Video Reviews

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Neuroscience

 
Self and Neuroscience from an Indian Philosopher's Perspective.
 
 

Vishal Mangalwadi

Revelation Movement
1605 East Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, CA 91104

Presented to the Christian Neuroscience Society, November 13, 2011.

Rigorous Indian thinkers have taken two opposite views of the self. The Hindus have taught that the human self is the ultimate reality – Brahma or God. Whereas, the Buddhist sages have assumed that there is no self – neither divine, nor human. Both views are based on reasoning but justified by mystical experience. Western philosophers have also moved in similar directions. Vishal Mangalwadi, an Indian author, philosopher and social reformer who was born and raised in India, will discuss the rationale behind these opposing views. Having studied philosophy in universities and Hindu ashrams, he will elucidate and contrast Eastern and Western ideas of the self and how they relate to a naturalistic view of neuroscience and the ideas of a philosopher, such as Teilhard de Chardin. He will argue that these are two self-defeating philosophical views and that mainstream western civilization was built on the biblical idea, taught by St. Augustine and others, that the finite human self is real, responsible, and immortal.

 
Self and Neuroscience.

Evolution

 
Darwin’s Doubt
 
 

Darwin’s Doubt: Can Naturalistically Evolved Human Minds
Be Trusted to Yield True Beliefs About Reality.

Presented to CNS on November 15, 2010 by: Mr. Ken Samples, MA. Reasons to Believe, Glendora, CA 91740

A reflective person by nature, Charles Darwin initially had doubts about his proposed theory of evolution. Darwin worried about the philosophical implications of his biological theory. One of the areas in particular that bothered Darwin was whether an evolved human mind could be trusted to produce reliable truth about reality. This lecture by professor Kenneth Samples proposes that atheistic, evolutionary naturalism faces three potential defeaters in its attempt to explain humankind’s rational faculties in general and truth about reality in particular.

This is a PowerPoint video of the lecture. The PowerPoint slides begin to change 3 minutes into the lecture.

 
Darwin’s Doubt: Can Naturalistically Evolved Human Minds Be Trusted to Yield True Beliefs About Reality?

Intelligent Design

 
Conception to birth — visualized
 
 

Alexander Tsiaras presents some amazing images of fetal development.

 
Conception to birth — visualized

Atheism

 
Lennox Vs. Dawkins Debate - Has Science Buried God?
 
 

Lennox Vs. Dawkins Debate - Has Science Buried God?

Oxford Museum of Natural History hosts this fascinating and controversial debate on the existence of God. Professor John Lennox explains how science points to an intelligent creator and Richard Dawkins offers a counterargument. It is worth your while to carefully listen to this debate, since these two individuals are well acquainted with the pros and cons of the arguments for theism.

 
Lennox Vs. Dawkins Debate - Has Science Buried God?