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The Telescope: Geek Culture & Faith

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Aug 28, 2018

Matt offers a few thoughts on the recent, tragic shooting at a Madden 2019 Tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Philosopher Bertrand Russel said that life must be rooted in a philosophy of "unyielding despair". Is that true? Is there no other viable way to look at life? 

Articles referenced in the show: 

Russel 


Aug 22, 2018

Matt opens with some trivia about Sir Christopher Lee, who was the narrator of Children of Hurin and a devout Tolkien fan. The science segment discusses an article from science news.org that details what it would take to naturally produce dragon fire. The article was inspired by a tweet by Elon Musk that said...


Aug 7, 2018

The announcement that Patrick Steward will reprise his role as the beloved Captain Jean Luc Picard in an upcoming new Star Trek series has electrified Trekkies around the world. Details about the new show are sparse, but it's still fun to dream about where this new show might boldly go. 

Picard Announcement