• Reductionism

    A short introduction to the concepts of reductionism and emergence in philosophy and science, with their profound implications for human phenomena such as free will, consciousness, and morality.

    published: 10 Oct 2012
  • Holism & Reductionism

    Follow along with the course eBook: https://goo.gl/sWUF5j See the full course: http://complexitylabs.io/coursesHolism and reductionism represent two paradigms or worldviews within science and philosophy that provide fundamentally different accounts as how to best view, interpret and reason about the world around us. Reductionism places an emphasis on the constituent parts of a system, while holism places an emphasis on the whole system. Twitter: https://goo.gl/Nu6Qap Facebook: https://goo.gl/ggxGMT LinkedIn:https://goo.gl/3v1vwF

    published: 25 Sep 2016
  • The Reductionist Delusion

    Please watch this video in fullscreen and high-definition (1080p) for the optimal viewing experience. --- Is life really a game of pinball? Are human actions merely the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance? This view has been adopted by some of the leading scientists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. However, is it a hypothesis truly scientific? Does the data taken from both experimental science and real life experience support such a claim or does it point to a different conclusion? The Reductionist Delusion presents a critical look, from the position of commonsense illustrated using statistical mathematics, at the theoretical position that all life's actions are the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance. --- This video is licensed under CC BY...

    published: 30 Apr 2014
  • 21. Chaos and Reductionism

    (May 19, 2010) Professor Robert Sapolsky gives what he calls "one of the most difficult lectures of the course" about chaos and reductionism. He references a book that he assigned to his students. This lecture focuses on reduction science and breaking things down to their component parts in order to understand them best. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford Department of Biology: http://biology.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford

    published: 01 Feb 2011
  • How Reductionism Uncovered Secrets of Long-term and Short-term Memory | Eric Kandel

    A powerful scientific method of observation has helped scientists understand the brain. That method closely parallels Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel's journey to make his most famous discoveries. Kandel's latest book is "Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures" (https://goo.gl/z9xUXK). Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/eric-kandel-on-reductionism-and-the-biology-of-memory Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - What reductionism allows you to do is to take a complex problem and focus on one component of it and try to understand it in some detail. And sometimes you can just do it by focusing on one component, other times it requir...

    published: 26 Oct 2016
  • Robert McCauley on cognitive science and reductionism

    Philosopher of science Robert McCauley, Director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Culture at Emory University, interviewed at LEVYNA.

    published: 09 Nov 2013
  • Philosophy of Science with Hilary Putnam

    Bryan Magee and Hilary Putnam discuss some of the basic issues in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mathematics including the nature of scientific knowledge, methodology, demarcation, objectivity, the notion of truth (the correspondence theory), inductive logic, reductionism, the fact-value dichotomy, materialism, and various other things... Hilary Putnam was an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist who was a central figure in analytic philosophy. He made important contributions to many fields, including logic, philosophy of mind, mathematics, philosophy of language, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. I recommend Putnam's work. You can read his book "Reason, Truth, and History" online here: https://ia902606.us.archive.org/23/items/HilaryPutna...

    published: 09 Nov 2015
  • Reductionism

    Find out more http://www.TimFreke.com A short clip of philosopher Tim Freke talking about reductionism in science and spirituality.

    published: 09 Jun 2015
  • Reductionism Meaning

    Video shows what reductionism means. an approach to studying complex systems or ideas by reducing them to a set of simpler components. Reductionism is a philosophical position which holds that a complex system is nothing but the sum of its parts, and that an account of it can be reduced to accounts of individual constituents. This can be said of objects, phenomena, explanation, theories, and meanings. Reductionism strongly reflects a certain perspective on causality. In a reductionist framework, the phenomena that can be explained completely in terms of relations between other more fundamental phenomena, are called "epiphenomena". Often there is an implication that the epiphenomenon exerts no causal agency on the fundamental phenomena that explain it. Reductionism does not preclude the exi...

