People often ask me what to read on a particular subject. Here are some suggestions.
All my books and articles are listed in Publications.
I enjoyed arguing with two Christians for Cliffe Knechtle’s ‘Give me an answer’ podcast. Entitled either “Free Will or Determined?” or “The Atonement, We’re In Charge or God is In Charge!” they invited me because of my earlier debate with Jordan Peterson for Unbelievable. 8.9.2020
My discussion with Jordan Peterson on Premier Christian Radio, part of The Big Conversation video series from Unbelievable? “Do we need God to make sense of life?”. 8 June 2018
Interview on spirituality, self, free will and consciousness with Mel van Dusen, 08 August 2017
A podcast for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Consciousness, science, Zen and more. 01 August 2017
“Sunday Morning with Sally Magnusson” on BBC Radio Scotland. I was happy to be asked, Who am I? What’s the mind? What’s the point of it all? As well as about my childhood, my religious background, how I became a scientist, and whether I believe in a soul or spirit (No). 04.08.2019
BBC Radio 4 – The Moral Maze: Religious orthodoxy versus liberal values – a debate on circumcision and religious freedom chaired by Michael Buerk. 24 February 2018. Listen on BBC iplayer.
Premier Christian Radio – Debate with Jordan Peterson, 3 February 2018 (available when podcast, probably May 2018).
Premier Christian Radio – Listen to the radio debate. Unbelievable? Debating science and spiritual practices – Rupert Sheldrake vs Susan Blackmore. 18 November 2017
BBC World Service – CrowdScience. Is there life after death? I talk mostly about my own OBE and why I don’t think there is evidence of life after death: my contribution is roughly from 11 minutes to 18 minutes. 23.10.17
Premier Christian Radio – Listen to the radio debate. Unbelievable? Is human life intrinsically valuable? Peter Singer, Richard Weikart & Susan Blackmore. 7 May 2016
Premier Christian Radio – Listen to the radio debate. Unbelievable? Graham Ward & Sue Blackmore on the biology of belief – Unbelievable? 6 September 2014
‘Sunday Morning with Richard Holloway’ on BBC Radio Scotland – we argue about life, the universe, and everything, and I choose some music. 13.02.2011
A debate with Alistair McGrath at Bristol University Is God a dangerous delusion? 13 November 2007
Point of Inquiry discussion with D.J. Grothe on science, belief and naturalism, 15 December 2006
Castaway on Desert Island Discs BBC Radio 4, 3.5.98 and 8.5.98.
Buzzfeed How atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe, August 2015
Book chapter, My answers in: Science and Religion: Five Questions. Ed. Gregg, Caruso, Automatic Press.
Interview in The Third Way, Christian magazine, 2010
Some of my work on memes treats religions as memeplexes, for example:
Blackmore,S. 2001 Evolution and memes: The human brain as a selective imitation device. Cybernetics and Systems, 32, 225-255. Italian translation Blackmore S. (2003), German translation Blackmore S. (2003)
Many of my posts for the Guardian blogsite Commentisfree are about religious topics. e.g.
I feel strongly about the issue of women wearing veils. See:
Fun Award – MBA May 2011. I received in the post a delightful hand-made badge for the Gold standard Materialist Bravery Award, from Ms Dai Andthatsit in Dawkinshire. Apparently I’m so brave that I don’t need to believe in life after death. (my opinion has nothing to do with the evidence of course!)