In this episode Andrew has a conversation with his good friend and Counter Position listener Zach Candler, a scientist working on the new Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion MPCV) for NASA. They discuss why it’s worthwhile to go to Mars and explore space, the connection between exploration and man’s innate desire to know, the mixed motives of science in the modern world, and evolving relationship between man and nature.
“The Counter Position” is a new show by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.