Hector Garcia: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression | Reality Trip EP093

Hector Garcia: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression | Reality Trip EP093

Is it possible that our system of hierarchy, competition, and evolutionary biology led to the formation of Gods? 

Our guest this week is Hector Garcia, author of Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression, who explores how we may have created Gods in the image of how man has evolved to survive.

Kris De Meyer and Sheila Marshall: Right Between Your Ears | Reality Trip EP083

Kris De Meyer and Sheila Marshall: Right Between Your Ears | Reality Trip EP083

We sit down and talk with filmmakers Sheila Marshall and neuroscientist Kris De Mayer from the documentary Right Between Your Ears about the story of people who came to believe the prophecy of Harold Camping's May 21, 2011 end of the world prediction, and how you can learn the blind spots in your own thinking.

 

Why Our Opinions Are Not That Important | Reality Trip EP082

Why Our Opinions Are Not That Important | Reality Trip EP082

We live in a day and age where the internet has tricked us into believing that everything we think and say matters, and that the facts take a back seat to feelings.  In this episode, we talk about why that is a problem.