Episode 5: Lucas Mix

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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN FAITH AND SCIENCE

Aliens, chocolate cake, a dark forest, and the meaning of life. What more could you want?

Today’s conversation is with astrobiologist, Reverend Dr. LUCAS MIX. With a PhD in evolutionary biology from Harvard, Lucas takes us on a journey to discuss the intersection of science and religion and philosophy, what sci-fi can teach us about our relationships, the existence of extraterrestrial life, and so much more.

Rev. Dr. Lucas Mix is a writer, Episcopalian priest, consultant for NASA, project coordinator at Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS), and the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. Much of his work is at the intersection of biology, philosophy, and theology.

THE SHOW NOTES

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WAY TO GO AWARD

WHO ARE YOU NOMINATING FOR A WAY TO GO AWARD?

The ECLAS Project and the directors, Rev. Professor David Wilkinson, Professor Tom McLeish, Bishop Richard Cheetham, and the Rev. Dr. Kathyrn Pritchard

AND ONE QUESTIONS

ONE PERSON THAT HAS MADE A LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?

My parents.

ONE THING YOU’RE LOVING THESE DAYS THAT WE SHOULD CHECK OUT?

I am rereading Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction and having a blast.

ONE WAY YOU’RE CONNECTING WITH GOD THESE DAYS?

I’m going for walks in the woods.

ONE LESSON YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE LEARNED SOONER?

This comes from a friend of mine, “If I haven’t failed twice for Jesus this week, I’m not doing my job.”

ONE WAY YOU’RE MOVING INTO THIS NEXT YEAR WITH HOPE?

I have been convinced by the pandemic that we can change. I think a lot of people are motivated and ready for change so I am excited about where we go.

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