MOOC (EDX): SCIENCE OF RELIGION
- University of British Columbia
Bonus Material: Robert McCauley on the Cognitive Science of Religion and the Problem of Reductionism (length 20:17)
Big Theories of Ritual: Ritual Forms and Ritual Modes (length 13:34)
Bonus Material: Robert McCauley on the Forms vs. Modes Theories (length 21:59)
A General Assertion Is Worth Innumerable Pictures
- Doyle Colloquium Series, Pennsylvania College of Technology
The pervasiveness of visual information is the foundation for this presentation on February 7, 2017. Robert draws distinctions between maturational development (walking and talking) and “practiced naturalness” (reading and writing), and follows the societal consequences of visual stimuli from the proliferation of the printing press to the even-more-explosive availability and accessibility of digital media
Method and Theory in the Cognitive Sciences of Religion
- The Religious Studies Project
Recorded at the 2015 North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) conference, Robert is interviewed by Tommy Coleman and discusses methodological and theoretical issues within the cognitive sciences of religion.
Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not
- University of Texas, Austin
Robert delivers a compact version of this talk at the “Breaking New Ground in the Science and Religion Dialogue” conference on April 10, 2015.
Robert gave an expanded version of the talk at Seattle Pacific University on September 13, 2013
Are We Predisposed to Believe in Religion More Than Science?
While we may not be "hard-wired" for it, Robert thinks we have a natural disposition to believe in religion more than science. Robert discusses evolution, science, and belief with James Krupa and Connie Bertka on The Colin McEnroe Show from April 29, 2015.
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The Evolution Revolution in the Study of the Prehistory and the Histories of Religions
- Conference on Prosociality in History and Historiography, University of British Columbia
Robert's keynote lecture from October 17, 2014.
Ancient Religions and Cognition 2: Transmission
- Senate House, London
See some of the conference on religious transmission, as well as interviews with Robert and other scholars who attended the meeting.
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Placing a Premium on Multidisciplinary Collaboration at the CMBC
- Emory University
Robert is interviewed by Hal Jacobs about the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University.
Robert McCauley on Cognitive Science and Reductionism
- LEVYNA, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Robert is interviewed by Dimitris Xygalatas concerning models of cross-scientific relations.
"Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not" Book Trailer
- Emory University
Robert McCauley talks about his book Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not. His main point is that our minds are better suited to religious belief than to scientific inquiry.