    published: 26 Apr 2015
  • Philosophy of Colour 2.1 - Reductionism 1

    This video examines colour reductionism, which holds that colours are reducible to standard physical properties. I focus mainly on Alex Byrne and David Hilbert's proposal that colours are surface spectral reflectances. I then examine how metamerism poses a challenge to colour reductionism. (The next video will deal with further objections to reductionism.)

    published: 06 Jun 2016
  • The limitations of using reductionism in biology (Chaos theory)

    Brilliant lecture about chaos theory and the butterfly effect.

    published: 06 Aug 2013
  • Theology and Scientific Reductionism

    Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Paul Louis Metzger (Professor of Theology of Culture, Multnomah University and Seminary) Dr. Steven Kolmes (Chair of Science, University of Portland) Derrick Peterson (M.Div.T.S., Th.M.) Dr. Sarah Gall (Chair of Biology, Multnomah University) Sharad Yadav (Pastor of Bread and Wine Church, Portland) Dr. David Wilson (Adjunct Professor of Theology, George Fox University)

    published: 08 Jun 2017
  • Limits of science and scientific method, alternatives to reductionism George Ellis, 2004 Templeton Prize winner

    published: 08 Jul 2009
  • Lecture 3 Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

    published: 10 Sep 2015
  • Kazza explains reductionism.AVI

    Karen explains reductionism which is part of the Issues, debates and approaches section of the A2 specification. Remember you need to watch this and understand it in order to take part in your Psychology lesson so watch it as many times as you need.

    published: 21 Jun 2010
  • The New World Order Religion of Authoritative Psyentific Materialistic Reductionism

    Psyentocracy is the worship of "psyentism" based on faith in mythematics, materialistic reductionism and faith in the so-called theorists (guessers) who are considered to be the media promoted and hyped to the extreme saints of this mind control religion falsely called science. This demonic psyence is owned by control freaks, aka tptb and their new world order slave paradigm. What is practiced in academia is the mind controlled version of science owned and authored by the jesuit and zionist masonic illuminati, which is more correctly termed "psyentocracy.. This slave psyence has been forced upon humanity as a way of eliminating the Creator from its Creation and placing the stooges considered geniuses by this system of mind control in places of authority where they receive endless praise...

    published: 25 Apr 2015
  • Re: Scientific Reductionism

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    published: 04 Apr 2009
  • Eric Kandel: Unconscious Decision Making

    Nobel-Prize winning neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel describes new research which hints at the possibility of a biological basis to the unconscious mind. Eric Kandel: Reductionism acknowledges from the outset that I'm not looking at the whole picture; I'm only looking at part of the picture. But the reason I'm doing that is because I really want to understand that. Looking at the whole picture is too complicated. So, when Harvey was trying to understand how the body works, he focused in on the heart and he realized that the function of the heart is not to serve as the soul, but to serve as a muscular pump that pushes blood around the circulation.  So I know that your heart and my heart is not the seat of my soul or your soul; it's a pump.  Does that make it any less magical?  Do I have less ...

    published: 07 Jun 2012
  • Limits of Scientific Psychology | Nick Brown | TEDxRhodes

    A very informative and critical view on the virtues and vices of social sciences on the course to understanding ourselves and others by Nick Brown, the unconventional psychologist who debunked prominent modern theories of happiness! Nick Brown is a personal coach and psychology researcher whose break in psychology has been highlighted by his disruptive and thorough counter theorising of traditional psychological theories, including prominent theories about happiness. This work including latest research revolving the limitations of classical quantitative social psychology and associated problems with the academic publishing process has rendered him a thought leader in the field of critical psychology! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently ...

    published: 13 Dec 2015
  • Re: Scientific Reductionism (part 2-2)

    0ThouArtThat0's QuickCapture Video - April 03, 2009, 06:31 PM

    published: 04 Apr 2009
  • Brave New World. Nature, culture and the limits of reductionism, Susan Haack

    The lecture of Susan Haack in the lecture series "The Limits of Science VII: Ingenious scholars - brilliant theories". The intro music is a fragment of "Readers! Do You Read?" by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY 4.0).

    published: 28 Sep 2015
  • Darwinism: Science or Philosophy?

