Friday, 6 January 2012

Religion and Free Thinking

I've been reading a lot lately, and one of the most interesting area I've been delving into is evolutionary psychology. Before actually reading some books, journal articles and chapter essays in a few science book, I had a very dim view of the whole discipline, but that has changed.
Here's a list of my reading so far:
Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World by Malcolm Potts
Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavor by Godfrey Miller 
Why We Believe in God: A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith by J Anderson Thomson
A chapter in Future Science: Cutting Edge Essays from the New Generation of Scientists [edited by Max Brockman
Specifically Children's Helping Hands by Felix Warnerken, pages 17-29
The Moral Life of Children by Paul Bloom [New York Times May 5, 2010]


  1. Hi Karen
    Both these guy are speaking at Conway Hall 14th Jan 2012 check it out
    If you can make it Anne and me will say hello

    See below Chris French is a professor of psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London

    Anomalistic Psychology
    The unit is based at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is part of the Department of Psychology. The research unit was set up by Professor Chris French in 2000.
    The unit, headed by Professor French, provides a focus for research activity in the area of anomalistic psychology.

    And Prof Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire, where he holds Britain's only Chair in the Public Understanding of Psychology.

  2. Karen- just noticed you started following my blog Overweening Generalist, and now that I look at what you've written, your interests, etc: I'm glad to be in your "company," in some sense of the term.