The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct

Thank you. It’s a great pleasure to see all of you here tonight. The festival has had conversations about science and religion over the years. Perhaps some of you have come to some of those. And oftentimes, there are two sides represented in that conversation and sometimes the two sides, you know, science and religion, sometimes they’re contentious, sometimes they’re…

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Can God heal mental illness?

Hi, valuable viewers. You know what’s really cool? You are. (laughter) And wanna hear some awesome good news? God loves you. Last week (well, maybe several weeks ago, depending on when I’m going to upload this) was mental health awareness week, so I just want to make a quick video about Christians who struggle with mental problems, as I myself…

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Big Think Interview With Stephen Fry

Probably in terms of writing and linguistic awareness there were a combination, firstly of W’s, P.G. Woodhouse, Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh, the British novelist. That’s a male Evelyn by the way. And I would add to that Arthur Chonan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes. When I was between the ages of about seven and twelve I was obsessed…

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Religious belief is not mental illness

According to some in the atheist community, religious belief is a kind of mental illness or neurological disorder. This is an opinion that has been expressed by such prominent voices as Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher. The thinking seems to be that because certain religious beliefs look so absurd, to these atheists at least, and yet manage to be quite…

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The Science of Lying

Hey y'all, time for two truths and a lie. I'm gonna tell you three things about myself, and you're gonna have to pick out the one that is not true. Ready? Okay. Number one, I have a machine at home that transforms plain water intocarbonated water. Two, I'm really bad at the card game Set, or three, Michael Jackson is…

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Simply Psychology: Cognitive Dissonance

hello there each and every day we encounter stimuli and situations that shape who we are as human beings what I'm interested in it's the how and the why how does the mind work and why do we do the things that we do but no matter where I look for answers all it comes down to it's just simply…

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