Religion Is Nature’s Antidepressant | Robert Sapolsky
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Religion Is Nature’s Antidepressant | Robert Sapolsky

So when you look at the really unique bizarre things humans have come up with, ranging from cave paintings to Snapchats and everything in between, probably the most unique and universal thing we’ve come up with is this religion business. We talk about the symbolic metaphorical thinking. Essentially there has …

(Really) Bad News For Religious Conservatives
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(Really) Bad News For Religious Conservatives

so we have a recent poll by Public Religion Research Institute and in ass Millennials if they’re so interested in the church if they have a religious affiliation and how what issues might have affected whether they have a religious affiliation on a an answer is clear listen this seventy …

Religious Nut Threatens Hurricane in Name of Jesus
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Religious Nut Threatens Hurricane in Name of Jesus

it’s been a while since I had it flipped for you have just good old fashioned religious [inaudible]. It’s indistinguishable from mental illness. And I’ve sort of been getting away from these sorts of clips unless they’re linked to something in the news because I think most of the audience …

Science and Religion Are Not Compatible
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Science and Religion Are Not Compatible

Nearly two decades ago, the late biologist Stephen Jay Gould said that science and religion were two separate things. He called them “non-overlapping magisteria”, or NOMA. He said that science could answer what happened, and how it happened. But the why it happened, and the morals and implications of it, …

Religion & Mental Health Therapy! Coffee & a Chat w/Kati Morton | Kati Morton
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Religion & Mental Health Therapy! Coffee & a Chat w/Kati Morton | Kati Morton

Hey everybody, Happy Thursday! Do you guys remember this background? So cool I got this at CB2. Many of you asked. It’s been years ago. Purchased it. Pretty sure they don’t have anymore. It’s been like ten years, but it’s like a throwback. TBT, it’s Thursday! Oh, full circle. Look …

10 Helpful Tips for Atheist / Religious Couples
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10 Helpful Tips for Atheist / Religious Couples

This August my friend Dale McGowan will be releasing a book about relationships between people who are atheists and religious. And, you know, during wedding ceremonies when, you know, the officiant says something like, you know, “In better– For better or for worse; in sickness and in health”. Well, Dale’s …

‘Hey Bill Nye, How Do I Escape Religion?’ #TuesdaysWithBill
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‘Hey Bill Nye, How Do I Escape Religion?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Hey Bill. I’m Andrew LaRue. I’m from northwest Ohio. Thanks for taking my question. My question is where — I’ve been indoctrinated with religion most of my life and I am 20 years old right now and I’m just kind of opening my mind up to what I’ve learned from …

How to explain miracles to religious people?
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How to explain miracles to religious people?

How do you explain miracles to religious people? We’ve all had this sort of conversation where someone religious comes up to you and they say: “No, you have to believe in God, because this thing happened to me. I was sick and then I got cured.” “And the doctors didn’t …

James Randi: Science Will Never Support Religion
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James Randi: Science Will Never Support Religion

The term “bright” I don’t much care for, but hey, we did the best we could with it. I was with Richard Dawkins in Clearwater, Florida and a few other people who brainstormed and came up with idea of having the “brights.” I think I was maybe the third or …

Does religious unbelief exist? | Dr Lois Lee | Think Kent
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Does religious unbelief exist? | Dr Lois Lee | Think Kent

Hi, I’m Lois Lee and I’m a Research Fellow here at the University of Kent and I also direct the Understanding Unbelief programme and I’m going to talk today about unbelief. So, over the past 10 years there’s been growing interest in atheism and other forms of religious unbelief and …