This blog reports new ideas and work on mind, brain, and behavior - as well as random curious stuff
MINDBLOG WEB LECTURES:
“Upstairs/Downstairs in our Brain - What's running our show? - Univ. Wisc. Chaos Seminar Series, Sept. 9, 2014
Making our Brains Younger - 15 min lecture to senior group, Feb., 2014
“Are you holding your breath?” - Structures of arousal and calm - Univ. Wisc. Chaos Seminar Series, May 8, 2012
Making Minds - Evolving and Constructing the "I" Univ. Wisc. Evolution Seminar Series, April 28, 2011
Istanbul Cognitive Neuroscience meeting lecture, May, 2010: Who wants to know? - The Nature of our Subjective "I"
INTRODUCTORY WEB LECTURES:
The Beast Within
MindStuff: A guide for the the curious user
Mindstuff - Bonbons for the curious user
MindStuff: a user's guide
Sam Harris doesn't like the idea. Neither do I.
Yeah, I don't like it one bit either. What do we really know about this former "head of the Human Genome Project" and his beliefs. As scientists, it is best we be completely intolerant of those who hold any sort of religious belief. I mean, how would we feel if our life's work was no longer belittled by those considering themselves religious. Science and religion cannot coexist (with the exception of Francis Collins) and they both have so much to do with one another. Play it safe--remain intolerant to religion!!!
Opinions about the existence of God are not verifiable by scientific method. Of course, neither are opinions about the non-existence of God. If a rigorous scientist can deny God's existence, a rigorous scientist can affirm it. As the old adage goes, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.