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LOA Daily – 05.17.18

Life Experiences, Not Words, Bring About Our Knowing (from The Law of Attraction, Part IV) “Words do not teach. It is like experience that brings you your knowing … when you begin to notice that you are getting what you thinking about, then, and only then, will you want to pay attention to … your thoughts. Controlling your thoughts will …

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Visionaries – 09.19.16

  Luis Arana, senior artificial intelligence engineer for Robots Without Borders. Luis’s focus is building humanitarian AI systems and robotics to solve widespread problems in society, especially in impoverished and under-served parts of the world. We will discuss how AI and robotics will change our world. http://www.seriouswonder.com/robots-without-borders-conversation-engineer-luis-arana/ Hosted by John Lobell, we talk with visionaries – people in the arts, …

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Atheists’ self-defeating superiority: Why joining forces with religion is best for non-believers

I’ve written before about the root causes of religious conflict — in a nutshell: it is not about what many people would like you to think it’s about — but I realized recently that I had still been missing part of the picture picture, because I wasn’t accounting for what happens when people get caught up in narrowly tribalistic thinking. If there’s …

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Targeted for “looking Muslim”: The Dawkins/Harris worldview and a twisted new hypocrisy which feeds racism

One of the most obnoxious refrains you hear when you complain about Islamophobia in the United States being a form of racism is “Islam isn’t a race, it’s a religion.” It’s a nasty derailing technique that’s endorsed by luminaries such as Richard Dawkins. And it’s wrong for transparent reasons. You don’t need to look far for other examples where religion and …

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Complex Societies Evolved without Belief in All-Powerful Deity

All human societies have been shaped by religion, leading psychologists to wonder how it arose, and whether particular forms of belief have affected other aspects of evolved social structure. According to one recent view, for example, belief in a “big God”—an all-powerful, punitive deity who sits in moral judgement on our actions—has been instrumental in bringing about social and political …