    In this lecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Phillip E. Johnson examines three ways of thinking about Neo-Darwinian theory. His own outlook is “skeptic think.” He asks the all important questions of Darwinian theory: “Is man the result of the same processes that bring about minor changes in the beaks of finches or shifts in population of light and dark colored moths? Are purely materialistic and purposeless processes sufficient to account for the complexity and diversity of life on earth?” Next, Johnson looks at “scientific reductionist think,” common among physicists. In this view, life is strictly chemistry guided by the laws of physics. Neo-Darwinian evolution is taken for granted. A third way of thinking is “philosopher of science think.” To this mindset, somethi...

    published: 08 Mar 2015
  • Revise Psychology: Reductionism Preview

    Psychology Revision series for A-level and AP Psychology teachers and students. This revision film uses the example of obesity to outline and evaluate reductionist and holistic approaches in psychology. The full film covers key: • definitions: reductionism, scientific parsimony, holism • applications: obesity, • evaluations: uses and limitations of reductionist and holistic approaches

    published: 27 Apr 2015
  • Robert Sapolsky - The usefulness of reductionism and reductive science

    21. Chaos and Reductionism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_njf8jwEGRo 01-31-30 - 01-37-26

    published: 18 Jun 2016
  • Lecture 3 Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

    published: 10 Sep 2015
  • Re: Scientific Reductionism

    Video Cam Direct Upload

    published: 04 Apr 2009
  • Theology and Scientific Reductionism

    Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Paul Louis Metzger (Professor of Theology of Culture, Multnomah University and Seminary) Dr. Steven Kolmes (Chair of Science, University of Portland) Derrick Peterson (M.Div.T.S., Th.M.) Dr. Sarah Gall (Chair of Biology, Multnomah University) Sharad Yadav (Pastor of Bread and Wine Church, Portland) Dr. David Wilson (Adjunct Professor of Theology, George Fox University)

    published: 08 Jun 2017
  • Parapsychology – a Challenge for Science | Walter von Lucadou | TEDxFSUJena

    The Paranormal is Normal but Quite Different The reports of literally thousands of persons who experienced paranormal phenomena support the conclusion that the “paranormal” is quite common and quite “normal”, but it is still tabooed by (western) societies. There is nothing supernatural behind it; interactions of spirits or disincarnate entities, or the assumption of transcendental dimensions are not needed. A rather simple expansion of the usual scientific reductionism makes it understandable. This means that the concept of „entanglement“ which is borrowed from quantum theory is able to give a proper description of paranormal phenomena. It explains their spontaneity and elusiveness and allows coping with them. Moreover, the concept allows predictions, which can be verified experimentall...

    published: 07 Jul 2016
  • One World: The Interaction of Science and Theology Audiobook by John C. Polkinghorne

    Get this full audiobook for free: http://sxen.us/bz/b00cmw4v7c Duration 5 hrs and 13 mins This title focuses on Polkinghorne's theory that science and religion are two aspects of the same world. Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues. In One World he develops his thesis through an examination of the nature of science, the nature of the physical world, the character of theology, and the modes of thought in science and theology. He identifies "points of interaction" and points of potential conflict between science and religion. Along the way, he discusses creation, determinism, prayer, miracles, and future life, and he exp...

    published: 07 May 2017
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Reductionism

Reductionism

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A short introduction to the concepts of reductionism and emergence in philosophy and science, with their profound implications for human phenomena such as free will, consciousness, and morality.
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Holism & Reductionism

Holism & Reductionism

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Follow along with the course eBook: https://goo.gl/sWUF5j See the full course: http://complexitylabs.io/coursesHolism and reductionism represent two paradigms or worldviews within science and philosophy that provide fundamentally different accounts as how to best view, interpret and reason about the world around us. Reductionism places an emphasis on the constituent parts of a system, while holism places an emphasis on the whole system. Twitter: https://goo.gl/Nu6Qap Facebook: https://goo.gl/ggxGMT LinkedIn:https://goo.gl/3v1vwF
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The Reductionist Delusion

