As an atheist, I do not believe in god. Neither does Dr. Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who earned his PhD in cellular genetics and currently lives in the Himalayan region, where he leads humanitarian efforts in India, Nepal, and Tibet.

I sat down with Dr. Ricard at the 2012 World Science Festival in New York City to talk about science and religion. His comments surprised my skeptical ears. I'm interested to see if they do the same for you.

Click the link below and watch the video above to learn more. And don't forget to sound off by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Talk nerdy to me!

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To learn more about Dr. Ricard's humanitarian work and how you can get involved, visit karuna-shechen.org.

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