Spreading the Word: Free Will Anyone?

This Friday I share with you a short video on free will. In it, this complex topic is explored from a scientific and, ultimately, philosophical perspective. I wonder, do we all even mean the same thing when referring to free will? Could free will be a concept we use to describe an evolutionary adaptation that …

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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: Are We Really That Special?

This Friday I share with you a short video on our, human, origins. Lately I have been noticing how much undetected bias there is in our high regard of our own uniqueness, cognitive faculties, creativity etc. It helps to put things into perspective. To put our perceived specialness into perspective. To remind ourselves what a …

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