The Reductionist Delusion

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Please watch this video in fullscreen and high-definition (1080p) for the optimal viewing experience. --- Is life really a game of pinball? Are human actions merely the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance? This view has been adopted by some of the leading scientists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. However, is it a hypothesis truly scientific? Does the data taken from both experimental science and real life experience support such a claim or does it point to a different conclusion? The Reductionist Delusion presents a critical look, from the position of commonsense illustrated using statistical mathematics, at the theoretical position that all life's actions are the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance. --- This video is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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21. Chaos and Reductionism

21. Chaos and Reductionism

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(May 19, 2010) Professor Robert Sapolsky gives what he calls "one of the most difficult lectures of the course" about chaos and reductionism. He references a book that he assigned to his students. This lecture focuses on reduction science and breaking things down to their component parts in order to understand them best. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford Department of Biology: http://biology.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
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How Reductionism Uncovered Secrets of Long-term and Short-term Memory | Eric Kandel

How Reductionism Uncovered Secrets of Long-term and Short-term Memory | Eric Kandel

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A powerful scientific method of observation has helped scientists understand the brain. That method closely parallels Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel's journey to make his most famous discoveries. Kandel's latest book is "Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures" (https://goo.gl/z9xUXK). Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/eric-kandel-on-reductionism-and-the-biology-of-memory Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - What reductionism allows you to do is to take a complex problem and focus on one component of it and try to understand it in some detail. And sometimes you can just do it by focusing on one component, other times it requires selecting a particular biological system if you're working in biology, in which that component is prominent or easy to study. And that allows you to study in depth the problem. It will be hard to do if you looked at it in all its complexities. For me the reductionist approach was really very profitable and not something that I really thought a lot about before. I originally went to medical school with the idea of becoming a psychoanalyst. I didn't have a strong biological background at all. And then in my senior year at medical school there was a five-month elective period in which you could do whatever you wanted to and I thought that even a psychoanalyst should know something about the brain. And so I took an elective in brain science. There were very few people doing brain science in those days, but Columbia had an outstanding person, Harry Grenfist. And I worked in his lab and I worked with one of his associates Don Perpera and had an absolutely spectacular experience. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/IHjkwj.
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Robert McCauley on cognitive science and reductionism

Robert McCauley on cognitive science and reductionism

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Philosopher of science Robert McCauley, Director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Culture at Emory University, interviewed at LEVYNA.
https://wn.com/Robert_Mccauley_On_Cognitive_Science_And_Reductionism
Philosophy of Science with Hilary Putnam

Philosophy of Science with Hilary Putnam

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Bryan Magee and Hilary Putnam discuss some of the basic issues in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mathematics including the nature of scientific knowledge, methodology, demarcation, objectivity, the notion of truth (the correspondence theory), inductive logic, reductionism, the fact-value dichotomy, materialism, and various other things... Hilary Putnam was an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist who was a central figure in analytic philosophy. He made important contributions to many fields, including logic, philosophy of mind, mathematics, philosophy of language, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. I recommend Putnam's work. You can read his book "Reason, Truth, and History" online here: https://ia902606.us.archive.org/23/items/HilaryPutnam/PutnamHilary-ReasonTruthAndHistory.pdf This interview is from a 1978 BBC program, transcript/subtitles available.
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Reductionism

Reductionism

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Find out more http://www.TimFreke.com A short clip of philosopher Tim Freke talking about reductionism in science and spirituality.
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Reductionism Meaning

