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DISCUSSION: WILL RELIGION ALWAYS BE AROUND??

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Will Religion always be with us?  

Religion is certainly in decline.  A recent Huffington Post article writes that atheism is on the rise as religion ‘declines worldwide’.  However, some neuroscientists and others talk of things such as a God Gene being found.

Will some spiritual otherwordly beliefs always be popular?  Will God always be a topic of debate?  What makes it so innate, universal and eternal?

Or is religion a phase of human history?  One that will be replaced by reason and science based worldviews.  Or something else?  If so how much longer do you think religion might be around?

Let us know below!!

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DISCUSSION: USELESS SCIENCE? YOUR COMMENTS ON MARS

So, Mars.  Pretty awesome, right?

But what good does landing on the planet do for those still here on Earth?  Sure there will be some benefits in material standard of living and well-being that result for our children.  And there might be some low hanging fruits we’ll pick in our lifetime.

But let’s say only the next generation will reap those rewards.  Does that mean the landing has no meaning or value for you and me?

Looking over my Facebook feed and various headlines of articles it seems that a lot of people running around and alive today think it is pretty important.  But why?

Well that is a question we’d like to ask you, reader: If landing on Mars doesn’t effect your material quality of life, why is it still important?  What intangibles can we reap now?

*via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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RU PROFESSOR, TED TALK ON THE SOUL & SCIENCE

Check out and rate Professor Dan Ogilvie’s funny and intimately engaging new TED Talk speech!

Although a materialist, Ogilvie has been leading a research team at Rutgers University called the Soul Searching Project.  The project has been investigating a wide range of interdisciplinary questions on what people believe about the soul.

As TED describes the talk,

Rutgers University Professor of Psychology Daniel Ogilvie is researching what causes people to believe in souls and the afterlife.

But as atheists and materialists, why should we care about the soul and (more…)

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