CCR 065: Nanotechnology with Dr. Jesse Adams

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UNCLE BEN once told Peter Parker in the fictional Spider-Man series, “With great power comes great responsibility.” While this phrase was meant for the young Peter Parker who soon realized he had superhuman powers, the same mantra can be applied to modern developments of cutting edge science. One of the strands of science in the making of our future is nanotechnology. Scientists have quite literally been able to go deep into the smallest elements of our reality in an attempt to discover the fundamental building blocks of the universe. But the more we’ve learned, the more mind boggling the universe has become. That is, of course, unless one holds to a traditional theistic worldview shared by Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

To get a grasp where exactly we are in the scientific community when it comes to Nanotechnology, Basil and Gonz are joined by Nanoscientist, Dr. Jesse Adams. Dr. Adams is an award-winning speaker, educator, technology developer and entrepreneur who started NevadaNano, Nanolabz, and Nanojems. In late 2013, he led a successful Kickstarter campaign to create medallions which contained the number Pi to a million decimal places right on the face of the medallion at the nano-scale. While he explains the future of art that Nanotechnology can bring, his main research is to create proton lasers that can help cure tumors and cancer. Dr. Adams explains the possibilities and the challenges that he faces as he attempts to develop this technology. The most fascinating part of this conversation is when Dr. Adams shares his spiritual worldview. As a Christian, who also happens to be a scientist, you’ll get first hand look at how someone in the field of the most cutting edge science can also adhere to one of the most criticized worldviews, Christianity.

LINKS

-NevadaNano (http://www.nevadanano.com)

-Nanolabz (http://www.nanolabz.com)

-Nanojemz (http://www.nanojems.com)

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9 comments… add one
  1. spraypsalm

    Hey fellers! I just listened to your CCR 065 episode and enjoyed it. Near the end you guys were asking your guest about the “physics of the spiritual,” or something. I liked your question and was reminded of a book I bought years ago by astrophysicist, Frank Tipler, called, ‘The Physics of Immortality.’ I must admit, I haven’t read the whole book, but enjoyed his thoughts, and in recent years have become aware of the sphere of controversy which surrounds him. He mentions Catholic mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and puts forward the notion of the ‘Omega Point.’ I’m not certain how Tipler fits into the transhumanist camp, but I did enjoy the thesis of his book, which he asserts is that astrophysics supports the afterlife, particularly of the Judeo-Christian variety, which Tipler claims to not be a member of either camp. Here’s a TED video of Tipler talking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNkuJvhyfP0

    1. admin

      Hey this is Gonz. I spoke about De chardin and the omega point during my conversation with Derek Gilbert from View From the Bunker. I think it’s episode number 171 at vftb.net

      Also, I quote Frank Tipler in Age of Deceit 2. Tiplers version of the Omega point is like the ultimate ends of post humanity: that every particle in the universe will be charged and that the universe itself would become a giant computing machine. even teilhardt de chardin described it as some kind of God thing as in God drawing everything back to Himself. The glaring issue is that the bible tells us it’s God who restores not man. This is what man wants to do and it just won’t happen, at least according to Bible prophecy.

      Good stuff though and thanks for listening.

  2. William

    Interesting show! especially touching on the aspects of nanotechnology in regards to health care, which happens to be MY bread and butter…
    Thank you for the really cool tee shirt and totally unexpected bonus 😀 I would have ordered more but didn’t want to keep someone else from purchasing one, if the are limited in supply… and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!

  3. Jonny

    This was a great episode guys. Nano stuff Blew my mind.

  4. Sim0n

    I really liked this guest. One correction…at one point basil says that God is literally in everything. That is a serious doctrinal error and something that is heavily pushed by the new age agenda. …ie god is all and in all, which by logic implies that we are able to become gods as well.
    God is COMPLETELY separate from his creation. He holds things together via his almighty power but he in no way resides in anything except for the body of Christ, ie christians via the Holy Spirit
    I imagine basil doesn’t believe that god is literally inside of all creation, but to anyone listening, he sounded like he did. He might want to mention something to that effect….
    God is outside of creation, which is extremely important and is what separates him from his creation, ie makes him the creator and not created.
    I’m probably sounding a bit hardcore but I think it is important that Christians be clear in their beliefs when talking about this sort of thing.
    God bless

    1. Kathleen

      Thanks Simon for saying that- I just finished listening to this Fantastic episode, and came over here to make the same correction re: God being separate from His creation. What Basil was describing sounds like Panentheism (not to be confused with pantheism).

  5. Still one of my absolute favorite episodes. And it was especially helpful this week as I’ve been trying to understand more about Quantum Physics, the LHC, string theory, and all things super tiny. Also, this episode never fails to lead me into worship as I think about just how “gravitationally awesome” our God is. Blessings brothers! Keep seeking the truth and sharing your findings with all of us.

  6. Still one of my absolute favorite episodes. And it was especially helpful this week as I’ve been trying to understand more about Quantum Physics, the LHC, string theory, and all things super tiny. Also, this episode never fails to lead me into worship as I think about just how “gravitationally awesome” our God is. Blessings brothers! Keep seeking the truth and sharing your findings with all of us.

  7. This is very nice episode . I really like it .
    Thanks for sharing .

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