Reductionism Meaning

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Video shows what reductionism means. an approach to studying complex systems or ideas by reducing them to a set of simpler components. Reductionism is a philosophical position which holds that a complex system is nothing but the sum of its parts, and that an account of it can be reduced to accounts of individual constituents. This can be said of objects, phenomena, explanation, theories, and meanings. Reductionism strongly reflects a certain perspective on causality. In a reductionist framework, the phenomena that can be explained completely in terms of relations between other more fundamental phenomena, are called "epiphenomena". Often there is an implication that the epiphenomenon exerts no causal agency on the fundamental phenomena that explain it. Reductionism does not preclude the existence of what might be called "emergent phenomena", but it does imply the ability to understand those phenomena completely in terms of the processes from which they are composed.. Reductionism Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say reductionism. Powered by MaryTTS, Wiktionary
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Philosophy of Colour 2.1 - Reductionism 1

Philosophy of Colour 2.1 - Reductionism 1

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This video examines colour reductionism, which holds that colours are reducible to standard physical properties. I focus mainly on Alex Byrne and David Hilbert's proposal that colours are surface spectral reflectances. I then examine how metamerism poses a challenge to colour reductionism. (The next video will deal with further objections to reductionism.)
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The limitations of using reductionism in biology (Chaos theory)

The limitations of using reductionism in biology (Chaos theory)

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Brilliant lecture about chaos theory and the butterfly effect.
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Theology and Scientific Reductionism

Theology and Scientific Reductionism

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Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Paul Louis Metzger (Professor of Theology of Culture, Multnomah University and Seminary) Dr. Steven Kolmes (Chair of Science, University of Portland) Derrick Peterson (M.Div.T.S., Th.M.) Dr. Sarah Gall (Chair of Biology, Multnomah University) Sharad Yadav (Pastor of Bread and Wine Church, Portland) Dr. David Wilson (Adjunct Professor of Theology, George Fox University)
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Limits of science and scientific method, alternatives to reductionism   George Ellis, 2004 Templeton Prize winner

Limits of science and scientific method, alternatives to reductionism George Ellis, 2004 Templeton Prize winner

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Lecture 3  Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

Lecture 3 Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

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Kazza explains reductionism.AVI

Kazza explains reductionism.AVI

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Karen explains reductionism which is part of the Issues, debates and approaches section of the A2 specification. Remember you need to watch this and understand it in order to take part in your Psychology lesson so watch it as many times as you need.
https://wn.com/Kazza_Explains_Reductionism.Avi
The New World Order Religion of Authoritative Psyentific Materialistic Reductionism

The New World Order Religion of Authoritative Psyentific Materialistic Reductionism

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Psyentocracy is the worship of "psyentism" based on faith in mythematics, materialistic reductionism and faith in the so-called theorists (guessers) who are considered to be the media promoted and hyped to the extreme saints of this mind control religion falsely called science. This demonic psyence is owned by control freaks, aka tptb and their new world order slave paradigm. What is practiced in academia is the mind controlled version of science owned and authored by the jesuit and zionist masonic illuminati, which is more correctly termed "psyentocracy.. This slave psyence has been forced upon humanity as a way of eliminating the Creator from its Creation and placing the stooges considered geniuses by this system of mind control in places of authority where they receive endless praise as "intellectual gods" from the heavily rigged media and academia owned by the nefarious forces who control this world, ie. the illuminati, for example einstein. These atheists are placed in positions where the can deny the very source of their being, our Creator and pretend that they are the new gods who will save mankind with their backwards slave psyence and backwards destructive technologies, which are ruining our world .Evolution has been exposed in great detail as being the work of the forces of hell and deception. If you do not know this already there is a ton of stuff debunking it here on youtube so go study it yourself. Freud = psycho-babble FRAUD! atheist jews and jesuits are destroying this world and enslaving all of us to their demonic goals of world control and domination of everyone under their evil control! Originally posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPeyJvXU68k This slave psyence has been exposed in full on my website and my youtube channel: Free Energy and Free Thinking: Science based on Nature is the only true Science: http://www.feandft.com Mirrored by Robert Otey 4-25-15
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Re: Scientific Reductionism

Re: Scientific Reductionism

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Eric Kandel: Unconscious Decision Making

