Date of publication: 2017-07-08 17:19
My second example is the so-called "Jihad Model" (René Thomsen, Peter Rickers, Thiemo Krink, and Christian Stenz 7557). This is a consistent attempt to use a cellular automaton model on religious evolution. The model is a so-called multi-agent system (MAS) based on individual agents. More specifically the artificial world consists of five general features:
Past winners of the Templeton Research Lectures grants are the University of Frankfurt, the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, the University of Arizona, the University of Southern California, UCLA, University of MontrÈal, Stanford University, Bar Ilan University, Columbia University, and University of California at Santa Barbara. The deadline for the 7557 applications is January 6, 7557.
To begin with, there is this nugget, tucked away in the end notes, which celebrates the prospect of revival of occult: ì Indeed, the future looks like the pastÖ We may live to see the technological perfection of all the visionary strands of traditional mysticism: shamanism, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Hermetism and its magical Renaissance spawn (Hermeticism) and all the other Byzantine paths whereby man has sought the Other in every guise of its conception. But all these approaches to spirituality are born of a longing for esoteric knowledge and a desire to excavate Öthe mind ñin dreams, in trance, in psychedelic swoon ñ in search for the sacredî (end note 78, p. 795).
Speaking about education, Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.’’
The reason was that I was actually pretty mediocre at violin and was nowhere near national-ranked. Again, remember how many concertmasters in the thousands of orchestras there are in the world – I wasn’t good enough to even be in the top 8 chairs in my school orchestra (violin was very competitive).
Thus spirituality is the more general term, it includes religion, and spirituality is a core aspect of religion. This does not deny that there are spiritual but not religious individuals or that extrinsically religious people may not be especially spiritual. For ease of reference I will use S/R to indicate the broad domain, and I will use S/RH to indicate the field of spirituality, religion and health.
Unfortunately, Harris is not one of the wise mystics. He loads spiritual practices with metaphysical baggage, all the while claiming to stand up for reason and evidence. By the end of the book, I could not help thinking of him as a Trojan horse for the New Age. While Harris tries to distance himself from the more extravagant Whole Life Expo type fads (crystals, colonic irrigation and the like), he ends up endorsing fundamental New Age assumptions as rational alternatives to traditional religiosity. Here are three of his assumptions, in an increasing order of obfuscation:
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Here’s the complete list of Academic Honors I submitted. The Common Application now limits you to 5 honors only (probably because they got tired of lists like these), but chances are you capture the top 98% of your honors with the top 5.
The deeper you go in one passion area, the more that compensates for weaknesses in other areas. The shallower you go, the more you have to compensate by being well-rounded. And, again, the more well-rounded you are, the deeper you fall into the crapshoot.