All Videos Tagged mind (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-11-24T22:49:10Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=mind&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Tom Clark - Skepticism and Free Will | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-29:2182797:Video:1840710 2012-01-29T07:26:24.159Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/tom-clark-skepticism-and-free-will-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/XJ0MBC5m9F6PZ*xXboX3ZaJh8edVJMrY*VKAcH4*nLDtWGo2FIiHJFpxk2kxMaLhL7nkl-eJWyo6C-7P-pFfcUWNLsPw-6Bt/726441604.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Tom Clark discusses his skepticism of the concept of free will, which he bases in the naturalistic view of the self resulting from research in the cognitive neurosciences and philosophy. He explores reasons why the skeptics community may be reticent to take on the issue. He explains contra-causal free will, and how it is different than freedom. He talks about… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/tom-clark-skepticism-and-free-will-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/XJ0MBC5m9F6PZ*xXboX3ZaJh8edVJMrY*VKAcH4*nLDtWGo2FIiHJFpxk2kxMaLhL7nkl-eJWyo6C-7P-pFfcUWNLsPw-6Bt/726441604.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Tom Clark discusses his skepticism of the concept of free will, which he bases in the naturalistic view of the self resulting from research in the cognitive neurosciences and philosophy. He explores reasons why the skeptics community may be reticent to take on the issue. He explains contra-causal free will, and how it is different than freedom. He talks about the implications of adopting a thorough-going naturalism that advances free will skepticism, and what such a view means for our views of moral responsibility, crime and punishment, and our legal system, and also for the best strategies to advance the skeptical approach to fact claims. And he describes ways that the skeptics community may begin to address the issue of free will more directly. Deirdre Barrett - Supernormal Stimuli | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-22:2182797:Video:1831927 2012-01-22T11:01:43.822Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/deirdre-barrett-supernormal-stimuli-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/uM75HMMnAVDh2JcnFVy3qZKUe3Xzb9xGs*qxkgMfQL5ybDc48g9PnYxzNEDM3ggxkrvYcQiSQg53Gz1hEyKwWQdb-R9tHpcv/798733553.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Deirdre Barrett talks about supernormal stimuli, which are exaggerated versions of natural stimuli to which there are existing instinctual responses. She discusses how our evolved instincts are overwhelmed by technological advances and other facets of modern society. She explores how pornography, unhealthy diets, and even the quest for nuclear energy as… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/deirdre-barrett-supernormal-stimuli-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/uM75HMMnAVDh2JcnFVy3qZKUe3Xzb9xGs*qxkgMfQL5ybDc48g9PnYxzNEDM3ggxkrvYcQiSQg53Gz1hEyKwWQdb-R9tHpcv/798733553.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Deirdre Barrett talks about supernormal stimuli, which are exaggerated versions of natural stimuli to which there are existing instinctual responses. She discusses how our evolved instincts are overwhelmed by technological advances and other facets of modern society. She explores how pornography, unhealthy diets, and even the quest for nuclear energy as opposed to wind or solar energy are supernormal stimuli. And she explains how undue credulity in the supernatural and the paranormal may be a function of our natural instincts to believe becoming overrun by supernormal stimuli.<br /> <br /> Also, in this week's edition of the Honest Liar, we consider the similarities between a streetside scam artist and a billion dollar Ponzi schemer. A Thought Experiment tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-15:2182797:Video:1822386 2012-01-15T02:28:36.524Z George hawkins http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/gphhawkins <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/a-thought-experiment"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/vKABSA7L5uZNquCTBhqc2R-immbaDhrvIWtDCgaJMlYv6AdahTVbybHqnb7RZJdnKvgYUQRXPCzF98NDzipOey7Q09qPcmB-/575422503.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Imagine that you are on a trolley that is barreling down the tracks extremely fast towards six people who are tied onto the tracks. Now imagine that there is a lever on your left side next to you and that lever makes the train switch onto another track which only has one person tied to that track.