Star Wars: The Force Awakens – teaser trailer #2

And this one is much more of a tease than the first.


7 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens – teaser trailer #2

  1. Awesome #3!

    … and I’ve finally started (just) McGilchrist’s ‘The Master and His Emissary’, though Connor’s latest at SoR has me tempted to put it down in favor of ‘Darwin’s Cathedral’ and ‘Big Gods’ – decisions, decisions ?! 🙂

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    1. ‘The Master and His Emissary’ looks interesting.

      I haven’t read ‘Darwin’s Cathedral’, but now that you’ve reminded me about it, I’m reconsidering. Reading the description, I can see why so many New Atheists dislike it.

      As you know, I do recommend ‘Big Gods’.

      Not sure if I’ve mentioned this to you yet, but I’ve been rethinking the whole ancient religion and morality thing. I’m now starting to think Norenzayan is more right than many of the historical scholars. The type of morality may have changed in the Axial Age, but the idea that pre-axial religion was entirely unconnected with it is seeming less and less plausible to me.

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      1. I’m looking forward to ‘D’sC’ and ‘BGs’, but McGilchrist has waited so think I’ll stick with ‘TMaHE'(subject to change).

        Thanks ‘SAP’, too, I just realized it’s been several months since I looked at Aeon:

        ‘Inside the Mind of God’ by BG Purzycki

        Purzycki has written/co-written some interesting stuff:

        ‘Publications and Vitae’

        … specific to your comment(and I may have previously shared the direct link):

        “The results suggest that there is an underlying moral component to representing gods even though they may not explicitly care about such ‘‘moral’’ behaviors. In other words, despite the world’s religious diversity and cultural models, interpersonal social behavior is an essential constant in religious cognition. Gods may explicitly not care about morality, but moral domains nevertheless lie beneath the surface of explicit, reflective representations. As such, religious systems around the world may indeed be essentially about interpersonal social regulation and monitoring
        regardless of whether or not moral concern is explicitly attributed to gods. More concretely, nonmoral gods may nevertheless promote human morality.”

        From section 4. Discussion, 1st paragraph – Purzycki, B. G. (2013a). The Minds of Gods: A Comparative Study of Supernatural Agency. Cognition, 129(1): 163-179. Supplementary materials.

        … under the ‘Published – Articles and Book Chapters’ heading. I’ve enjoyed several other papers/chapters he’s co-written with Richard Sosis and others as well.

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        1. Thanks amanimal! Interesting stuff. I had seen that Aeon article, but not all the other stuff he’s written. I tend to think that most religion after hunter-gatherer societies were involved, to one degree or another, with morality. The morality may have been much more limited, much narrower, then we’d find comfortable, but it appears to have been there.

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