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The Magic Sandwich Show with Andy Thomson - 8 January 2012 - Part 4

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Published on Jan 10, 2012

Some of the links referred to in this programme (more to follow):


Andy Thomson's book, "Why we believe in god(s)":
http://www.jandersonthomson.com/why-w...


The paper being discussed in part 1:
http://www.pnas.org/content/106/51/21...


Gary Marcus's book, Kluge
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547...


Daniel Kahneman's book Thinking, Fast and Slow.
http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-S...

Both deal with how our brains have a quick, reflexive part that is the dominant response, and a slower, reflective part, that contains our abilities for rational thinking. However the latter is lazy and ruled by the fast, instinctive, belief-generating part. Both are brief and well written.


Nicholas Humphrey's essay that makes the case for why children should be protected from religious indoctrination:
http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/humph...




Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onsfEl...

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHqKQ3...

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzuJiH...

Part 4
http://youtu.be/Ho1PTkD3hSI

Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdYvQH...

Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BlELX...

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