[extropy-chat] Putting God to Rest
msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 13:46:20 UTC 2007
On 4/24/07, Keith Henson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
> The mental mechanisms in brains where religion "resides" and runs was
> shaped by evolution going back millions of years. What manifests as
> religions today is the result of these mechanisms. Now there are two major
> choices, the mechanism(s) were selected for something else and happen to be
> used by religions, or they were directly evolved for something like
> religion. In either case, because they are so widespread, there must have
> been a considerable selection advantage for these mechanisms.
Thank you. I hope others follow your example of objective examination
of this topic.
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