A Broad & Humble Mind

One of the most frustrating facets of ‘Cultural Christianity’, where there is a remnant of belief and a minimal adherence at best, is that it often leads people to become intellectually incurious.  In such an environment doctrines and dogmas go unchallenged, and key tenets of the faith are accepted without question and go unexamined. I … More A Broad & Humble Mind

Understanding Psychopathy

The word ‘psychopath’ strikes terror into the hearts of most of us.  We associate psychopathy with wildly deviant and criminal behaviour.  But are we correct to do so? Not necessarily claim the experts. Psychopathy is a personality disorder associated with shallow emotions, a lack of empathy/guilt, coldheartedness, egocentricity, superficial charm and manipulativeness, among a plethora of other traits. As such, it is … More Understanding Psychopathy

Why Might Our Minds Be Better Suited to Religion Than to Science?

According to Robert McCauley, the William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor and the director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University: Religion involves cognitive representations and cognitive processing that come naturally to human minds, while science traffics in radically counterintuitive representations and in forms of cognitive processing whose acquisition and mastery require disciplined … More Why Might Our Minds Be Better Suited to Religion Than to Science?