175. Raymond Moody – Life After Life: The Original Investigation Revealing Near Death Experiences

Raymond Moody has a Ph.D., he’s also a medical doctor, a world-renowned scholar, lecturer, and researcher. And he’s widely recognized as the leading authority on near-death experiences, as he coined the term. He’s the bestselling author, the bestselling author of many books, including Life After Life, Glimpses of Eternity, The Light Beyond Coming Back, and more. His work profoundly illuminates our understanding of death, dying, and grief, and offers compelling answers to the question Is there an afterlife? Dr. Moody has several books including My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife and his latest book called God Is Bigger Than the Bible.

In this conversation for the School for Good Living, Raymond Joins Brilliant to discuss philosophy and nonsense. Raymond shares commonly reported experiences of those who have died and returned to life. Dr. Moody is a skeptic, as he says. He draws no particular conclusion, although he does have his own experiences, including his own near-death experience. If you are a seeker, if you’re curious, if you want to understand the universe or life more fully, you might enjoy this conversation.

“Philosophy is a rehearsal for dying.” – Plato

This week on the School for Good Living Podcast:

  • Why death is the key component of philosophy
  • Why the chicken really crossed the road
  • How near-death experiences came to light with the development of resuscitation
  • Commonalities in reported near-death experiences
  • What we can learn from death without dying

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174. David J Helfand – A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

David J Helfand is the chairman of the American Institute of Physics, past President of the American Astronomical Society, and has been a faculty member at Columbia University for 45 years. He’s authored nearly 200 scientific publications and mentored 22 Ph.D. students. But most of his teaching has involved teaching science to non-science majors. David instituted the first change in Columbia’s core curriculum in 50 years by introducing science to all first-year students. David’s book is A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind.

In this interview on the School for Good Living podcast, David joins Brilliant to discuss how living a bit more skeptically with scientific habits of mind can help you improve the quality of your thinking, your life, and even the world. With all the information that we’re producing every single day, it’s hard to know what to pay attention to, what to make it mean, and what to do as a result. Our challenge today is not the scarcity of information, but the overabundance of it. But David helps navigate a course that hopefully will result in our survival and our thriving for not only us as humans but all of life.

“Throughout human history, information has been limited, difficult to access, and expensive.”

This week on the School for Good Living Podcast:

  • Why accurate information has devolved over time
  • What is the difference between truth, meaning, and understanding
  • How to approach verifying and qualifying facts
  • Why astronomy can be considered a good use of taxpayer money
  • What are dark matter and dark energy and why are they so hard to define
  • How to be skeptical without being negative

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