Our Beliefs Develop in Circles

Have you ever wondered how your beliefs are formed? We all have worldviews that are informed by our beliefs about life. But how are our beliefs created? And by whom? In this article, I explore one possible answer offered by cognitive science. Especially its new branch of inquiry - cognitive science of religion (CSR) - …

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Technology & the Posthuman

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Spreading the Word: Your Thoughts Matter

This Friday I share with you a short video on the fascinating trait of our brain - neuroplasticity. What does it mean? In very simple terms - our brain remains flexible and constantly adapts and learns throughout our lives. I referred to this in my last article on the evolutionary science behind our belief forming …

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Could Our Beliefs Be an Evolutionary Advantage?

The current world population amounts to approximately 7,8 billion people. You, me, all of us. According to the latest estimations, roughly 85% of us feel affiliated with one of the currently practised religions. The remaining 15% do not necessarily all identify as atheists, some see themselves as agnostic or simply non-religious, having no strong views …

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Spreading the Word: On Right Decisions

This Friday I share with you a short video on the big decisions of our lives. To remain single or be in a relationship? Monogamy or several partners? To have children or not? This career path or that one? What is the right choice? How can we make the right decision? The answer offered in …

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The Subtle Power of Beauty

Beauty - in all its expressions - has the power to stop us in our tracks, make us notice what we didn't realise was there, feel what we don't know how to describe, heal wounds veiled from our minds, and reconsider the path we are following. my photo A beautiful International Women's Day to everyone! …

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Spreading the Word: What is Hermeneutics?

This Friday I share with you a short video that introduces hermeneutics. A fascinating field of philosophy as well as a method of study in the humanities, hermeneutics is all about interpretation. It brings to the fore the importance of how we interpret our experiences and that we are never really fully free (objective) of …

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Meditation on Being Lost

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