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The Psychology of Religion – Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Professor Derose.
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  1. c4p0ne said on 07-02-2015

    +Nicole McBride
    *>> I do actually I study Psychology. The bible does not tell people to go
    and do inhumane an callous things!*

    Well the Bible certainly doesn’t tell us how to keep slaves and what to do
    with them, that’s for sure. Secondly, your psychology professor should be
    immediately fired and have his license revoked. Also, don’t imagine for a
    second that taking the *fascist* route of censoring other peoples ability
    to post will prevent the free proliferation of ideas that challenge
    incredibly misleading statements like “Religion doesn’t cause harm, people
    do”.´╗┐

  2. Eldequeel said on 07-02-2015

    Where Can I find the entire discussion?´╗┐

  3. ThePeaceableKingdom said on 07-02-2015

    at about 13:40 to about 14:20
    maybe that’s exactly why the geese do it!… don’t be such a specist! ­čśë
    .
    The title is misleading. There is nearly no discussion of the psychology
    of religion. Pinker speaks the longest, and most of his subject is the
    evolutionary fitness of certain behaviors, from a biological perspective.
    Psyches themselves, when they aren’t fictional, are ignored. Professor
    Derose at the end raises concerns of traditional philosophy, like “How can
    we construct a deductive sequence of reasoning without first premises?”
    In between we get the interesting experience of hearing Dawkins,
    prompted by Pinker’s biological theories, not repeating well rehearsed
    arguments but instead “thinking out loud,” applying his own expertise in
    biology to questions raised by Pinker, raising questions, fitting the
    pieces together in different ways, and occasionally letting his thoughts
    wander across speculative territory.
    For a few, this will be an very interesting video.´╗┐

  4. CHANNEL ONE said on 07-02-2015

    where’s the rest, i wanted to hear the answer…?´╗┐

  5. Nicole McBride said on 07-02-2015

    Religion doesn’t cause harm, people do!´╗┐

  6. Baboon A said on 07-02-2015

    Which year was recorded?´╗┐

  7. liffeyb said on 07-02-2015

    All Catholic priests know the truth that what they preach is complete and
    utter lies. also Pro Bart Erhman teaches at Chapel hill and he teaches the
    bible telling his students the lie. so there is no hope for anyone who
    doesnt go to these colleges, ignorance rules…´╗┐

  8. Sharon Hillestad said on 07-02-2015

    There is something you can know about the spiritual aspect of being human
    by studying Scientology. Man is not just a piece of meat as psychiatrist
    promote. ´╗┐

  9. Mario Pendic said on 07-02-2015

    Love Steven pinker. Religion is destructive to society. It caues so much
    harm. But it is good to understand why. Michael Shermer is another good
    psychologist´╗┐

  10. Colonel Hart said on 07-02-2015

    lol damn it cut off at the end just as Dawkins was about to ask the third
    guy a question that would have utterly pwned his argument that intuitive
    beliefs have to be given credibility because they are intuitive (in fact,
    this is a hugely reactionary position and it arguably is antiscientific at
    its core).

    Seems to me the stuff BTIIsaac is saying below is pretty New-Agey; the
    right doesn’t have a monopoly on superstition, that’s for sure. Think
    symbolically all you want, mythology is psychologically profound, dreams
    shrooms and shamanism, great stuff, but anyone who fails to draw a sharp
    epistemological line between that experience and the actual reality we
    inhabit, which is described by science, including our brains, is falling
    for a confused and deluded metaphysics – at best.´╗┐

  11. Will M said on 07-02-2015

    I’m giving a didactic on this to the next group of doctoral psychology
    interns at work. This was helpful. Thanks!´╗┐

  12. momin8888 said on 07-02-2015

    “And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Certainly, conjecture can
    be of no avail against the truth. Surely, Allah is all-aware of what they
    do.”
    The Quran (10:36)´╗┐

  13. Cognosce te Ipsum said on 07-02-2015

    Poor Pinker, hear him chop up at the voice just because of the religious
    fanatics we have alive today.´╗┐

  14. ef28 said on 07-02-2015

    Pinker and Dawkins are legends. Not familiar with the other guy.´╗┐

  15. harrisonrk said on 07-02-2015

    was gonna listen, but the quality is too low´╗┐

  16. BTIsaac said on 08-02-2015

    Before you give Pinker too much credit, please consider that this is the
    same guy who said art is pointless. Nuff said.´╗┐

  17. Neshuah1 said on 08-02-2015

    i used to think dawkins was very well articulated but im starting to think
    its just him using accent, emphasis, melody.. but maybe he didnt have time
    to prepare for the discussion´╗┐

  18. Ewa Bialkowski said on 08-02-2015
  19. Prometheus Unchained said on 08-02-2015

    Customize your message´╗┐

  20. archanth said on 08-02-2015

    Derose’s definition for intolerable skepticism could be summarized as
    skepticism that claimants can’t weasel around. ´╗┐

  21. Reporter said on 08-02-2015

    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by
    the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes
    frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning
    yourself.
    Friedrich Nietzsche´╗┐

  22. invertedlow said on 08-02-2015

    Religion is terrorism, plain and simple. Spreading your cults delusion,
    terrorism and pedophilia will never make you better than your innocent
    victims. It only makes you a pathetic pedophile terrorist like all your
    fellow gang members.´╗┐

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