Jonathan Haidt: Religion, Evolution, and the Ecstasy of Self-Transcendence (Video)

Via TED Talks:

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.

  • Simiantongue

    Extroverts, heh. Funny lot. 

  • Bobbie Jean Pentecost

    Eh, I don’t really care about TED so much any longer. It’s basically a lot of feel-good blither-blather that doesn’t accomplish much. I could be talked out of that opinion but I’d need to see some hard facts to prove that TED isn’t just a bunch of same-y “YOU’RE SPECIAL” and “OOH. LOOK AT THIS NEAT THING” chanting mantra Chicken Soup for the Soul nonsense. 

    • Andrew

      So, no thoughts about the actual content of the video.