Monday, April 23, 2012

TED Talks - Jonathan Haidt: Religion, Evolution, and the Ecstasy of Self-transcendence

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer.

His new and equally provocative book is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.

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