[FoRK] Is God an Accident?
Stephen D. Williams <
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Thu Sep 14 21:29:46 PDT 2006
Cool. There have been a number of explanations that overlap this, but
this one is simple, direct, and easy to explain.
Jeff Bone wrote:
> Interesting article --- old bits, possibly a replay, but cropped up on
> somebody's aggregator this morning, and seemed appropriate given
> various recent bits...
> "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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