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Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011

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Alan H
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Re: Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011

#2 Post by Alan H » October 23rd, 2019, 12:25 am

Not sure what his point was - it sounded mostly like gobbledegook pseudo science. You may find this discussion of a quote from Einstein he used interesting: Einstein’s Misquote on the Illusion of Feeling Separate from the Whole – Thy Mind, O Human.

There are some pretty dubious TED talks but you have to be even more careful with TEDx ones!
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Re: Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011

#3 Post by Compassionist » October 24th, 2019, 9:35 am

Alan H wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 12:25 am
Not sure what his point was - it sounded mostly like gobbledegook pseudo science. You may find this discussion of a quote from Einstein he used interesting: Einstein’s Misquote on the Illusion of Feeling Separate from the Whole – Thy Mind, O Human.

There are some pretty dubious TED talks but you have to be even more careful with TEDx ones!
Thank you for this. The talk suggests that we are beings of energy which lasts forever and transcends our physical body. I am not convinced that we have an immortal soul which survives the death of our body. There are two classes of religions. Class one teaches that we reincarnate based on karma. Class two teaches that we go to heaven or hell based on belief and/or work. Neither are proven with incontrovertible evidence Some people say that Near-Death-Experiences prove the existence of immortal souls but the research is not convincing but I am open to new data.

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