Banned TED Talk - The Science of Delusion

Banned TED Talk - The Science of Delusion

Recently stumbled upon Rupert Sheldrake’s talk entitled The Science Delusion at TEDx Whitechapel. The theme for the night was Visions for Transition: Challenging existing paradigms and redefining values (for a more beautiful world).

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

After I finished reading Sapiens I immediately purchased the follow-up book, Homo Deus. In Homo Deus, Harari takes a macro view on the future of humanity and distills it down to the important challenges we face as global species. His writing style is clear, concise, and very well thought out.

Jordan B Peterson Podcast

Jordan B Peterson Podcast

This podcast is a collection of interviews & lectures, some of which are recorded specifically for this podcast, and some that are from his university courses, public lectures, documentary interviews, and YouTube videos from his channel.

Sapiens

Sapiens

Hands down one of the best books I've read to date. Harari explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human”. Not only does this book look to the past for answers, it gives insight on where humanity may be headed in the future.

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

I was sent this recommendation and so far so good. It’s a great exploration of ideology that makes you think. The narrator of the film places himself in different older Hollywood movies and breaks down the ideology. Not sure yet about the origin of the name.

Braving The Wilderness

Braving The Wilderness

The foremost expert on vulnerability and the harmful effects of shame takes on the difficult topic of belonging and gives some fantastic advice on navigating our interactions with other humans without losing our truth and authenticity.

 

Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt

This book is a great first step in getting the lay of the land if you're honestly questioning with a literal/Fundamental-ish religious system of belief. My wife and I read through this together and it really helped me understand some of the conflicts I was having in my own thoughts and beliefs.