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  1. The Case for God: Karen Armstrong at St Paul’s Cathedral

    Karen Armstrong, acclaimed author and religious scholar, speaks at St Paul’s Cathedral on the topic of her book The Case for God as part of the St Paul’s Forum autumn series of events.

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  2. Karen Armstrong on Religion and The Charter for Compassion

    We are joined today by the religious historian and best-selling author Karen Armstrong who has been described as "arguably the most lucid, wide-ranging and consistently interesting religion writer today" (Wikipedia). She is perhaps best known for her books on comparative religion, including A History of God, A Short History of Myth and The Spiral Staircase. Her work focuses on commonalities of the major religions, such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule and her latest book Fields of Blood challenges the notion that the wars are generally caused by religion. She received the TED prize in 2008 which was the impetus for the creation of The Charter for Compassion, a document which urges the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion. She’s going to talk to us today about religion, the Charter for Compassion and how they might relate to the Middle Way.

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  3. Science vs God: Bryan Enderle at TEDxUCDavis

    Bryan Enderle grew up in Modesto, CA though he now lives in Davis, CA with his wife, Peggy, and son, Isaac. Bryan received two BS degrees, in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; an MA in Theology; and an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering. Personally, he enjoys grappling with the topics of theology and science, both as individual and intersecting topics. Without arguing one way or the other, Enderle uses modern science to make certain fantastic aspects of a modern God more plausible. In doing so he creates a space where science and religion can coexist.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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  4. This is Your Brain on God | Michael Ferguson | TEDxSaltLakeCity

    Can science give us insights into age-old questions about religion? In this talk, Dr. Michael Ferguson describes the study he and his team conducted on believing Mormons when they reported to "feel the Spirit," a central event in Mormon worship. What they found might surprise both believers and skeptics.

    Michael Ferguson is inspired by questions about human brains and the gods they adore. His research program examines the intersections of culture and brain through the lenses of cutting-edge fMRI methods and cognitive neuroscience. Most recently, he is conducting interdisciplinary work with philosophy of mind to analytically describe intelligence. As a graduate student at the University of Utah’s department of bioengineering, he, his committee chair, and co-investigators designed and executed a first-of- its-kind fMRI study, looking at the brain activity of returned missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while the research participants were involved in acts of religious worship and devotion. Michael and his husband were the first same-sex couple legally married in the state of Utah, and they retain a major portion of their heart and love in Salt Lake City. They currently live in upstate New York, the spiritual cradle of their native faith.

    This talk was given at a TEDx…

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  5. A scientific defense of spiritual & religious faith | Tony Jack | TEDxCLE

    Dr. Tony Jack explores the question of whether or not a Scientist can be religious in his 2015 TEDxCLE talk.

    Anthony Jack has a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Oxford University, and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from University College London. He then trained in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London and the Dept. of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis Medical School. Since 2007 he has been leading the Brain, Mind and Consciousness lab at Case Western Reserve University. In 2014 Dr Jack also became the Research Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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  6. When God Talks Back | Tanya Luhrmann | TEDxStanford

    Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann’s research on the Evangelical relationship with God has lead to astonishing discoveries about those who say they hear God speak to them, literally. For some, this intimate relationship with God includes putting out an extra cup of coffee for Him. Luhrmann explores how rational, sensible people of faith experience the presence of an invisible being and sustain that belief in an environment of skepticism.

    Tanya Marie Luhrmann is the Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department. Luhrmann’s work focuses on the way that objects without material presence come to seem real to people, and the way that ideas about the mind affect mental experience. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and received a John Guggenheim Fellowship award in 2007. When God Talks Back was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. It also was awarded the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for the best book in religion, from the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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  7. In Comedy Writing, Fear The ‘Bono’s’ And ‘Nakamura’ : NPR

    Melissa Block talks to Bill Prady, executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, about the terms of trade from the world of comedy writing like Nakamura, blow and button.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/11/05/361820803/in-comedy-writing-fear-the-bonos-and-nakamura

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  8. Neil deGrasse Tyson Replies to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

    In April 2015, the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson accepted the National Academy of Science’s most prestigious award. His brilliant acceptance speech makes the argument for ensuring that science plays a big role in policymaking. Inspired by the short and eloquent Gettysburg Address, Dr. Tyson makes his case in just 272 words.

    Learn more at http://www.gatesnotes.com

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  9. Smári McCarthy: From the Panama Papers to the Pirate Party

    As co-founder of Iceland’s prominent Pirate Party and inventor of Liquid Democracy, McCarthy examines the way technology is opening governance structures and creating participatory democracies by breaking the story of the Panama Papers. McCarthy shares a first person account of how the investigation behind the Panama Papers came out of a new movement for collaborative and distributed journalism involving more than 400 reporters working together in secret for over a year.

    Read Institute for the Future’s blog post about Smári’s talk here: http://www.iftf.org/future-now/article-detail/smari-mccarthy-a-pirate-who-goes-after-corporate-criminal-ships/

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  10. Ellen Langer — Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness | On Being

    Social psychologist Ellen Langer defines mindfulness with counterintuitive simplicity: the simple act of actively noticing things — with a result of increased health, competence, and happiness.

    http://www.onbeing.org/program/ellen-langer-science-of-mindlessness-and-mindfulness/6332

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