<br></br> You can then either pull the lever, switching the trolley onto the other track that… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/a-thought-experiment"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/vKABSA7L5uZNquCTBhqc2R-immbaDhrvIWtDCgaJMlYv6AdahTVbybHqnb7RZJdnKvgYUQRXPCzF98NDzipOey7Q09qPcmB-/575422503.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Imagine that you are on a trolley that is barreling down the tracks extremely fast towards six people who are tied onto the tracks. Now imagine that there is a lever on your left side next to you and that lever makes the train switch onto another track which only has one person tied to that track.<br /> You can then either pull the lever, switching the trolley onto the other track that only has the one person tied to it, killing the person. Or you can do nothing, allowing the trolley to kill the six people.<br /> The Utilitarian would say, "I switch the trolley to the new track, because it's better to kill one person than to kill six." The non-utilitarian will say, "I leave the trolley to kill the six, because at least then I am not morally at fault."<br /> The main ethical question is: "Is there a difference between killing a person and letting a person die?"<br /> <br /> Website:<br /> <a href="http://www.tinyurl.com/65psa2j">http://www.tinyurl.com/65psa2j</a><br /> (<a href="http://www.gphhawkinsrationalistsociety.weebly.com/">http://www.gphhawkinsrationalistsociety.weebly.com/</a>)<br /> <br /> My Facebook Page:<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gphhawkins/246909378669578">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gphhawkins/246909378669578</a><br /> <br /> Podcast:<br /> <a href="http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gphhawkins">http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gphhawkins</a><br /> <br /> Tweet with me:<br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/gphhawkins">http://www.twitter.com/gphhawkins</a><br /> <br /> Blogtv:<br /> <a href="http://www.blogtv.com/people/gph_hawkins">http://www.blogtv.com/people/gph_hawkins</a> Why would you believe that a mind can exist without a brain? - The Atheist Experience #738 tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-12-07:2182797:Video:1773756 2011-12-07T22:50:52.349Z Matt Dittloff http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/MattDittloff <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/why-would-you-believe-that-a-mind-can-exist-without-a-brain-the"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Y0sUOM1Lgb3J0Pdc88DIHmsuMATZO-G1D-KXrG1k5wRcwDx-ty1igUmMhXtCceVb7A0SbFb-Oe9UAoOH2deoIqPj8S075NHC/526234705.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This is a clip from episode 738 of "The Atheist Experience" TV show Watch the TV show at <a href="http://www.atheist-experience.com/">http://www.atheist-experience.com/</a> Or watch episode 738 at… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/why-would-you-believe-that-a-mind-can-exist-without-a-brain-the"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Y0sUOM1Lgb3J0Pdc88DIHmsuMATZO-G1D-KXrG1k5wRcwDx-ty1igUmMhXtCceVb7A0SbFb-Oe9UAoOH2deoIqPj8S075NHC/526234705.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This is a clip from episode 738 of "The Atheist Experience" TV show Watch the TV show at <a href="http://www.atheist-experience.com/">http://www.atheist-experience.com/</a> Or watch episode 738 at http://bl... Andy Thomson and Lone Frank, MSF/Doctors without Borders charity event tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-10-01:2182797:Video:1677100 2011-10-01T06:00:56.633Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/andy-thomson-and-lone-frank-msf-doctors-without-borders-charity"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/WpTgPTBB88KIy*dMjWyNCMyMxUJOLzyg01OircMYyoRvF9aUb9lhupZZKAYTdFSntMRsM1lpuqvH-HSBkaUViHKksSQcaBOa/541919737.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The donation pages are still open and can be found here.<br></br> <br></br> First Giving:<br></br> <a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/dpr-jones/doctorswithoutborders">http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/dpr-jones/doctorswithoutborders</a><br></br> <br></br> Just Giving:…<br></br> <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/andy-thomson-and-lone-frank-msf-doctors-without-borders-charity"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/WpTgPTBB88KIy*dMjWyNCMyMxUJOLzyg01OircMYyoRvF9aUb9lhupZZKAYTdFSntMRsM1lpuqvH-HSBkaUViHKksSQcaBOa/541919737.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The donation pages are still open and can be found here.<br /> <br /> First Giving:<br /> <a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/dpr-jones/doctorswithoutborders">http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/dpr-jones/doctorswithoutborders</a><br /> <br /> Just Giving:<br /> <a href="http://www.justgiving.com/DPR-Jones">http://www.justgiving.com/DPR-Jones</a>