Friday, November 11, 2005

Is God an Accident? That's the question asked (and answered) in Paul Bloom's article in the December Atlantic.

"Is God an Accident?
Despite the vast number of religions, nearly everyone in the world believes in the same things: the existence of a soul, an afterlife, miracles, and the divine creation of the universe. Recently psychologists doing research on the minds of infants have discovered two related facts that may account for this phenomenon. One: human beings come into the world with a predisposition to believe in supernatural phenomena. And two: this predisposition is an incidental by-product of cognitive functioning gone awry. Which leads to the question . . ."

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Anonymous Dharms said...

this is kind of eerie and disturbing--not sure why it is to me...

1:04 PM  

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