Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology (60)

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Romantic love isn't love, it's obsession

To me, real love is wanting what's best for another, even if it's not what you want for yourself. I think there are two primary examples of…

Started by Unseen

40 Mar 22, 2013

Russia 2045

Came across this recently, haven't seen any mention of it on here: http://2045.com/ "In February of 2012 the first Global Future 2045 Congr…

Started by Henry Flood

6 Feb 22, 2013
Reply by Bob MacVay

The God Gene .. Is Religion a Neurological Phenomenon?

What is the god gene? Well, the god gene hypothesis proposes that a specific gene (vesicular mono amine transporter 2) predisposes humans…

Started by Codie L Miller

7 Feb 7, 2013
Reply by hank scorpio

Atheists, are you introverted or extroverted?

For a long time people that know me have been telling me they think I may suffer from depression and/or anxiety.  So much so that I began t…

Started by erik112358

129 Dec 9, 2012
Reply by James Cox

Life Beyond Death

We probably all heard of Doctor Eben Alexander by now, the neuroscientist who now believes in heaven. For reference http://www.lifebeyondde

Started by Umbra

27 Nov 28, 2012
Reply by Tiffany Willoughby

Out-of-body experience while braindead/brain surgery?

Hi! I'm currently living with some relatives. They're not religious, but I guess you could call them spiritual. Recently, I've discussed li…

Started by Ingrid S

1 Nov 28, 2012
Reply by Oldgoldtop

twelve step programs and atheism

I know there's a good deal of animosity toward xA (Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, et cetera anonymous...) programs in our communi…

Started by Barry Eckert

6 Nov 9, 2012
Reply by Glen C. Smith

An Atheists view of the 12-steps

I am a long-time clinician that specializes in the treatment of addictive disorders.  I am looking for input from members in this communi…

Started by Todd

23 Oct 3, 2012

Why be sex-positive?

Can you explain why people assume that it's good to be sex-positive? Why be sex-positive instead of sex-skeptical and/or sex-ambivalent? Is…

Started by prude

53 Jun 7, 2012
Reply by Gerard Wood

Are religion and faith built around the placebo effect?

I had the thought a few days ago in church (I was dragged there, no choice) that the whole idea of faith is just psychological. People thin…

Started by Kevin Rossiter

1 May 31, 2012
Reply by Jacob

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