Christian de Quincey, PhD, is dean of consciousness studies at the University of Philosophical Research. He is a faculty member at John F. Kennedy University and Sophia University. He is founder and director of the Wisdom Academy. He is author of Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter, Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness Through Relationship, Consciousness From Zombies to Angels: The Shadow and the Light of Knowing Who You Are, Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code, and Blindspots: 21 Good Reasons to Think Before You Talk.
Here is challenges many ideas, common in our culture, that people often take for granted without question, such as the notion implicit in the Big Bang concept that the universe came into existence from pure nothingness. He also describes how scientific materialism is generally unquestioned in academic circles. Another concept that often is too implicitly accepted is the idea that human beings have a special place in creation, above that of other species. He further highlights the unquestioned assumptions in many circles concerning gender roles and sexual identity.
(Recorded on August 23, 2015)
Published on August 31, 2015