Midnight In The Desert — religion

Tue Jul 16 (Hour 3) - Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka - The New Age Order : UFOs, Religion, Technology

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Tue Jul 16 (Hour 3) - Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka  - The New Age Order : UFOs, Religion, Technology

Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka reveals a fascinating study of the subject of UFOs and extraterrestrials. The author traveled from the desert of New Mexico to Silicon Valley, as well as the Vatican Secret Archive and Space Observatory. She interviewed brilliant scientists who believe their innovative technologies are inspired by alien artifacts. Tonight, she shares those findings. americancosmic.com Diana Walsh Pasulka is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Her research focuses on religion and technology, including supernatural belief and its connections to digital technologies and environments.

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Taking the UFO Phenomenon Seriously — Religion, Narrative, Media and the Flying Saucer

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Taking the UFO Phenomenon Seriously — Religion, Narrative, Media and the Flying Saucer

More than half of adults and more than 75% of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life — a level rivaling belief in God! What happens (is happening) to world religions and deeply embedded social infrastructures as they face increasing pressure to adapt to new scientific understanding of consciousness and intelligence — understandings forced through technological innovation in areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence, advances in neuroscience, increased integration of psychical research and practical occultism in mainstream discourse, and most recently by the mainstream media’s heightened focus on the physical aspects of the UFO phenomenon… These are complicated questions that kind of hurt...

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Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

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Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. Were people mistaking their own internal voices—their very consciousness — for an almighty deity? And if so, how did that shape the evolution of organized religion? And what does hearing the voice of God have to do with cognitive functions, mental memories and a bicameral mind? Recently popularized by HBO's "Westworld," the theory of a bicameral mind was written in 1976 by psychologist Julian Jaynes in his book "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown...

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It’s No Mystery – Science and Religion Cannot be Reconciled

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It’s No Mystery – Science and Religion Cannot be Reconciled

While I am sure that there are many people working in scientific fields who would claim to be religious, it always seems to me that there really is a basic conflict here, rather than a “misunderstanding”. How can any ultimately “supernatural” explanation (whatever that means) for a phenomenon ever be a “scientific” answer? At what point can any dedicated scientist investigating a difficult problem decide that there is no scientific answer to it and that it can be explained only as an act of God? How would such results be presented for scientific peer review and in what terms would...

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Woman Unknowingly Prays to 'Lord of the Rings Figurine' for Years

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Woman Unknowingly Prays to 'Lord of the Rings Figurine' for Years

A great-grandmother from Brazil has accidentally been praying to a figurine of Elrond, and elf from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, after mistaking it for Saint Anthony, the late Portuguese priest and patron saint of lost things. Gabriela Brandão, a make-up artist from Florianópolis, Brazil, made this hilarious discovery last week, posting a series of photos of the Elrond figurine on Facebook. “My daughter’s great-grandmother prays to this figure of Saint Anthony every day, but looking more closely…,” she wrote. She had noticed that something wasn’t right about the figurine, so she started doing some online research. She managed...

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