May 27, 2020 Our Digital Presence Part 2 (Important Made Up Stuff)

Episode 39

In part 2 of our miniseries on our digital presence, we take a deeper dive into the wonderful world of ritual and how we are working that out from our own digital hermitages. What is the point of a ritual? Is it really a religious experience if you don't "feel it"? What does a religious experience look like in a brain scan? What's the big deal with eating cheeseburgers? Can you ever truly practice religious rituals alone? Even on top of a 50ft column? Let's find out! 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

Scientists in Synagogues application due July 23 - https://sinaiandsynapses.org/scientists-in-synagogues/

 

Show Notes

Chattel or person: women in mishnaic times link

 

Emotion of disgust

https://www.paulekman.com/universal-emotions/what-is-disgust/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3189359/ [scholarly article]

 

The Passion of the Christ movie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Passion_of_the_Christ

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335345/ 

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/passion-of-the-christ-15-years-mel-gibson-jim-cavieziel-movie-reaction-christianity-a8788381.html [this article points to some of the film’s and the director’s problems, esp as it relates to the Jews]

 

“Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief”  [link]

 

Collective effervescence 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_effervescence

A bit about Durkheim : https://www.iep.utm.edu/durkheim/ 

 

What does the hippocampus do

https://www.news-medical.net/health/Hippocampus-Functions.aspx

 

Saint Simeon Stylites

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/10/22/pole-sitters/ [with pictures]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simeon_Stylites