Big History as a Religious Ritual

Today, I stumbled upon a fascinating example of science turning into religion, or, to be more precise, of people using science to create religious rituals. It all began when I was asked to offer a short meditation at the beginning Continue Reading …

The Way We Were: Why Remembering Matters

I wrote a new blogpost for the group-blog of the Anthropos Research Group. What I try to do, is to suggest a link between an evolutionary perspective on the development of cultural traditions, and a theological perspective on tradition. You can read Continue Reading …

Returning to the centre: Reflections on the Hajj – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

See on Scoop.it – Evolution and Religion The ritual of Hajj is about being realigned with what our inner selves ought to be orbiting: presence with Allah, a focussed consciousness that is often absent in the giddy spin of normal Continue Reading …

Images: Indigenous culture at Laura Dance Festival

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution These stunning images show the display of Aboriginal culture at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. (RT @ausgeo: These stunning images show the display of Aboriginal culture at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. Tom Uytterhoeven’s Continue Reading …