This is one of the best TEDx talks I’ve encountered. In it Jeff Lieberman talks about science and spirituality the same as I have experienced them, including regarding the unitive mystical experience as perhaps the ultimate value in human life.
“Jeff Lieberman, an MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, makes a scientific argument for mystical experience. He asks us to challenge our perception of what we are, our relationship to the universe, and our relationship to one another. Our minds are ‘thought-generating machines.’ What we would happen if we could turn off the machine? If we could transcend our individual experience of the world?”
A transcription by Brad Miele can be found here: http://bea.st/inevolution/?p=264