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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Feb 28, 2016

A discussion of some aspects of Mesoamerican astronomy including the Mayan calendar with its Calendar Round and Long Count Calendar and the cities of Chichen Itza, Palenque, Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan.


Feb 21, 2016

In this episode we look at the practice of Babylonian astronomy and the tools that made it possible: cuneiform writing and arithmetical mathematics.

Feb 14, 2016

Some unscripted thoughts about the detection of gravitational waves by direct observation by LIGO.  We briefly discuss some aspects of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, how interferometers work and what the significance of the detection is.  We also look at how experimental science is done and communicated.

Feb 7, 2016

This week we look at the narratives, sites and artifacts of the native North Americans in their practice of religion and astronomy.  We look at the traditions Chumash tribe of California, the kivas and spirals of the peoples of the Four Corners region including the Hopi, Navaho, Zuni and Anasazi, the Medicine Wheels of...