The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is attempting to both increase general UU membership and greatly increase racial minority membership. While the goals are admirable, the UUA’s radical approach is ill-conceived and likely to fail.
A concise examination of the eternal key questions and problems concerning intelligence and artificial intelligence. These are the questions that Alan Turing, Marvin Minsky and Hubert Dreyfus all puzzled over and debated.
How will AI and changes to human capabilities alter religion?
UU leadership does fundamental anti-democratic practices associated with authoritarian movements and totalitarian regimes.
While rejection and skepticism of science is often associated with the political Far Right, it also exists in the Far Left.
Time is one of humankind’s unanswerable mysteries.
Mysticism and spirituality involve the brain naturally if unusually functioning in particular ways. With their brains functioning differently than that of adult humans, and young children and non-human animals literally perceiving the world differently, children and non-human animals appear to be able to, if perhaps not more able to, think in spiritual ways.
Following the article ‘The relationship Between Schizophrenia and Religious Visions’, the following looks more at some other mental conditions, their relationship to society, how conditions are pathologized, and the question of if and how to pathologically categorize religious visions versus mental condition hallucinations and delusions.
The East (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) and West (Western academia, science, medicine) offer two different and illuminating approaches to the study of the mind, and are emblematic of philosophical and epistemological study of the brain. They approach the brain differently, looking at things at different levels and have their own benefits and limitations. In the end … Continue reading Eastern Versus Western Psychology
The similarity between religious visions and hallucinations and delusions of people with mental illness has long been known. Numerous mental conditions can produce mystical or spiritual experiences, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and epilepsy. This focus here is on schizophrenia.