobel's book. (SO-bel, not So-BEL, as Dan mispronounced her last name!). 

The Pluto Files 

Image credit NASA/New Horizons

Good Heavens! Wayne is Back and Gives Fine Tuning a Whirl!

February 9, 2019

Wayne is back and gives us some of his insights into fine tuning! This is part five of our series on fine tuning. Is fine tuning dependent on the Big Bang? Do you have to believe in the Big Bang to accept fine tuning? Tune in and find out what Wayne has to share! 

Science and the Mind of the Maker - an Interview with Melissa Cain Travis!

January 29, 2019

Dan has the distinct pleasure of viewing author Melissa Cain Travis about her new book, Science and the Mind of the Maker. We talk about the universe, mathematics, Johannes Kepler and even Donald Duck! A delightful conversation about why the universe has "deep intelligibility" - Good heavens you can't miss this episode! 

The Eucatastrophe of Fine Tuning (#4)

January 29, 2019

J.R.R. Tolkien, Job, and the Man of Sorrows. 

What must it have been like for the Creator of the universe to be "despised and rejected" by His own creation? What was God's response to Job's suffering and complaint? Why would Jesus bother fine tuning a planet for life that would eventually put Him to death? 

Come and see the "eucatastrophe" of fine tuning on this episode of Good Heavens!  

Balloons, Don Quixote and More Fine Tuning! (#3)

January 29, 2019

Come along with Dan as he continues his conversation with Allen Hainline about the fine tuning of the cosmos. This is part 3 of our series. In this episode Allen and Dan briefly discuss some skeptic objections to fine tuning and Dan "tries on" Mambrino's Helmet and talks about helium balloons on the ceiling. Good heavens, you don't want to miss this one!  (Part 3 of 5)

Part 2 of What in the World is Fine Tuning? With Allen Hainline

January 26, 2019

Has someone really "monkeyed" with the physics of our world?  Join Allen Hainline and Daniel Ray as they continue to explore the wonders of gravity, neutrons, fundamental forces, sun spots, a physicist who became an Anglican priest, the oddities of light, Albert Einstein's famous "blunder", how God used fine tuning to help Allen with his faith, and how it all might remind us of Christ. (Part 2 of 5)

Good Heavens! What in the World is Fine Tuning?

January 26, 2019

This is first part in a series of five short podcasts on the Fine Tuning of the Universe.  Dan Ray interviews Allen Hainline about the question, is our universe finely tuned to allow for living things?  Is the universe designed for us?  In this episode Allen unpacks a few of the basic aspects of Fine Tuning for us. We hope it will encourage you to find out more about it.

Good Heavens! Weird Stars!

January 5, 2019

There are billions of stars out there. Billions and billions. So Wayne and Dan took a while to pick out just a few of them! And here they are, a handful of celestial mysteries which remind us of the glory of God. We hope they will do the same for you! 

Keep your eyes peeled for a new book coming out later in 2019, called The Story of the Cosmos!  Dan and Wayne are both contributors along with a number of other authors writing about various topics relating astronomy to the glory of God and to faith.  It will be published by Harvest House publishers, editors are Paul Gould and Daniel Ray.

Wayne’s Worlds - Exoplanets Part 2

December 29, 2018

Wayne and Dan talk about some of Wayne's favorite exoplanet worlds and all the glory we believe they entail. Grab your favorite area rug and come and see whole new worlds, new horizons to explore. We hope to take you exoplanet by exoplanet, "over sideways and under on a magic carpet ride." So come and hear the story on these worlds orbiting other stars:

WASP-18b, HD 189733b, PSR B1257+12 b, c, & d, Epsilon Eridani b (aka HD 22049), Gliese 667C

 

Good Heavens! Exoplanets

December 29, 2018

Come along with Wayne and Dan as they explore the wonders and weirdness of exoplanets. What are they? How do we know they exist? What might the Bible have to say about them? Is there life on these worlds? How do they point to the glory of God? And why was Jesus mentioned into a 2017 book on exoplanets written by secular scientists? Wayne and Dan try to address these interesting questions and more on this episode of Good Heavens!