Interview: Adam Frank from The Amateur Scientist Podcast

My guest this week is University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank. We talk about the award-winning scientist and writer’s new book, The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate, which seeks to highlight the common feelings of awe between so-called religious experiences and observations of the natural world through science. We also talk about Star Formation: The Game, a browser-based game Frank helped create for Discover magazine’s website (for which he also writes), that puts you in charge of creating stars from celestial gasses. Plus, we lampoon the borderline-autistic basement shut-ins who’ve mastered the game to absurd degrees.

NOTE: A text version of the second portion of this interview can be found on our sister site,, later this week.