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Spectrums Project: Can liberals and conservatives do church together?

In the fall semester of 2012, the Boston University School of Theology held a lecture on the Spectrums Project, an initiative for investigating the liberal-conservative distinction in religion. Some of today's most exciting findings on ideology, religion, and belief are in the video of that night's lecture, including short talks by Wesley Wildman, Stephen Chapin Garner, Aimee Radom, and Connor Wood. Video courtesy of BUniverse, Boston University's public forum for videos and lectures.

Patrick McNamara: How Are Humans Unique?

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on whether humans are unique. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: What Are Selves?

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on what "selves" are. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: What Causes Religious Belief?

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on what causes religious belief. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: How Belief Systems Work

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on how belief systems work. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: Religion without God?

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on what we can say about religion without talking about God. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: Does Evolutionary Psychology Undermine Religion?

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on whether evolutionary psychology undermines religion. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Mind? (Part II)

<>Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on whether evolutionary psychology can explain the mind. This is the second part of a two-part interview. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Mind? (Part I)

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on whether evolutionary psychology can explain the mind. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: When Brains Go Bad

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on what we can learn from brain disorders. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: The New Science of Dreaming

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on the new science of dreaming. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: Why Sleep?

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on why we sleep. See the video here.

Patrick McNamara: The Secrets of Sleep

Closer to Truth is a PBS television program hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn that focuses on the big questions of consciousness, the nature of the cosmos, and God. Recently, Dr. Patrick McNamara, co-founding director of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, was interviewed for Closer to Truth on the secrets of sleep. See the video here.

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