Here is one of the best TED talks videos have seen in a long time. It is titled Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence and is
given by Psychologist Jonathan Haidt.
Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to
lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer.
Please don't be put off by the
word 'evolution', haidt leaves the door open for the Spiritual in his talk, so it's one of those rare moments when athiests and the religious can both
take something away with them from it.
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The last 3 minutes of the talk are realy quite excellent, watch right to the end
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