The fallacy of understated evidence
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The fallacy of understated evidence

Imagine you are sitting on the jury for a murder trial. It has been determined in this case that the victim died from multiple stab wounds. The prosecution introduces into evidence a receipt showing that the defendant purchased a knife just days before the attack was committed. However, the prosecutor …

How far is the edge of the universe?
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How far is the edge of the universe?

Asking how big the universe is seems like a silly question. I mean- like- it’s big. Really big. How big, you might ask? Oh, I dunno, there’s probably a ‘your momma’ joke in there somewhere, but suffice it to say that it’s ginormous. But ginormous isn’t really a scientific term- …

Why Study Systematic Theology at the University of Nottingham?
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Why Study Systematic Theology at the University of Nottingham?

[Music] Welcome to another of our ‘Why Study’ series being run by members of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. And with me today is Dr Karen Kilby who is a systematic theologian. So Karen why study systematic theology? Well to answer that I need to start by saying …

Why study Systematic Theology, with Simon Oliver
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Why study Systematic Theology, with Simon Oliver

[Music] Welcome to another of the ‘Why Study’ series of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. With me today is Dr Simon Oliver who teaches systematic theology and is a very eminent theologian in his own right. Simon, why study systematic theology? Well I should probably say something about …

5. The Well-Ordered Soul: Happiness and Harmony
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5. The Well-Ordered Soul: Happiness and Harmony

PROFESSOR: OK. So the clicker question that I want to ask you right now is–ah, shoot! This says polling closed. Now polling open. “Did you commit to turning off the internet completely?”, press one. “Did you commit to restricting your internet usage in some way?” That is, you’re keeping the …

Are We a Church or a Religious Group? • Becoming a Platform for Atheists, Christians, and more
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Are We a Church or a Religious Group? • Becoming a Platform for Atheists, Christians, and more

How’s it going everyone? I’m Nick and you are listening to the Fresh Perspective Podcast. We just got back from the 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival and were perplexed by one question that came up a few times. “Are you a church?” In this episode, I will answer that question …

Religion is Intuitive (Religion, Belief and Social Connections, Part 1)
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Religion is Intuitive (Religion, Belief and Social Connections, Part 1)

Hi, I’m Rabbi Geoff Mitelman. I’m the founding director of Sinai and Synapses, and I’m thrilled to be sitting here with two of our former Sinai and Synapses fellows, Connor Wood and Jonathan Morgan, who not only are both former Sinai and Synapses fellows, not only both went through the …

Primum Non Nocere – Religion and Healthcare
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Primum Non Nocere – Religion and Healthcare

The fact that they can’t get, receive sterilizations or abortions at a Catholic health service facility is not a form of suffering at all. As a matter of fact, that we’re protecting them from evil things that can happen to them. She said that was it a, uh, Catholic hospital …

Is Internet destroying religion?
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Is Internet destroying religion?

“Is the Internet destroying religion?” I think it is making it very difficult to be religious. I think the Internet’s helping atheists in a lot of ways. And here’s the basic reason: the one thing the Church has over you is this idea that they have some sort of knowledge, …