Jan 24 2014

Prairie voles are Christians

Hey, Patricia Churchland does the Colbert Report. Oxytocin, prairie voles and montane voles, bonding, the self is in the brain, what about the soul?

Any time people try to tell you how great Sam Harris’s take on morality is, just tell them to read Patricia Churchland instead.



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    M can help you with that.

    The Hulu link sent me to the Colbert Report coverage of riots in the Ukraine; try http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:432451 for the Churchland interview.

  2. 2
    Ophelia Benson

    Thanks. The Hulu one worked when I posted it! :/

  3. 3
    chigau (違う)

    While I’m waiting for some version to load to my FiPad…
    are you sure it’s not ground-hogs?
    I mean, like, resurrection …

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    Joey Maloney Who Is Unable To Login For Some Obscure Reason

    If voles are Christians, my cat is in a lot of trouble…

  5. 5
    Al Dente

    If voles are Christians, my cat is in a lot of trouble…

    Voles are to Christians as cats are to lions. The major difference is that cats don’t come with colosseums (colossea?).

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    Whenever I watch Colbert, I’m never sure if the audience is cheering the satirist or the character he’s playing.

  7. 7

    Almost totally OT but a Reduced Shakespeare Company production based on the Bible has been banned in the Theatre on the Mill, Newtownabbey. It’s the kind of story that might interest you.


  8. 8

    The irony is that the RSC are receiving support from Sinn Fein.

    The world is a bit weird.

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    Ophelia Benson

    Oh, that does interest me, thanks. I love the RSC (as well as the other RSC).

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    They specialise in affectionate parody so I can’t imagine there’s anything particularly controversial in the play.

    It really does look like someone desperately looking for something to be ‘offended’ by.

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