Eric Kandel: Unconscious Decision Making

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Nobel-Prize winning neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel describes new research which hints at the possibility of a biological basis to the unconscious mind. Eric Kandel: Reductionism acknowledges from the outset that I'm not looking at the whole picture; I'm only looking at part of the picture. But the reason I'm doing that is because I really want to understand that. Looking at the whole picture is too complicated. So, when Harvey was trying to understand how the body works, he focused in on the heart and he realized that the function of the heart is not to serve as the soul, but to serve as a muscular pump that pushes blood around the circulation.  So I know that your heart and my heart is not the seat of my soul or your soul; it's a pump.  Does that make it any less magical?  Do I have less respect for your heart or my heart because I realize how it functions?  No.  Number one.  Number two, once you understand how components function, you'll want to put it into the context of the body as a whole--what are the major arteries that come out of the heart, how do they feed oxygen to the muscles in the body, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera?  So we want to do a reductionism in order to understand particular components, but then as Paul Allen is showing, we need to put the components together.  We need a new synthesis.  And so we need to put it in a larger context.  So that leaves the residual issue as to what degree does the acknowledgment that all mental function, including my religious beliefs, emanate from the brain.  People have difficulty with it.  They want to think there's a mind out there some place that carries on after I'm dead and that mediates a lot of these spiritual values, and I don't find good evidence to support that as far as I can tell.  All mental functions, from the most trivial reflex to the most sublime creative experience, come from the brain.  We have reason to believe that some aspects of free will you are not consciously aware of.  I don't think that necessarily means that you're not free, but you're not consciously aware of it.  And the background from that comes from a famous experiment that Benjamin Libet did, and I forget when it was, 1971, thereabouts, in which he did a fascinating experiment.  He asked subjects to make a decision to move their hand and to indicate by pressing a button when they're making that decision.  And he had electrodes on their head, and it turned out that before I made a decision to move my hand, an electrical potential appeared in my brain that preceded my conscious decision to move the hand.  So you can be aware of my wanting to move the hand consciously without my being aware of it.  That means the decision was made unconsciously.Now, when Ben Libet came out with that, it shook up the scientific community.  Do you think Freud would have been surprised about that?  He said from the very beginning, much of our mental life is unconscious.  We now know we make a lot of decisions, we choose our partner in part by unconscious evaluations.  There are lots of decisions that are made unconsciously then consciously. Conscious decision-making is very good when there are two alternatives because you can focus consciously very effectively on one thing at a time.  If you've got a lot of options . . . now this was not my case, but you who have lots of women who are interested in you, probably can choose from many of them.  That decision that you have to make is likely to be more effective if you make it unconsciously.  So there is now a whole psychology on unconscious decision-making that is emerging, in part stimulated by Libet's interest but also a continuation from Freud's interest.   Directed / Produced byJonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd
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Limits of Scientific Psychology | Nick Brown | TEDxRhodes

Limits of Scientific Psychology | Nick Brown | TEDxRhodes

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A very informative and critical view on the virtues and vices of social sciences on the course to understanding ourselves and others by Nick Brown, the unconventional psychologist who debunked prominent modern theories of happiness! Nick Brown is a personal coach and psychology researcher whose break in psychology has been highlighted by his disruptive and thorough counter theorising of traditional psychological theories, including prominent theories about happiness. This work including latest research revolving the limitations of classical quantitative social psychology and associated problems with the academic publishing process has rendered him a thought leader in the field of critical psychology! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Re: Scientific Reductionism (part 2-2)

Re: Scientific Reductionism (part 2-2)

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Brave New World. Nature, culture and the limits of reductionism, Susan Haack

Brave New World. Nature, culture and the limits of reductionism, Susan Haack

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The lecture of Susan Haack in the lecture series "The Limits of Science VII: Ingenious scholars - brilliant theories". The intro music is a fragment of "Readers! Do You Read?" by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY 4.0).
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Darwinism: Science or Philosophy?

Darwinism: Science or Philosophy?

