Ep 426 – The Spiritual (sort of) Brain (kinda) Episode that Rocked the World of All Those Who’s World it Rocked


Posted November 30th, 2017

Why do otherwise smart and intelligent people defend really bad ideas? How does our brain respond to perceived threats? What are mirror neurons? Glenn shares a kookie but fascinating video about the brain and tells a lot of stories along the way. Could this video possibly contain the seeds of answers to some of the biggest existential questions we still ask ourselves, even after a faith crisis?

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  • John

    I studied Neuroscience at BYU. Because I studied Neuroscience, I believed in evolution (it wasn’t even a question for me), I wasn’t convinced people were solely in control or responsible for their actions (e.g. you don’t choose your sexuality), I was less hard-line mormon (I believed God was far more merciful than chapel mormonism would make you think), and, most importantly for my journey out of the church, it made me very skeptical of the thoughts and feelings of “the spirit”. Thanks BYU!!!