September 26, 2013
A Walk In The Park with Dr Harvey Whitehouse Whitehouse, director of Oxford University’s Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, explains why he thinks simplistic arguments about religion’s value and function in society are mistaken. (Part I)
July 31, 2013
Dr Ara Norenzayan, social psychologist at the University of British Columbia, outlines his and his colleagues’ research program on studying the links between religion and cooperation in large groups.
July 9, 2013
What does archaeology tell us about religion? Dr. Lars Foeglin of the University of Arizona introduces how academics who study ancient societies and artifacts approach religion and what it means for people’s lives.
July 9, 2013
Why do people engage in painful, costly, and even dangerous religious rituals? Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas, director of Masaryk University’s LEVYNA Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion, draws on fieldwork in Mauritius to explain.
July 8, 2013
#220 Community Specific Science – This week, we’re looking at the ways that science and medicine impact specific communities. We’ll speak to biologist and science educator Danielle N. Lee about the state of science journalism at media sources that serve minority audiences. Microbiologist and public health researcher Rebecca Kreston explains why (and how) some diseases […]
June 3, 2013
Jonathan Phillips (Yale University) and Joe Henrich (University of British Columbia) were recently on The Mind Report, discussing WEIRDness, the markets and morality, and religion.
May 13, 2013
Edward Slingerland, Joseph Bulbulia, and Armin Geertz on the Cultural Evolution of Religion.
February 21, 2013
Ara Norenzayan (UBC) and Joshua Knobe (Yale) were recently on Bloggingheads.tv, talking about the public perception of atheists.
December 23, 2012
Deadly riots in several Muslim countries have been sparked by a video, posted on Youtube, that ridicules the prophet Mohammad. To talk about the role of religion in the unrest, Rebecca spoke with UBC Professor Edward Slingerland. [more]