As technology unfolds before us, and as science comes to know more and more, will they, in fact, enable us to supersede the world of the faiths?
I just reviewed a book by a Wesley Wildman, and the thesis of the book is a simple one.
We know so much about exactly where, in the amygdala part of the brain, religious experiences emerge from. We now know so much about this that it’s only a short matter of time before we can get religious experiences because of our knowledge in neuroscience, and we don’t need the religions.
You don’t need the religions because neuroscience is galloping past all the ignorance that we had about religious experience. We can do it. We can generate these things inside us.
That’s the end of an LMU, if you buy that thought. Or the end of the religions, because the religions only create ‘problems’.
Anyway, thank you."