Monday, June 08, 2009

HEARING VOICES AT THE RIGHT TIME



Stanford anthropology professor Robert Sapolsky's brilliant exegesis on religious ritual, shamanism and the sacred teachings of the soul. Long but worth every moment.

Over at boingboing Cory Doctorow says:

Stanford's Robert Sapolsky, one of the most interesting anthropologists I've heard lecture, gives us 90 minutes on the evolutionary basis for literal religious belief, "metamagical thinking," schizotypal personality and so on, explaining how evolutionarily, the mild schizophrenic expression we called "schizotypal personality" has enjoyed increased reproductive opportunities.

Doctorow also suggests the following interesting links:




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