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In this lecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Phillip E. Johnson examines three ways of thinking about Neo-Darwinian theory. His own outlook is “skeptic think.” He asks the all important questions of Darwinian theory: “Is man the result of the same processes that bring about minor changes in the beaks of finches or shifts in population of light and dark colored moths? Are purely materialistic and purposeless processes sufficient to account for the complexity and diversity of life on earth?” Next, Johnson looks at “scientific reductionist think,” common among physicists. In this view, life is strictly chemistry guided by the laws of physics. Neo-Darwinian evolution is taken for granted. A third way of thinking is “philosopher of science think.” To this mindset, something like Darwinian evolution MUST be true, regardless of the evidence. Anything outside the natural, material world cannot be studied by science, thus science must explain all of reality. No challenge to naturalistic evolution is possible with these restraints. Johnson concludes that it is important to question the authoritarian assumptions of naturalistic thinking in science. The Q and A period following the lecture ranges over a variety of interesting related topics, adding richness and depth to the viewer’s experience.
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Revise Psychology: Reductionism Preview

Revise Psychology: Reductionism Preview

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Psychology Revision series for A-level and AP Psychology teachers and students. This revision film uses the example of obesity to outline and evaluate reductionist and holistic approaches in psychology. The full film covers key: • definitions: reductionism, scientific parsimony, holism • applications: obesity, • evaluations: uses and limitations of reductionist and holistic approaches
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Robert Sapolsky - The usefulness of reductionism and reductive science

Robert Sapolsky - The usefulness of reductionism and reductive science

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21. Chaos and Reductionism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_njf8jwEGRo 01-31-30 - 01-37-26
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Lecture 3  Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

Lecture 3 Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

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Re: Scientific Reductionism

Re: Scientific Reductionism

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Theology and Scientific Reductionism

Theology and Scientific Reductionism

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Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Paul Louis Metzger (Professor of Theology of Culture, Multnomah University and Seminary) Dr. Steven Kolmes (Chair of Science, University of Portland) Derrick Peterson (M.Div.T.S., Th.M.) Dr. Sarah Gall (Chair of Biology, Multnomah University) Sharad Yadav (Pastor of Bread and Wine Church, Portland) Dr. David Wilson (Adjunct Professor of Theology, George Fox University)
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Parapsychology – a Challenge for Science | Walter von Lucadou | TEDxFSUJena

Parapsychology – a Challenge for Science | Walter von Lucadou | TEDxFSUJena

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The Paranormal is Normal but Quite Different The reports of literally thousands of persons who experienced paranormal phenomena support the conclusion that the “paranormal” is quite common and quite “normal”, but it is still tabooed by (western) societies. There is nothing supernatural behind it; interactions of spirits or disincarnate entities, or the assumption of transcendental dimensions are not needed. A rather simple expansion of the usual scientific reductionism makes it understandable. This means that the concept of „entanglement“ which is borrowed from quantum theory is able to give a proper description of paranormal phenomena. It explains their spontaneity and elusiveness and allows coping with them. Moreover, the concept allows predictions, which can be verified experimentally. Walter von Lucadou (Dr. rer. nat. Dr. phil. Walter von Lucadou) is a German psychologist and physicist. Founder of Parapsychologische Beratungsstelle (parapsychological counselling office) at Freiburg, Germany. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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One World: The Interaction of Science and Theology Audiobook by John C. Polkinghorne

One World: The Interaction of Science and Theology Audiobook by John C. Polkinghorne

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Get this full audiobook for free: http://sxen.us/bz/b00cmw4v7c Duration 5 hrs and 13 mins This title focuses on Polkinghorne's theory that science and religion are two aspects of the same world. Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues. In One World he develops his thesis through an examination of the nature of science, the nature of the physical world, the character of theology, and the modes of thought in science and theology. He identifies "points of interaction" and points of potential conflict between science and religion. Along the way, he discusses creation, determinism, prayer, miracles, and future life, and he explains his rejection of scientific reductionism and his defense of natural theology. The book is published by Templeton Press. Contact me: reqabk@gmail.com
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