The Guardian, March 13th, 2015 A new orthodoxy, led by Pinker, holds that war and violence in the developed world are declining. The stats are misleading, argues Gray – and the idea of moral progress is wishful thinking and plain wrong For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In… Continue lendo “Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war” – John GRAY
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The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct | World Science Festival
God, they say, is in the details. But could God also be in our frontal lobes? Every culture from the dawn of humankind has imagined planes of existence beyond the reach of our senses, spiritual domains that shape our Earthly experiences. Why do beliefs of the fantastic hold such powerful sway over our species? Is… Continue lendo The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct | World Science Festival
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