h/t: Intelligence is sexy
Socrates warned against fearing death. He thought it irrational—the fear of death causes you to believe you’re wiser than you actually are. “No body knows death; no body can tell, but it may be the greatest benefit of mankind; and yet men are afraid of it, as if they knew certainly that it were the greatest of evils,” he concluded. His real aim may have been the religious who expressed faith in an afterlife with utmost certainty, a trend still going strong today.
No mere mortal knows what occurs after death, yet that hasn’t stopped many from speculating. Though Socrates expressed unkind words toward the religious, turns out those who strongly believe in religion fear death less than the less religiously inclined—until you get to atheism, that is. A new study published in Religion, Brain & Behavior discovered a U-shaped curve toward contemplating death, with the most religious and atheists enjoying the least fear of mortality.
This was recorded in 1988. He also explains why some people who think that we should abandon science are wrong and how scientific worldview is the best.
Engineer and science advocate Bill Nye and former NFL player and science enthusiast Arian Foster sit down for a conversation about Nye’s new Netflix show, games, religion, and relativity. So sit back, relax, and prepare to have your mind blown.
In this video we investigate what Carl Jung called archetypes, explaining what they are, how they influence our lives, their relationship to symbols, and their connection to religious experiences.
h/t: Friendly Atheist