Sunday, June 13, 2010

God On My Mind...

I've just discovered BBC's God On My Mind on YouTube. I missed the two programmes when they were on radio 4 but pleased to see that someone had the foresight to host them on YouTube.

Matthew Taylor discovers what the latest scientific research can tell us about the human need for religion the first programmes asks whether a belief in supernatural powers gave our ancestors an evolutionary advantage? (here).

The second explores what happens in the brain during religious experiences? If magnetism can produce visions, then what price mysticism and meditation? What's the difference between sainthood and schizophrenia? And why are many believers convinced that God speaks to them in their dreams? (here).

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