[FoRK] Is God an Accident?

Jeff Bone < jbone at place.org > on > Thu Sep 14 14:08:46 PDT 2006

Interesting article --- old bits, possibly a replay, but cropped up  
on somebody's aggregator this morning, and seemed appropriate given  
various recent bits...

	http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200512/god-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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jb


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