Atheists and Agnostics Compendium
Videos of interest (under continuous construction)

Sam Harris – Science and Human Values (18 minutes)

In this video Harris convincingly argues that some moral questions can be answered by science. He denies the contention of philosopher David Hume that "you can't get a ought from an is." Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.

 

Andy Thomson – Why we believe in gods (54 minutes)

Psyhcologist Andy Thomson explains how cognitive studies are illuminating the natural brain mechanisms that are used by religion to reenforce supernatural belefs. Brain networks produced by evolution to serve other purposes make it easy to fall into the trap of religion. He brings out the neurological evidence that supports this view.