Great discussion, if you haven't seen it.
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Stephen Batchelor, author of "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist," argues that the Buddha was a radical innovator. What is it in our brains that makes some of us upend tradition and most of us follow the herd? He is joined by neurophilosopher Owen Flanagan. Presented as part of the Brainwave series at the Rubin Museum of Art. Recorded on March 7, 2010."