[ExI] evolution and the supernatural

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 22 17:50:05 UTC 2020

"If one combines the view that supernatural beliefs are wrong with the idea
that our minds have evolved to acquire beliefs that are useful, one arrives
at the question of why humans' brains seem to have systems that cause them
to acquire beliefs that are guaranteed to be false.  In this sense,
supernatural beliefs are weird.  Not only are they all wrong, but
historically they've caused people to do all sorts of seemingly odd things,
from spending precious time in rituals to destroying property to wearing
silly hats."

Robert Kurzban
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