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Belief Out Of the Closet: Believing in the 21st Century | Hester Oberman | TEDxUofA

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We are not wise sapiens, but Homo Anxious. We need purpose to direct our lives. When we are scared, we regress to a more primitive part of the brain the amygdala where we construct bifurcated narratives of ‘us versus them.’ This feeds a polarization and dehumanization by othering the other; and ‘we’ always are the heroes. Ideas are beliefs, abstract imagined realities. Ideas we believe in hold power, value, and the impetus to share with others. We all believe in some big abstract idea like money, science, or God. There is no such thing as a nonbeliever. What is your idea you believe is worth spreading? Hester Oberman was mostly trained in The Netherlands (Amsterdam and Leiden) and Germany (Tuebingen), with a Ph.D in Psychology of Religion and Philosophy of Religion. She works in the Religious Studies & Classics Department, and is also affiliated with the Honors College. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Floor Van Leeuwen (6 months ago)
What is the meaning of 'Idear'.... why does she pronounce it like that... there's not an 'r' in 'idea' not even in dutch... F*cking triggered
fatma erciyas (6 months ago)
Keske altyazida olsa :)
Duggy Dugg (6 months ago)
she needs to check mel robbins
Ryan Ambrose (6 months ago)
Religion is a mental illness.
Yabba Dabba (6 months ago)
I agree. politics is a mental illness too.
kadir Kurt (6 months ago)
Türkçe alt yazı
Theeth 78 (6 months ago)
نبي ترجمه ):
W00p w00p (6 months ago)
wtf
sanjay kumar (6 months ago)
Hi friends.! What is the most important thing for a hindi medium student to speak English fluently? Give me some suggestions so that I will be able to speak English fluently.
Secret EyeSpot (6 months ago)
Dude.. dont tell us a story.. present a claim with data, and not give us the science behind your conclusion... Youre basically just telling a story without the punchline.. message Lost!
jazzman (6 months ago)
That's a big chunk of TED talks in a nutshell.
Patrick Edgar Regini (6 months ago)
A little hard to follow the speech style, but I did manage to pick out some strong ideas. Will look around for other presentations or writings. Thanks. ... I got a question Ms Oberman (or anyone who cares to answer) . Do you believe we are overdue "a leap" or "revolution" in religious believes to a new form of religious thinking ? Perhaps brought on by a need to relate better to today's cultural forms, new sufferings, errors and misreasoning, yet a higher general intelligence ?
Cerberus (6 months ago)
"When we are scared, we regress to a more primitive part of the brain the amygdala where we construct bifurcated narratives of ‘us versus them." Talking directly about trump and the GOP.
احمد بيومي (6 months ago)
I need help with my self education road especially that I am a beginner.
dev0n james (6 months ago)
so how is she trying to turn this into feminism?

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