Ep. 54 – Essential Oils, Genius of Birds, Hamartia

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Welcome to the Plodcast! Listen in to hear Pastor Wilson talk about the essential oil craze, claiming that it is creating a dangerous plausibility structure. After that he plods on to review Jennifer Ackerman’s book, “Genius of Birds”. Finally Wilson takes a look at Hamartia in Thessalonians. Happy Plodding!

Show Notes:


Essential Oils:

  • The real issue is that it appears to have gone beyond a product being marketed to do what various products do
  • They now have an oil that helps you make good financial decisions
  • The essential oil market is starting to create a plausibility structure
  • All you have to do is keep amping the claims for essential oils up and the people inside the plausibility structure will follow along unless someone calls them out


Genius of Birds:

  • Written by Jennifer Ackerman
  • You begin by learning that the insult “bird brain” is an inept insult
  • If you want amazing levels of details on what birds can do, this is your book



  • Looking at the word in Thessalonians
  • It is only used twice: 1 Thess. 2:14-16, 2 Thess. 2:3-4