Psychological Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann has written an excellent book about Evangelical Christians who train themselves to hear and feel God called, When God Talks Back. In this episode, we talk to her about the ins and outs of that and see how similar it is to a lot of whatread more

When she awoke from her coma after suffering a brain aneurysm, Anne Strieber received a series of powerful messages, one of them being “God is a mathematical formula,” and explains the concept as "a kind of living probability theory" in her novel on her near death experience, Miraculous Journey. And it would also appear that CUNY theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku has come to the same conclusion, which he outlines in his Big Think video blog titled Math is the Mind of God.

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to religion, and in the US, around 80% of adults say they belong to an organized religion. Psychologists, sociologists and neurologists are still trying to figure out why some people are religious, while other people aren’t.