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Pinker on origins of religion tonight at MIT

From: Nora
Sent on: Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:34 AM
Short notice, but for those interested, Steven Pinker is giving a talk today about the evolutionary psychology behind religion. It is free and open to the public (and apparently there will be free pizza).

If you are not familiar with the MIT campus, you can find building 32 (the Stata Center -- crazy, wavy building, hard to miss) at



Steve Pinker: The Evolutionary Psychology of Religion

Speaker: Steve Pinker
Time: 5:30p–6:30p
Location: 32-155
Psychological and Neuroscientific Foundations of Spirituality and Religion
An exploration of why some of us experience feelings of spirituality. What is the interplay of religion and child development? Why did religions come into existence? What do religious experiences look like neuroscientifically?
Part one of a six-part lecture series of the psychological and neuroscientific foundations of spirituality and religion.

Pizza provided before lecture.
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Secular Society, The Baker Foundation
For more information, contact:
Secular Society Exec
[address removed]
This event is categorized as: MIT events/clubs, humanities/social sciences, religious, departmental seminar

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