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At the beginning of each episode of “Down the Wormhole,” the Rev. Zack Jackson introduces listeners to the core concept of the podcast: “exploring the strange and fascinating relationship between science and religion.”
The podcast, which launched in August, addresses the tensions between science and religion, which many people assume are always at odds with each other.
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In weekly hourlong episodes, producer Jackson and co-hosts Ian Binns, Rabbi Rachael Jackson, Kendra Holt Moore and Adam Pryor, in varying combinations, engage each other as well as guest scientists, clergy, writers, educators, activists and artists on questions of science and faith. They hope to create a sense of sitting around a campfire or dinner table with some very interesting people, Jackson said.
We have arrived at a pivotal moment in our species’ history, he said. The project, for Jackson, is an effort toward the continued survival of human beings -- to help people work with science and faith together.
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“We have the technology to obliterate ourselves,” he said. “Nukes aside, we are already kind of doing that in slow motion while we poison our planet. And a lot of that is being driven by willful scientific ignorance.”
The ignorance, Jackson said, is in some cases being solidified by faith leaders who are teaching people not to think -- insisting that there is a war between science and faith that can only be won by denying science.
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“We either need to become generally more scientifically literate and learn how to work with our faith instead of against it, or we will probably end up destroying ourselves,” Jackson said. “And obviously, we’re not going to fix that with a podcast. But, you know, you’ve got to do something.”
With five co-hosts coming from different perspectives -- four Christian, one Jewish -- the podcast can explore interfaith issues, theology, science and how...
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